makeup on kids.

Canada
February 5, 2007 11:51am CST
what do you think of kids wearing makeup. what's the appropriate age to start wearing it. For me it bothers me to see little girls 12 and under wearing it. i think they are so beautiful and don't need it. I think until about age 16 becaue that's when i would let a child date so i think makeup should come at that age too. man i'm 24 and i don't even wear any.
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@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think the best age would be 15 but I see a lot of teenagers that are 13 and 14 allready wearing makeup.My daughter had to wear makeup when she was 4 years old because she had to performing on stage, she took dance, tap, and jazz, There teacher told them they all had to wear the makeup. She took dance untill she was 18 years old.She still wears makeup.
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• Canada
7 Feb 07
my daughter is 3 and also does tap and jazz. but so far the makeup issue hasn't come up with that. the teacher is very big on letting kids be kids and doesn't ask that they wear makeup on stage. so i'm glad she has a teacher who understands that kids shouldn't be wearing makeup.
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
6 Feb 07
Me too agree with you.Children are too young to have make up as their skin is so sensitive and chemicals which may lead to skin allergies and iam against makeup and to those who hide their reality by this makeup. Generally kids learn this from their elders who often does this,first it should be brought down by the elders as we are the main source to make learn everything to children.In case of children they should first understand the concept of beauty and then go for makeup,this should be done in thier teens and they should be taught about the skin texture and all.According to my view it is not advisable to have makeup at any age as most of we look more beautiful naturally and mostly children should be away from this.
• Canada
6 Feb 07
i agree with the fact that it can damage their skin with all of the chemicals. good point, i'm glad you brought that up.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I think the same way as you do. I didn't let my daughter wear any makeup until she was 15 because in Mexico we celebrate the 15th birthday as a way of introducing her to society.
• Canada
5 Feb 07
that seems like a resonable age for your daughter. that's why i said 16 when i wrote my discussion because that would be the legal age in most places to date and where you start becomming a young woman.
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I do not like makeup on young kids unless it is for halloweeen or something. For girls, I think 16 is a good age to wait until.
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• Canada
5 Feb 07
I completely agree.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I feel that young girls are immitating what they see in these terrible magazines that are put out for teens. I didn't let my daughter wear makeup until late in her 15th year, and then just very little.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Kids have a natural inocent beauty and I hate to see it marred with make up. We did not let our daughters wear make up till they were 13. Then we only let them wear a few things not the complete make up htat kids wear today. I think by letting kids weare make up, we are sending the message to them that they are not beautiful just the way they are. Society is sending them that message already and we as parents need to reaffirm the natural beauty they do possess.
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
6 Feb 07
I think it's really unnecessary for young girls to wear make up unless they are performing on stage. I have an 8 year old daughter and I'll only allow her to wear makeup when she turns 15 or 16. Or even later.... we'll see when the time comes :)
@jsae29 (1120)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
i don't approve on kids wearing makeup. Their skin are still very sensitive and would hasten up ageing if they put too much chemical on it.
• United States
5 Feb 07
Below 13 years old I was allowed to wear makeup at home while playing dress up or just having a fun girls night with friends. It was not worn daily or out of the house. (Except for on stage, I was a dancer) At 13 I was allowed to wear light lipgloss and eyeshadow. By 16 I was allowed to wear whatever i wanted. I still wear very little makeup, usually just a bit of chapstick.
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