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I started wearing mascara at 12, I think. It was a special occasion type of thing though – now that I look back to the hygiene aspect of it… just… no… Lol. I was, because I had various chorus-related performances before, allowed to wear lipstick to them… which my mum would put on me and I’d feel all extra special. It wasn’t until high school (I want to say I was around 16) when I was really allowed to and did wear makeup on a regular basis though

I remember wearing makeup to my bat mitzvah and my brother’s bar mitzvah, but that may have been a one-time occurrence thing. I hit a bare Minerals stage around 22, and then I dropped it all again until about 31.

I was allowed to cross over into the makeup realm at 14. That also included changing my hair and clothing to whichever color and style I wanted. So, pretty much when I started high school I was allowed more control.

I don’t really remember being given an age for when it was okay to start wearing makeup. I’d say I really got into makeup around 12-14, but I didn’t really start wearing it out until high school. For school, I’d mostly just stick to a little powder or foundation, liner, mascara, and a sheer gloss. On days off from school, I would experiment with more colorful makeup. I’d say 18 is when I started wearing makeup/more makeup on a more regular basis.

I was… 21 I believe, so 2-3 years after high school. I first started with skin care, and then got into makeup. I still remember the first time sitting at a chair in a standalone MAC store, waiting to be colormatched to a foundation. I was super nervous and was bright as a tomato, since I’m a guy and was sitting there by myself in a crowded store. But I got over that, obviously! It was also fortunate that I got an SA that was both helpful and gracious to guide me through the process.

Mid-twenties, roughly 24-25. I started using concealer to cover up my dark circles around 21-22 with a touch of mascara occasionally, but I didn’t really get into makeup as a practice until two years ago. It coincided with me coming more in stride with myself and what I liked.

(I find it kind of amusing when people say makeup is a cover up for insecurity. For me, it was the opposite. When I had low self-esteem, I didn’t wear anything, didn’t think I was worth showing off. Now I’m all about the bold blushes and cat-eye and red lipstick, and when people say it looks good, I tell them that’s because it’s on my face. 😉

I completely agree! I started wearing makeup when I was 15 or so, but it was pretty much just concealer and mascara. I didn’t see any point to wearing more makeup, because my self-esteem was so low that I just wanted to be as invisible as possible. It wasn’t until I was about 21 and had gained a little more confidence that I started really getting into makeup.

I dabbled a little when younger, but I didn’t start really wearing it and learning to do it right till around 21 or 22.

I have to input the info before I start everytime I start my laptop. Is wearing Bonnie Bell that fat lipgloss considered makeup…bought it due to chapped lips from a cold…wore makeup around 12 or 13 or right before graduation or right into high school….can remember…so longgggg ago…35 years at least.

I started wearing makeup when I was 13 and then when I was in my 20s 30s and 40s I stopped-I recently began again-with better stuff this time around

When I was 13 my parents allowed me to wear mascara and lipgloss. I started wearing cover up, blush, eyeliner and eyeshadow when I was 15 which my parents allowed but I didn’t wear anything extreme until I was about 16/17 I started wearing neon eyeshadow and crazy colors! I didn’t start really wearing lipstick till I was 18 but I only had about three mac lipsticks then when I turned 23 I started wearing really wearing bright colors 🙂

I started wearing some eyeshadow, mascara and lip gloss at 16 but really only got into make up and started wearing heavier makeup (sheer foundation/powder, concealer, lipstick etc.) at 23. Before the age of 23 all my makeup could fit into the tiniest makeup bag haha.

I don’t remember exactly, but I must have been around 14. It was only coloured mascara and stuff like that, nothing too drastic. I don’t remember not being allowed to wear it, but I certainly wouldn’t have worn it to school before I was 14.

I started wearing lipgloss and mascara when I was about 14 but didn’t wear a full make-up with foundation until I was 17. My parents never said I wasn’t allowed to wear make-up but nevertheless they advised me to stay as natural as possible.

I started wearing make up when I was ten going on eleven, and I was never told that I was allowed or not allowed to wear make up because of my age.

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