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When Should Children Be Allowed To Wear Make Up?

When Should Children Be Allowed To Wear Make Up?

A question that’s as old as the tale of time, when should children be allowed to wear make up?

I’ve got to be honest, I originally wrote “when should girls be allowed to wear make up” and then changed my mind because I didn’t want anyone being offended that only girls should wear it.

Anyway, back to my point. What age do you think children should be allowed to wear make up? It’s a difficult question because it poses so many follow up questions like:

What is considered a ‘child’ in your mind?

How much make up?

What kind of make up?



So how do we make the decision about make up?

Well, we are the parents and we know what is best for our child. I remember not being allowed to wear make up (outside of the house) until I went to high school and I don’t think that was a bad decision from my parents. Personally, I wouldn’t want my child wearing make up under the age of 11. They are still in primary school, and make up can give a bad impression of that child (and parents) to everyone else.

However, I’m not saying that people who let their children wear make up are wrong either. It’s their decision and their opinion. I’m in no position to judge because there are probably things that other parents don’t let their children do, but I do with mine.

Does it really matter whether a child is wearing make up? It’s normally because they want to look pretty like their Mummy does. Also, you’re the soul protector of your child and if anyone says anything then you can stick up for your child.

What are your opinions on children wearing make up?


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