Remember all those times you’d come home and catch your daughter playing dress up with your clothes? She’d have your blouse on as a dress, wear your pretty pearls and have a whole gunk of make up on. Bet you were either mad or laughed your head off.
That may have been when she was much younger. Now, she no longer wears your clothes because she feels your clothes are too motherly for her taste. She does however periodically borrow your make-up and wear it to school.
It is actually quite normal for girls in their teens to start wearing make up but at what age and how much? Unless your daughter is performing on stage, 15 to 18 is the time when they truly start to experiment with cosmetics. It will be a lot better if instead of scolding her, you help her learn to apply them properly rather than having her use the wrong products. She doesn’t realize it but until they are in their mid twenties, their beautiful skin doesn’t really need make-up.
Teach her the art of making up by making down. A little powder, mascara and lip gloss is often enough to enhance our beauty. All the highest paid fashion models and actresses do not walk around with pounds of cosmetics on their face. They use just enough to highlight their best features and to add just a touch of color to make them look healthy.
In fact, make it a fun time where you and your daughter can make each other up. Then you can give each other a fashion show and have your pictures taken together.
Originally posted on July 31, 2006 @ 3:15 am