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Monday, February 22, 2010

Spotted recently in NYC was the adorable 3-year-old Suri Cruise shopping with her mom Katie Holmes in Sephora. Suri sported a red lip gloss later that day.    It’s one thing letting a little girl play with makeup at home; it’s another to let her wear it in public. What do you think, should toddlers wear makeup?
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KidCity wrote:
1) 2/22/2010 10:24:29 AM
While its totally fine for kids to play with make-up, a society that encourages kids to wear makeup is really really wrong.
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RL wrote:
2) 2/22/2010 10:30:35 AM
I think a child playing around with her mothers make up is fine as long as the mother isn't putting makeup on the child every day. Playing dress up and putting on lipstick is perfectly healthy but if a child is going out everyday wearing blush, eyeshadow, lip gloss etc, that is crossing the line.
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katiecouturexo wrote:
3) 2/22/2010 10:32:09 AM
ugh there is no need for suri to be wearing makeup in public. obviously little girls love to play dress up but actually taking a toddler to sephora to buy makeup (AND BRIGHT RED AT THAT) so not necessary. poor little girl is going to be able to enjoy her childhood the way she is meant to.
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JennAA wrote:
4) 2/22/2010 10:34:05 AM
Absolutely NO make up for Toddlers! I have a 15 month old and the only thing she wears is balm to keep her lips from cracking/bleeding. Childhood is a short time period - there is plenty of time for make up as a teenager/adult.
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Leslita wrote:
5) 2/22/2010 10:35:23 AM
Granted, so has a different upbringing than most normal toddlers, but that is no excuse to perpetuate typical stereotypes for female attractiveness....
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mcl2008 wrote:
6) 2/22/2010 10:39:44 AM
It's okay to let girls play and experiment with makeup but I wouldn't let my little daughter wear makeup out in public. In the end, however, it is really up to the mother and if she thinks it's ok, then whatever.
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Ironic wrote:
7) 2/22/2010 10:40:16 AM
i dont think its that terrible. its just lip gloss after all , i would have opted for a sheer tone tho. girls just wanna have fun , people take the smallest things way too seriously. in a world of anorexia , murder and rape there are bigger fish to fry!
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karissah wrote:
8) 2/22/2010 10:42:24 AM
I think it's wrong. In today's society, we're forcing our children to grow up too fast. What happened to letting kids be kids? It's one thing to play around the house and put on blush or lipgloss, but to be going out wearing makeup and high heels? That's too much
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JewelQueen wrote:
9) 2/22/2010 10:43:39 AM
There has been a push in recent years to make little girls appear more mature, with adult-style clothing scaled down to fit them...and now makeup?!! I'm all for the at-home "dress-up" play, because it is just that - PLAY, not reality. Don't push these precious little beings into growing up faster than necessary!
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TRIPLEAAA wrote:
10) 2/22/2010 10:44:26 AM
I personally think that toddlers should not be wearing makeup. It is not good for their skin at such a young age. Kids have very thin skin and the makeup will only make their developing skin much worse.
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ldlyinanna wrote:
11) 2/22/2010 10:47:18 AM
I don't think the bright red is appropriate. I do however by the sugar kiss for my 5 y/o granddaughter and we let her wear it out on occasion. She does know that this is a "treat" thing and not something she does everyday.
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Heimey wrote:
12) 2/22/2010 10:51:34 AM
I have a 6year old who has always loved makeup. I allow her to wear clear or a light pink and explain to her that as a little girl this is all that can be allowed. Looking at Suri reminds me why little girls just don't stay little for very long.
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Momofmany wrote:
13) 2/22/2010 10:51:49 AM
I echo the setiments of many here. While it is fine for little girls to play with makeup at home (they have to learn somewhere), it is never okay for them to go out with it in public. I am told I'm "old fashioned" because I will allow my girls to wear lip gloss as tweens and makeup only when they know how to apply it so it enhances their natural beauty, usually mid teens. I think allowing, or even encouraging little girls to wear make up in public sends the wrong message.
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harley_gurl wrote:
14) 2/22/2010 10:56:29 AM
Toddlers should not wear makeup for many reasons. Some of the ingredients may be too harsh for their sensitive skin; they are not little adults; it could draw unwanted attention from perverts; they are toddlers!! Enough said?
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Get Real wrote:
15) 2/22/2010 10:56:38 AM
Absolutely Not!!! The parents are only asking for trouble. There are too many crazy people out there to be sporting your young daughter around looking like a young woman....
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Get Real wrote:
16) 2/22/2010 10:57:56 AM
Absolutely Not!!! The parents are only asking for trouble. There are too many crazy people out there to be sporting your young daughter around looking like a young woman....
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Kristina B. wrote:
17) 2/22/2010 11:05:45 AM
If I had a toddler, I'd let her wear a natural-looking color like a soft pink - something that might make her feel pretty and girly, like her mom - but never a deep red like the one in that picture!
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Narawen wrote:
18) 2/22/2010 11:06:13 AM
If they're playing it's fine, but in public it's just too much. If it becomes a habit it could create many problems later in life. At that age, parents need to be teaching their kids they're beautiful on their own, not that lipgloss makes you prettier.
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angel49 wrote:
19) 2/22/2010 11:08:03 AM
What is the big deal. Maybe she wanted to be like "mommy" after leaving the make up store. None of our business.
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CrystalRoode wrote:
20) 2/22/2010 11:10:40 AM
I don't think it does any harm letting a toddler wear colored lip gloss outside the house. It's probably really fun for her!
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udontcallmeles wrote:
21) 2/22/2010 11:11:13 AM
I don't think toddlers should be wearing makeup. It's a slippery slope from makeup to pageants to diets for perfectly healthy kids. Beauty is not the only important thing in this world.
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Maggie in NY wrote:
22) 2/22/2010 11:11:53 AM
Little girls love to play with makeup. I never had a problem with that when my girls did the same thing. I don't think I ever let them go out with it on, though. I guess the question is, was she wearing it on the street as kind of a "play" thing that was a "special treat" or was she really getting dolled up for the public? I suspect she was getting dolled up for real, because she wears clothes that are way too grown up (i.e., high heels) almost all the time! I'd never let my 3 year old do that. EVER.
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Chilton Peaches wrote:
23) 2/22/2010 11:12:41 AM
I don't really think that toddlers should be wearing makeup, but we all know that as children we loved to play with makeup! But, as far as we know, Kati could have just let Suri play with her new lip gloss. It is just because it is Suri Cruise, that something is being said about it. They are under a microscope all the time!
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velosarahptor wrote:
24) 2/22/2010 11:13:10 AM
If it's something fun like lipgloss, it's not really that big of a deal. And little girls love having bright red lips! I'd be a little more worried if Suri was sporting smokey eyes and getting lipstick on her juice box straw.
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miscshorty wrote:
25) 2/22/2010 11:13:55 AM
I don't really see anything wrong with it per se, I personally would not have let her wear bright red lip gloss. I have a 4 year old who loves to wear lip gloss especially if we go out, but I always make sure it is very neutral, most of the time you can not even tell she is wearing it. I have actually ordered the Sugar Kiss Heart Lip Tints for her in Light Pink and Hot Pink.
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grmama wrote:
26) 2/22/2010 11:14:01 AM
At home great, but this does not look like it was applied by a 3 year old. In fact the young girl in the picture looks much much older than 3 and that could cause a problem. Even most little girls who have dance, etc. recitals remove most of the makeup before going out in public. It can send the wrong message.
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rereAR wrote:
27) 2/22/2010 11:16:07 AM
if its just for fun and she understands it then every now and them i think its okay as a mother u shouldnt care about strangers thoughts
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Alice C. wrote:
28) 2/22/2010 11:16:36 AM
I think she's absolutely adorable, but shouldn't be wearing makeup!
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45teach wrote:
29) 2/22/2010 11:16:51 AM
Having a 3 year old daughter of my own, I see her curiosity in the daily things that I do. I think is can be fun for a child to dress up...I remember doing this at my grandmother's house as a child and my memories are fond. However, the bright red in public is probably not necessary. If anything, I would allow a chapstick at most. I am also a teacher of 2nd graders. I see the innocence leaving children more and more. One other point is that is Suir Cruise did not have famous parents and we saw her waling down the street we may take notice of her bright red lips but we wouldn't care enough to speculate or judge publicly. This is a huge problem in our society. If we just spent more time dwelling on our own situations, we would all be better off.
