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How young is too young for makeup?

  1. duher profile image60
    duherposted 6 years ago

    How young is too young for makeup?

    My step daughter is 8 and keeps caking on makeup whenever she can.  I saw her with her mother the other day and she encouraged the behavior and even caked some on the little girl herself.
    It got me thinking.. how young is too young?
    Is there a generational gap that I am not seeing?
    I personally hardly ever wear makeup - and I am in my late 20s.

  2. diydiva profile image80
    diydivaposted 6 years ago

    Growing up, 7th grade was when we were allowed to wear make up to public school.  By this time, myself and most of my friends were 12 years old and my parents agreed that I was old enough for a little eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss.  My mother did show me how to properly apply it all and monitored my colors and amounts. Of course, each parent has their own opinions and should be allowed to make these kinds of decisions based on their own beliefs.

  3. urgurl_bri profile image83
    urgurl_briposted 6 years ago

    Probably in middle school maybe some lip gloss or something simple and then high school if you want to wear makeup that's fine.  I know I've seen a couple of my friends put a little bit of makeup on their young kids but it's usually just a once in a great while thing, not all the time.

  4. Amanda Carvajal profile image78
    Amanda Carvajalposted 6 years ago

    8 years old is BY FAR way too young to wear make-up! I was in 7th grade when I was allowed to wear nail polish that was dark and in 10th grade (15-16) before I started experimenting with drugstore foundation powders and lipgloss. The idea behind why my mother made me wait to wear make-up was because she wanted me to be a child first. Enjoy my youth and learn to love and appericate my own god-given beauty. Being that young just sends the message and habit that she needs makeup to be beautiful. Makeup is suppose to be to enhance beauty, not cover it up. I don't know, I get she's your step-daughter but you should offer compliments to her when she's not wearing make-up.

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    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    in my opinion that's awful (more the mother's behavior than the girl's).
    from what I've seen--  and it's not only a recent thing--  parents sometimes try to turn their kids into copies of themselves.  I think makeup on children is as bad as little kids with pierced ears and revealing clothing. 

    Personally, I don't think a girl needs cosmetics til high school, or at the least Jr. High., and even then should be encouraged to enhance their appearance rather than overwhelm it.