How Young Is Too Young For Makeup?
As a budding teenager, femininity horrified me. I denied having breasts until it could be denied no longer; my period was the worst thing that had ever happened to me; and I was more interested in basketball stats than makeup products. I prided myself on being a tomboy, as did most of my girlfriends, that's why I can't believe the latest numbers on young girls embracing their lipsticks tubes.
According to author Lisa Bloom's new book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World, just over 15% of girls under the age of 12 are already wearing wearing mascara, eyeliner and lipstick on a regular basis. That seems awfully young, doesn't it?
At that age I remember begging my mom to shave my legs to no avail, despite an embarrassing coat of fuzzy armour. I can't really imagine asking her to pick me up some rouge at the makeup counter. Her first question would have been: what for? And then she would have told me to embrace my naturally rosy cheeks for as long as possible. So why isn't anyone talking to these girls and telling them they already look perfect just the way they are?
Have your say! How young is too young to wear makeup?
By: Laura; Photo by iStockphoto.