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Reesa wrote:
30) 2/22/2010 11:17:29 AM
I agree whole-heartedly with Achelle! It's cute when a little girl dresses up as a princess and puts on some girlie make up in the house, but when a 3 year old wears bright red lip gloss out on the streets it looks like she's being groomed to be a spoiled diva! Let little girls be little girls....NOT little women.
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LSquared wrote:
31) 2/22/2010 11:19:51 AM
I used to put makeup on as a little girl, but never outside of my home. And still, my dad hated it! Yes, I think it's fun to play dress up at home with makeup and clothes, but it does look very strange to see a 4 year old with makeup on in public. I think the only time it is appropriate is if the child has makeup on for a ballet recital or something like that... but even then I just want to wash it off of them!
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latinbeauty1978 wrote:
32) 2/22/2010 11:20:11 AM
I let my little girl wear eye shadow, lipstick and blush but at home not in public. never its just not right!!!
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OMGIGI wrote:
33) 2/22/2010 11:20:39 AM
she looks cute! she's just playing dress up not selling her body on the street.
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MarisaNicole wrote:
34) 2/22/2010 11:20:58 AM
In my opinion as a mother, i see it as away for bonding. and besides it's only lipgloss. My 2 year old Alyssa, loves makeup. Though when she asks I try to keep it simple like lipgloss based on her age. She loves to feel like she is a big girl and allowing her wear it every now in then she feels like a big girl.
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TeacherLady wrote:
35) 2/22/2010 11:21:16 AM
My three-year-old niece will ask if she can wear some of my or my sister's makeup and we usually say no, but will occasionally put a little lip gloss or parfume on her. I think it is important to not make a big deal about makeup one way or another around small children. If you make it out to be a big deal, then they will start thinking more and more that it is not only a big deal, but that they are missing out on an important part of being just like the females they look up to. Once they are old enough they can decide whether or not they still want it, but it should be treated as a trivial thing, and not a huge taboo, or must-have.
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unknown wrote:
36) 2/22/2010 11:23:01 AM
I think they need to take those kiddie beauty pagent shows off the air and stop prancing toddlers around like little prostitutes. And yes, red lipstick is a bit much for a 3-year old.
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Candace wrote:
37) 2/22/2010 11:23:34 AM
Absolutely not! Toddlers should be allowed to be children. There is a freshness and beauty in children that fades as we get older. I find it insane that any mother would allow a beautiful little girl to walk out the door and about town with makeup on her face.
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mamamc wrote:
38) 2/22/2010 11:23:51 AM
Playing dress-up with make-up, yes. Public displays, no. Do they need to think they aren't pretty enough and they need to use make-up??? No way.
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iCandi wrote:
39) 2/22/2010 11:24:41 AM
That is just crazy! I would never let my 4 year old wear lipstick, especially not that bright red! Chapstick, lightly tinted (in most cases not) for sure. I even carry some in my purse just for this reason so when I put on lipgloss she has something too. They already grow up too fast! ~mom of 3 kiddos 4 and under
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Autty wrote:
40) 2/22/2010 11:24:56 AM
I'm not surprised toddlers are wearing lip gloss in today's time. Its weird because nowadays children are considered odd if they are children and stick to child-like things. Personally, its sad but its a sad reality.
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KittyCalypso wrote:
41) 2/22/2010 11:25:05 AM
i let my 2 year old put on my cheaper makeup when we're playing around the house, but i would NEVER put it on her for public wear! thats just wrong!!
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foxylady wrote:
42) 2/22/2010 11:26:04 AM
Toddlers are curious and enjoy exploring their world. Why impose some puritanical restriction on such a harmless activity?
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sxd wrote:
43) 2/22/2010 11:25:06 AM
I don't think it is good for toddlers to wear makeup! I'd be ok with a simple lipbalm for chapped lips(not tinted though). Thatz my personal opinion which I obviously have followed with my 5yr old daughter too! I just feel the generations as they progress are just being too accomodative to kids demands saying "let them be independent" - I think there should be a place where we need to draw lines!
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Starting a Bad Trend wrote:
44) 2/22/2010 11:25:22 AM
I agree with the other posters, in that it's one thing to play around with make-up and wear mommy's high-heels as part of dress-up, it's quite another to encourage your young child to do so as part of everyday routines and activities. Childhood is carefree, innocent and free of the peer-pressures that will appear soon enough later in life. Encouraging your child to be conscious about their looks before childhood is over is just plain wrong. Her parents need to stop this dumb behavior now and wait until she's a teenager! That's soon enough!
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MrsWells wrote:
45) 2/22/2010 11:26:15 AM
Ok, Suri does not even look like her cute self anymore. She is wearing more make-up than I do :( If this was the play make-up that more little girls play with, that is one thing, but when it looks like she spend 5 hrs in a make-up chair, that is a little much. Just let her be 3.
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bittyers wrote:
46) 2/22/2010 11:28:46 AM
Lipgloss is okay if it's not a crazy color. The red is a bit much in my opinion but something like clear or a pale pink would be okay. Anything more than that needs to be left in the play room at home for a quite a few more years.
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curls wrote:
47) 2/22/2010 11:29:01 AM
I think you pretty much said it already. Children do emulate their parents and like to play house and dress up. It's a big part of how we learn. However, I think parents should be careful about the messages that are being sent to their children. Dressing up and wearing make-up can be fun, but that's not what makes us beautiful.
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missyroth wrote:
48) 2/22/2010 11:29:26 AM
This picture and your topic are not an apples to apples comparison. On the topic of letting toddlers wear makeup, no, they shouldn't wear it. Their skin is too young to handle all of this and you there is more chance of ruining it for their future. It's not a matter of self-esteem for me as it is that a toddler's skin is pure and beautiful and they need nothing to enhance that natural beauty. That said, I remember as a young girl having those lip glosses in the glass bottles that tasted like bubblegum, or the huge round tube of Dr. Pepper flavored lip gloss. That was fun! It was probably worse that there was so much sugar that was licked off my lips than the fact that I had lip gloss on.
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Momofone wrote:
49) 2/22/2010 11:30:06 AM
no way. I think little girls grow up way too fast as it is. Teach her about inner beauty first. =)
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ladydunn wrote:
50) 2/22/2010 11:30:30 AM
(I haven't read any other messages yet.) I'm not a fan of different rules for children of priveledge, but this little story just seems like a kid shopping with mom and trying a little "play makeup". It PALES in comparision to the "Toddlers & Tiaras" syndrome; spray tan, false eyelashes, "flipper" teeth, $100++ outfits.....are you kidding me?!
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MDBeauty wrote:
51) 2/22/2010 11:31:30 AM
I think it is completely inappropriate for a toddler to wear make up. Chapstick is my limit at that age!
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mommytoizzy wrote:
52) 2/22/2010 11:32:07 AM
I let my 2.5 year old play with my makeup while I am putting mine one, and if she doesn't look too crazy I let her go out with it. She loves lip gloss, but she goes for more neutral colors than a bright red. I really don't see a problem letting your toddler wear makeup, as long as they are the ones who put it on! Kids always, always emulate what they see you do.
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dorothykaye wrote:
53) 2/22/2010 11:32:07 AM
I think girls nowadays have enough to worry about when they get in jr high and high school. They shouldn't have be worried about what they look like as toddlers, especially as young as 3! All 3-year-olds are beautiful without makeup. I just think exploiting your child like that at such a young age is wrong. They are going to think they ALWAYS have to wear makeup when they get older. Right, it's one thing to let them play with make up at home when they're playing dress up and whatnot. But clearly this little girl didn't do her own make up.
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kaj wrote:
54) 2/22/2010 11:33:21 AM
playing dress up and getting into ur mums make is one thing when ur lil in the safety of your parents home...but going out in public wearing make up is just trashy...is it any wonder why there are so many perverts out their who cant help themselves when parents like these dress their lil ones up like adults....i think it was bad enough seeing them let this lil one parade around in heels...at her age come on....now make up?? u want her to wear something on her lips? give her lip smackers like most lil girls have...dont let her wear corner worker red at her age....
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jenmacphee wrote:
55) 2/22/2010 11:34:18 AM
No! Kids are "forced" in so many other ways to grow up, way too soon. I think letting them wear makeup in public only adds to this problem. Let them hold on to their youthful, God-given beauty for as long as possible!
