Life in the Lipstick Jungle

Life is hard. What can make it better? Lipstick!

It does if you’re Maizie.

The first thing she does when she gets up is puts on a thick coat of lipstick. Before she even leaves her room, she’s gussied herself up for the breakfast table.

I must say, I have visions of her rolling over, grabbing a hand mirror and slathering the bright colors on before her feet even hit the floor, but I know this is not true (the mirror is in pieces).

I can’t pinpoint when the obsession with lipstick started, but if you ever get a peek in her purse it’s full of lipsticks, glosses and lipliners.

One might think, who cares? Well the caveat is…she’s only ten years old and in fourth grade.

She LOVES make-up! That’s what she wanted for Christmas and her brother and sister obliged.

She goes to school with her lipstick on. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t leave the house without her lipstick.

On occasion she will try to go to school with eyeshadow and blush, but that gets washed off before we leave the house. Her big question is…When can she wear mascara? I told her not until she can drive.

I see the looks other parents give us when she’s sporting her Kelly Osbourne look, but you know what, if it makes her happen and gives her some confidence, I’m fine with it.

She has a serious anxiety disorder and if lipstick helps her cope, so be it. No one at school has said anything to her, so as long as her trademark colored lips are accepted, she’ll keep wearing it.

Watch as her rule for playing in the snow is that Teddy COULD NOT mess up her lipstick!

23 thoughts on “Life in the Lipstick Jungle

  1. It’s great that the bold lipcolors help her express herself. Personally, my 13 year old niece loves painting her nails then literally ingests most of the polish chewing it off within 24 hours and that concerns me a lot more than lipcolor. I think society has become a lot more excepting of self expression at these ages though because her hair has been every shade of the rainbow the past 2 years!

  2. I am all about letting my children express themselves and find their individual style. I feel this is especially important since they go to a school with a strict uniform dress code.

  3. Lipstick and me do not get along.. At all, but my 13 year old is so good with makeup. She rarely wears it but she uses YouTube videos to learn how to use it properly when she does wear it.

  4. I’m also obsessed with lipstick! Of course, I’m not a 4th grader, but it’s nice to know I’m not the only one with a purse full of lipstick, chapstick, lipgloss and lip plumpers. If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would want my lipstick. šŸ™‚ Loved the video!

  5. I am so happy to hear a parent say if it helps her, who cares. I couldn’t agree with you more – if it makes her feel better and doesn’t hurt anything, why not celebrate her coping skills? Good for you, Mom – and great for her!

  6. This is indeed a cute video and I love that she has confidence with the lipstick. I think it is awesome that you feel the way you do about allowing her to use the lipstick. This is awesome and thanks for sharing her gorgeous look.

  7. My two girls, 9 and 8 are all about lipstick. They think it’s the best thing to ever hit the shelves. I think it’s so fun and let them play around with it when they want! They get creative and feel super confident when they have it on.

    Super cute!

  8. If she loves it, what’s the harm, right? I discovered lipstick when I was really small and my mom used to give us the discontinued Avon lipstick samples. They were tiny little lipsticks. We totally went to town giving Barbie new looks. The unfortunate thing is there were a lot of really wierd colors that we couldn’t pull off as little kids……I forgot lipstick for awhile and then renewed a love affair with it that will last until it runs up all the lines of my face and beyond.

  9. My daughter just started school and is obsessed with chap stick. She thinks it puts color on her lips, so I don’t care. She does natural pageants were lip gloss can be used, but we don’t.

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