I still don't know how to quote on here, but someone mentioned skin damage. Most makeup is highly toxic. My seven y.o DD has only worn makeup once, at her ballet performance last year, and she couldn't wait to get it off! I have never worn much makeup or done fake tans, nails etc. as I feel (and have been told) I am naturally beautiful without all that - hence why I think my DD also feels uncomfortable with it. This little girl is obviously very artistic, but excessive makeup is neither necessary nor healthy for anyone, much less a child. It's up to her parents to redirect her talents somewhere else...
I'm a bit lost by the point you're trying to make to be honest.
I have no problem either way. Wear make up. Don't wear make up.
Yes, perhaps I was a bit vague. I just hope we can see a future society where girls don't have to paint their faces to feel beautiful. Everyone is naturally beautiful in their own unique way ☺️
Maybe I just view these things differently as I don't have self esteem issues and feel very comfortable explaining to my daughters why I wear make up. And letting them experiment with it. I just tell them l like it. I don't go into an explanation why.
Same as when they ask me why I have a glass of wine at night. I like it. And it's for grown ups.
My 3yo dd1 plays with my blush and lipstick. We paint our nails together. It's fun and nothing about sexualising or self esteem.
Nothing to be ashamed of and nothing to hide. Same with my glass of wine with dinner. I don't lie about it or hide it. As a grown up I enjoy a nice wine with a meal, and when she's big like mummy she can too.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 15-06-2016 at 13:40.
Makeup is not bad or evil. I find it pretty. I love the colours. I love the way specific eye shadow colours make eyes 'pop'. I love bold lipstick colours. They are just beautiful. Foundation is the canvas for me to express myself. Whether it is natural or glam it is an expression of ME.
My self esteem is fine. I put makeup on my face for ME.
And that is what I tell my child. Why lie? Why hide it? If I hide something to me it seems like I should be ashamed of it. And I am not. Because it is not shameful. And I do not want my children to think its shameful.
Everything I wear is also an expression of me. Makeup is a part of it.
And I'll add wine is good. Wine is fabulous. Mmmm wine...
yeh I have no issues with young kids playing with makeup. If they like it - great,
I also dont think there is anything sinister in making the you tube tutorial. My DD watches these tutorials all the time. Constantly.
Taste tests, cooking challenges, play doh challenges, toy openings and reviews .... and she is constantly making videos of her own.
She begs me to put them on you tube (but I wont ) but she most certainly (even at 6 or 7) would have known how to do this kind of tutprial
If you stopped wearing makeup do you think some people would think, possibly even make a sideways comment that you'd "let yourself go"?
What advice would anyone have for a woman going for a job interview "wear some make-up (not too much) so you look professional".
How many women say they feel naked without their "face" on?
The expectations on women to wear the "right" makeup for a variety of situations is immense but it is so deeply ingrained that it is rarely even called in to question.
Why should my professionalism be called into question because I am bare faced, but my male colleague's is not?
I appreciate the art in skilled make-up application and think that men or women should feel confident to use it as an extension of self expression. I don't think it is right that a woman is expected to spend 10-60 minutes longer a day getting ready than a man. That's a minimum of 125 days of her adult life spent just doing makeup. If you have a one hour face then that's more than 2 years of your life spent applying makeup.
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