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lishybug wrote:
56) 2/22/2010 11:34:27 AM
I think red lip gloss is a little much. A safe lipsmackers colorless lipgloss is no big deal. But, the red....I'm not so much a fan on a 3-year-old.
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heckins1 wrote:
57) 2/22/2010 11:34:48 AM
I absolutely don't think it's OK to have your toddler wearing make up out in public on a regular basis. On a special occasion, at home, I let my girls wear clear lip gloss because they feel so girly and special. I think if we are letting them wear full on make up, starting at such a young age, then there is no right of passage, and it leads to them doing other things that should be held off until they are older.
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LTA413 wrote:
58) 2/22/2010 11:39:32 AM
As a mom of a little girl who LOVES to play with my makeup, I do find myself having to explain to her why she has to wait til she's older before she can wear makeup. She still watches me put on my face as I did my own mother, and she's intrigued. It's what little girls do. She doesn't understand why mommy wears makeup. All she knows is that it looks fun. And for her, it's just another thing to play with. Sometimes on a busy day of running errands, there are things that just happen to keep the day running smoothly. Sometimes that means listening to a Disney princess song more than once (or twice!) in the car, or eating a fast-food lunch (not a habit in our family). Moms and dads just have to pick their battles. Who knows, maybe that's what happened this day with Katie & Suri. I find myself far less judgmental now than I'm a parent than when I wasn't.
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brookecass wrote:
59) 2/22/2010 11:43:21 AM
I think that wearing makeup for play is OK.... however, my daughters (4 and 20 months) are not allowed to wear in public. It's fun to dress up and wear sparkly clothes and makeup, but I would not let them wear it out.
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mldaws01 wrote:
60) 2/22/2010 11:44:21 AM
There is enough pressure on our young girls to grow up too fast. I think encouraging (or even allowing) a three year old to wear makeup, especially such a noticeable shade, in public, is wrong. Let our children be innocent and young as long as possible-forcing them to grow up too quickly just causes problems down the road.
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sveikmom wrote:
61) 2/22/2010 11:44:47 AM
Not a fan of children wearing makeup. At home for play is fine and fun. Out and about, absolutely not. Girls grow up way too fast as it is. That said, they were visitng Sephora, so of course Suri wanted to play just like mommy. Not sure I would have let her leave the store with it on.
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Ms CC wrote:
62) 2/22/2010 11:45:38 AM
Don't believe toddlers should wear makeup of any kind in public. It adulterates their natural beauty and opens the door to so many undesirable attitudes and attention!
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Concerned Nurse wrote:
63) 2/22/2010 11:47:26 AM
With all of the societal problems today, we need to allow children to be children. If you wish to let your child wear something "special" on her lips, why not a natural lip balm. In addition, exposing children to the chemicals in lipstick is a terrible idea!
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Ms Yabble wrote:
64) 2/22/2010 11:47:39 AM
Generally, no I don't think young children should wear makeup. However, a child being seen once in public with lip gloss is hardly a criminal offense. In Suri's case, maybe we oughta just leave the kid alone.
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Amour wrote:
65) 2/22/2010 11:52:18 AM
I think it's very unacceptable to allow a child at this age to wear any type of makeup. Children have a sense of innocence about them and we'd like for them to hold onto their youth for as long as possible. With that being said we shouldn't push them to grow up too fast and I believe this is definitely pushing this child in the wrong direction. There are much more important things this child could be learning and the hottest lipstick isn't one of them. Children are very impressionable at this age and teaching them that it's ok for a toddler to wear makeup is not the message you want to implant in their heads. Something like this could very well spiral into something truly negative and damaging down the line. So many of our young people already lack the self confidence they need and how many times do we need to see our youth going through body image issues so much that they are harming their own bodies? I wasn't allowed to really where makeup until my teens and prior to was allowed scented/flavored chapstick if necessary.
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ChrisJohn wrote:
66) 2/22/2010 11:53:33 AM
I feel that its ok to let a child apply makeup, provided the fact that they have separate line for young girls. The mothers should keep in mind that these cosmetics maybe too harsh for the young skin and may cause premature aging. If ELF cosmetics can come up with another line for youngsters who like to experiment makeup, ever so gentle makeup line, It would be an excellent idea.
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JuicyUrbanFlare wrote:
67) 2/22/2010 11:56:05 AM
It is 100% Ok to let a toddler wear a simple thing like lipgloss! Thats the fun part of being a girl. Maybe not such a dashing red hue, but none the less gloss is simply harmless. TO me, mascara is a bit much, and so is eyeshadow.
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MDBeauty wrote:
68) 2/22/2010 11:56:43 AM
I think it is completely inappropriate for a toddler to wear make up. Chapstick is my limit at that age!
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beagle_luvr1 wrote:
69) 2/22/2010 11:57:24 AM
I know little girls are always wanting to be like mom (wearing moms heels, putting on makeup, wearing an oversized dress) but I think that a three year old shouldnt be wearing ruby red lip stick in public. I could see wearing a lighter color, but red is a bit much in my opinion. i think it is sending the wrong message to other little girls and other parents......a 3 year old shouldnt be worrying about makeup and hair...they should be worrying about playing with dolls or playing outside!
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LovinLife wrote:
70) 2/22/2010 11:59:29 AM
I believe that if Katie has no problem allowing the child to pick out a lipgloss qhile shopping with mommy and wear it, that I shouldn't have a problem with it. It's not like she has the child prancing around in full make up and 3 inch heels. While I personally wouldn't allow my toddler more than some chapstick, or the fruitty flavored kids stuff, I don't see anything wrong with it. To each their own. There are non-celebrity mom's who are doing much worse. Have you seen a toddler beauty pagent lately? Just my 2 cents.
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Lucia wrote:
71) 2/22/2010 12:01:25 PM
Not only is it inappropriate -- it's dangerous!!! Most beauty products carry chemicals (mainly parabens and phthalates) that disrupt hormone levels; leading to dangerous consequences especially for young girls who are just beginning to develop mentally and physically. Here is some great information: http://www.medicalspamd.com/the-blog/2009/11/10/the-hidden-dangers-of-beauty.html If we want our inquisitive daughters to "explore" & "pretend" to do what mommy does; we should consider getting toy (plastic) lipsticks, etc that give them the experience without the dangers!! :)
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MissChels wrote:
72) 2/22/2010 12:01:38 PM
I absolutely think a child as young as this should not be wearing makeup. I have a 5 yr old and we play with lip gloss and powder at home but never in public. I try to teach my daughter about charity and being a good person. I'd rather her have great self esteem because she is a good person rather than thinking make up is what makes her beautiful.
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aapmomma wrote:
73) 2/22/2010 12:02:02 PM
I didn't wear make-up as a child due to hives caused by the cheap kids "make-up". I thought I'd never allow my daughter to, but now that she's a toddler and interested, I've allowed it. She wears my high-quality minerals and she loves ELF's lip glosses. She's only allowed to wear what makes her face sparkle without any actual color, but I think it gives her that finished feeling. She sees me get ready in the morning, watching her confidence as she walks out the door with her "sparkles" and "lipstick" is worth it. And I like knowing that she has the extra sun protection from the minerals and chapstick. And Daddy approved, she had a stocking full of chapstick and lip glosses at Xmas purchased by him, not me.
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Anna1222 wrote:
74) 2/22/2010 12:04:29 PM
Children have been playing dress up as long as I can remember and I think history shows us this is not an unhealthy human attribute. Especially when you consider a couple of children playing dress up to have a tea-party. The doll is equivalent joy when we mimic our mother's during play. There is a time and place for everything. I think Katie was enjoying a moment with her daughter. To look at such an innocent play-time or fun day with mom as something that encourages anything other than a bond with a child should be the concern. As long as we look for the bad in things we will surely find it. The most special moments I have with my mother is when we laughed, baked and played dress-up. :)
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KristyLeigh107 wrote:
75) 2/22/2010 12:04:49 PM
I don't see a problem with it as long as it's not everyday and it's just for play. I let my daughter put makeup on sometimes but she doesn't have access to it unless I supervise.
