Wearing Lipstick in Kindergarten

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
February 6, 2009 2:09pm CST
I remember when I was little I had all sorts of flavored lipglosses. I think I was about ten or eleven years old when I started wearing them in school. I bought my daughter a couple a few months ago but she really has no interest in them, which is fine with me. A friend of hers however, has been wearing lipgloss since she was about 3 or 4. This girl also has even worn her mother's dark lipstick to kindergarten on numerous occasions. Sorry but I think that is way too young. What do you think?
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15 responses
• United States
7 Feb 09
I'm not against makeup or anything, but lipstick on a little girl is just really odd, it never looks right. Kids like to play dress up and all of that fun stuff, but that's meant to be in their mom's vanity for the fun of it, not a fashion statement in kindergarten. When you do that you are just asking for other parents, teachers, etc. to judge your parenting skills and sanity haha. I would just leave the lipstick at home instead of attracting the unwanted attention to your child. Kids should just be kids, they don't need to grow up to fast.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I know what you mean. Thanks for responding.
• United States
7 Feb 09
wearing lipstick at the age is cute but just little too young i hope they are doin it for fun and games they cant be serious already. but little kids wearing lipstick at that age would be very cute
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
But not in school.
@eych24 (56)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
When I was in kindergarten, I didn't even like make-up. Lip balm is okay for little kids, but lipstick is too much. It might dry up and darken their young lips. I'm nineteen and I still don't wear lipstick. I only wear lip balm and top it off with tinted lip gloss. I'm surprised some parents allow this. I'm talking about the dark kinds and colors made for adults. Lip gloss that are made for kids are different though. I'm okay with those, because they're made with milder ingredients.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I don't think the parents are even worried about the chemicals.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I think that is way too young for a child to wear lipstick also. I think it is fine at home but not out in the public.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I agree.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Lip gloss is not so bad if it's colorless but I can't imagine letting my little girl go to scholl at that age with any make up at all one. I'm old. Back when I was in kindergarten, we were not even allowed to wear nail polish.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Don't even get me started on the nail polish!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 09
kids are great imitators. I think mothers should keep all her make-up under lock to avoid being misused by kids who cannot wait to grow up. I agree kinder kids are far to young to be putting on lipstick at that tender age only make her look like a kidadult. They should only be playing crayons at this stage.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Yes, bring out the crayons!
@Ithink (10495)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I personally think that is a bit much for a child, I even think that the preteens look bad when they wear it. The ones I see wear it dark and it just looks bad. I don't understand the parents that allow it. Last time I went to the mall (I HATE THE MALL) to go to a craft store. There was a girl who couldn't have been more then 12 and that is pushing it and she was all dolled up walking with her mom. I so wanted to tell her that her daughter looked like she was trying to be an adult and one that didn't put make-up at that. I think kids are just trying to or are growing up to fast these days.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Part of the problem is these parents are trying to be a friend to their kids and not a parent.
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
Aww, that's absurd.. i mean, why a parent would allow a child to wear lipstick? okay, if that's just for fun then it's okay but for real? a big no, no! kids grow up really fast and there's no need to rush things.. if i'm going to become a mom, i wouldn't allow my kid to wear liptsick at school.. There's a time for everything!!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I hear ya.
• United States
7 Feb 09
Way young for it....but to tell you the truth my two year old just loves the stuff. She sees mommy wearing makeup so she wants it to. I went out and bought her some flavored clear lip gloss. She only uses it under my supervision and never to go anywhere. But i will tell you she loves play jewelry and dress up....more than once she has tried to get me to let her wear her cinderalla tiera and princess dress up outfit to the store. Of course I do not let her. Some girls are into girly stuff early than other. For dress up play at home I think it is ok....not to school.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Yes, dress up is fine but not out in public.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Feb 09
i think it's ridiculous of the mother to do. let kids be kids as long as they can. they grow up to quick as it is,
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I agree. Thanks for responding.
@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Feb 09
Hi ya Shar19 That does seem a bit early. I don't seem any harm in a bit of lip gloss but not full on lipstick. I have three boys myself and feel glad of that because I won't ever have to worry about them wanting to get into the latest revealing fashion and makeup. It seems like people want their kids to grow up well before their time. I am trying to keep mine at the age that they are that!!!!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I think you're right about some people wanting the kids to grow up too fast.
• United States
6 Feb 09
I think real lipstick is too much for even preteens / young teenagers to wear, unless it's just at home playing dress up. My granddaughter is four and I have bought her the cinderella / Belle / Jasmine etc flavored chapstick type lip balms partly because they're fun and it's winter and keeps her lips from getting chapped. At four though, if you can see it, it's too much in my opinion.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
You're right. Some of these kids with the lipstick on look like clowns.
@Wizzywig (7859)
6 Feb 09
Little kids love dressing up and role play is actively encouraged as part of the socialising process. It depends whether its just a fun thing some of the time or if its the mum pushing it in a 'baby pageant' kind of way. IMHO playing at dress up & putting it on themselves is role play - having their mum apply it as a decoration on a regular basis suggests they are using the daughter as a 'toy' rather than as a young human. There are so many little girls in school with their pots of lipgloss these days and they dont consider the potential health risks of letting all their friends use it.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Hopefully the parents will remind their children not to share the lipglosses with their friends.
@kezabelle (2985)
6 Feb 09
i think that a child that age has no reason to be wearing lipstick at all let alone to school, what ever happened to children being children!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I totally agree with you.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Yes that is way to young!! My daughter is in kindergaten and I don't even want her to wear her fake makeup to school. I has it so she can start early and practice how to put it on and I think she is far from wearing it to school! It's quit funny when she puts it on, she looks like a clown! It is cute though!