Lately, when I scroll through my feed on multiple social medias sites, I always see young girls around the ages of 11-13 wearing full faces of makeup. It made me ponder what is the appropriate age for girls to start wearing “heavy” makeup? I personally started wearing makeup at a very young age. When I was in middle school I started to get a lot of pimples and I got insecure with how I looked, y’all can imagine the things middle school girls would say about a pimple. I remember sneaking into my moms bathroom to find her makeup bag to get something to cover the pimples up. Through out middle school, I kept using more and more makeup and by the time I was a freshman in high school I wore a full face of makeup.
Looking back on pictures I always thought, why did I try to cover up my face it wasn’t even that bad! My mom would always encourage me to tone it down on the makeup use and I would never listen. I am now currently a senior in high school and I love wearing makeup. I know what y’all are thinking, for someone who wears so much makeup and started to wear it at a young age, what possible advice could she give. Well as someone who never listened to her mom about makeup, I have some tips to give that might help.
My first tip is that if you are a young girl reading this or a mom reading for a daughter, don’t wear makeup if you don’t know how to apply it or what it is. When I started in middles school, mostly everything I used, I had no idea how to use it. If your daughter, or you as a pre-teen really want to start experimenting with makeup, ask you’re mom if she can give you a tutorial on how to use certain products. Even if she tells you how to do it, don’t wear it everyday, maybe make it a weekend or special occasion type of thing. You’re mom might even be nice enough to buy you your first mascara when she feels you’re ready.
My next tip is, if you are wearing makeup to try and cover up a blemish or a mark on your face that you don’t like, DON’T DO IT. I used to cover pimples all the time with so much makeup and it never did anything to make it go away, I actually felt like it made my blemishes more noticeable. Also if you put so much product on your blemishes then it will just clog your pores creating more and more pimples which is everyone’s least favorite thing.
My final tip is if you’re in middle school, you don’t need makeup. Yes, middle school is an awkward time when you want to be older and be more respected but makeup can won’t change you into those things. It might make you look a little older but it won’t change your age. No one needs makeup to be prettier, makeup is an enhancement of the beautiful girl you already are! Just be patient your day for makeup will come and when it does come you will understand fully what makeup is and does for the beautiful girl you already are.
*Thanks for reading! I hope y’all enjoyed! I’ll be pack Sunday with a new post and then I’ll be back on the normal posting schedule so tune in for a new post Sunday! Ciao! *