“Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham is all for letting her 7-year-old daughter wear makeup to school.
I totally get the want to wear makeup at a young age. But 7? That’s so young! Maybe I don’t know because I’m not a mother. But I was 7 once.
When I was 7 the only makeup I can remember wearing was a glittery lip balm. I got it as a gift and I cherished that thing so much. It was my first makeup item and I felt like I was on top of the world.
What are 7-year-olds wearing these days, fake lashes and a full-face of makeup?
I had my fun at age 7, but seemed to forget about makeup for a few years. When I was 11, I loved sparkly lip gloss. I kind of stuck to that, and that was it. Plus, my mom wasn’t going to buy me makeup, so I had to use my own money if I really wanted it, and I didn’t want it bad enough.
When I was 13, I started to really experiment with makeup. I tried mascara for the first time. I got an eye shadow palette with so many colors that I looked forward to wearing a different one every morning to school.
Makeup was exciting. It was fun. I felt like a whole new girl when I put it on.
But looking back, I’m not sure if I’d let a 7-year-old me wear a full face of makeup to school. But maybe if I told someone they couldn’t wear makeup, then they’d want to wear it even more. My mom never told me I couldn’t wear makeup. I just discovered it on my own at my own pace. So what if I had discovered it at age 7 and wanted to wear it to school? I wonder what she would’ve said.
I mean there are makeup products geared toward kids. So obviously I don’t expect young girls to never use those and only wear makeup at home. If you’re letting your kid play with makeup sets at a young age at home, they’re probably going to want to wear it to school.
I think it’s important to educate young girls about what makeup means and what it’s for. As long as they realize it’s fun and can make them feel good and that they shouldn’t use it to try to win a boy over or to compete with other girls, they’ll be fine. Right?