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Mapula Sun 25-Nov-12 22:47:21

In their latest Christmas catalogue 2012, 7/8 year old girls are shown clearly wearing lipstick. I'm sickened to see The White Company encouraging children to see themselves as adults prematurely.

Flojo1979 Sun 25-Nov-12 22:49:58

Linking a pic might help

missymoomoomee Sun 25-Nov-12 22:50:12

Sickened over a bit of lippy on an 8yo? confused

StuntGirl Sun 25-Nov-12 22:51:20

I would assume most if not all child model/actors wear make up?

threesocksmorgan Sun 25-Nov-12 22:51:24

wow you are that bored

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 25-Nov-12 22:51:47

I am very suspicious that you work for them. the girls in their website pictures look sweet, innocent and young. And, I now want their very expensive sleepwear for DD.

NumericalMum Sun 25-Nov-12 22:52:18

Or maybe they are aware that flashes and bright lights on anyone in a professional photo make them look terrible so put make up on them? My Dsis was in adverts 25 years ago as a small child and they always put make up on her?

Nancy66 Sun 25-Nov-12 22:52:29

any child model used in a catalogue would be wearing make up. Perhaps it's just a bit more obvious in this one.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 25-Nov-12 22:52:34


WilsonFrickett Sun 25-Nov-12 22:53:17

What children are you worried about exactly? The ones who will read the catalogue all six of them or the ones who are, like, professional models, earning money and competing for jobs based on their looks. which probably makes them see themselves as adults prematurely

prayingmantisgroupie Sun 25-Nov-12 22:54:10

Jesus wept, you need to get out more. Is that seriously all you've got to worry about??

EasilyBored Sun 25-Nov-12 22:56:02

I'm absoluely sickened that people would pay £18 for a baby towel!

WilsonFrickett Sun 25-Nov-12 22:57:55

That baby towel is brilliant and my go-to baby gift. I'm sickened you can't see that wink

EasilyBored Sun 25-Nov-12 23:00:42

Damnit, now I can't stop looking at lovely clothes that DS DOES NOT NEED. Do not let me buy anything.

MurderOfGoths Sun 25-Nov-12 23:03:23

"I would assume most if not all child model/actors wear make up?"


There is probably photoshop used to even out skin tones/hide blemishes/adjust anything else.

Sad as it is, it is pretty standard.

And in the case of the makeup, fairly practical, flash can be harsh.

manicinsomniac Sun 25-Nov-12 23:05:57

They're under stage lights, of course they're wearing make up. You're being ridiculous.

My 5 year old will be wearing make up in her dance show next week. She has been since she was 2. It's normal.

TaperJeanGirl Mon 26-Nov-12 00:47:59

What everyone else has said, at most shoots kids will have makeup on, (concealer, powder, bush and sometimes lip colour, like tinted balm), younger than 8 too, take a look at the kids on M&S/any company that uses child models, most if not all will have put some kind of makeup on the children, sickened? really? confused

Startail Mon 26-Nov-12 01:48:30

So What

we all wore, make up for our school plays, DDs did to

l'd assume all child models under bright lights were lightly made up.

Every DD blags a bit if lipstick and a smuge of eyeshadow occationaly from the age of ~5

Younger DDs had her own from 8 or 9,

For the record I hardly ever wear make up and DD1 gets teased because she refuses to wear it to school.

I don't get why make up on little girls is evil, it's playing at being grown up and using your self as another piece of drawing paper.It's fun.

KittyFane1 Mon 26-Nov-12 06:55:14

I imagine that they've got a lot more makeup on than just lipstick OP. I'd imagine full foundation, blusher, mascara, lipstick at least.
Then the'll have had their eyebrows plucked, nails manicured and hair styled, curled or straightened.
Watches to see if OP faints

quirrelquarrel Mon 26-Nov-12 07:22:03

Putting a phrase like "the obligatory party dresses" on their site makes me go hmm sounds like something a 12 year old would say to be smart

Of course models have makeup on to make them look normal (as they do usually, but under bright lights, before anyone jumps on me) but I think the OP is talking about makeup as in properly coloured, visible lipstick to make an effect. So I see her point but think she may have been expecting a bandwagon with her "sickened" comment.

quirrelquarrel Mon 26-Nov-12 07:23:15

Had a further look and they don't look as though they're wearing lipstick, so I don't think I do see your point afterall!

bradywasmyfavouriteking Mon 26-Nov-12 07:26:20

Its already been said but, most children in tv adverts, magazines, catalogues wear make up. Under the bright lights they need to.

Dd did a campaign for the local council for the libraries. She was on a leaflet, she wore make up.

Why this would sicken you I don't know.

YankTeeDoodleDanTee Mon 26-Nov-12 07:35:33

Gasp! Horror! Not That! Call The Police!

A professional model had to wear make up or they will look horrible under the lights.

Here's a grip: I'll throw it in the air and you get it.

FreyaFridays Mon 26-Nov-12 07:48:11

Ditto all that has been said above about child models.

I volunteer at a children's dance school, and we've got a show coming up in February, for which stage make-up is, of course, compulsory. And I swear that the parents get more and more precious each year. Last time, one woman wailed at me that she wouldn't even allow her DD to have her hair gelled to keep it in a ballet bun; we had a very long battle with her over stage make-up for her child.

littlewhitebag Mon 26-Nov-12 07:55:08

I have just been to have a look at the White Company website and all i could see were very lovely, very natural looking young girls. They will all be wearing make up but in no way is it obvious. I was expecting to see girls in scarlet lippy lol! Get a grip OP!!!

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