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Anyway, I have 2 girls and I started wondering at what age should I allow them to wear makeup? I know this girl in church who is the same age as my daughter (11 years old) and she wears makeup every Sunday. My daughter has not even bothered to ask about makeup. I don't think it has even crossed her mind yet to put "stuff" on her face. I can see how mothers are a big influence in this area. I don't really bother much with makeup myself. This girl that wears makeup to church, her mother likes to dress up. I guess it is only natural that girls sort of follow their mother's footsteps?
Well, I don't want to play judge here and say girls should or shouldn't wear makeup before a certain age. However, for my own girls, I think I would set the age at 16, and that would be light makeup only. They can start putting full blown makeup when they start working and have to look professional. When they are still young, they already have youthful beauty. Instead of teaching that makeup makes them look beautiful, I would rather teach about proper skin care. If they clean their skin properly, keep it hydrated and moisturized, I believe they won't need much "enhancement" from makeup.
What do you think? At what age would you allow your daughter to start wearing makeup?