What age did you let your kids wear make up to school?

Kris - posted on 08/12/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Elli is going into 7th grade. She wants to wear makeup (mascara). I say no. But I don't really have a good reason other than I don't want her to because I don't think she needs it (typical mother response) and I feel like she's too young!

What does it hurt if she wears it? Nothing really. Except it adds that level of confidence and maturity you get with a teenager. And I'm not ready for that! She's only 11.

Thoughts?

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Samantha - posted on 08/12/2013

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My mom let me experiment with her make up, I didn't wear a full face until college but I was allowed to play with eye shadows and lip glosses and very little mascara since I was 11. Just a little and she helped show me the proper techniques to look classy and now I'm a pro at MAC. Just teach her that a little goes a long way and show her how the right way to emphasize her natural beauty and to love herself the way she is.

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Samantha - posted on 08/12/2013

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Let her experiment, not on a huge scale! But try some nude glosses or some brown mascara for volume.. Subtle little things to bring out her natural beauty.

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