My daughters are at that age. They wanna wear,makeup! Yes, I knew this day was coming, but at 13 and 14? I did not see this one coming; at all.I don’t wear make up, None of my gal pals do either, so why would they? Sure make up is healthier for your pores now and there are so many creative ideas to express; but come on….kids are not suppose to look older than their parents and for the most part, that how it ends up looking.
A friend of mine came over to visit. I was so happy to see her. We have so much in common. We both started having children very young, work from home and share a few of the same mothering principles. One in particular – young teens wearing MAKE UP! Our daughters are 12,13, and 14. We engaged them in a conversation and learned that, indeed they liked the bright and pretty colors and acne concealing aspects of make up. It seemed to be a fair and honest answer, so we did an experiment. We wanted to see what they would do if we didn’t restrict them. Here’s what they end up looking like.
See, make up made her look older than 14 right? I think they have plenty of time coming for them to play color games with all sorts of makeup. Stuff like that scare me. Being an adult is not as fun, carefree, and easy as it looks. One day they will beg for the kids menu!
For now, i’ll compromise just a bit. My daughters can wear a light lip gloss and maybe a little mascara at picture dates ONLY.Till them, I’ll expect their beautiful fresh, clean and innocent look everyday.
Beet Red Lip Gloss
¼ cup beeswax
¼ cup castor oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Melt beeswax, remove from heat and add oils. Add as much beet juice as desired for color. Store in jar.
Blush/ Natural bronzer – Made with a base of arrowroot and by adding cocoa powder and cinnamon to get a darker shade.
Eye shadow – cocoa powder (brown shades) Spirulina (green shades) and arrowroot (light shades)
Mascara – In a small bowl, mix a few drops of Aloe Vera Gel, a couple drops of Vitamin E oil, and a pinch of activated charcoal. Mix it up and clean the mascara wand between uses.
Acne Treatment– Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoons of filtered water and gently massage the paste onto the acne scars for thirty seconds to one minute and then rinse off immediately. Tomatoes are great too! Cut fresh tomatoes in small pieces and put it on the scars area. Leave it for a few minutes and then remove it. Repeat twice a day for several days and acne scars will be reduced.
Here’s a page with loads more recipes to use(click here for it!)
Till the next blush…….take care! QC Supermom