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When to allow make-up?

My 10 year old keeps begging me to let her wear make-up. I'm not even sure her school would allow her to at her age (private Christian school). I was never really into make-up growing up (I still don't care to even mess with it as an adult). And I personally feel she is still a bit too young, plus I'm afraid if she does have it, she'll leave it laying around and her 4 year old sister would completely trash it (happens on all often and she STILL won't keep her stuff outta reach!).

Anyway, I was wondering, at what age did you allow your daughters to start wearing make-up out of the house, and if you haven't yet, at what age do you think you might or if you've already set at date, when?


Asked by hopeandglory53 at 4:57 PM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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Answers (14)
  • YAY I have a son lol Good luck moms with daughters :)

    Answer by christinahenry at 5:03 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • My daughter will be allowed lip gloss at that age. NO makeup until she's a freshman in high school or unless it's for like a school dance or something. Even then, she won't be able to wear dark colors and it will be kept to a minimum. I won't have my child taking an hour to apply makeup for a school day.

    GL =)

    Answer by Razelda at 5:02 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • not 9-12 thats for sure!
    lip gloss only at these ages

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:59 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • My daughter is 12 and i allow her to wear lip gloss to school that's all. I let her play around with make up at home with me but not to wear in public. she has a school dance coming up and i plan on letting her wear make-up to the dance.

    Answer by malleymom106 at 5:05 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • me personally would allow alittle make-up like lip gloss and maybe alittle eye-shadow but wouldnt allow much more til at least 13

    Answer by goobersmom713 at 5:01 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • I let my daughter wear subtle makeup in 8th grade when she was 13. I thought that was plenty soon, but most of her friends started wearing full makeup in 6th grade (Middle School) around age 11 or 12.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:01 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • I just watched a Bernie Mac episode on this topic. (Love Bernie Mac!) When his 14 y/o niece who lives w/ him was wearing lip stick & complained that "all the girls are wearing make-up" -he told her "Good you'll be the only one NOT pregnant then!"- ROFLMAO! Then she countered that the "Valadictorian in her class wore make-up" -so he told her "if you become valadictorian, you can wear make up!" Go Bernie Go Bernie! I have to say, I agree w/ him (I know it's just a show, but I love his old school style of parenting) Nothing more than lip gloss until at least freshman year. Then minimal make up after that. (BTW- my dau just turned 9- lip gloss & nail polish only)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:11 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • i allow my 7 year old to have lipgloss and princess perfum but nothing ealse i'm thinking about 11-12 we lit her more make up

    Answer by feralkitten at 5:07 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • i buy my daughter the childrens make up that u can buy a walmart and she only wears it a home and no where else and honestly i dont have a problem with it as long as she is at home

    Answer by mrs.....sweat at 5:25 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • I agree, Mrs home isn't the issue. I have no problems with her wearing it at home, but I was curious as to out in public when other mothers allowed their daughters to, etc., basically so I can tell her "other mothers don't allow it, why should I?" LOL

    Comment by hopeandglory53 (original poster) at 5:59 PM on Mar. 31, 2011