What Age is Good for Makeup?

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Jul 09, 2012

Margarita Q.

11 til whatever 

Jul 08, 2012

Rebecca K.

I started wearing eyeshadow when I was 11. I'm 13 now and just starting to get into foundation and concealer. I personally think you don't need to wear makeup younger then 10. My sister watches toddlers and tiaras and all the makeup they put on the kids disgusted me so I don't think it's for kids (unless we're talking dress up of course).

Jul 08, 2012

Nur A.

I started out with just powder and chap stick when I was 13. I'll use a lip gloss instead for special occasions like weddings but I started using make up regularly when I was 17. Even then, it wasn't much like powder, concealer, eyeliner and gloss. Its only now (I'm 18) when I started to use blusher and foundation etc. I don't use it everyday though. Best to go bare, really. Give your skin a break!

Jul 08, 2012

Kayla D.

Kira, I'm 15 and began wear makeup when I was about your age. I was only allowed to use foundation and minimal eye makeup at first. After my mon gave me tips, I was set free in the drugstore. If you are only wear the basics at 11, I'm sure you'll be fine. Don't let makeup be your hiding place because you are beautiful. If you began to cover up your face more, the more blemishes you will have. Always moisturize, and wash it all off before you sleep. Try to keep it neutral at school, I remember my middle school didn't appreciate us girls huddling over 1 stick of eyeliner during break. As long as you know what you are doing, I'm sure you are not too young.

Jul 06, 2012

Kristen B.

I started playing in makeup in 4th grade.
I think it's fine to wear makeup whenever or
wherever you want just so long as you LOVE
doing it. Dont feel pressured into putting it on
or put it on to please others.

Jul 06, 2012

Elise B.

I think the best kind of makeup for middle schoolers is the minimal kind. Unless you have a serious skin problem, you only need concealer. I wouldn't go all out. Don't forget you will have gym class. Nobody looks good in drippy makeup :). Just stick to the basics like mascara (brown black-not straight up fake looking lashes) and lipgloss. Just enjoy being young and experimenting on the weekends. Oh, and try getting started with SPF moisturizer. 

Jul 06, 2012

Sadé W.

13 and up or maybe even 12 and up

Jul 06, 2012

Consuelo A.

Age wise, that depends. I did a bit of eye liner,mascara and light lipstick when I went to my first formal dance. I was 14. and this was allowd because I didnt wanna look like I put on a bunch of war paint. 

Jul 06, 2012

Consuelo A.

that depends on yr parents and how the youngster feels. To be honest if YOU are trying to convince your parents to allow it I wuldnt start by painteing my face like a clown. Go slow, like with tinted lip gloss, and mascara. Then after a few months or years upgrade to some eye liner and some ONCE IN A WHILE NOT EVERY DAY lips tick and eye liner. You dont start off by runing, you first crawl and then walk, then you run. Also rember, LESS IS MORE. You dont need a tub of make up on your face to be beautyfull. Make up is soposed to ENHANCE your NATURAL beauty. Not cover it up. 

Jul 05, 2012

Crystal C.

A good age would be I feel when you start to and or allowed to arch your eyebrows...but preferably 16-18. Also depends on what particular look your trying to go for, what do you want to focus on, because what you think you need you or how much you feel you need may not be necessary.

Jul 04, 2012

Sierra K.

I hate to put an age on it. There shouldn't be an age to start, because everyone is different and has different circumstances. I have two young neighbor girls who look up to me a lot, they are 6 and 8. They always ask me to put makeup on them and I say, only if you parents allow it. So with permission, I applied a light wash of sparkly pinks and purples on their eyes, a touch of mascara and a light shimmery blush and they still looked as beautiful as before. It wasn't about covering up anything, it was about enhancing what they had, and adding colors that express their personalities. I told them that less is more, and makeup is fun and nothing to feel guilty about wearing and being curious of.

Jul 03, 2012

Nadia N.

I started wearing it regularly at age 12

Jul 03, 2012

Sophia G.

