I want to wear makeup but I'm scared
about what my parents would say. I always see other girls in school
wearing mascara and eyeliner. I’m in 8th grade and I just want to
wear mascara because I have short eyelashes. How should I bring it
Wearing makeup can be a fun part of
growing up, but it can also make mom and dad feel like they’re
losing their baby girl. Proving that you can handle it by following
these steps will erase their hesitation and show how mature you’ve
Be considerate of their feelings
The last thing you want is for your
parents to think you’re growing up too fast. Asking to wear make
up will probably start a conversation about your maturity level, so
be sure to act in a calm, sophisticated manner instead of whining and
using the “everyone else is doing it!” excuse. Start the convo
by telling them that you believe you’re mature enough to wear make
up, and would just use it to enhance your already beautiful features.
Giving full-blown examples of how you manage to walk the dog, take
out the trash AND finish your math homework might be a good start.
Have Mom give you a lesson
If you get mom involved from the
get-go, she’ll feel like she’s a part of the process and has some
control over your make up usage. Take a mother-daughter outing to
the nearest department store and have someone from the makeup counter
help you find the perfect mascara. Not only will this keep your mom
involved, but it will also be a great bonding experience! Ask mom
what she thinks about each pick—she’ll be thrilled to think you
value her opinion.
Ditch the clown face!
Prove to your parents that you can in
fact wear make up without looking like you belong in a circus by only
applying a little at a time. Be sure not to over-do the mascara and
just use it at appropriate times, like a school dance. Showing your
parents how you can use it in moderation will definitely impress
them, so keep it to a minimum and don’t make them regret their
Good luck, girlie!
BY CASEY LIEBERMAN ON 6/15/2011 8:00:00 AM
POSTED IN make-up, family, how to talk to parents, advice