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DD (nearly 11) wants mascara - she has very long curly dark eyelashes - do you think I will get away with buying her clear mascara? & coud you recommend a brand

(34 Posts)
KatyMac Thu 23-Oct-08 22:23:11

Umm that is it really

I know I am old fashioned

NotAnOtter Thu 23-Oct-08 22:24:27

i buy one for dd its no.17 6 qid ish
no.7 is 13 quid

KatyMac Thu 23-Oct-08 22:28:05

Should I give in & buy her one or two bits of reasonable quality (No17) acceptable colour make-up

Or should I hold firm

snarky Thu 23-Oct-08 22:28:46

she's 11! Say "no, you are not having any. Now go and do your homework" grin

KatyMac Thu 23-Oct-08 22:30:03

Oh I agree

But if I choose the colours they won't be fuchsia & sky blue

No I was right in the first place she doesn't need it

NotAnOtter Thu 23-Oct-08 22:30:10

if she is desperate othrwise hang on another year..or two...

KatyMac Thu 23-Oct-08 22:33:50

Dh is being singularly unhelpful

She does Comp Ballroom dancing & wears a very small amount of make-up for that

So he 'doesn't see the harm it would do'

cece Thu 23-Oct-08 22:34:53

I am old fashioned and I would say no as I think 11 is too young to be wearing make up.

avacado Thu 23-Oct-08 22:50:22

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snarky Thu 23-Oct-08 22:52:23

Would she buy "You have eyelashes to die for, if you plaster crap on them it will ruin your look"?

elsiepiddock Thu 23-Oct-08 22:53:14

Say no. She's too young.

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Thu 23-Oct-08 22:53:41

I would get her clear stuff, cheap, and hope the novelty wears offgrin

FairyMum Fri 24-Oct-08 07:29:42

Too young for mascara.

RideEmCowboy Fri 24-Oct-08 07:59:34

Argh. She's 10. Say no.

Anna8888 Fri 24-Oct-08 08:00:25

That's fine. How about Father Christmas brings her mascara?

FanjoForTheHellishMammaries Fri 24-Oct-08 08:02:20

10 year olds in makeup look awful sad

Anna8888 Fri 24-Oct-08 08:06:42

No they don't it's adorable smile

RideEmCowboy Fri 24-Oct-08 08:07:29

<<shudder>>

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Fri 24-Oct-08 08:07:48

In clear mascara you would barely notice. This isnt for at school right?

KatyMac Fri 24-Oct-08 08:28:47

God no not for school or weekend or youth club

For competitions & parties - maybe - but tbh I am leaning towards no anyway

ChopsTheDuck Fri 24-Oct-08 08:36:31

for parties and competitions I really think it is fine. Is she a sensible type, who can be truisted to take care of it properly and not cause herself eye infections?

flowerybeanbag Fri 24-Oct-08 09:42:40

I think 11 is way too young for make up personally.

MadBadandWieldingAnAxe Fri 24-Oct-08 09:47:46

Trust your instinct. If you want to say no, say no.

janeite Fri 24-Oct-08 15:59:10

Mascara for an 11 year old is totally inappropriate imho, clear or not. A bit of eyeshadow for playing or fancy dress is fine but no need for mascara even then.

procrastinatingparent Fri 24-Oct-08 16:08:12

Not wanting to comment on the appropriateness or otherwise of mascara at 11, but I use a clear one from the Body Shop, which is great.

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