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  • I don't have children and I haven't thought about this much but my sister started wearing make up on a daily basis about 13. And she wore and wears a LOT of it.
  • This is gonna sound bad, but I let my one year old wear my lipgloss. The reason is that she likes to watch me do my hair and makeup in the morning and will grab at things and try to do it herself...so I give her a powder brush that I don't use anymore, and she wipes it all over her face (like she's putting on blush - it's really cute!!!). Then I take my clear smuckers lip gloss and she purses her lips, I put it on her, and she smushes her lips together like I do. I'm not buying her the real stuff until she's about 15, and even then it'll be extremely light colors and shades.
  • Whenever really. It's a way to expess yourself. I always looked at make-up more as an artform then a way to be slutty. Guess thats why I had a boy...
  • Thirteen sounds like a good age but you should check them before they walk out the door. I've seen some scary looking 13 yr. olds with more mascara on than they have hair.
  • I think that thirteen is a good age to wear makeup. But I doubt I would encourage it on a daily basis, until she was working.
  • Whatever age she turns the year after my demise.
  • I think this is a really good question because im 13, and I dont want to come out and ask my mom when, I want to be able to know the usual time so I can ask if I can start wearing it now so she can decide at the start of it. I mean, It's not like im going to wear heaving noticable clown stuff, but I do want something to make myself look a little better. Blend in stuff to build self confidence you know? Or do I just sound like a typical teen?
  • I'd allow her to wear make up at 13.
  • It depends on how mature my kid is, frankly. I would probably say when puberty starts to sneak up on her, and the pimples and the fun stuff happens. Around 13, but I'm not dead set on that number.
  • Well, I have three young ladies here at home. Twins who are 15 and a 14 year old. I have taught them that everything in life has a stage and that they should live each stage - one by one... When they were younger, around 13, they asked me about makeup. I told them that as soon as they turned 15, I would allow them to wear light makeup and also do their nails. Last December when my girls turned 15, one of their gifts was a small makeup kit with very light lip gloss, blush etc... I then took them to the Nail parlor where they had their nails done very nicely... It's all about the curiosity because to tell you the truth, they have never used the makeup, other than lip gloss... At 16 I'll allow something else that I think appropriate for their age etc...
  • I think 15-16 is an OK age to allow your daughter to start wearing makeup. My husband would say 50 though! :)
  • If I had kids I wouldn't allow them to wear Make-up or anything that is exposing/revealing untill they're about 27. I'd allow them to Shave, but kids already grow up to fast, no need to encourage it.
  • about 7th grade ish.... so 12 the earliest or before on special occasions only
  • Hmmm..I started wearing make-up at about 12, but only on special occasions like when we had drill team performances and what not. I started wearing make-up on a daily basis at about 14, and then again it was only mascara and eyeliner. Now I wear the "whole enchilada", concealer, foundation, powder, blush, and mascara..that's my everyday wear, rain or shine, happy or sad, healthy or sick....when I go out I dress it up a bit, eyeshadows, liquid liner, gloss, fake lashes....etc.. **so I would say make-up everyday at about 16...and I'm referring to the WHOLE make-up routine.
  • I would say about 13. But make sure she doesn't go overboard and cake on tons of eyeshadow..just let her experiment a bit!
  • I think 13 years old is the right age.
  • i would say 14. i was 14 when i started wearing makeup and i walked downstairs and my mum said your dad will go mad if he sees you wearing makeup, he didnt even notice or if he did he didnt say anything to me lol
  • I'm 15, and I wear makeup nearly everyday if I happen to be going somewhere. At 13, when I started wearing makeup, no one really taught me what was used for what... and I used to wear concealer as foundation, it made me very white... looking back now I feel stupid! But now, I can properly do my makeup without looking like a whore or a clown. I think 13-15 is a good age, if they are taught how to apply makeup properly.
  • I cant comment back directly to you, cause for some reason AnswerBag refuses to send me a confirmatiom email... Anyway, no. I think its appropriate. When I have children I dont think I will let them wear makeup, or even dress provactively till they are legal =P I learnt my lesson, it gets you attention... but not the good kind. Mainly from dirty old men...
  • Whenever she wants to. But I'd just tell her that it looks tacky. Then my Mum would tell her that it looks tacky, and either through voice of reason or peer pressure she'd probably just be happy with who she is and realise there's more to life than your physical appearance.
  • 13-15...but they need to be taught not to dress like purple eye shaddow sluts
  • My daughter is in college now, but we didn't let her wear make-up (other than a little cover up on zits) until she was 16.
