My daughter Quinnlin is eleven. It’s a big eleven. She’s testing her limits, gaining new interests and trying new things. In exploring new things she is trying makeup and learning a lot in the process.
She’s watched countless videos by the KrazyCrayCray and the late Talia Joy.
I’ve been giving her and letting her buy make up for the last 18 months to play with and occasionally let her wear (Girl Scouts Father-Daughter Dance) and over the last month or two I’ve let her wear it daily if she wanted. She’s certainly taken tips about less is more and we’ve working on scaling back.
Several people we’ve encountered have made negative comments about her being “so young” to wear make up.
I wholeheartedly disagree. One of the reasons I’ve let her experience several different make up options is because I want her to grow up feeling like she has options with everything…that she can try out different things and stop what she’s doing and change her mind.
Maybe it’s a small way to get her started in life to help her understand. I want her to try new things not only with make up but with everything in her life, so she can figure out what feels right to her in love, life, pleasure and work.
We all should be trying new things…
Try something else.
Until it feels right.
Start something new.