Seeing children and babies wearing make up and beauty products aren’t as rare as you’d think in today’s world, especially in the world of celebrity.
Children such as Princess Tiaamii (daughter of Katie Price and Peter Andre) and Suri Cruise (daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise) have both had their photos snapped while out in public wearing make up.
What do you think on this?
A study has recently been carried out to show that an increasing number of parents are buying beauty products for their children. 1,352 parents were surveyed across the UK with at least one of their children being under the age of four. Some of the questions asked included “Have you ever bought a beauty product for your child to use?” to which 23% of those questioned answered with yes. Following on from that they were also asked what type of product they purchased. These are the top five:
35% Nail Polish
- 28% Lipstick or Lipgloss
- 23% Mascara
- 12% Concealer
- 8% Fake Tan
The parents were then asked why they had bought these products for their children:
- 39% of parents bought it for a ‘special occasion’
- 30% said that quite simply they wanted to make their child look ‘prettier’
- 14% said that they did it for fun
- 9% said their child had specifically asked for a product.
The participating parents were asked in addition to this if they secretly worried whether their child was “ugly“, to which one in twelve said “yes“. 54% of parents who said this admitted that they were ashamed of these fears. 8% of those surveyed had worries about their own child’s appearance and over 25% of those questioned admitted that they considered one of their friend’s children to be “ugly“.
What do you think on children and babies wearing make up?