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Am-Pol Eagle wrote:
76) 2/22/2010 12:10:41 PM
I was twelve when I began wearing makeup, and in retrospect I think now that it's too young. It opened many cans of worms with my peers and my elders alike. Children need to be children first. It's not cute to make up a kindergartener like a showgirl. Parents, stop turning your kids into skanks!
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gabey wrote:
77) 2/22/2010 12:12:52 PM
Wearing make-up is sometimes used to "cover-up" or "make better" (It shouldn't be, but it sometimes is). So, I think a toddler wearing make-up is teaching this at an early age. "Make-up makes you prettier." What is the purpose for a toddler wearing make-up?
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mom 59 wrote:
78) 2/22/2010 12:13:57 PM
children should not be wearing makeup and trying to be like mommy, it just give all of the wierdos out there terrible ideas. children need to act their age, even stars children.
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oakland56 wrote:
79) 2/22/2010 12:19:02 PM
Letting toddlers wear make up outside the home is wrong. I bet now she will not leave the house without it. Kids are growing up too fast these days. Dolls and toys go out the window to soon just to be grown up and particularly girls are getting into trouble.
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jasmom11 wrote:
80) 2/22/2010 12:27:36 PM
No, I don't think toddlers should wear makeup in public. It's something they'll want to do more and more, and then pretty soon, your little girl is gone.
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erikakad wrote:
81) 2/22/2010 12:28:09 PM
I think make up on toddlers is ridiculous. They will have enough pressure as they grow up to use make up to make themselves look beautiful. It really shouldn't start at this age.
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ultcyn wrote:
82) 2/22/2010 12:30:04 PM
Children at that age want to mimic what they see around them. Even my 3 year old son loves mommy's makeup. However, I guide him to something age/sex appropriate. I let him wear some clear lip gloss or powder his nose with my kabuki brush, or if I'm especially playful, I'll give him mustache drawn on with eyeliner. He gets to play with mommy's makeup and I control what he uses. If I had a little girl, I'd probably let her wear a light colored gloss and pink eyeshadow. I just object to allowing young girls to wear bold colors and look like a call girl.
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Tigerlv22 wrote:
83) 2/22/2010 12:35:03 PM
Absolutely not! Let children be children. Children are already growing up too fast! They don't know what's it's like to be child-like.
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emacias4 wrote:
84) 2/22/2010 12:35:19 PM
i honestly think that NO toddler should be waering any make up at the age of three until they are in there teenage years it should be ok.
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dawnh wrote:
85) 2/22/2010 12:42:10 PM
As a mom first, and a middle school teacher second, I know that girls are pushed to grow up too quickly in our society. Outward appearance is focused on at far too early an age. By the time they're 12 years old they've developed one of two things: a self-confident image or a self-deprecating image. Why encourage this "need" to compete and grow up too fast? I would discourage make up even for adolescents, until about 10 or 11 years old.
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mohawkgirl wrote:
86) 2/22/2010 12:55:00 PM
Whydoes anyone care what Suri Cruise is doing? Or her witless mother and cultist father ? Theonly difference between them and me is brains and money. I have brains, they have money.
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skingram wrote:
87) 2/22/2010 12:55:40 PM
I am a grandmother of 5 darling little girls and even though they play with my make-up for fun at my home, little girls are being taught the wrong things when their moms let them try to act all grown up in public. Let them be little girls.
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cam23 wrote:
88) 2/22/2010 12:56:52 PM
I think it's disgusting to put make-up on your toddlers, even if they're in the media as much as Suri is. Children have a natural beauty that can't be replicated and that is diminished by putting fake color on top it.
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Rainbowgc wrote:
89) 2/22/2010 12:57:29 PM
Sorry but I think it is fine if it is fine with the Mom. Bright red would not have been my choice. At 13 years old I sent my daughter to make-up classes so she would wear age appropriate make-up to avoid the mother/daughter argument of what is appropriate.
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AndreaLynne wrote:
90) 2/22/2010 1:03:09 PM
I have a 3 year old that loves putting on makeup with Mommy. I think it is fine to wear in public every now and then as long as you dont get into the eyeliner and mascara which in my opinion is too grown up for them. If your daughter enjoys it what's the harm?
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KMBumpus wrote:
91) 2/22/2010 1:16:23 PM
who cares what suri's parents do with their own child...people should certainly mind their own business and worry about what's in their own back yard and what goes on with their own children.
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tballerina wrote:
92) 2/22/2010 1:21:21 PM
Of course it's her parent's business what they allow or don't allow their child to do (and wearing makeup seems pretty harmless to me), but I don't think that toddlers need to. They already have such lovely baby skin and fresh coloring, the kinds of things that we older girls try to create with our makeup. My advice to parents would be, "let that natural beauty shine through!" :)
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Cuite wrote:
93) 2/22/2010 1:23:55 PM
I don't think toddlers should be allowed to wear makeup. Children are too young. They don't need to act grown, need to secure there innocence.
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dragonmomof3 wrote:
94) 2/22/2010 1:26:44 PM
Absolutely not! Kids are growing up too fast as it is, wearing clothing styles meant for adults-it is absolutely ridiculous. Playing dress up at home-no problem, but in public-no. Let's not have these girls grow up faster than they probably already will!
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kahlua wrote:
95) 2/22/2010 1:27:37 PM
definitely not!!!! They should only be allowed to wear makeup on Halloween.
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loverofgloss wrote:
96) 2/22/2010 1:38:04 PM
Ya no..unacceptable by no means. She's 3 years old but can look much older with makeup. Its like the toddlers competing in the pagents where they are maybe 4 years old going on 26! Gross. Pedafiles Alert, Pedafiles Alert!
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2thfairy wrote:
97) 2/22/2010 1:40:26 PM
I believe that little girls should be allowed to remain little girls. I would not allow my daughter to wear any makeup till she was in her mid-teen years, simply because I would want to raise her up on the importance of inner beauty, and how much more important that is, as compared to outer beauty. Once she understands that, she can wear the make-up, etc. But that said, I am Not Suri's parents, and what they allow their daughter to do is their choice, their decision.
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Liz_121 wrote:
98) 2/22/2010 1:44:01 PM
I think its okay for toddlers to wear cosmetics like lip gloss and lip balm, as long as it isn't anything crazy like eyeliner or fake lashes.
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momsiepalozza wrote:
99) 2/22/2010 1:45:43 PM
Absolutely NOT! What is with this child having to be so grown up? Heels first (oh, right they were dancing shoes) now makeup? I never let my daughter do either...the heels that Suri wore drove me crazy. I lost my permanent front teeth playing in high heel shoes (like Suri had on, they fit me and were not for adults). I feel and I was barely 8 and my teeth were gone. Make up is just wrong for little girls. Let them be what they are, little girls.
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Miss Irma wrote:
100) 2/22/2010 1:46:17 PM
I think she looks adorable and shows that she is a girly girl. If her parents think it's ok to allow for her to wear make-up, then who are we to tell them how to parent their child. I am cetain that Mrs. Cruise is enjoying her little girl and the special moments they spend together. My own 5 year old enjoys putting on lipgloss and lipsmackers!
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dog lover wrote:
101) 2/22/2010 1:54:18 PM
I do not believe a girl that young should be wearing RED lip gloss!! Maybe clear or a "barely there" pink would be appropriate.
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gizzie wrote:
102) 2/22/2010 1:56:34 PM
Isn't interesting how nothing shocks us anymore? If the child has dry lips/skin - use chapstick or colorless gloss. What is the matter with being a parent instead of a girlfriend? Watch Toddlers and Tiaras sometime - this is our future!
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ID350 wrote:
103) 2/22/2010 1:56:41 PM
I do not feel that little girl should be wearing RED LIP GLOSS. I feel that CLEAR LIP GLOSS works just as great as red!!
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sarah1990 wrote:
104) 2/22/2010 2:08:16 PM
The general purpose of make up most times is to make women more attractive to others and it is not necessary for a toddler to be wearing it. If she were in a pageant or something like that it would be okay but this is just a bit ridiculous.
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Loriannwi wrote:
105) 2/22/2010 2:12:16 PM
No, children that young should not be wearing makeup in public. Girls love to play with makeup and that's all it should be at this point of their young life.
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poeticstarlet94 wrote:
106) 2/22/2010 1:46:17 PM
From personally struggling with eczema and dry skin as a tot and even now sometimes, I don't think toddlers should wear makeup. That's just me, but I think their skin is too fragile and delicate to have goop spread all over it making them look like their 20 when their only 3. What does a three-year-old need with RED lip gloss?? Some Chap-Stick and a healthy skin care regimen would do just fine.
