When is the right age to start wearing makeup?

What is the Appropriate Age to Wear Makeup?


From Womens Healthcare Topics

Do you remember dressing up in your mom’s high heels? Putting on her dress? How about wearing her red lipstick and blue eye shadow? We live in a society that influences little girls to grow up fast. For a young lady, wearing makeup is often seen as a rite of passage to becoming a woman. The question is: At what age is it appropriate to wear makeup? What is the appropriate amount of makeup and what colors are best?

There is no “right” age to start wearing makeup. Some girls begin wearing minimal makeup at age 11, such as lipstick or eye shadow. Parents of young girls display controversy on the issue. Some parents are more conservative in their views stating that kids do not get to be kids anymore. More and more young girls are being influenced by music and the media to look, dress and act a certain way. You can find just about any cosmetic product in glitter: nail polishes, lotions, lip gloss, eye makeup, and bikinis are targeting girls ages 6-12.

Some psychologist state that wearing makeup at an early age leads to increased interest from males. Some believe it is sending a message that says you are mature and possibly interested in being in a physical relationship. Makeup changes the perceptions of the face to be similar to that of a mature woman.

You may have heard the famous words, “Everyone’s wearing it in school,” and “It’s not fair.” It is important to question why she truly wants to wear makeup. If it is because everyone else is doing it or so guys will notice her, these are dangerous signals. How you feel about her wearing makeup sets a precedent for everything else she does. Allowing a young girl to wear makeup sooner than when you feel she is ready, may send the message that she can partake in other “adult-like” activities sooner than she is ready for them.

It is an inevitable fact that young girls are going to want to wear makeup at some point in their life. It is essential at the onset of wearing of makeup that clear boundaries are set on what types of makeup and the amount being worn is determined. How much makeup is too much? It is best when staring out, to keep the makeup subtle.

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HAIR BY WELLA: Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards

 

 

Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards

Hair by

Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Andy Lecompte

Hair Look:
The newly appointed Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist, Andy Lecompte, gave five-time Teen Choice Award winner Selena Gomez loose, flawless waves for last night’s Teen Choice Awards. For Selena’s tango-inspired Teen Choice performance, her hair was pulled back into a chic, low ponytail.

Credit Info:
Hair products: Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray, Stay Essential Finishing Spray, Pearl Styler Styling Gel
Stylist: Andy Lecompte, Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist

Step-by-Step Styling
1. Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier was added to her wet hair to prime it for styling
2. Blow dry the hair completely smooth with a ceramic brush
3. Spritz hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray to protect hair from heat fatigue
4. Separate hair into small sections and use a medium to large barrel curling iron to set loose waves
5. Use fingers to apply Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray, tucking the hair behind one ear and giving it an all-over polished look

Then, for Selena’s Performance:
6. Using a dollop of Wella Professionals Pearl Styler Styling Gel on the palms, smooth hair back toward the nape of the neck and secure with a hair elastic
7. Using a ½ inch section from her hair, wrap the pony to hide the hair elastic and secure with hair pins into a chic, low ponytail

About Wella Professionals Styling
Wella Professionals Styling represents a refined collection of international salon favorites and iconic products recently innovated to create an extensive range destined for hair greatness. The new products combine wet styling, dry styling and finishing products, with each range offering four levels of hold. Wella Professionals Care and Styling launched in May 2011 in professional salons across North America. For more information, visit www.wella.com


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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Create a Change Purse for Charity

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are helping the world get fashionably charitable.  The designing sisters have created a limited-edition change purse for their JC Penny Olsenboye collection. Proceeds benefit Pennies from Heaven, a campaign that gives to after-school programs.

“Every child should have the opportunity to be part of a positive and nurturing environment after school,” Ashley said in a statement. “Through the purchase of an Olsenboye change purse, customers can help support after-school programs and impact a child’s life,” Mary-Kate added.

The purse, which features a peace sign, can be purchased exclusively at JCPenny for $9.99, with all proceeds going toward the campaign.

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