pomelo / 5607 posts
Basically whenever she wants to. And she can dye her hair, etc. I won't actively encourage make up really ever, but especially not until she's a teen. My mom actually pushed a little on me trying it (I always felt like it was because she thought it was fun, not because she thought I needed it) when I was in... 7th grade? It kind of annoyed me at the time, but I didn't really care. We're probably homeschooling so school rules won't apply. If we're not then she'll follow the rules at school and whatever any other time.
And for the record, 100% of this applies if we have a boy later. Their body, their call.
clementine / 995 posts
If I have a daughter at some point I think I would be ok with her wearing it in high school.
I have never been that into makeup, and I hardly ever wear it now (only for special occasions). If she shows little interest like I did I definitely won't push it on her. My mom kind of pushed it on me when I was a teen, and it bothered me. I always felt like I looked fine without it. I think my mom just didn't understand my lack of interest.
hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts
I don't have a daughter but I am thinking 13.
blogger / pomegranate / 3044 posts
Old thread revival!
I don't have a daughter but I did note one girl in my DS's graduation class (4-5yo) for photo day had on a lot of makeup, including winged eyeliner and pink lipstick. I was pretty surprised by that! She never wears it to school so I'm guessing her mom wanted her to look extra special for pics?
persimmon / 1363 posts
I have 2 girls and I don't think I care at all. I wouldn't put it on them, but if they were interested I would take them to Sephora or one of those make-up classes so they could learn how to use it properly, since I don't really know how to. My 2.5 year old uses my make-up brushes and paints her nails and toenails a lot and I have never even thought about limiting that since it's self directed. I don't even know where she learned about nail polish because I don't wear it.
pomegranate / 3706 posts
I started wearing it in 7th grade, so somewhere around there.
nectarine / 2951 posts
@Mrs. Tiger: That little girl was 4 or 5!!!That is a bit much for me!
eggplant / 11861 posts
I dont think I will press makeup or make it an issue.... when she brings it up, I think I'll assess then! I don't wear much, so hoping she follows, but I know makeup can definitely boost your confidence in those acne teen years so I am not opposed!
persimmon / 1436 posts
I have 2 daughters and I'm not sure I would put a hard age on it. I started wearing makeup around 12 but never very much or even every day. I still have a very minimal routine.
cantaloupe / 6146 posts
@Mrs. Cat in the Cradle:
2 ? Being that she is my kid, I doubt she would ever want to wear it for more than play, but if she does I'll want to play it by ear.
papaya / 10343 posts
Whenever she wants to I think? I think makeup is fun and artistic. I plan to let her be in charge of her own appearance as long as she is dressed weather-appropriate and covered up enough. I just want her to understand that if she chooses to wear makeup it should be because SHE thinks it is fun and not because she feels like she needs it to be pretty/good enough.
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