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FlyyMommee wrote:
107) 2/22/2010 2:17:51 PM
Ummm No to makeup for toddlers. I could see it if she had gotten her a very sheer color that basically looked like Vaseline. No one would have noticed and Suri would've been happy. Toddlers are way too young for that....they're practically still babies. I wouldn't even let them play around with putting it on at home. They will end up begging to wear it out in public. Judging by the padded underwire training bras I see in stores, children are growing up a little too fast. I think I've seen a picture of Suri wearing a shoe with a heel. Kids need to be kids, not little miniature women.
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shatto wrote:
108) 2/22/2010 2:39:29 PM
I agree - make up shouldn't become a regular thing for a toddler. I babysit, so i'm well aware of the fact that little girls with eat that stuff up [not literally, of course], but i think that that's partly because they don't get it all the time. When i was little, i couldn't wait until i was old enough to wear make up - it was like a little milestone. Having your toddler wear it all the time anyways is taking all of the magicy fun out of it.
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mslipsticklvr wrote:
109) 2/22/2010 2:44:10 PM
Is anyone surprised? She's been wearing designer clothes,heels, and handbags so obviously this is the next step for Suri Cruise. No, I don't agree with the whole makeup on toddlers thing but this child isn't a "normal" child. I think the next step for Suri will be regular salon visits for hair color and extensions. She is growing up too fast and it will backfire on the Cruise family sad to say. Suri runs the show.
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Moneysavinmomma wrote:
110) 2/22/2010 3:02:37 PM
It depends. If you are having fun in a store with your little one, she would naturally be curious about what her mommy or other girls are doing, so if the make-up creates a fun teaching moment about the appropriate age/time for make-up who cares? Take the mystery out of it for her in a hurry to show her its no big deal. The flip side of that coin is that if we are allowing our toddlers to wear make-up to look "pretty" on a regular basis,what message are we sending as moms? Be careful mommies, we are clearly our daughters' biggest influence,,,,,at least until they are teenagers!
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Maryella wrote:
111) 2/22/2010 3:04:49 PM
Kids grow up fast enough, a three year old should not be wearing makeup or high heels except to play dress up at home.
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deniceeeee wrote:
112) 2/22/2010 3:09:51 PM
I think anyone shud be able to wear make up, age shudnt matter. its not like its hurting anyone.
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Rose85 wrote:
113) 2/22/2010 3:14:09 PM
I think it's totally wrong for a little girl to wear make up. I mean she is a little girl not a teenager. What are her parent's thinking?
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chocolateforall wrote:
114) 2/22/2010 3:19:50 PM
Never, Never. As the mother of 2 grown daughters and the grandmother of 3 lovely girls from 4-11 I vote definitely not! My girls were never allowed to wear makeup until they were teens. My granddaughters are being raised the same way. It is way overboard. Some of the celebrities have their children dressed in designer duds all the time and treat them as adults. Let them be kids for awhile. No makeup for toddlers.
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armydiva wrote:
115) 2/22/2010 3:24:14 PM
I don't think little toddlers should just be out and about in makeup. a pageant, or little performance ok. but just on the town no thank you. unless it is the little kiddie makeup that is clearly child's play and not harsh for their delicate skin.
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luvinpurple wrote:
116) 2/22/2010 3:25:51 PM
i feel wearing make up is okay if the child is not wearing it all the time but if they are encouraged to wear its making them grow up 2 fast.
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CrimsonAnjel wrote:
117) 2/22/2010 3:45:06 PM
If allowed to wear it playing around, why should they not be allowed to wear it other places? I believe that children should be dressed/made up appropriate for an occasion and for their age, but if your just out and about I don't think there is anything wrong with it. If it was pink and glittery and came from a tub e sporting Hello Kitty or Dora the Explorer on it, it would be more socially acceptable. That concept is more wrong than Suri Cruise wear red lip gloss.
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chimpsanddimp wrote:
118) 2/22/2010 4:00:02 PM
I'm sorry - this just creeps me out. Besides, kids grow up fast enough - do we really need to hurry them along?
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Jenisdrugstore101s on youtube wrote:
119) 2/22/2010 4:11:53 PM
I think maybe lipgloss and blush. I wouldnt let my Daughter wear makeup untill maybe 4th or 5th.
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silkraquel wrote:
120) 2/22/2010 4:12:47 PM
Well, the piture of the said red lip gloss is disturbing to see on a three year old. Lipstick glosses/color is meant to simulate arousal and given all the pedophiles in the world it to have a young child wear kabuki lips out in public is just wrong. Great! Did the death of Jon Benet Ramsey; sexualizing children is not good.
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wonderful wrote:
121) 2/22/2010 4:21:48 PM
what happened to the days of simply being a kid!! Playing in makeup is fine but there is no rush to grow up..we should all act our age.
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Anastasial0ve wrote:
122) 2/22/2010 4:22:06 PM
I definitely think its experience for kids.. you know. Like take it back to when you were about her age.. and sometimes you'd ask mom "Can I wear some of that?" Usually my mom would say yes.. or no but you can try this for fun. I don't think it is that serious.. however, when it comes to those beauty pageant girls who are really young.. looking almost fake.. like dolls.. thats a little too much.
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jbgoody wrote:
123) 2/22/2010 4:35:42 PM
I dont personally agree with children wearing make-up just because I know what kind of world we live in. But i do remember playing in the kiddie make-up and my mothers high heels when i was a child and it was okay. I think if her mother feels it's okay, then it's okay. (and it's only lipgloss!!! what the heck!!!
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pandora55 wrote:
124) 2/22/2010 4:40:30 PM
Absolutly not! At home is fine, but not out in public!
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jujubaby wrote:
125) 2/22/2010 9:04:06 PM
No. I don't think toddlers should wear makeup out in public. At home yes, at a dress up party in someones home yes..out in public no. Too many perverts as it is out there...they don't need any more inticement. Children should be clean and pure...dress up is one thing..'wearing makeup' is another. Why the rush???
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makeupdancer wrote:
126) 2/22/2010 9:32:59 PM
i think its fine to play at home and wear out in society but makeup does ruin your skin and and give you wrinkles depending on what kind of make up they use. otherwise to be healthier on the face, makeup isn't recommended.
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Hypnotique wrote:
127) 2/23/2010 12:14:49 AM
It is ok to let them play at home but in public it is not right. I will lwt my lil girl wear clear with bearly any shine like a chapstick but thats it!
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Kristy K wrote:
128) 2/23/2010 12:33:45 AM
she is way to young to being wearing makeup in public! expecially something that bold.
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sexandtheweddingdress wrote:
129) 2/23/2010 1:14:24 AM
Its only lipgloss!!! Get over it there are far worse things people should be worrying about than a little girl who wants to be like her mommy and wear lip gloss.
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shoppingfreak wrote:
130) 2/22/2010 4:43:57 PM
It's just a little lip gloss! Honestly I think people are making a big to-do about nothing. Maybe her lips were really dry and Katie didn't have any lip balm. Maybe Suri just wanted to be a little glamorous like mom for an hour. It wasn't a face full of makeup and it doesn't mean that Suri's not growing up like a "real" kid. People read too much into everything now a days. It's not your kid, so it's not your biz. Leave it at that.
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makeupfanatic1995 wrote:
131) 2/22/2010 4:46:46 PM
I think that you shoul wait until you are at least in middle school to wear make-up. Kids have a beautiful face and shouldn't cover it up. I think it is stupid to even consider putting make-up on a toddler.
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True wrote:
132) 2/22/2010 4:49:48 PM
I have a 3 year old daughter,and I am a Makeup Artist she loves to play and ask questions about makeup. But to wear it outside no way,people are going crazy nothing cute about little girl with makeup on.
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miss angela wrote:
133) 2/22/2010 5:00:08 PM
I DO NOT agree with toddlers wearing make-up. We are no longer living in a safe enviorment anymore, regardless what city, state, or counrty. Times have changed sourly. make-up strips children from their innocence.
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Fashion_Makeup_Luv wrote:
134) 2/22/2010 5:46:46 PM
Come on! It is just lipgloss! Sometimes people make big deals about such small things....
