Topic: makeup

Don’t Teach Your Young Daughter How To Wear ‘Appropriate’ Makeup

Don't Teach Your Young Daughter How To Wear 'Appropriate' Makeup

My nine-year-old daughter has a makeup bag. It’s filled with all of my leftovers, lipstick shades I decided looked awful on me, garish eyeshadows that I attempted to make work once or twice, samples from department stores that came with my purchase. She has foundation and disco dust and mascaras in tiny little tubes and a plastic container of makeup remover wipes. When she is home from school she sits in her bedroom surrounded by stuffed animals and dolls and does her face, always too much blush and sparkly blue eyeshadow up to her eyebrows and lipstick smeared beyond the natural lines of her tiny little mouth. On occasion she draws flowers on her cheeks with an eyeliner.

She will ask me if she looks pretty.

Of course she does. She is my daughter. More »

DMV Made Gender Non-Conforming Teen Remove Makeup Because We All Know The DMV Sucks

DMV Made Gender Non-Conforming Teen Remove Makeup Because We All Know The DMV Sucks

Chase Culpepper was so excited to get his driver’s license but that all changed once the DMV staff in South Carolina told him he wasn’t allowed to wear makeup in his photo, because according to Beth Parks ( of the DMV) staff at the office had been following state policy. The policy, which had been updated in 2009 to say: ‘At no time will an applicant be photographed when it appears that he or she is purposely altering his or her appearance so that the photo would misrepresent his or her identity’ means that Chase wasn’t allowed to wear makeup in his photograph. More »

Interview with Jordan Reid: ‘Moms Screw Up A Lot, But Can Still Be Glam While Doing So’

Interview with Jordan Reid: 'Moms Screw Up A Lot, But Can Still Be Glam While Doing So'

When I grow up I want to be Jordan Reid. Okay, that isn’t fair to say, because technically I’m a lot few years older than Jordan but I totally want to be more like her. Her new book is so Jordan, meaning that not only is it terribly chic and gorgeously illustrated but it is filled with all sorts of common sense and practical ideas about how you can navigate motherhood without losing your own identity and love for a perfect shade of lipstick, all the while getting into the not-so-glam aspects of parenting like how babies puke on you and do so a lot and how you can remove these puke stains. More »

Young Girls Will Be Image-Obsessed Whether You Allow Them To Wear Makeup Or Not

Young Girls Will Be Image-Obsessed Whether You Allow Them To Wear Makeup Or Not

Girls are wearing make-up three years earlier than they were a decade ago. I’m not surprised by this at all, and I don’t really see it as a problem – particularly since their parents are obviously okay with it. It’s not like 11-year-olds buy a lot of stuff for themselves. Girls are obsessed with their appearances whether they have makeup on their faces or not, as far as I’m concerned. More »

Words From A Stranger To This Dad’s Daughter (From The Makeup Aisle)

Words From A Stranger To This Dad's Daughter (From The Makeup Aisle)

Recently your father wrote you an article in the Huffington Post all about how he finds makeup aisles “very oppressive” and how he wants you to to delivered ” through this gauntlet of institutionalized shame and into a deep, unshakeable sense of your own worthiness and beauty.”

Calling a pile of lipsticks and nail polish a gauntlet of institutionalized shame is a bit overdramatic, and Little One, I’m here to tell you that your dad is wrong. More »

Bad Mom Advice: Your Biting Toddler And Your Makeup Hoarding Teen Make Me Think You Need To Chill The Eff Out

Bad Mom Advice: Your Biting Toddler And Your Makeup Hoarding Teen Make Me Think You Need To Chill The Eff Out

I can’t give you any advice for talking your daughter out of wearing it because I just don’t feel like it’s that big of an issue. It’s not like a little bit of blush and mascara is suddenly going to make her become knocked up at age 15 or something. As long as she isn’t emulating Courtney Stodden and asking for an increase on her allowance to take on-line “acting” classes, I think she’ll be fine. More »

Jane Daly Makes Beauty Sound So Do-able And Fun That I May Start Getting Out Of My Mommy Rut

Jane Daly Makes Beauty Sound So Do-able And Fun That I May Start Getting Out Of My Mommy Rut

I love makeup and nail polish and all of that, but I am just as guilty as any busy mom as far as falling into a rut and on occasion not even bothering to “put on my face.” I don’t think women are required to wear makeup but I like to wear it. Jane Daly is one of the only beauty writers I truly trust because not only is she a mom (she has two daughters, Em – 24 and Biddy, who is 17), she is also great at telling it like it is. She has been doing yoga before it was cool, despises cardio, and she sat down with Mommyish to yammer all about beauty and MILFS and how woman can still care about how they look, even after having babies and discovering their kid is using their favorite eyeliner to color ponies with. More »

Gwen Stefani Wears Make-Up For Her Husband, And I Can Respect That

Gwen Stefani Wears Make-Up For Her Husband, And I Can Respect That

So I was just sitting around getting excited about No Doubt coming back to make me feel young again, when I happened upon an interesting quote from Gwen Stefani‘s recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar. The pop star was talking about how much she loves, loves, loves make-up. To each their own, I say. Then, she threw in this little bit of information:

“I like to make my husband like me more, and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”

Wowzers. More »