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February 1st, 2011, 08:28 AM
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I'm sure most of you know about Wal*mart starting a new line of make up for the 8-12 y/o crowd.
Walmart offers new makeup line for 8-12-year-olds | Shop Girl | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

What age do you think is about right to start letting young girls wear make up?
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February 1st, 2011, 08:46 AM
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I actually posted this on FB the other day. I think this is ABSURD!! I think around 13 they are ready for some lip gloss. Maybe a little eye shadow by 15.. There is no rush for make up.
They also need to be taught how to wear it. So many girls cake it on and look like hookers. My Mom always told me if you can tell you're wearing it, you're wearing to much. I still live by that "rule".
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February 1st, 2011, 09:04 AM
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I agree with Paula. It is absurd.

It's one thing to play dress-up at home and try on mommy's lipstick and blush for fun. It's something entirely different for anyone that young to have their own make-up.
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February 1st, 2011, 09:22 AM
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I think it is absurd as well.

I wasn't allowed to wear make up until I was 16 and I think that is what I am going to do with my daughter as well.
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February 1st, 2011, 09:57 AM
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Pretty crazy.

I think girls shouldn't wear makeup until they "need" it. At that age, all little girls are pretty. They still have that youthful skin, shouldn't have bags or anything under their eyes, and usually have thick eyelashes. Most don't have blemishes they need to cover up either. I wouldn't count lip gloss as makeup and would allow that a little younger.

I think I was 16 or 17 when I started wearing makeup regularly. It was when I started to lose that baby youth to my face. Still less than most girls my age. I didn't do nighttime "going out" makeup until I was dating.

My sister hit the nail on the head. She said we're going to look back on this decade of styles and clothing and say "Remember when we all dressed like sluts?" It's sad, but pretty true. Whatever happened to "Remember scrunchies and dressing like we were going to Jazzersize 24/7"?
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February 1st, 2011, 09:57 AM
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I think it is way too early, i remember just having my lip smackers and loving that
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February 2nd, 2011, 07:09 AM
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Paula, you're the reason I asked.

I was one who wore make up pretty young. My parents never said anything as I was just trying to copy my sister. Just lipstick and eye shadow, but still..

At 13/14 I was into wearing black lipstick, eyeliner, extra chunky black mascara. (before goth/emo became "cool")

I am so against it. I look at my face, compared to my sister and her mother who both have caked it on religiously since turning 12. Their faces seem to have the biggest, deepest pores I've ever seen and my sister, at 25 years old breaks out like a 14-15 year old.

girls, 8-12 need to calm down with trying to grow up. I look at the make up and the clothes these girls wear and it scares the crap out of me. Then I think of the **** I pulled... Scared out of my mind.

I think parents, especially mothers need to stress to their daughters how beautiful they are. To go over cherishing their bodies, and respecting themselves. Call me naive, but I think it would go a very long way, if we did this starting when our girls are really young.
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February 2nd, 2011, 07:14 AM
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I remember, I was about 12 and my cousin was older and she did my make up. She's a couple of years older than me. It was caked on and when I walked down stairs my Mom saw me and flipped out!! She SCRUBBED my face so hard I thought it would bleed! LOL I was SOOO mad! Now, that I have 3 daughters, I would do the same exact thing!
Having 3 girls, when I stop to THINK about it, I almost have heart failure. THREE GIRLS!! I'm not sure how DH and I will survive those teen years!! Bars on windows, locks on doors and shot guns.
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February 2nd, 2011, 07:26 AM
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I'm kinda glad Bailey has two older brothers.

Though, if ANY of these kids even THINK about doing the crap Tom and I did as tweens/teens, I will lock them in a room, w/ bars on the windows, and have a guard on watch, with the shotgun.
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February 2nd, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I have 2 older brothers. One lived with us, one with my Dad. I use to HATE that anytime I tried to do something, like hang out with a boy, go to a party when I said I was spending the night somewhere, etc, etc... My brother ALWAYS dragged me home and ratted me out.
Now, I realize that without him, I'd probably have been in a lot of trouble.
Had he been around when I started dating, I hate to think of what would have happened.
When I called and told him I was getting married, he was P*SSED!! First thing he said was, Better be an honest white dress or I'll kill him!
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February 2nd, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Quote:
When I called and told him I was getting married, he was P*SSED!! First thing he said was, Better be an honest white dress or I'll kill him!

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February 2nd, 2011, 02:14 PM
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I have 2 older brothers. One lived with us, one with my Dad. I use to HATE that anytime I tried to do something, like hang out with a boy, go to a party when I said I was spending the night somewhere, etc, etc... My brother ALWAYS dragged me home and ratted me out.
Now, I realize that without him, I'd probably have been in a lot of trouble.
Had he been around when I started dating, I hate to think of what would have happened.
When I called and told him I was getting married, he was P*SSED!! First thing he said was, Better be an honest white dress or I'll kill him!
My brother chased a boy I had kissed. Bro had an axe in his hand. Yikes!
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February 2nd, 2011, 09:54 PM
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I think gloss is fine at that age but other than that nothing. Unless they have severe acne or marks on their skin. Then I would allow foundation to cover it up if they wanted to.
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February 3rd, 2011, 08:41 AM
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Absolutely ridiculous! I would pull a Momma Paula and scrub her face off if she came home wearing makeup at that age. I can understand 13/14, but 8-12? No.flipping.way.
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