According to Teen Vogue’s beauty and health director Eva Chen, “A lot of tween girls think makeup is really exciting to them when they first start to wear it because it’s probably something they haven’t been allowed to do. About 13 or 14, they feel like they’re over lip gloss. They still wear it, but that’s when they want to transition into mascara, but that’s one more step for parents to accept.”
I don’t suggest that girls be allowed to wear any kind of makeup whenever they want. I would suggest for them to wait until they are in middle school. When they do begin using cosmetics, they should only wear light colors and waterproof mascara.
I also think it is extremely important for parents and guardians to always strive to improve their child’s self-esteem. They should always remind them how wonderful a person they are. “Teenagers have this glow, this beauty, that adults try to reproduce. They are very lucky to have it. Don’t cover it up!” says Chen from Teen Vogue.