July 13, 2011 1:27 am at 1:27 am #597925happym19Member
whats your opinion on when girls should start wearing makeup????July 13, 2011 1:37 am at 1:37 am #786036Another nameParticipant
That’s a hard one, since it really depends on the girl’s circle, but in my opinion other than for simachos, girls shouldn’t start wearing makeup until they’re “on the market”July 13, 2011 1:39 am at 1:39 am #786037DroidMember
When they start dating.July 13, 2011 1:48 am at 1:48 am #786038popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I disagree. I think girls should wear makeup when they want to.
Girls are supposed to feel like women, and think they are pretty, even before they are “on the market.” It is part of their gender identity, and part of who they are.
My niece is 5 and has been occasionally wearing makeup for years. She asks my sister in law to put it on- she wants to do what her mother does. (My sister in law bought this box of 100 colors in target for like 20 buck, and my niece picks random colors and looks a bit odd sometimes. But she likes it and that’s what matters.)July 13, 2011 1:53 am at 1:53 am #786039bortezomibParticipant
I didnt get makeup till right before sem, although I awkwardly put on for shabbos once in a while.
In high school I made fun of people who wore makeup- like what, Hashem didn’t do a good job so you have to make yourself look like something your not?
And who is a frum girl trying to impress in high school anyway?
(That mehalach has gone out the window by now..)
I think that once a girl has reached “marriagable age” makeup is appropriate, and not before then, unless her self-esteem depends on it.
Now, when I come downstairs Friday night, and my grandmother sees me, she’ll say “Wow,you look beautiful!” and then, as a followup “Powder and paint makes a woman what she aint!”
Heartwarming, I know;)July 13, 2011 1:55 am at 1:55 am #786040i said soMember
i dont think there is anything wrong with wearing makeup!
at least it makes the girl feel good about herself, thats what matters!
but dont exagerate keep it nice and modest!July 13, 2011 2:05 am at 2:05 am #786041happym19Member
do you think its ok if a girl in 11th grade wears light make up on shabbos just to make her feel nicer and looking a little extra nice on shabbos, especially if there are others in the comunity who do it as well. i was just wondering opinions, in my opinion i would think as long as its not done to an extreme its ok because she will be dating in a few years, but not even really for that reason just to make her feel good.
(i think thats basically what i said so was saying?) 🙂July 13, 2011 2:27 am at 2:27 am #786042yaakov doeParticipant
As soon as she feels she needs it.July 13, 2011 2:31 am at 2:31 am #786043bortezomibParticipant
If it makes you feel good, then there is no reason not to.
I think that light makeup on shabbos for a sixteen year old girl is totally cool.July 13, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #786044Another nameParticipant
happym19, lkavod shabbos it’s nice and even a mitzvah to wear a little makeup.
But there is no reason for preteens and young teens to showcase themselves every day in layers of bright makeup that makes them look 10 years older and makes passerbys eyes pop out.July 13, 2011 3:11 am at 3:11 am #786045charliehallParticipant
“when girls should start wearing makeup”
When they appear on television. Same for boys.
Seriously, Nixon lost the debate with Kennedy because the lack of makeup made him look awful under the bright lights. People who listened to the debate on the radio thought Nixon had won.July 13, 2011 3:18 am at 3:18 am #786046i said soMember
once a girl asks to wear makeup on shabbas or simchos, i think they should be allowed too!
as long as its modest and not to much!!!!! ( this is for all the teenagers that are wearing to much makeup! i just want u to know it doesnt make u look better it just makes u look much older! and trust me u have time to look like that!July 13, 2011 3:19 am at 3:19 am #786047hudiParticipant
I think in HS, so they can at least practice with it and know how to use it.July 13, 2011 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm #786049adorableParticipant
I started at the end of 11th but I understand why my mother was so skeptical about it when I started. it is pretty young but at the time I thought it was perfectly normal. I was the type of kid who needed it and wanted it and it meant a lot to me. I used to wear my mother’s until then sometimes on shabbos….July 13, 2011 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #786050oomisParticipant
Age 16 is about right for a little makeup. If she has bad skin, or is pale, even younger. Self-esteem is important at this age, and if makeup helps, so what? The key word is “little.” Enough to enhance, but not enough to make people feel she plastered it on or is dressing for Purim.July 13, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #786051tzippiMember
Ladies, think about when you and your friends did. If you can hold off till almost then, because kids grow up faster, you’re doing good.
The question is what they should be allowed to wear. My approach is whatever the school allows, and a little more liberal. The school has very strict guidelines, e.g. no nail polish because it wouldn’t be constructive to spend time checking hands. So if the kids wear b’tampt make up, and DON’T break school rules while in school, you’re probably ok. This is assuming this is your school’s approach as well. If their approach is that it’s never acceptable, then don’t go against the school.July 13, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #786052KateMember
towards the end of high school.July 14, 2011 12:01 am at 12:01 am #786053giggle girlParticipant
bortezomib – exactly my thoughts about your first post!!!
the best makeup artist is Ha-Shem and you can’t disagree with that. by wearing makeup you’re basically saying that Ha-Shem didn’t do a good job.
okay, fine. so you could wear makeup just not at such a young age and not so much. people should start wearing makeup – the earliest – in 12th grade. IMHOJuly 14, 2011 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #786054nishtdayngesheftParticipant
On another thread you were all up in arms about another poster veering slightly off topic. Yet you feel a comment about Richard Nixon’s television appearance is “on topic” in a thread about when frum teenage girls should start wearing makeup? Oh irony, we have met you and your name is Charlie Hall. It seems that the siman 600KiloBear gave is very accurate.July 14, 2011 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #786055alive and wellParticipant
to giggle girl
hashem also created makeupJuly 14, 2011 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm #786056tzippiMember
Re makeup for/on Shabbos: as nice as it is, and often the only opportunity our girls have if school proscribes it, I think we also don’t want to set our girls to feel that without makeup (e.g. Shabbos makeup is unavailable, three day yom tov, other factors) they just don’t feel good. So try to strike a balance.July 14, 2011 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #786057DroidMember
hashem also created makeup
Hashem also created plastic surgery.July 14, 2011 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #786058giggle girlParticipant
alive and well – Ha-Shem creates many things to test us. are you going to say it’s okay to smoke or drink or…
just saying. i know that makeup is not the same but…July 14, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #786059bein_hasdorimParticipant
Only after they’re married, only at home! (for their husbands)
as soon as they leave the house, they are required to remove all traces of makeup, mascara, lipstick, gloss, heels, color contacts, and long sheitels. also cannot talk on cellphones in public, even kosher ones.
(Especially kosher ones) 🙂July 15, 2011 4:12 am at 4:12 am #786060Altz is GitParticipant
All of what you’re saying is idealistic yet very unrealistic (did not mean to rhyme that but it just came out). i dont know about you, but im in the “late teens” and most of my contemporaries started wearing make-up in about 10th grade, and many started in 9th, some girls really over did it. its absolutly wonderful to have the outlook that HAshem is the greatet make-up artist.granted. unfortunatly that is not what the media nor our society states. every girl out there (and i mean EVER, no matter what you think) has a very very low esteemed outlook on herself, thanks a lot to stupid advertising which boasts extrememly skinny models with airbrushing to boot. girls and boys for that matter now have an exreme twisted view on how girls are supposed to look. so i can NOT blame anyone out there who feels like they must glob on the makeup and speak badly of themselves. its a real terrible situation that people must be aware of. unfortunatly telling a girl that she looks fine naturaly just wont cut it these days. chaval, because every one does look better natural.
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