Middle school, and minimal, a little lipcolor, a hint done to eyes and cheeks is all that's necessary. She can sparkle it up a bit for parties, etc. for a "special treat." But that's all I'd allow every day. I started sneaking a friends mascara at 14 and got caught because I forgot to take it off before going home for the day. But my Mom didn't mind, and let me buy my own. Joke was on me, all I would have had to do was ask.
I allowed my daughter to wear a little eye makeup when she got to middle school (6th grade). Funny enough, since it was allowed she didn't really care as much and hardly wore it. Now she's in High School and only wears mascara and not all the time.
I am going to make my daughter wait till she is 12. I think just a little makeup is fine...nothing to heavy. Right now she can wear lip gloss. I do let her play with makeup and try different looks while she is at home or with her friends but no make up to school...
my 10 yo wears make up on weekends and dressup occasions. a lil lipstick/gloss blush and shadow. no liners or mascara or foundation. just enough as an incentive to keep up hygeine. she enjoys it and she is a girly girl.
High school. Special occasions in middle school, not daily.
DD6 loves to 'play' with makeup right now. She will ask me to use my real makeup sometimes...on the weekends or a special occasion I'll swipe my blush brush on her cheeks, sweep my eyeshadow brush on her eyelids, and add a very light coat of mascara and lip gloss. With the brushes, I don't even dip in the color but she doesn't realize it lol. I can't even see it except that her lashes look darker, but she loves it.
As far as daily wear, I would let her wear a minimal amount in junior high, and more if she wanted for special occasions. Several have mentioned no eye liner and mascara, but I have always worn a 'full eye' look since I started wearing makeup, becuase I always felt my eyes were my best feature. So I would have trouble telling her she couldn't do so as well in a situationally appropriate manner.
Many girls in my school, myself included, were wearing lipgloss and some cheek/eye color in 5th grade, and pretty much everyone who was interested in doing so in junior high. Actually saw less wearing it daily in high school than in junior high lol, must have been a puberty phase.
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