💙Hi all, Lisa here!💙
Today I wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind recently – which is younger girls clothing and makeup. There’s been some controversy lately in the beauty community about whether or not younger (when I say younger I’m talking about the ages of ~5-10) girls should be wearing nice clothing and be putting makeup on at all.
My Stance On The Debate
My opinion is actually pretty simple, I think if the girl is interested herself in makeup, then let her go for it. If she’s obviously not interested and not having “fun” applying makeup then she should absolutely not be forced to put makeup on.
My opinion on clothing is a bit different. I know there are some people out there against putting cute, or more designer clothing on young girls, but I don’t see any harm in it as long as the clothing is modest for their age(7 year old’s don’t need to be wearing booty shorts, thank you).
There’s a lot of division among beauty influencers, and that’s okay. Everyone is allowed to have their opinion, and as I’ve now stated, I think a younger girl should be allowed to have fun putting makeup on if that’s something they are interested in.
Ultimately, it’s up to each parent to decide what’s right for their child. I do love seeing younger girls who are into fashion as I remember when I was younger I would create “custom” clothes for my dolls.
My Own Experience Growing Up
The first time I ever asked to put makeup on I was 9 years old, my mom showed me how to apply powder foundation and concealer, and from there I was hooked. I’m actually very grateful that my mom let me indulge in something I was interested in at the time, as I’ve really grown to love it and have created a career out of it.
On the other end of the spectrum, one of my close friends growing up had a mom who was very “old-fashioned”, and didn’t let her put makeup on or shave her legs until she was 14 years old(entering high-school). This friend of mine was made fun of and teased relentlessly, and actually came over to my house and borrowed my razor in order to shave so that she wouldn’t be made fun of.
This just goes to show that there are people on both sides of the fence, and that being too extreme one way or another has the potential to negatively effect your child.
I hope this wasn’t too long winded! Since you’re still with me I appreciate you taking the time to read my thoughts on the matter, be sure to reach out and let me know what you think!