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Make-up 10y/o Dd

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TempStamos Mon 16-Oct-17 15:28:37

Dd2 (10) is obsessed with makeup. Obviously she doesn’t wear any to school, but weekends and evenings she is always putting it on. It started of with a bit of lipgloss and I wasn’t bothered, but since she’s started wanting to use mine and Dd1’s makeup and is buying her own with pocket money. We’re now at wanting fake eyelashes, contour, foundation. It happened quickly and she only does heavy makeup at home (took the view that’s its creative and she’s expressing herself), but now even going out to the shops etc I realise she’s wearing more and more. I haven’t told her off or tried to restrict her as I didn’t have an issue initially, but family and friends have made comments, so starting to question if I am handling It correctly.

What are others opinions?
Should I be more concerned/ stricter?

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Mon 16-Oct-17 15:33:56

My DD is the same. We found a load of videos on youtube about how to apply "natural" make up, and sort of learned together!

FAkenameforthis Mon 16-Oct-17 15:34:21

Depends why she is wearing, and where she is getting the idea of it from.

Do you and DD1 wear make up and she is feeling left out or is she watching YouTube videos? Is she wanting to wear it because she is unhappy with how she looks, or she feels more confident and thinks she is more grown up wearing it? How mature is she in other areas?

TempStamos Mon 16-Oct-17 15:41:56

I definitely think it’s wanting to be grown up rather than a confidence issue. She’s a very confident and loud little girl with or without makeup, and loves going out all dressed up with bright red lipstick and eyeshadow, despite the stares. Both me and Dd1 (22) wear makeup and she occasionally watches YouTube videos.
I’m not struggling with the fact she likes makeup, I’m just not sure how much I should buy her (she wants expensive palettes for Christmas) and how much I should let her wear out?

Eliza9917 Wed 18-Oct-17 16:10:57

A 10yo does not need foundation. Or contour. Or expensive palettes.

The most they should have imo is nail varnish, coloured lip balm and MAYBE some eyeshadow for special occasions. Even then I'd be tempted to just mix some up with vaseline so it just gives a wash of colour.

Caulk Wed 18-Oct-17 16:40:02

I wouldn’t get expensive make up but if you’re going to get it anyway don’t get cheap stuff that could damage her skin.

BerriesandLeaves Thu 19-Oct-17 20:58:26

I think ten is a bit young for makeup day to day, especially heavy make up/ false lashes etc. Some wear a little bit to school discos which is ok. I suppose a bit of mascara/lip gloss is ok if not too much.

TempStamos Fri 20-Oct-17 12:55:53

Thankyou everyone.

Will stick to DD using mine and her big sisters makeup and maybe get her a few things for christmas. Wont be letting her wear heavy makeup out or even for long periods of time and will make sure after shes finished playing it is all properly removed.

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