  • I've been wearing make-up since I was 12.. its not a big deal. If you want to ease yourself into it, just keep it natural.
  • Its up to you but If I have a daughter and when I do I will let her wear makeup when shes 13.
  • My daughter turned 13 in April and she has just recently started being a regular make up girl and it hasn't been to god awful so I have allowed her to continue her new gig.
  • Middle school
  • Whenever she wants to go through that every day and also make sure she washes it off properly in the night and takes care of her skin.
  • I think she can wear a little bit of make-up around 15, but nothing too drastic, and definitely not foundation or anything... maybe a some loose powder applied w/a brush, light blush, and mascara sometimes... that's about it. but very natural make-up.
  • When I was 12, my step-dad took me to the makeup counter at Merle Norman, to have the lady show me how to apply makeup in a tasteful manner, then he bought everything that she has showed me how to use. Thats one of my favorite memories....anyway, I think 12 is appropriate, if she knows how to apply it and practices good skin care.
  • My older girls {18 & 16} each got a make-over at 15. My good friend owns a beauty shop and I wanted to treat ea. one to a special day on thier birthday. I also wanted them to have a lesson on how to use make-up to enhance thier natural beauty not hide it! I can't stand some of these young girls {older too} w/make-up that looks outrageous or covers the natrualness of thier beauty!
  • I allowed my daughter to begin wearing LIGHT make up in eighth grade including mascara and colored lip gloss, no lipstick. And when she got into high school I let her decide for herself how much make up to wear, including lipstick. She was pretty good at not going overboard.
  • My parents made me wait until I was 13.
  • However old she is when she learns to apply it on her own.
  • Powder and Paint will never on her face taint. Not until she goes to live on her own. I would want her to have the beauty that nature provided her with.
  • Luckily my daughter has no interest in makeup. She's 18 and she doesn't need it. I would have let her wear it when she was 17 if she wished to.
  • girls these days wear way too much make up. why can't you just look like you, instead of hiding behind a wall of make up? so you might be ugly, wearing make up isn't going to change that. if you're wearing it to attract the opposite sex, well, if it's "meant to be" and you end up living together he's gonna see your natural face.
  • i started wearing make up daily, like to school and stuff, when i was about twelve
  • i think that the girls should be allowed to waer make up when they feel they are ready if their not and the start they'll get tired of having to put it on and will stop
  • nearly 12 for me due to dry face
  • I started wearing make up when I started secondary school, so I was 11. That sounds kind of slutty when I read it back, but it relly wasn't, it's just everyone was wearing it and I didn't want to be left out. (Besides, I think I look better with it on!) As for my daughter, I'd let her start wearing proper make up when she went up to secondary school as well, but that 'little girl' make up like body glitter and colourfull lip balm would be OK from about 8, but just for parties and stuff, not everyday.
  • Well my parents made me wait till i was 13 yrs old. But they never it i wore it before than because my sister done it for me. But like if they are playing dress up its ok. If you have any old lipstick you dont like or any make you just dont want any more dsont throw it away keep it and they can play dress up
  • Well these days it is different. If she is insisting to wear make up.. maybe letting her wear some gloss and a bit of shadow. By you monitoring her and giving in a little maybe that will solve the problem for awhile. I think around 12 would be ok.
  • 7th or 8th grade may be the average, but I'd let her start out with a little lipstick in an appropriate color and perhaps mascara. I think that's enough in high school. After high school, do what she wants. I was lucky, when my daughter was in high school (late '70's and early '80's) they didn't wear much make up . . . surfer girls!
  • I don't want my daughters to wear makeup on a daily basis, ever. I would tell them they they are beautiful as they are, and teach them that inner beauty reflects on their outer beauty :)
  • i'm 16 and i had a box of make up for xmas i dont wear on a daily basis only when i go out to town i dont think ill wear some to school because some children make fun of other people who wear loads of make up to school - we'll c
  • Personally, I think it really depends on the skin. I mean if a girl has really good skin there is no use for her to wear make-up because it will just damage it. 13 I think is the best age to start. Don't let her have too much though or she will become dependent on it. I think make-up is a way to make a girl feel good about herself well thats just my opinion on the question. Make-up made me feel good when i was a teenager.
  • 6th grade start w/ mascara 7th grade let her use a little bit of eyeshadow and some eyeliner. 8th grade let her kinda have a bit of freedom. thats what my parents did to me.
