what age is o.k for makeup

Keisha - posted on 12/20/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 13. I think eye liner is o.k right now but older for shadow...



your thoughts please...





BTW. I was going to have a makeup professional teach her how to put it on properly.. probably a mother/daughter thing... I will do it right after xmas...

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11 or 12, my daughter was allowed to wear tan eyeshadow to girls parties only, she relly loved makeup but none of her friends were allowed though they wanted to, she kept begging, no whining, which proved that she was mature enough to handle eyeshadow, I don't want it to ruin her skin and she wears lip gloss an lip stick at home, her friends and her play around with my makeup (which I wear to parties) it's fine, let them breathe, dont make them go on the wrong path, I would've hated it if my mom squeezed me into a perfect person and left me feeling sad and stuff. Give her some room :)

Yvonne - posted on 01/02/2009

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It is a good mom and girl time - show her how to put light make up on at this age, a bit of mascara and light shadow with lip gloss - you don't want her looking like a happy hooker at this age (or any in fact) but as I said a good bonding girl time!

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Jen - posted on 02/01/2012

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Contrarily, I let my daughter wear eyeshadow before eyeliner because it isn't as permanent.

Vickie - posted on 12/31/2008

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My daughter wanted to start wearing makeup at about age 11. I was able to put her off by getting her to get into a routine of skin care first ie washing, moisturizing etc. Throughout this time, we would have mini makeup parties at home for mother/daughter evening. At age 13 for her birthday we did a makeup party where she could invite 5 of her friends to go to a hair/makeup salon and have the makeup applied correctly. Since then my daughter has been applying makeup respectfully and tastefully. My only requirement was that she enhanced, not covered her natural colouring and that she continue with the before and after skin care. She is soon going to be 15 and to date there has never been an issue.

Marva - posted on 12/21/2008

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My daughter is 13 also but thankfully not in to the make-up scene as many of her friends are. She only wears a little mascara and some lip gloss for performances or ice skating competitions-but not for school. She will need to demonstrate more responsibitlity with others things first. Teenagers complain about always having to do chores and this and that....why add to the already "endless" list????

Plus with zits and make-up....it opens up a whole other can of worries as far as skin care is concerned...I want her to feel good about herself just as she is now without the make-up. Then later on when she eventually might wear it, she will realize make-up is just to enhance the natural beauty that is already there.



Don't know if it helps you with your decision or not but just thought I'd share my thoughts

Christen - posted on 12/20/2008

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I allow my 13 year old to wear various types of make up. BUT I restrict the amount applied & colors used. I try to use neutral or sparkle make up for her, so it barely looks like she is wearing it. I try to focus on glosses.

I guess the answer is: Anything can be abused. As long as her make up in used in moderation, it won't attract the negative attention Mothers/Parents are trying to avoid.

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