Ok guys, I need some good honest opinions here on not only eyebrows, but makeup in general. My step daughter is under the impression that the only way to get anyone to like you is if you wear make up. Mind you she is 13 and her biological mom has given her this idea. I keep trying to tell her that makeup isn't really all a guy sees, but she is so young and so misinformed by her mom. Her dad has said pretty much the same thing as I have as well. He has said that while guys like a girl who is put together, her overall confidence and personality are more important. I hate that this is even a topic for a girl so young, but I was hoping to get some real opinions here. Would LOVE for her to read them so try and keep it tasteful please.
Most Helpful Guy
If you are naturally beautiful, you don't need makeup. I don't mind a tad bit of makeup like some eyeliner or mascara, but again, if you are naturally beautiful, then you don't NEED it.
If you are not naturally beautiful, then no amount of makeup will change that. It may help you lure in an unsuspecting guy, but once he sees the real you, he is probably gonna leave if he was expecting something else. <---its the harsh reality, but i make this point in order to say that makeup is not necessary whether you are a natural beauty or not. All it does is create expectations, mask yourself from people, and yes, its "false advertising".
What's the point in luring in a guy with your makeup if he isn't gonna stay? You are only wasting both his and your time, as well as putting your heart on the line. Instead, use what you have. You don't have to worry about a guy leaving you if you show him your true face from the beginning, and he chooses to date you ANYWAY. There is no room for disappointment if he knows exactly what you look like from the start.1
Most Helpful Girl
As a (very recently turned) 15 year old myself, I don't see anything wrong with it. If she's already taken the mindset that she needs makeup to feel confident, there's not much you can do to change that - it'll be taken as a bit patronizing and she'll be a lot more uncooperative.
Maybe try looking into some things like concealer (so she doesn't start using things like foundation/contouring/setting powder quiiiiite that early), some tinted lip balm, and maybe mascara? It'll make her just that little bit more confident, without caking her face and looking inappropriate. If she's worried about her eyebrows, and she's comfortable with you tweezing them or taking her to a threading place (which hurts, and is expensive, but it is a professional place and will probably make the experience seem more 'real', I don't know. I just got my mom to tweeze mine to keep the shapes even and since then have just been plucking errant hairs on my own), do that instead of letting her wear eyebrow makeup.
Personally (I am a bit older than her) the makeup I wear on a normal school day amounts to some eye bag/pimple concealer (thanks a lot, high school stress, haha), a little foundation to even out the skin/concealer patches, setting powder, mascara, and maybe a tinted lip balm or a smear of lipstick (which, on a school day, I always put lip balm over and dab to make it less bold). Sometimes eyeliner if I'm feeling particularly raunchy lmao ;)))
If it's worth anything, I think the instagram eyebrows look good on camera, but look terrible irl, so you can tell her at least one teenager thinks they're dumb lmao1