(Closed) Would you let your six year old wear make-up?

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Would you let her wear make-up in the competition?


    No (please explain)

  • Post # 32
    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    I did competitive dancing when I was younger than six and always wore makeup on stage. I knew that stage makeup was not the same as every day makeup and I wasn’t allowed to wear proper makeup until I was 13.

    Makeup is important when you’re performing on stage or under lights. Lights in particular can wash you out. You need the makeup to distinguish facial features from the audience and for the judges. Things like facial expression really matter in competitions and recitals.

    Edited to say that stage makeup should mean a smooth complexion, bold lips and definition around the eyes, usually with white on the inner corners to make the eyes appear larger.

    Post # 33
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it’s fine. I definitely wore makeup when I was about that age in dance recitals. And I would let my little kid have age appropriate makeup. For example, my little sister (17 years younger) LOVED it when we would put on a little bit of lip gloss or sparkles on her. I personally don’t see anything wrong with it, but I also love makeup and started wearing it quite young.

    I think the amount and age appropriateness is key. Do I want my kid wearing makeup to school every day at 6? No. 

    Post # 34
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    For this I say yes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 35
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m normally not a fan of this I think young girls are forced to grow up to early as it is. But in saying that the I think the photo of her make up trail is very tasteful and the makeup artist has done well to highlight her age.

    Post # 36
    1812 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    For a dance recital or if they were acting in a play, or playing dress-up at home only.

    Post # 37
    9163 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I actually did Irish dancing- even competed at the world championships numerous times and we never ever wore make up or wigs like that. Everyone used to curl their hair but nothing like that.

    I actually think it is quite sad- it has taken the focus away from the actual dancing to what the dancers look like.

    Post # 38
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yup. For stuff like this. I wore make up when I was a baton twirler.

    I’d let her do it now and then just for fun too. Not daily, no reason to put stuff on a pretty baby’s skin. But I remember the best times with my Mom and she would dap her perfume on me  let me use her very coveted lipstick and if it was really special, blush!


    Post # 39
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    For me I wouldnt mind my 6 year old wearing makeup for a dance recital. Everyday life though it would just be chapstick and nail polish lol

    Post # 40
    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    For a dance recital, yes.  It is 100% appropriate.

    In fact, if you DONT put any makeup on her, chances are you won’t be able to see the majority of her face at all.  Those stage lights completely wash out us fair skinned irish folks.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 41
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    For something like this, yes, I absolutely would.  Good luck to your daughter!!!

    Post # 42
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I actually worked at an arts center that hosted the World Irish Dance Comeptition and there were girls everywhere with their wigs and makeup. I think it’s okay. Your daughter’s look is MUCH, MUCH more toned down than some of the things I saw. No need for 5 lbs of makeup for a child. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 43
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    For a dance competition YES, but not for everyday wear.

    Post # 44
    586 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MrsFuzzyFace:  I would only let her wear it for certain things so I’d say yes to this. I just wouldn’t want my daughter to get the idea she is only beautiful if she has makeup on like some of the young girls I know.

    Post # 45
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    In general, no, but for the stage, yes. I did ballet from age 3 on and we wore makeup. It’s to make your features more visible from the stage. Tons of blue eyeshadow, bright red cheeks and lips… totally ridiculous, but it makes a difference.

    Post # 46
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wore makup when I was 6-7 years old in dance recitals.  No issues from me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The topic ‘Would you let your six year old wear make-up?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors