Hi mums,
My daughter is 13 years old and I was wondering if she should start wearing makeup. I was thinking a light BB Cream is ok?

Posted by amelia_nap, 18th June 2017

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  • If she has asked I’d say yes a light foundation and help her to apply it. Perhaps a little blusher but keep it to a very natural look. Usually if you say no they will do the opposite. If she hasn’t asked let her skin breath a bit longer as at thirteen she has plenty of time for make up.

  • I don’t think so, but prohibiting it entirely will surely make her want to wear it more!! so be careful!!. (and if you wear it then it might be hard to prohibit her since you are sort of setting her an example). I think she needs to think about why she wants to wear it….and perhaps help her to make sure she feels good about herself (and isn’t turning to this prop to do it for her); also help her to think about how it will impact her financially and timewise; and whether she is really going to attract the ‘right kind’ of attention…. (in my experience boys/men who find make up is important generally aren’t the sort to stick with you as you get old and ugly!)… and also the skin issues already mentioned. So many products are harmful, allow the UV to damage skin and are basically toxins that the body absorbs…. personally don’t touch the stuff and neither do the daughters.

  • I assume she’s asked if she can? If she’s going to wear any, I’d say a BB cream would ok, as well as maybe a tinted lip balm, as long as she cleanses her skin well at the end of the day. You don’t want to aggravate hormonal skin if she’s beginning to get acne (from someone who has always had hormonal, acne-prone skin). It can’t hurt to teach her good skin hygiene at the same time and find a gentle skin cleanser. Maybelline tends to make good products for younger skin, including tinting lip balms and a BB cream.

  • I am a little confused here…has she asked to wear makeup?
    My view would be to make sure she cleans her face well and if indeed she is pushing for makeup then maybe a light BB cream and a good nourishing lip gloss.
    Wishing you both all the best.

  • My daughter is 14, almost 15, and I wouldn’t let her wear make up. Luckily she never asks for it, and her group of friends are like her.

  • I agree – maybe a light BB cream or lip gloss, but Id try to keep it to tat for a couple more years.

  • in my opinion i wouldnt. i have a daughter who is not yet 13, shes 8. she takes my sorbilene (forgot spelling) cream from the bump bottle that i use for my face. I dont wear make up and im 34yrs old.
    but i guess BB cream is okay. remember once they get older, they will or mite be using makeup. we want to keep our face clean before starting to put nasties on our faces. just remind your daughter to wash her face every day and not block any pores that can create some fun business on your face that we dont want. i had to wear makeup for my wedding, it was not what i wanted as it made me look un-natural. i had to keep reminding the makeup lady that i want my face as natural as possible.

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