As a now 76 year old, I will never forget the feeling of my dad's hand pulling my hair and holding my face under the kitchen faucet while he scrubbed the natural shade of lipstick off my face. "No daughter of mine...." I had thought I looked so pretty with just a little more color to my face. But he certainly taught me that I looked ugly and cheap. The next makeup I wore was to my graduation ceremonies. I cried because I thought I looked ugly and cheap. When everybody said how pretty I looked, I learned that parents aren't always right in the reasons they have for what they do. You should see my make up drawer now! Yup at 76, I still wear it...judiciously, though, I don't want to look like an old clown! Point of story: go with her and give her some guided direction. Lip gloss is great and so is a little blush. If she has light eyelashes let her get some mascara that will frame her eyes and enhance her natural beauty. Guide her...don't deny her. Thanks from one who knows and will never forget.
Hmmm, yes because it really doesn't attract attention. If all the other girls were, then if you think about it not wearing makeup would attract more attention. That and it's not that inappropriate for a teenage girl to do (if she was younger than maybe 11 i wouldn't).
It depends on how old she is. If she is around twelve I would let her wear maybe a little bit of mascara and lip gloss. If she is in high school let her do her own thing just don't let her wear several "pounds" of make up.
If she were doing it for the right reasons, like thinking that she looked better with a bit of mascara. If she wanted to do it because other people were, then heck no. No one even notices if you don't wear it, unless they look (in which case they won't care).
No, I think make up is just overrated people in middle school or high school look like clowns and boys fall for them but when they actually see their face they die. Not literally. So let her show her natural beauty make up is for stupid people
Never judge by others. You are her mom and you make the rules. Just because kids do something doesn't always make it right, but with that said, If your daughter is old enough..8th grade worked for me, and you both feel comfortable with her wearing make up, then go with your instinct. :)
If your daughter really wants to wear makeup an she is about 12 or older, let her start off with something natural such as some concealer to cover blemishes or under-eye circles, some clear or brown mascara, and maybe a little bit of clear or light pink lipgloss.
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Honestly, it depends on how old your daughter is. I wouldn't say let her wear it because everyone else is wearing it, but let her wear it so she feels more confident. My little sis is 12, and she's allowed to wear translucent powder, curl her lashes, wear mascara, tinted lip gloss, concealer, and blush.
once she gets into sixth grade you should allow her to start playing with makeup. let her start working with foundation blush lipstick and gloss and mascara. once she has the hang of using makeup in a well put togather way she can start playing with eye liner and shadows. if it is anytime before sixth grade she is too young. but you really should allow her to start wearing it in sixth grade
As a teen i personally no that when your parents tell you you can't do something you are going to do it anyway. Consider her age. when i was 13 my parents allowed me to wear things like pink eye shadows and lip gloss. now that i am 16 the only thing i am restricted from doing is applying a lot of makeup or wearing red lipstick. my dad has always told me that when your make up looks natural,you wont look like a clown and people will be able to see your true beauty.