When your young if you feel you really need it do something with light weight light coverage but eyes go crazy with :)

Jul 03, 2012

Eva B.

if you are old enough to shave your armpits:p i was about 14 when i started wearing mascara. kids start wearing make-up and acting 'like adults' earlier and earlier. (too young in my opinion) i wish i was still a kid! enjoy it while you can. But i think if you réally want to start wearing make-up and your parents are okay with it you should, always do what you are comfortable with. No matter what someone elses opinion is (like mine ;p) maybe some mascara and lipgloss? don't go overrboard right away^^

Jul 03, 2012

Camryn A.

To any and everyone that said makeup makes you look older, it really doesn't that much. If you are like Sarai, the youtuber KrazyRayRay, then you might want to wear makeup. She is 15 and looks 12. It apprpiate for her to wear makeup. Especially if you want to look a bit older if you look way younger than your age. So, Kira, that amount of makeup is okay afterall, you look beautiful as far as I can see on your profile. Just keep it up!!

Try to keep the colors very neautral I just got out of middle school and in still going to use neutrals in high school

BTW - in the last issue of Makeup Artist Magazine was an article about an 11-year-old boy who does special effects makeup. So is 11 too young? The answer is no.

Jul 03, 2012

Flavia C.

I started wearing makeup at 13, and my mom was the one that put eyeliner on me. Eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara was all i wore til i turned 16, then began the whole face thing. As long as your past elementary it should be fine, or puberty lol 

Jul 02, 2012

Celina D.

Personally I don't think it really matters. Of course there is a line, I don't think that elementary schoolers should be wearing makeup, that's just silly. But throughout 7th and 8th grade, I wore makeup sometimes, just eyeliner though, perhaps a few days before 8th grade ended I started to wear mascara and a little bit of shadow. I spent those years experimenting and steadying my hand. Now my makeup is a lot cleaner and less un-natural looking. Unless it's blue or something, but you know what I mean. Last year for 9th grade there was only one day I didn't wear makeup. Well then and midterms and finals, but as long as you want to, and your parents are okay with it, then feel free to express yourself! People wear different clothes, shoes, get piercings, get tattoos, draw, sing, write, makeup is no less of a medium to channel yourself into something tangible! I'm going to be a sophomore in high school next year, I have tons of friends (sophomore and older!) who haven't ever touched a drop of makeup, so don't feel pressured to wear it because of other people, do what you want! Good luck~

Jul 02, 2012

Monica J.

It is great to start practicing with makeup at your age. My daughter started practicing about 12. She is now 16 and has learned so much from YouTube gurus. She has real talent for it. She could work as a makeup artist now. If it is something you really have a passion for, keep practicing! It is always best to stay with natural makeup for school, but you can do alot with naturals.

Jul 02, 2012

Sofia M.

Personally i think thats a lot for a 11 year old. Especially for going out. You have all your teen/adult life to cake it on dont be in a rush to look older :) trust me as a girl who has looked 4-5 years younger than my actual age i know how appealing it is. I started wearing real makeup at 13. Before then it was just lipgloss and bonnie bell chapstick. At 13 i wore mascara and lipgloss. In highschool i started wearing eyeliner and eyeshadow and foundation etc.
HOWEVER, i think at 11-12 playing around with makeup at home is great and fun! Do whatever suits your fancy just look like yourself when you go out and about and at school. Tinted moisturizer, mascara, and lipgloss is most appropriate for middle school and all you really need. Save the other stuff for high school. :)

Kennedy R.

Jul 02, 2012

Kennedy R.

I'm 12 and I like wearing make up but my mom doesn't like it wel if u like it and u like putting it on and u feel good with it on then knock yourself out!!!!!!!!!!!
That's wat I do!!!!!!!!!!
Long live young make up lovers!!!!!!!!

Jul 02, 2012

Erin E.

Im 14 and started collecting and wearing makeup the summer before 7th grade and I wore mascara, tinted moisterizer,concealer, powder, and eyeshadow but now i wear eyeliner on my waterline and tightline only.

Jul 02, 2012

Kiyomi W.

I started wearing make up going into middle school but just minimal, nothing on my face. just mascara and eyeliner. and i started getting into eyeshadow 7th grade. And full face makup in 8th, 

Jul 02, 2012

Shreya D.

If you are before 14 concealer powder maybe and mascara and gloss, maybe until 16 ish don't go to overboard and just have fun!

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