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msgirlkelly wrote:
135) 2/22/2010 5:50:36 PM
There are only a few reasons that a three year old should have makeup on. 1) playing dress up with child's play makeup 2)pageant 3)dance recital 4)theater makeup 5)costume. No three year old has any business wearing makeup intended for a grown woman on a regular day to day basis!
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sammy1234567 wrote:
136) 2/22/2010 5:53:50 PM
I don't think a child that you should ever wear makeup unless for dress up, They are just ruining there skin for when they get older.
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PRINXEZ wrote:
137) 2/22/2010 6:02:57 PM
I have a 3 year old and she loves wearing my makeup. I think that a lil lip gloss here and there won't harm anyone; specially if mommy walks out the house wearing it. How can you say no to her. In that case, then don't wear any either. It's nothing compared to the tots that compete in peagants. Those moms go overboard w/ the makeup. They look like lil clowns competing for a crown.
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BrynnieBoo wrote:
138) 2/22/2010 6:03:27 PM
I think that if Suri plays with Katie's makeup once in a while is fine, like dressing up for a special occasion. But even then it should be a less noticeable color than in the picture. The red she is wearing is too standie-outie. It is also fine if she wears makeup while she's playing dress up too, as long as she washes it off.
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Brita wrote:
139) 2/22/2010 6:06:00 PM
Come on! Leave the child alone. If mommy is doing a full makeup everytime they go out, then that is a different story. This is a child who more that likely asked for some lipstick after seeing mom put it on. You go girl! Let the child dress up, play pretend. Don't we all have enough to worry about? Is it now necessary to blast a child! Get real people!
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Ladytailwind wrote:
140) 2/22/2010 6:22:20 PM
Obviously Katie didn't play with dolls long enough, so her child has become her plaything, or will be her best friend. I know from experience that one must be the parent and the other the child. Cross over's never work. You would think that Tom with the experience had with his other 2 children would show some backbone.
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freddythe wrote:
141) 2/22/2010 6:24:36 PM
who cares! this has to be the 20th story i've heard about "katie lets her kid do this, katie lets her kid do that, omg! how terrible!" they can make their own decisions!
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makeupartistwannabe008 wrote:
142) 2/22/2010 6:26:16 PM
I think that is wrong to let some that lil out of the house with bright red lips at home just to play sure but in public no but a light pink lip gloss or lip-smackers is okay
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BNSpoiled wrote:
143) 2/22/2010 6:33:59 PM
I think its wrong to let a lil girl wear colors like that. A light natural pink wouldn't be so bad to "play in makeup" with in public. Our children reflect on us so it's important to teach them now. red is a color to attract guys to be seductive. it gives the wrong impression on a lil girl. who knows what attention it may draw. also makeup is to enhance beauty so being that Katie Holmes is in the public eye she could have picked something more tasteful.
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kelly's words wrote:
144) 2/22/2010 6:50:48 PM
i think if a toddler is interested in make up, then he/she should be able to see what it's about (with parent's help of course). But no toddler should be forced to wear make up, especially loads and loads of it.
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kelly's words wrote:
145) 2/22/2010 6:56:53 PM
i don't like the idea of toddlers wearing "bright" make up. i a toddler is interested in make up, then their parent should guide them how to wear them naturally.
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DaniCaliforniaa wrote:
146) 2/22/2010 7:25:38 PM
I don't think toddlers should be wearing makeup in public. While I definitely played with it as a child, I never went out with makeup on -- at least not the kind of makeup an adult would wear. Children have beautiful skin and shouldn't cover it with makeup.
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marby wrote:
147) 2/22/2010 7:27:42 PM
what are they doing? she's too young, let the child be a child they will only regret this when she is older, i would not let her, there's plenty of play makeup out there, my daughter is 13 and barely where's lip gloss. stop it already
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Vonnievoovoo wrote:
148) 2/22/2010 7:30:09 PM
Hello E.L.F., I love your make-up and there is no other company like you. I do draw the line when it comes to my children and make-up though. I have two girls and their beautiful, of course. :) I believe girls under the age of 12 yrs should not be wearing dark make-up in public no matter who they are. A light lip gloss or chap stick is OK but why the red lips? What is her mother teaching her? They're children and should live their lives as such. When their young they want to look older. When we're older, we're trying to look younger. I try to teach my girls that beauty is skin deep and if your worried about external beauty, then start with the basics. Give yourself facials at home, use moisturizers, take your vitamins and eat right. There are so many ways we can show our little girls how to be beautiful. Unnecessary heavy make-up is not one of them. In my opinion, it starts new problems a parent does not want to deal with later in their teen years! Thanks E.L.F.
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elfjunkie242 wrote:
149) 2/22/2010 7:45:16 PM
i love E.L.F. awesome affordable and good quality :) :)
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Abby's mom wrote:
150) 2/22/2010 8:09:14 PM
I think playing with makeup is fine as long as it is taken off before going out in public. I think our society is very blase about makeup on young girls. Think JonBennet Ramsey. Dressing little girls up to look like adult women is disgusting. I tell my daughter the "color of clear" is a great choice she is beautiful the way she is.
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evilp wrote:
151) 2/22/2010 8:09:16 PM
and we wonder why kids get stalkers.....she goes out in put dressed like jon benet did. we all know what happened THERE.
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KermitKat1722 wrote:
152) 2/22/2010 8:57:02 PM
totally! i think thats adorbale! they should have fun with it then when it doesnt relle matter how it looks so that way when theyre older they will hav more experience! anyways theyre just having fun!
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IUSTINKS wrote:
153) 2/22/2010 9:02:38 PM
I think there is alot more that we as a society should be concerned with other than a little girl wearing makeup. It does after all wash off.
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djlee65 wrote:
154) 2/22/2010 8:11:23 PM
No, I do not think that letting a CHILD wear make-up is appropriate at all. That is the problem with our society today, we try to make our children adults before their time. I feel so sad for this child. Can you imagine how messed up her head will be when she gets Lindsey Lohan's age. This is just sad, and i don't think that having money should be an excuse to misguide your children. I think parents are asking for big problems when they don't let their kids be kids and want to be their "Friend". Please Tom and Katy, grow up yourselves and parent like you have common sense!
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S Julien wrote:
155) 2/22/2010 8:16:08 PM
Personally I would not consider it appropriate for a 3 year old to wear makeup in public. Children today are being exposed to more at much younger ages with the media and as a mother of two I know the challenges we face. Allow your children to enjoy their youth longer and maybe there will not be so much temptation and exposure to the realities of the world.
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velasqueza wrote:
156) 2/22/2010 9:05:12 PM
Absolutley not, i think that makeup should only be worn for girls at a mature age. now a days mothers with young little girls are allowing them to wear and do things that are way out of their age level its rediculous. Mothers are allowing their children to grow up way faster then they should. Just like Video games adn movies they have ratings on them as well as age appropriate audience, thats how makeup should be viewed. My oppinion. Amy V.
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MariaT wrote:
157) 2/22/2010 9:22:21 PM
I think little things like lip gloss or nail polish shouldn't really be a cause for concern. Little girls are always trying to play with or wear "mommy's" things. In some ways it creates a special bond between the two. Where I would have a problem is if a toddler was all glammed up with smokey eyes that looked like they were out for a night out on the town.
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janeeee999 wrote:
158) 2/22/2010 9:38:34 PM
It was the highlight of my day when one of my aunts would put some makeup on me as we were getting ready to go somewhere (blue eyeshadow and red lipstick!). It made me feel special and it was a bonding moment. That was 38yrs ago and I still remember those times like they were yesterday. I'm sure every girl had a moment like that or 2 or 3. My daughter will too and her daughter after. She is wearing lipgloss, not painted up like a whore. Bright red was also the first colour my daughter reached for when she was that age also. That was only 3 years ago. Let kids be kids without worrying how this is going to damage them for life. We didn't grow up in a plastic bubble and for the most part, I think I turned out ok...
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88marbles wrote:
159) 2/23/2010 12:43:51 AM
I think it's perfectly okay; a daughter always watches, and wants to be like her mom, be it a movie star, a singer or even a grocery store clerk. All she has is innocents. I have a daughter myself, along with three boys. My daughter , who's eight now, always watched me put make up on and I would let her play with it and even wear it out sometimes. It was never forced upon . I think all it is, is sharing a moment with your Mom. What's wrong with that?
