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to be a little bit sad at this beauty salon leaflet

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hiraeth77 Tue 14-Jun-16 15:54:02

I'll start by saying that I don't have any dds, so I accept I'm out the loop on this as it's a long time since I was a teenager, but AIBU to be a little bit sad that this beauty salon offers this as a thing, or just naive to think that this isn't part if their everyday lives, even at 13? Should we really be teaching them that make up = confidence? Genuinely curious as to whether I'm being a fuddy duddy or forgetting how grown up 13 yr olds actually are.

NapQueen Tue 14-Jun-16 15:57:16

I think it is a brilliant idea. It isn't saying "to be more beautiful" or "essential for your girls" - girls fall into a few groups, make up wearers who are taught how to do it, make up wearers who aren't taught how, girls who have no interest in make up, girls who have an interest but no idea what to do with it.

I'd have appreciated a course like this. My mum never taught me; and insisted "you are beautiful without it" - she took the decision off me. I'm 31 and only just learning how the fuck to use make up.

I was certainly wearing make up in my early teens. I wish someone had shown me how to do it properly rather than me being orange whilst I tried to hide my awful spots.

JuliannalovesCliveBixby Tue 14-Jun-16 15:57:53

I don't have any daughters but I remember being in high school and my mum wouldn't let me wear makeup, or pluck eyebrows, dress fashionably and I was bullied because of it.

EatShitDerek Tue 14-Jun-16 15:58:14

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theendoftheshowshow Tue 14-Jun-16 15:59:44

My DD is too young but I will absolutely be booking her into something like this. I have never worn much make up mainly because I didn't know how to apply it well when I was young, so I will be no help to her. Who knows I might even book myself in too !

usual Tue 14-Jun-16 16:00:37

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DraenorQueen Tue 14-Jun-16 16:01:16

I spent my teenage years as a spotty, greasy, flaky-skinned, unattractive disaster as my mother was too wrapped in her own addictions to give me any pointers on skincare/hygiene/makeup whatsoever.
At school, surrounded by fresh-faced, carefully made up beauties, I stood out like a sore thumb. I'd have loved the chance to do something like this.

Tootsiepops Tue 14-Jun-16 16:01:24

I will try to encourage my daughter to be make up free for as long as possible, but when she's ready to start experimenting, I will be taking her to a make-up artist to teach her how to use make up properly.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Tue 14-Jun-16 16:02:21

I was wearing blue eyeshadow and white liner

Good gawdgrin

Yaba little bit U op.

Balletgirlmum Tue 14-Jun-16 16:02:34

I read that as confidence in how to apply make up (&note me up looking like a clown or lady of the night) not that wearing make up gives you confidence.

LilacSpunkMonkey Tue 14-Jun-16 16:03:33

I get where you're coming from, OP.

An eyebrow makeover? And why do girls need makeup to increase their confidence? My dd wears a tiny bit of makeup but is extremely confident because I've taught her since she was tiny that how she looks matters less than how she behaves and treats others. She knows I think she's beautiful as she is and she's incredibly compassionate and loving, which means a lot more than her fucking eyebrows looking good.

WiddlinDiddlin Tue 14-Jun-16 16:03:34

The terrible copy-writing makes me want to yell, but no I think the teenage 'how to use make up' package is a good idea, wish I'd done something like that. Im terrified of the stuff and don't use it! No one ever taught me how.

Whathaveilost Tue 14-Jun-16 16:03:44

I need that now and I'm 51!

JasperDamerel Tue 14-Jun-16 16:05:23

I would have loved something like that when I was a teenager, and might well give my daughter the opportunity to do something similar if it's something she would like.

NapQueen Tue 14-Jun-16 16:06:32

Usual - sadly most teenage girls don't need to be given this message, it is just oast and parcel of how they feel during those years and if they want to learn how4o correctly apply make up and possibly enhance the natural beauty they already have then surely that can only be a good thing?

HelloHola Tue 14-Jun-16 16:08:12

I had a habit of just wearing dark eyeliner (really badly applied) and nothing else!

Definitely could have done with something like that back in the day.

But, that being said - because I didn't wear make-up back then, I feel like I look as though I've improved with age now grin

MrsJayy Tue 14-Jun-16 16:08:18

I dont like the confidence bit but apart from that its a good idea why not girls can have spotty skin girls like make up not all obviously. I am more concerned about our dentist offering teen tooth whitening

Pomegranatemolasses Tue 14-Jun-16 16:08:59

Yabu. I think its a good idea to help young teens in this area. May help many of them avoid the 'Coco the clown' look!

It also states that it helps with skincare, which is something many young teens struggle with.

RiverTam Tue 14-Jun-16 16:10:07

I think the package in itself is fine (if DD wants to wear make up I'd take her to one as I can't apply it properly for toffee) but I don't like the implication that wearing make up = confidence?

MrsJayy Tue 14-Jun-16 16:10:08

My dds been getting her eyebrows waxed since she was 11 and she was more confident so i guess the comment is right

kelper Tue 14-Jun-16 16:10:57

I wish they did it for adults. I love watching people put makeup on, but I can never translate what they're doing to my face! My mum is very anti makeup so spotty, greasy teenage me looked bloody awful, and I don't care about anyone who says "teenagers shouldn't need make up for confidence" it would have made me a lot happier i think

BikeRunSki Tue 14-Jun-16 16:11:27

Op, I know several 7 year old girls who've had "Preen and Pamper" parties, which made me shudder inside. But I've never felt the need to wear more than tinted moisturiser or lip gloss, and even then only for special occasions. Maybe I'll feel differently when DD is older. She's currently a 4 year old pirate!

MrsJayy Tue 14-Jun-16 16:14:57

Dd has difficult skin and when she was a younger teen i was looking for a salon to do a cleansing facial type thing for her none of the salons would do a young girl said the products were too harsh i imagine the products they use are gentle

FlyingElbows Tue 14-Jun-16 16:15:55

If it teaches teenage girls how to apply make up properly then it's OK. With this current trend for ludicrous drawn on eyebrows and make up Ru Paul would be proud of then I think teenagers need all the help they can get. However terrible orange foundation and eyebrows drawn on with a black sharpie could also be seen as a rite of passage! I count myself very lucky that my almost 18 year old daughter has zero interest in make up and there's no way she'd have been having make up lessons to boost her confidence at 13 unless there was a facial birthmark issue or something similar.

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