  • I have three daughters, so it'll prob be the same for me - when they can afford to buy it themselves... so, 16 when they can legally work.
  • well it depends on how responsible she is..and how fast she is...(like wit guys) and how much she plans to wear....
  • My Sis said that when her daughter wanted to dress up and impress a bunch of strangers, that was the time to wear make-up, but around friends and family it wasn't necessary to put on a fake face. We aren't make-up wearers in our family.
  • I think you should let her at any age shes ready for.Dont let her wear eyeliner until shes like 11 or older.and if you want her to have good skin.Dont let her wear skin makeup till the age of 13.
  • i was aloud to wear make up daily when i entered high school. but i respected my privalage and dont use to much.
  • Well i started wearing a little bit of makeup wen i was 14 (like only foundation, but hardly any) but then as i went on2 yr 10 and 11 i wearing lots of mascara, eye shawdow, but i dotn pack on my foudation.
  • 13 it is the year that girls start to like guys and a year after guys start to notice girls
  • OKAY im 14, and yes i do wear make up. i truly think make up shouldnt be worn until whoever is mature enough to understand that it should not be used as a mask. alot of girls go wrong with make up because they think it makes them pretty, even if it takes cakes of mascara and eyeliner. make sure she knows its to highlight HER natural beauty, not to look like someone else. caking it on shows you have no self-confidence.
  • it depends on what they are wearing, if its just lipgloss from 3 upwards but if you are on about the full works, EVERYTHING i would say 14 as they could ruin their skin. I have a five and two year old and when i put makeup on they always ask to wear some too, i let them wear just gloss and occasionally my eldest can wear eyeshadow, just a little dust mind.
  • well i would say when they have there period would be best because then they get pemples and well make up is the best for that but at about 12 or 13 if they havent had there period then let them wear makup aslong AS THEY have beeen approved by you every morning good luck -SAM G.
  • When she started high school would be around the time when I let my daughter wear makeup. however I would make sure that the makeup was age apprpriate and decent for a young lady. When I started high school my mom took me to the makeup counter and the lady taught me how to apply my make up properly and my mom bought me all the stuff. It was a great bonding experience and also insured that I knew how to do my makeup properly. I've never had any clown comments.
  • im not a mommy but my mommy im 13 let me where makeup at 7 for stage cause im an actor but if not stage or peforming or special event then i'd say 10 was when my mommy let me.
  • Well i dont remeber when i started wearing make up.. im 17 now but i think i started at about 14 or 15. But nothing too much. on daily basis ever since then i wear foundation and eyeliner, no eyeshadow, blush or any of that other crap. i definetly think foundation and eyeliner is more then enough
  • chapstick - whenever they need it lip gloss - as long as it doesn't look like they kissed a napkin of vaseline i'd say 11+ mascara - no clowns but about 13+ eyeliner - conditions, same age cover up - only as much as they need for whenever mother nature decides to bestow pimples and other unsightlies on her face eye shadow - high school - but again no clown costumes . and always remember, less is more :)
  • My parents let me wear makeup when I was in 8th grade...it seemed like forever, but now I dont care...
  • My Wife let our daughter use it when she was young. That way she learned how to use it responsibly and already, at ten years old, is very responsible with it. She has her own makeup and rarely puts it on anymore.
  • great hope i helped
  • probably around 12 or 13... i'm 14 and i've been wearing it every day for two years, but i'm very mature, so i guess its different ages for different people...
  • my moms rule was always 16, i couldnt date until i was 16, i couldnt wear make u till i was 16, nothin. lol
  • i would think in high school years but only few makeup. like light colors.
  • shed have to be at least 14...
  • mmmm i think makeup should be allowed when the girl entres junior high that means age 13
  • 13, that's when I started. I would also be sure to have her understand that she has natural beauty and shouldn't be caking on make up to cover it all up...some eyeshaddow and mascara is great, but full on blush and lipstick...not hooker make up please! Conceler for pimples is also understandable.
  • 12 or 13
  • Honestly, I started wearing makeup when I was 13. I really wanted it in 6th grade because people called me ugly and I had zits galore. One recess I had, I went into the girls bathroom crying for 45 minutes missing one of my classes because so many people thought I was fat and ugly. I wanted to get out of that school. I couldn't tell my mom about it, so I just sucked it up, and begun wearing cover up, then slowly moving onto other makeup my mom introduced me to.
  • 16 im afraid i dont see why young girls should want to put make - up on they should still be children at that age and not into drinking, sex and vanity!
