Make up

By sofs
@sofssu (14468)
June 26, 2016 9:47am CST
Today I had to do a bit of shopping, I mostly had to pick up some shirts for my son. I noticed a young couple with a little child on the same floor. The child was running all around and making a nuisance of herself. Just as I picked up all the stuff I needed and pushed my trolley the child ran right into it. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to turn the trolley away from her. I moved closer to see if she was hurt and I noticed that the child (not more than 4 years of age) had eye shadow, lipstick and a good amount of foundation on her face. The child was fine, but I was so shocked. What is the need for a four year old to wear so much make up? Do parents these days think its fine for kids to wear all that? I may be old fashioned but I do think that all that make up is not good for her tender skin. How would you react if you saw a similar scene?
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@andriaperry (48750)
• United States
26 Jun 16
I would assume she had just came from a beauty pageant.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@andriaperry Could be .. but I doubt it.. the parents were dressed very casually and appropriately for a Sunday night supermarket visit.
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
4 year old with make up! How could her parents allow her to ruin her skin that way? Didn't they know the bad effects on her? Ohh sad.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@salonga My thoughts too.. I am sure the little girls looks beautiful without all that makeup.
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@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@sofssu Certainly! And besides all cosmetics unless all natural contain chemicals that can harm the skin.
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@sofssu (14468)
28 Jun 16
@salonga Even in natural cosmetics preservatives are used to increase shelf life.
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@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
26 Jun 16
Makeup is already bad enough for adults, so for kids, it's much worse. That kid shouldn't be wearing makeup.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@zarlamain I agree with you completely. I have noticed that the less make up we wear the longer our skin looks healthy. The poor doesn't know what is good for her.. but her parents do.. don't they?
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@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
27 Jun 16
@sofssu Definitely. The parents should know that makeup is not good for little kids' skin. They should also encourage natural, barefaced beauty.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@zarlamain Children look like angels as they are.. make up somehow only helps to mar their beauty.
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@SIMPLYD (78761)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
That is too much for a 4 year old - make-up . She still is way too young for that . The mother must be a bit with something in her mind to be doing that to her child .
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD I really don't know what she was thinking. I was too shocked.. all that eye shadow on her eyes and that muck on her skin. Hmm.. I wouldn't do that to my daughter if I had one.
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@SIMPLYD (78761)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@sofssu Never did i do it to my daughter too .
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@sofssu (14468)
28 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD I am glad.. I know you are a woman with your head tightly screwed on your shoulders.
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@LadyDuck (152501)
• Switzerland
26 Jun 16
This is wrong, she is too young to wear make up, this can be dangerous both for her skin and their eyes.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@LadyDuck So true, I wonder what her parents were thinking.
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@LadyDuck (152501)
• Switzerland
27 Jun 16
@sofssu Some mothers let their girls do this because they want to please them and they think it's funny. They should be more responsible.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@LadyDuck There are so many other ways to keep kids happy LOL .. You're right - irresponsible parenting.
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@dodo19 (32640)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 Jun 16
My girls are 4 1/2 and 3, and we're not letting them wear make up. 4 is much too young for make up. I don't understand why some parents let a girl this young wear make up. It sends the wrong message.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@dodo19 I am glad you think so, your girls have a good mom to be thankful for.
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@dodo19 (32640)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 Jun 16
@sofssu I certainly try to be a good mom. Some days it's easier than others.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@dodo19 LOL we can do what we can .... we do our best! I think that is good enough.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 16
yeah, I can see her playing with it a home, but wearing on a normal outing? How odd!
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt I guess that would be normal to play with make up as kids.. but to be wearing make up on an outing is not the normal thing for a kid of four.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Jun 16
@sofssu I have to agree
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• Preston, England
28 Jun 16
I actually dislike adults wearing too much cosmetic product - I prefer natural looks - on a kid it looks hideous
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@sofssu (14468)
28 Jun 16
@arthurchappell That was the word on my mind.. but I didn't want to use it. It looks 'hideous' indeed on a child. I am all for the no cosmetics warfare.
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@Lucky15 (33417)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
For me...make up could make the young skin of the kid..be ruined. I know that i am just over reacting but their skin i stil sensitive
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@sofssu (14468)
28 Jun 16
@Lucky15 I don't think you are over reacting.. but that is the truth.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
27 Jun 16
I don't even like to see fingernail polish on little ones.
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@sofssu (14468)
28 Jun 16
@BettyB You are right.. they discolor nails. I am glad most schools don't allow kids to wear all that stuff.
@hereandthere (29806)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
maybe they came from an event and wanted to eat and shop before going home.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@hereandthere As I mentioned in another comment earlier.. it could be but the parents weren't dressed for anything formal.. it was juts the little girl.
@allen0187 (33141)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
I'd be surprised as well. The make-up on a 4-year old is unacceptable. More so is the apparent disregard of the parents in taking care of their child.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@allen0187 Yup that is what I think.. subjecting her or let her subject her skin to some unhealthy stuff.
@JudyEv (121368)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jun 16
What is wrong with parents these days? I would have fallen over in shock I think.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@JudyEv That was the same thought going through my head at that time.
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
26 Jun 16
@sofssu first of all I would think I was seeing things and then I would be shocked. Children should only wear makeup on Halloween. I was never allowed to wear makeup until I got to high school and then I didn't wear very much.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@RasmaSandra LOL I was so shocked that I did feel like I was seeing things. I hardly wear any make up after a breakout I had as a teen.. and my skin has remained so soft and smooth to date. I wonder how parents allow these things,.
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@RubyHawk (23473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jun 16
I would be shocked, I see girls of 12 wearing make up, and I'm surprised that parents allow it. Let them be children while they can. Don't rush them into adulthood.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@RubyHawk Spot on with your observation.. let children be children!!
@Susan2015 (20417)
• United States
26 Jun 16
Oh my goodness, that seems way too young for all of that. It sends the wrong message too at that age.
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@sofssu (14468)
27 Jun 16
@Susan2015 Okay now I know that I am not all that old fashioned.. because these were my thoughts too.. I was telling my husband the very same thing.