Should a 13 yr old wear eye makeup?

Mary - posted on 05/20/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )




Daughter insists on wearing make-up especially eye liner and eye shadows. Let me know your thoughts on this?


Esrae - posted on 05/23/2015




My 12 year old wears some makeup. But she is very aware of Her natural beauty and only wears it very lightly. We've talked about not wearing makeup heavy and dark, to instead embrace your natural skin. By allowing her to do light makeup, it keeps a good balance and it's not a battle on the Homefront.


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/07/2015




In response to Jill Troy: Who is the parent in this situation? The 13 YO? I'm sorry, but when a 13 YO is INSISTING on getting a privilege, then that privilege needs to be examined.
There is absolutely NO reason that a young lady cannot be shown and taught that makeup is NOT NECESSARY to be a beautiful person.

Jill - posted on 08/06/2015




I honestly think that, if she wants to, it is perfectly ok. As long as she knows that she is beautiful, let her wear makeup. It may make her fell better about herself or, YES, she may want to fit in. If she feels insecure, makeup can give her confidence. If she wants to fit in, why should you stop her? No one wants to be that one friend whose mom won't let her wear makeup. It could make her feel like an outsider. Also, you all day she will "grow up too fast." Hate to break it to you but kids grow up. Instead of stopping them, why don't you help them get through the scary time of transitioning from a kid to a teen. And if they don't want to wear makeup, that's fine too. Just let your child wear makeup.

Dove - posted on 05/21/2015




My young teenagers do wear a bit of eye make up when they dress up for church, but they borrow from their friends and only do it about once every 3-4 months. If they wanted to own their own and wear it every day... I would say no.

Jodi - posted on 05/21/2015




Not necessary. I wouldn't allow it. I would encourage her to embrace her natural beauty.

Karen - posted on 05/20/2015




Hi Mary,
13 is too young for any makeup other than peachy or pink lip gloss. Peer pressure is very real and girls are feeling pressured to grow up far too soon. I have two daughters, ages 29 & 17. My oldest never did get into make up. My younger daughter started wearing light make up in high school, neutral eye shadow, a touch of eyeliner and gloss. When my girls were in middle school, I introduced them to the world of manicures and pedicures as well as waxing. Their attention was no longer on make-up, but on their cute fingers and toes and beautiful, shapely eyebrows.

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