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CQ wrote:
160) 2/23/2010 12:45:10 AM
Please....it's lip gloss and she's a little girl...no harm, no foul! I have a 10 yo and when we lived in NY, we would travel to Manhattan 5-6x/yr, and her favorite thing to do was sample her way through Sephora! It did not ruin her for life, she is not even interested in makeup right now, and is not likely to need therapy because she was wearing lipgloss at age 3!
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Achieve wrote:
161) 2/23/2010 1:27:08 AM
I don't think that's a good idea.. They are still very young and innocent. God create them w/ their own beauties already.. so just let it shines naturally!!!!
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BomberGal wrote:
162) 2/23/2010 1:43:51 AM
I think its fine for a child to PLAY with make up. But to be out and about in make up or wearing it on a regular basis is inappropriate. Let children be children. Make up is something used largely for appeasing our personal self image as women (something a child shouldn't need to worry about) and to appeal to men... Something a child REALLY should not be worrying about or appeal to.
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marcypaiva wrote:
163) 2/23/2010 1:59:53 AM
FIRST I'D LIKE TO MAKE MENTION THAT SURI IS NOT THE FIRST LITTLE GIRL I'VE EVER SEEN OUT IN PUBLIC WEARING A LITTLE MAKEUP. ITS SURI'S AGE, MOST GIRLS HER AGE WANT TO TRY ON MAKEUP SO THEY CAN LOOK PRETTY LIKE THEIR MOMMY'S. THIS MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WERE OUT ON THE TOWN HAVING A FUN, GIRLS DAY OUT. THEY WERE IN A MAKEUP STORE & KATIE PROBABLY SAW NO HARM IN LETTING SURI TRY ON A LITTLE LIP COLOR FOR THE DAY. THE ONLY REASON THIS IS BECOMING SUCH A HUGE DEAL IS BC ITS KATIE HOMES AND SURI. YOU DONT SEE OTHER LITTLE GIRLS WITH THEIR PICTURES IN A MAGAZINE OR NEWS PAPER BC THEIR MOTHERS LET THEM WEAR A LITTLE MAKEUP OUT OF THE HOUSE.
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aapmomma wrote:
164) 2/23/2010 2:49:14 AM
I find it interesting how many people are making comments about the correlation between toddlers in make-up and pedophiles as their reason why their answer is no way. I'm less worried about my child wearing lip gloss or glitter than I am about them wearing, say, a bikini. I know many parents that say no with make-up, but don't think twice about a bikini for their toddler. Talk about eye candy for pedophiles! Makes lip-gloss pretty harmless in comparison...
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any8834 wrote:
165) 2/23/2010 3:07:48 AM
She's too little to be wearing makeups!
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keychain83 wrote:
166) 2/23/2010 3:13:44 AM
Throughout my years in elementary school, I would steal my mom's makeup and play dress-up with it. It bothered my mom for kids to be wearing makeup at such a young age, and I would go all out with her eyeshadows, blushes, and lipsticks. I could have worn her makeup at school without her knowing, but I never cared to. I rarely used makeup in high school and college as well. I have done no harm to myself by exposing myself to just about everything a very curious little kid could come across (I've been through quite a lot). Any damage done to me in the past, any scars left on me, all came from kids and teens bullying me around, my parents being their usual negative selves, and my ex abusing me verbally and physically. Makeup had nothing to do with any of that. I am today a certified makeup artist and still I use on myself far less makeup than every other teen/young adult/adult that I've come to know.
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Mamaw Sandy wrote:
167) 2/23/2010 7:04:39 AM
I am totally against little girls wearing make up !!! Playing dress up and playing using make up at home is fine. But why are we in such a hurry for them to grow up!!! Treasure our little ones by just letting them be little girls and little boys.
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sunny81602010 wrote:
168) 2/23/2010 7:05:33 AM
No way! Kids grow up way to soon now days as it is... its up to us grown ups to slow them down a little not to give them everything they want.
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SERENITY2009 wrote:
169) 2/23/2010 8:20:01 AM
I think there is a fine line in the situation. Some little girls love to play dress up and imitate mommy. I don't think its proper to allow a child to wear lipstick all the time. However, All little girls should be allowed to play dress up and wear make-up every once in a while. And, if the just happened one day to want to try some on at the cosmetics counter while shopping with mommy. Thats o.k.........let the little girl be happy even if they are out in public. It doesn't have to be every day. I think there are many far more important things in the world to teach Suri.
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Really?? wrote:
170) 2/23/2010 8:26:49 AM
I think it creates and image problem way too early. Kids can have fun and play, but to wear it in public is like asking for trouble. Girls are most prone to worrying about their image/bodies. Let's not perpetuate things.
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Cari711 wrote:
171) 2/23/2010 8:32:55 AM
It is JUST lip gloss and she is a girl. There is nothing wrong with having glossy "pretty lips" - at any age! I know my almost 3 year old daughter LOVES to have "pretty lips" and it makes her feel good. She can't wait to show who ever is near. I don't think any other make-up should be worn by a child/toddler, but c'mon - lip gloss is not make up - it's a girl's best friend! I think Suri looks adorable and was most likely very proud of her "pretty lips!" I don't think she should have been used as an example for this discussion. Now a toddler, all decked out with eye make-up, blush and the works would have been a more appropriate example. That would be inappropriate, not a little lip gloss!
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keepin it real wrote:
172) 2/23/2010 10:08:16 AM
dang people who cares so she wearing lip gloss get over it u act like its the end of the world who cares about her age every little girl like to wear make up
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mommabear wrote:
173) 2/23/2010 10:21:28 AM
Little girls playing dress is up fine...going out in public made up is not. Every little girl plays with makeup and pretends to be grown up. Letting your little girl take that pretend into the "real" world only starts them down the wrong path. How do you then say no in a few years to the young lady who wants to dress inappropriately for her age? It is a fine line we walk with our children, and we need to be more mindful that we are parents, not their friends. That relationship comes along many, many years later when we are all adults together.
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vnm7805 wrote:
174) 2/23/2010 10:22:31 AM
I think that is passing the line. Makeup is something children know adults do...maybe im being dramatic but it could start with makeup at three years and old and then it could move onto something else like dressing provacative...children should be taught to stick to what children do...their innocence should be guarded by a parent in every way.
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Fef wrote:
175) 2/23/2010 10:25:13 AM
I think from 4-8 years old its ok for them te expirament with make up and play dress up its part of being a kid. Now, Once they reach the age of ten they should know that wearing make up at an early age can cause damage to your skin ! they have there whole lives to wear make up ( plus it looks tacky )
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gmalinda wrote:
176) 2/23/2010 10:44:37 AM
I have seen preteens with streaked hair and high heels. I think Katie and Tom Cruise are making their little girl into a little lady too soon.
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hollymom23 wrote:
177) 2/23/2010 11:07:43 AM
That color only belongs on an adult outside the home. Inside is different. With kids trying so hard to grow up fast, what is wrong with just letting them be fresh-faced and innocent?! If you are going to let her wear lipcolor, make a light pink sparkly gloss that barely shows! And the shoes she puts on that little girl! She just needs to be a little girl and be left alone.
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secondhandrose wrote:
178) 2/23/2010 11:27:42 AM
No. Kids today are growing up too fast and missing out on being a child. It's the only time in their life they don't need make-up to enhance their looks and they don't need to look like adults. They also start dressing too sexy at a young age. Let them enjoy their childhood and take the pressure off that everyone should be a beauty queen.
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meemaw wrote:
179) 2/23/2010 11:30:49 AM
No, not in public, they grow up fast enough and what is left to get excited about when you have done everything while a child.
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yari1400 wrote:
180) 2/23/2010 11:40:20 AM
I have a 3yr who loves makeup she is a real girlie girl but I would never let her where red lipstick out in public again in the home is one thing to play but out in public no way.
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Brittsilver wrote:
181) 2/23/2010 12:13:48 PM
As long as it's not ridiculous makeup (i.e. That dark red lip gloss Suri has on), and it's makeup for children, then it should be fine. But making a child up to look older is kind of sick, like throwing a fishing line in a pond of pedophiles.
