Yesterday evening when I had nothing to do but channel surf, I came across an old episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in which the youngest Kardashian sister (whose name escapes me) got in trouble for wearing make-up to school. She was 11 years old. Father Bruce Jenner put his foot down and told the ‘tween she wasn’t allowed to wear make-up while Kris, Kim, and Khloe thought it was okay for an 11 year old to wear face paint.
When I was 11 years old, I was still playing with Barbie dolls, not even thinking about putting on make-up. I know that was many eons ago BUT as a mother of a now sex year old, I can’t see approving of her wearing make-up unless it was a special occasion (and are talking about light lip gloss and a little eye make-up and that is it).
I believe I began wearing make-up my freshman year (I was 14) and it was eyeliner and lipgloss only. I only began wearing eye make-up and foundation last year.
So I posed this question to my Twitter peeps: Ladies, at what age did you start wearing make-up?
Here are a few of my responses:
Now despite the various age ranges of some of the answers I received, I don’t see anyone who listed an age under 13. Which goes to show that even in these days and times, an 11 year old shouldn’t be wearing make-up on a regular basis, and certainly not wearing it to school.
In the youth’s quest to grow up fast, they lose their innocence. Make-up is about enhancing your beauty, not covering it up or trying to make you look older.
What are your thoughts? Is it okay to let an 11 year old wear make-up to school?