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GeoGirl, the forthcoming Walmart makeup line aimed at tweens, continues to cause a stir. Although some corners of the Web have been outraged by GeoGirl, this news clip instead focuses on two Oklahoma moms who aren't crazy about their daughters wearing makeup. "At this age," one says, "They just need to learn that they can be accepted for who they are, not how pretty they can make themselves be." Do you agree?

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lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
my 10 year old wants to wear it because her older sister talks about it. my 12 year old wants to wear it because her friends wear it. and her friends, who all look younger than 10, look silly with their makeup on. my 12 year old agrees they don't look good, but for some reason wants the makeup. i let my 12 year old get her brows waxed. but this is more because she got 12 stiches in her in her right brow when she was 4, and so the one needs some special tending to .... but it works when i say "none of your friends have their brows waxed now, DO THEY??" at 12 these little girls all look so perfect w/o makeup. wish my skin looked like theirs.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
I love that you were a 14-year-old mod. My crush on Paul Weller began around that age, too.
kohina kohina 6 years
I was bad I know haha. He found my stash but I just said my mom bought me some (my parents are divorced) and he was mad but he let it slide when he actually saw what I had. I mostly had sheer lipglosses and brownish eyeshadows so he wasn't too upset. He did get upset when I discovered black liquid eyeliner at 14 and wore a mod (I was obsessed with the 60s and still kind of am) cat eye everyday though :X.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Anon 3, I thought it was interesting that the mother who wore more makeup had the girl who wasn't interested in it. (And her daughter may have talked more, but that footage may have been cut.) My mom wore makeup when I was growing up, but I honestly had no interest in it until 7th or 8th grade. I think this is because she emphasized school, sports, and creativity over looks. So I don't know, I don't think it's about whether a mother wears makeup; it's more about the messages that she delivers to her daughter. I mean, the other mom wore barely any makeup but her little girl was obsessed with lipstick. I don't think makeup is the devil (obviously) but I see no reason for girls to wear it. When they're older, sure, if they want. Kohina, you're such a bad seed! ;) You're not the only one, though. It's so interesting to see how some girls are just DYING to wear makeup, and they'll stop at nothing to do it. Did your dad ever find out about your criminal past?
kohina kohina 6 years
I remember desperately wanting makeup when I was 12 and my dad (who solely raised me) wasn't having it. He didn't let me wear anything above lip smackers. So I went to a beauty store noticed they didn't have cameras and stole enough makeup to last me through middle school (and possibly longer lol). I used to put it on on the bus so he wouldn't see. I'm not bragging but it's just an example of what young kids will do when they have their mind set on something. Anyways, anyone not in middle school is too young but I don't see anything wrong with buying lipgloss, tinted balms or a really sheer and light neutral eyeshadow or something if the kid really wants to try it and experiment. Cause they're gonna find a way to wear it if they really really want to.
shalee55 shalee55 6 years
My 12 year old neighbor is wearing makeup, she already looks much older than she is.... Lets put it this way, if she were my daughter no's way too young.. Skin care other than lip gloss no
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
My mom took me to the Clinique counter, too, but I think I was 14. At the age of 10, I had no interest in wearing makeup. I'm curious -- what do you think drives your daughters? Is it a fun thing, or are other girls in their school wearing makeup?
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
my 10 and 12 year old are begging to wear makeup. lip gloss only at this age (imho). and no offense, but when they start wearing makeup, it won't come from walmart. i'll take them the the clinique counter or something similar.
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