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JoMom wrote:
182) 2/23/2010 12:25:37 PM
My daughter & I had plenty of fun playing 'bootee potter' (beauty parlour) when she was younger. We did our hair with clips (sometimes with many clips) and I always broke out the makeup for an extra added touch. But outside of the home, I would never agree to it being appropriate. She's 10 now and I only let my her wear a little light colored lip gloss -- and that's for when we have our special mommy-daughter dates. :)
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lovelee wrote:
183) 2/23/2010 12:58:05 PM
as adult women we should we should apreciate the innocence of a little girl wanting to wear makeup and be beautiful like her mom!
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Make Up Madam wrote:
184) 2/23/2010 4:23:08 PM
I definitely think that it is inappropriate for children, especially a three year old, to wear such extravagant make up. Maybe a little tinted chap stick would be fine, but this is too extravagant. This is a prime example of reinforcing the idea that beauty and materialism are important in our society. The younger we encourage children to make themselves "beautiful" as defined by society, the more they are likely to focus on outward appearance to judge the character of themselves and others as they get older.
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Julz wrote:
185) 2/23/2010 5:14:53 PM
Lip gloss???? why not????? I am sure a responsible mother will also inform her child of what is and is not appropriate, even if it is just for play. Why else would take your little girl to a tea room for lunch if not to teach her how to behave and be a little lady?
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gracegrace:) wrote:
186) 2/23/2010 5:31:31 PM
I think that lip gloss is fine but alot of makeup for a little girl isnt
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tinkleberry21 wrote:
187) 2/23/2010 7:00:47 PM
i think that toddlers wearing makeup are cute, but should only be allowed to play with eyeshadow, blush and lip gloss. when i say play, i truly mean play... this should not be an everyday thing!
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NiecNiec wrote:
188) 2/23/2010 7:26:25 PM
Wut! ppl who let their 3 yr olds wear make-up should really take into consideration their child's self-esteem. If you teach them from an earlie age that just being themselves isn't good enough, what will they think in the future?
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V87 wrote:
189) 2/23/2010 10:11:30 PM
No. There is no reason why a toddler should wear any kind of make-up out in public. That is just taking your childs innocence away and letting them grow up before thier time. They are letting her take power over them and as parents they should say no to certin things. She will never learn boundries when everything is allowed.
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Liz_121 wrote:
190) 2/24/2010 12:11:39 AM
My dad would kill me if he caught me wearing makeup at that age. :p
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dmagi wrote:
191) 2/24/2010 8:33:25 AM
Heck now should babies or children wear makeup out!! That's just another way of telling our kids they can do whatever they want. Fact is their children and need us to know what is appropriate and unappropriate. Today it might be makeup later it'll be your worst fears.
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Toddlers and Makeup wrote:
192) 2/24/2010 12:51:28 AM
I believe that you can't tell a mother, how to mother. Eveyone has their own way of bringing up their children. Now whether or not toddlers should wear make up is strictly up to the parent. For my toddler, she can try on mommy's lipstick and eye shadow. Especially on those special occasions like talent shows, dance recitals, halloween, etc. Lip gloss is nothing! It's not like the baby had on lip liner and/or shadows and eyeliners. Who likes chapped lips?? :-)
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Hekate666 wrote:
193) 2/24/2010 9:52:34 AM
She looks like a baby prostitute. When I was 3 I was coloring Little Red Riding Hood with red lipstick... Someone left a comment about teaching a child about inner beauty first. Yes, that would be nice. But why bother doing that in a society that doesn't give a damn about inner beauty anymore?
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cas124 wrote:
194) 2/24/2010 11:02:59 AM
While I think it is fine for 3yr olds to play dress-up - I do not think that a 3yr old should be wearing make-up on a daily basis. It is fine for dress up playdates - but, they have the rest of their lives to wear makeup.
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Little Mama wrote:
195) 2/24/2010 2:03:31 PM
I do let my little girl put on "lips" at home when I am getting ready in the morning, but we take them off before leaving the house. She also gets to put on eyeshadow for dress up, but never to go out. My husband doesn't like that she puts it on for play. She does have her own chap stick. She pretends it is lip stick. But it doesn't give her any color. It's just for fun.
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thrillracer, esq. wrote:
196) 2/24/2010 4:27:40 PM
I don't think it matters if toddlers wear makeup (unless they are eating it.) Toddlers don't need makeup, but if they wear it, it's not like anyone is going to confuse them for street prostitutes.
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Milly wrote:
197) 2/24/2010 5:03:06 PM
I think it is perfectly fine to let your child to wear lip gloss.I let my daughter wear lip gloss but I give her a really light color to a sheer tint of pink. I would not let her wear a bold dark color like Suri has on. All kids need a little bit of makeup and it helps protects their lips they can explore with colors when their older.
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Linky wrote:
198) 2/26/2010 10:55:40 AM
I think play is ok, what little girl doesn't want to pretend. However, toddlers wearing make up is sending the wrong message. It takes away the innocence of being a little girl and brings the wrong type of attention. How can you tell a little girl it's ok to look as old or grown as they want but tell a grown man it wrong to look?
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Mysti wrote:
199) 2/26/2010 3:55:35 PM
I don't feel toddlers should be wearing make-up anywhere. My daughter was 7 years old (or around that age...I really don't recall) before she showed any interest in "real" make-up. I'd previously bought her a child's make-up kit which she'd played around with occasionally. I just feel the toddler stage is much too early to be thinking about make-up. Children need to enjoy their child hood as long as they can.
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logmol wrote:
200) 2/26/2010 11:04:31 PM
Personally I think it sends the wrong message to both parents and to little girls. Make-up becomes a rite of passage for most girls in their early teens and to impress upon them that they need it or should even want to wear it, as toddlers and beyond the years leading to puberty,is a lack in judgement.
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Nana5x wrote:
201) 2/27/2010 1:51:58 AM
Let a child be a child. They grow up so fast, what's the hurry to make them look older? Let their innocent faces shine through without any false additions to their already beautiful faces.
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velice wrote:
202) 3/1/2010 1:41:32 AM
Hi! I actually think she is a very pretty little girl. There's nothing wrong with a little girl who likes to play with makeup. However I do think that the shade of lipstick or lipgloss she has on is rather to dark for her. If the child is at home thats fine but to go out in public I do think a lighter shade would be more appropriate for her age.
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paiges5-1 wrote:
203) 3/1/2010 10:57:19 AM
I have 5 girls that are 2-15 yrs old and unless had a make up artist do her make up every day before they went out I really can't understand the big deal. My 2 & 4 year old love to dress up - if they have make up on or cowboy or rain boots or something else that doesn't match or isn't exactly what we want - SO WHAT!!!! They are happy & think they look beautiful. I am sure Katie would have preferred a different color on Suri - but it looks like Suri was happy & she thought she was beautiful like her mommy.
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cindys wrote:
204) 3/1/2010 11:09:27 AM
It makes me sick to see mothers make their little girls up to look like little adults. Why would you want men with sick minds to be attracted to your child. Some people just don't have any common sense. Let your children be children.
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Orange Kat wrote:
205) 3/1/2010 11:27:05 AM
I think it is inappropriate. If you treat a child as an adult they will start taking on adult behavior too young. As a society we are sexualizing our children at a very young age. Maybe that's why children are experimenting with sex as young as ten!
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Beau wrote:
206) 3/1/2010 11:44:11 AM
Little girls grow up far too fast as it is, and allowing them to wear makeup at such tender ages just rushes it even more!!! Let them be children for as long as possible. Makup is fine for dress up parties at home only!
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MeliMeli wrote:
207) 3/1/2010 9:55:17 PM
It's obvious this 3 year old was not the one who applied the lipstick. It seems to me that she has more than just gloss. The makeup doesn't even show she's only three years old. There's nothing wrong with playing dress up, but this is taking it a bit further as she is still wearing little girls' clothes. I wonder if she truly understands why women wear makeup. Hmm...
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Katherine Anne wrote:
208) 3/2/2010 10:21:14 PM
at home is great my mom let me play with makeup all the time i still do it with my friends but to let a three year old go around with THAT kind of makeup is just stupid. she should be wearing lip samcker lip gloss and chapstick it lets little girls think they are totally in style wearing makeup but at the same time its just lipsmacker and made for kids
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Shawna<3 wrote:
209) 5/1/2010 5:37:58 PM
Toddlers are meant to have cookie crumbs and juice stains around their mouths...makeup on toddlers is just wrong. What's next? Push-up bras? Heels? Provocative clothing? Tatoos?
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