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What is a good age for girls to start wearing make up? I hardly ever wear make up but my 6 year old got some for her birthday and loves it. Is she to young?


Posted by kjgarner, 26th October 2015


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  • I think, as part of dress up fun, make up us ok. But as a daily, I need it thing, I wouldn’t be encouraging it. We don’t need it


  • It really does depend on the child’s personality.


  • I don’t think there’s anything wrong with your six year old playing with make-up at home. It’s like playing dress ups.


  • I really do think it depends on the girl. I’ve never worn a lot of make-up and neither does my teenage daughter, so I think it’s a personal choice.


  • Young girls love make-up,if she enjoys it why not!


  • I guess it is a personal choice, my 17 year old wears a little every now and then but not much. A friends daughter is 9 and obsessed.


  • In a daily basis I think 15 – as a one off / lip balm only I think any age from about 2 years (if trying whilst watching mummy get ready etc).
    If a little one has their own makeup I think it is only ok for dress ups etc not as everyday wear


  • Never! My daughter us 22 and I always tell her she doesn’t need make up, it’s not good for her skin etc As usual, the young ones think they know better and she doesn’t listen


  • My mum had it easy with me… I didn’t really wear make up at all, my wedding was the first time I really used anything lol…


  • As a bit of fun at home, I would say every now and then would be ok, otherwise not until she is a teenager, even then I would probably say around 16 lol


  • it is fun for at home for sure. the make-up issue is one that i hope i don’t have to deal with until my girls are teenagers


  • She has been only using for dress ups so that is a good thing, I like the idea only for teenagers, cause I thought she might be a bit too young!


  • A rule for under teens can be make up is only used for dress up/costume play.


  • If she enjoys it and you’re ok with it… at 6 it would be just play – make some rules around it ie special occasion only


  • Er… Yes, shes too young if she wants to wear it regularly. For occasional dress up or play, I think it’s okay.


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