Question by  Jan53 (91)

My 13 year old daughter wants to wear lip color - should I let her?

I cannot decide if she is too young. I don't want her growing up too fast.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

At this age, forbidding something is not going to work--she'll sneak if it is important enough to her. Instead, if you say yes, you get to choose the colors.


Answer by  mom98 (153)

I don't think that she is too young but she really doesn't need to wear lip color at 13 because her lips are naturally plump and red. She would be better off just using lip gloss. If she is that intent on wearing makeup let her use a little mascara.


Answer by  caliprincess04 (155)

13 is the about the age when girls are starting to experiment with makeup. Lip color is a very good way to ease into tasteful makeup for younger girls. Target has many inexpensive brands that would be a good way to explore pink glosses and balms.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

A little lip color is not going to hurt her. It doesn't matter if you accept it or not your daughter is growing up quickly and she's already a teenager.


Answer by  Meredith92 (158)

You should let her wear lipstick, as long as it isn't distracting. She is growing up and there is nothing wrong with letting her explore make-up options.


Answer by  rabbits123 (85)

Let her express herself before she goes to school and starts changing her outfits and starts to put makeup on and before she leaves she takes it off. let her gain your trust and you should gain hers and let her know shes free.


Answer by  JessM (256)

Letting her wear lip color at 13 is a personal choice, however I recommend bargaining with her. For example, it will be alright with you if she wears a light, conservative color instead of bold. If she wants brighter colors, then just tell her no. This will give both of you an equal say and can avoid conflict.

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