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To be really shocked by the amount of make up school girls are allowed to wear?!

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BoobleBeep Thu 20-Oct-11 22:01:46

Ok, I'm 30 so it wasn't that long ago I was at school and I wore a bit of mascara but have just watched educating Essex and these girls are CAKED in make-up! Am really shocked blush

worraliberty Thu 20-Oct-11 22:03:31

Yeah I noticed that.

Although I do think schools are a bit more lenient with the upper school years.

Sparklingbrook Thu 20-Oct-11 22:04:08

Me too. I don't think it's the norm though. Was one of them wearing false eyelashes?!

Rollon2012 Thu 20-Oct-11 23:03:17

I don't think make up is a big issue as school uniform is usually enforced its a way to express individuality, .

i went to school between 01-06 I was wearing a similar amount I remember thick black mascara, eyeshadow, and kohl but I think falsies are new I don 't remember those being at school.

25kilopumpkin Thu 20-Oct-11 23:05:04

Girls here plastered as well, it's not v nice and ruins their skin angry

worraliberty Thu 20-Oct-11 23:06:35

I've worn make up since I was 12. I'm 42 now and have nice skin but I think that's down to my Mum blush

I do think a lot of schools aren't half as strict as they used to be when it comes to make up.

LordOfTheFlies Thu 20-Oct-11 23:10:00

I live in Essex and I've seen girls at the bus-stop in school uniform and half a branch of Boots the Chemist on their faces.
What time do they get up to apply it?

(Takes me all my time to apply some face cream and brush my teeth before work )

worraliberty Thu 20-Oct-11 23:13:32

I live in Essex too and most of them look like they threw their make up bag in the air and walked underneath it....bless their orange hearts grin

Mermaidspam Thu 20-Oct-11 23:17:47

I've worn make up (foundation, concealer and powder) since the age of 8 due to severe acne.

I don't know what I would have done if I wasn't allowed to, I certainly wouldn't have gone to school.

SpringHeeledJack Thu 20-Oct-11 23:20:30

it was the eyelashes

the eyelashes

how'd they keep their heads up with the extra weight???

25kilopumpkin Thu 20-Oct-11 23:21:18

Also, and I realise this makes me a moaning old biddy, but I usually have absolutely no idea how old they are?

And what about the Amy Winehouse beehives too????<puzzlement >

Miette Thu 20-Oct-11 23:29:36

I actually think schools have got stricter about uniform than they were in my day so maybe Rollon has a point that makeup is the only way they can express individuality. At my GS we could buy any skirt or jumper, as long as it was navy. No blazer. Now the same school (and all the comps round here) have a regulation skirt to be bought only from one school shop, regulation jumper and a blazer. So maybe makeup is the only thing they have left. I do remember people trying to get away with wearing lots of makeup 25 years ago, but the fashion wasn't for it to be quite so caked on back then, or for false lashes, or for rolling your skirt up. As far as i remember longer skirts must have been in fashion in the 80s as i don't remember anyone wanting to wear a mini skirt to school at all.

deliciousdevilwoman Fri 21-Oct-11 10:48:27

I've noticed this too-poker straight hair, beehives, fake tan, at least 2 sets of false eyelashes (WTAF?!)foundation so thick you could carve your initials in it....I am no fuddy duddy, but I am surprised the schools turn a blind eye to this. At my school, the one time I wore nail varnish, I was ordered to remove it with acetone in the science lab, and girls with make up were made to wash it off.

fasn8tor Fri 21-Oct-11 10:52:55

no make up allowed at dd1s school smile catholic, independent, girls only (poor old dd1)

DamselInDisarray Fri 21-Oct-11 11:00:02

I can't bring myself to be shocked or anything, but I find it odd and feel a bit sad for them. I can't help feeling that they'll look back when they're old and regret not enjoying their youthful skin when they had it.

I use the gym at a local university and the students there wear such a lot of makeup. It does them no favours and makes them look really old. Lots of them are very pretty, but would be so much prettier without an inch of orange foundation. I'm sure they think I'd look a lot better if I wore some makeup though.

PowderMum Fri 21-Oct-11 13:43:23

At our school girls are allowed to wear make up from Y10 as long as it is natural.

Not really sure how natural the 'half of boots make up counter' look is though that is adopted by about half the girls, the rest look normal.

And we are not in Essex

discobeaver Fri 21-Oct-11 14:39:25

It's fairly common practice for them to bring straighteners in.
I think it's a shame they are so insecure/brainwashed they use so much slap.

loveglove Fri 21-Oct-11 14:57:22

It'll be funny for them when they look at old photos of themselves in school and they're giggling at how orange and silly they looked. If they are happy then does it matter?

Dawndonna Fri 21-Oct-11 15:03:55

At dds school, teachers stand outside assembly with make up wipes.
State school.
I can remember nipping to the loo at school (all girls), to renew lip gloss and eyeshadow.

fuzzynavel Fri 21-Oct-11 15:04:35

What Loveglove said. Henna'd my hair once and looked like a satsuma.

ben5 Fri 21-Oct-11 15:10:19

My mum was very anti wearing make up to school. This has an effect on me now as I only wear little make up and Im crap at putting it on.
Miette it wasn't the lenght of the skirt that mattered it was the lenght of the socks that made it!

plainwhitet Fri 21-Oct-11 15:15:52

Well I have a 15 nearly 16 year old and frankly why should I mind if she and her friends wear makeup and have beehives? It does not stop them working incredibly hard at school, playing hockey and netball, and generally behaving like actually very nice teenagers in 2011. I just make sure she understands it all has to be taken off properly at night. And in answer to how long does it take, she gets up at 6 am exactly and leaves the house at 730 every morning, so I guess about an hour getting ready. Her choice.

limitedperiodonly Fri 21-Oct-11 15:16:34

You seem very easily shocked OP.

loveglove Fri 21-Oct-11 15:17:10

I dyed my hair with henna once too, thinking it was red, but it was actually bright orange!

HelloShitty Fri 21-Oct-11 15:20:59

Carrie with the false eyelashes in Educating Essex gets up at 4.30am to get ready for school (according to C4 website). I think that's a bit sad.

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