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Why we let our young daughter use makeup

As our daughter grows up (and up and up!), I’m most definitely realising that her baby days are long gone, and her toddler days too.  But I often find it really hard to let go and her her find her way, let her independence grow and let her discover the world around her in her way.

But it’s vital for their development isn’t it?

One area that we give her absolute free-rein is make-up.  She loves to experiment and I adore to see her ‘apply it’, seeing the end result of invariably blue or pink eyeshadow smudged all around her eyelids.  It’s an adorable part of a little girl being no-so-little and growing her make-believe fairy wings out.  Though it makes me sad and even pine for my beautiful newborn, I can equally see my beautiful, wonderful daughter blossoming and growing, expressing herself and becoming her.  To me, that’s just as important as remembering her baby and toddler days.

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She loves to browse the shelves in Claire’s Accessories and choose something to spend her pocket money on.  I can see when she’s old enough to get her ears pierced, she will be in double her element here!

Then there’s her hair, which is long enough to tie back in a high ponytail and she loves to use accessories.  In wearing makeup and doing her hair, she’s expressing herself and doing harm to no one.  We have an agreement that she happily sticks to:

she wears makeup only on weekends and school holidays

she uses it only over a wipe-clean surface

she asks before she borrows mine

she takes it off every night

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And that’s why we let our young daughter use makeup… 



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  1. I had a 4 year old girl come to my class last year in Dubai with a full face of make up that her mother applied to her every morning because she said her daughter felt sad without it on and the mother didn’t want her daughter to feel sad. School rules, make up off. I won the very short battle by the fact I didn’t wear make up to school so the mother bought me a full set as it made her sad my face was bare. #pocolo

  2. Hi Carol,
    I am so much happy by visiting your blog. My baby(7 Years) so much talent about make-up !
    I am surprised that to see her interest on make -up. I also Love wearing make-up. I am incomplete without Make-up 🙂 <3

  3. My 6 year old has some play make up but she isn’t allowed to wear it out of the house. I don’t like it but she loves the stuff. I rarely wear make up myself so it’s not something they see me apply. Her elder sister has absolutely no interest in it which I’m glad about. I want them to know that they are perfect without it but it’s an option if they should decide to when they are older #pocolo

  4. I don’t have a daughter so I don’t feel qualified to offer an opinion on the subject. But I do like your take, letter her discover things for herself, promoting her happiness without over indulgence. Thanks for sharing!

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