  • I was allowed to start wearing makeup at 13, but I didn't know how to apply it and ultimately ended up wearing it for about a week. I'm now 18 and I still don't wear it except on special occasions. However, I don't have very many facial blemishes, and that is a huge factor on why girls wear makeup. It really all depends on a)What skin type they have, and b)Whether or not they know how to apply it. I highly reccomend going to a makeup counter and having a professional do a free makeover so she can learn how to put it on. She won't necessarily put hers on the same way as you. But I digress... Hope that answer was helpful and not to terribly long >.<
  • well i am 14 and i wear makeup to school but not really during the summer. I just started wearing it this year and i dont really like it anyway but i wear a little and so i think that wearing a little isnt that bad but i pretty much started wearing it because everyone else did i mean wait until she starts saying that other people are and then maybe you and her can make up a list of what to wear and when and how and how not to overload because alot of people wear to much and plus pure beauty is on the inside and i only started wearing it because other people did and i know i shouldnt follow the crowd but so many girls these days are mean and rude about stuff like that so yea hope this helps :)
  • Middle school is a good time, but don't let your kid looking like an orange, or a drag queen.
  • I think I was about 14 before I wore makeup every day.
  • Well, I suppose I'd be okay with small stuff around 13-14, like lip gloss, and following that, slowly allowing more, in reasonable amounts though, you should see the crud caked on my classmates' faces, it's disgusting, no way I'd let any child of mine leave the house like that...ew.
  • middle school. for sure.
  • 15 or 16. they are getting older and in high school and are old enough to make many decisions by themselves so why not let them decide if they want to wear makeup or not. giving your kids room to make their own decisions lets them make their own mistakes and learn from them but also teaches them responsibility
  • im 16 n i think no younger than 14
  • Just let her play around with it. There's no harm. Refusing will breed rebellion and make her feel you don't trust her. i let my daughter wear makeup from age 13 (although i disagree with kids wearing makeup), and as a result she got over her makeup-obsession within 2 years. She's now 15 and applies makeup very simply and beautifully. Oh sure - i had to endure a whole year of heavy black eyeliner first ... but because i ignored it, she got it out of her system!! Don't bother fighting it - it'll just get her back up and she'll spend the next 10 years wearing too much makeup just to irritate you. Yup - even though she loves you. It's a teen thing!! You were the same.
  • I think 12 is a good age. Kids should be kids first and stop trying to grow up so fast. But, I also think as mentioned earlier that they need to express themselves. 12 is the age they are either going through or have started puberty they need to feel grown up by that point. My cousin had to wait until she was 16 before she could wear make up. It was hard on her, she just wanted to feel more grown up. She sneaked and wore it. She borrowed it from her friends and ended up with horrible eye infections. I know it's not right to assume that every teen would sneak and do it anyway, but why risk it. It's such harmless thing. It's not the same as getting into drugs or sex. My point is don't make them wait too long. Most teenage girls have a low self esteem anyway. This could help change how they feel about themselves.
  • probably about 12 or 13, though not on a daily basis, only occasionally (not that i have a daughter)
  • hmmm im 15 and i wear makeup everyday i would say 12 or 13 but not alot of makeup just like simple things and not too much it makes you feel lie people dont take you as 10 years old anymore.
  • I'm 13 and I will be 14 in 4 months my mother just let me start wearing make up 3 weeks ago.
  • She can do whatever she wants, she is my daughter not my pet, I can not tell her what to do and expect her to do it. Some times parents get too far with the whole protecting thing.
  • I am 13 and I wear mascara and coverup but my mom said no eye liner until high school.
  • The first time my mom let me "wear makeup" was when I was 4. It was Halloween, and instead of red face paint, my mom & grandma put red lipstick all over my face (I was the Devil) lol. Really though, I think I started wearing makeup when I was 12 or 13. My mom got one of those "makeup starter" kits for me to experiment with. And the older I got, the less I wore. I think girls need to go through the "wearing too much" phase to just get over it.
  • blush and lip gloss 13, but mascara, I think 16.
  • whenever, because from my experience... me wearing make up, made me feel better about myself, and without it i felt depressed, and ugly
  • Girls don't really wear make up to be slutty. They wear it for confidence, they just think it'll make people like them more and they look nicer. I think about 12ish is probably a good age. The start of secondary school. but kids younger than that it depends if when they wear it they dont put red lippy on and blusher and it actually makes them look nice.
  • i would say around 13
  • when she becomes gothic :)
  • I think she would have to be at least 16 and even then it would have to be very natural looking

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