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Daily $10 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway: When Did You Start Wearing Makeup?

giveaway *Editor's Note: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, jenny l.!  Nicki's Answer: "13 — I started wearing eyeliner and haven't stopped since!" Natalie's Answer: "I've been getting into my mom's makeup since I was a toddler, and I was really into roll-on glitter as a kid, but I really learned how to wear makeup when I was about 12!" Tell use when you started wearing makeup, and you could win a $10 gift card to Sephora! The winner will be randomly selected and announced in the comment section on the morning of March 5 — so keep an eye out! For FutureDerm’s giveaway rules, please see our Policy Page.
Date: March 4 2013 at 10:18 AM
Contests, Uncategorized, giveaway, Sephora

Comments (46)

  1. Sarah
    March 4 2013 at 10:34 AM

    I started wearing eyeliner and lip liner when I was 12, but I was only allow to wear it on the weekends.

  2. Taylor
    March 4 2013 at 10:51 AM

    I started wearing it on and off since I was 11, but I would really like to try out some new foundations and eyeliners

  3. Nida
    March 4 2013 at 10:57 AM

    I started using my mom's lipsticks when I was 10 .

  4. Melanie
    March 4 2013 at 11:00 AM

    I started sneaking my mom's blush (Rubiglo in the little terracotta pot--remember that?!) when I was in 5th grade because I was so pale and self conscious about it. I used to put it on with an old paintbrush! Thankfully my mom took pity on me about a year later and bought me my own makeup...and better brushes!

  5. Lucy
    March 4 2013 at 11:07 AM

    I started when I was 17 years old. My mom /finally/ let me use it after I started wearing contact lenses in order to look better, actually decent, for college interviews. I've never gone back =D

  6. Heather USA
    March 4 2013 at 11:34 AM

    I was around 14, I started with lipstick and now it's an addiction but a GREAT one ;D

  7. Cate
    March 4 2013 at 11:35 AM

    I definitely rocked the roll on glitter when I was 10 or 11. Didn't start using real makeup until I entered high school.

  8. Shannon S.
    March 4 2013 at 11:50 AM

    12- I wanted to match my eyeshadow to my outfits. I loved that look...thankfully I have since evolved....

  9. Andrea Darst
    March 4 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Around 13 or so

  10. Carmen
    March 4 2013 at 12:18 PM

    I started when I was 14, and I started with mascara, lot of it! It seems more subtle then other categories of makeup and it really emphasized my eyes.

  11. Tanya
    March 4 2013 at 2:22 PM

    I started wearing mascara when I was 16

  12. Mandy Kirk
    March 4 2013 at 2:40 PM

    I was 13, but didn't really start to enjoy and experiment until I was 25! Love it!

  13. Cynthia
    March 4 2013 at 3:14 PM

    I started with lip gloss when I was about 12.

  14. Lynn
    March 4 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I bought covergirl compact foundation lip liners in 7th grade, so about 12ish?

  15. Vicki N
    March 4 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I didn't start wearing makeup until my early 20's but I had a fondness for skincare (thanks to my grandmother's extensive estee lauder collection) since I was probably 9 or 10.

  16. jenny l.
    March 4 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I started wearing makeup when I was 13. I used to sneak in to my mom's bedroom and apply it after she left for work!

  17. Alisa
    March 4 2013 at 3:36 PM

    When did I start wearing make-up? Do you want the official time that my mom knows about or the unofficial time when I used to sneak out the house clean faced but with a backpack loaded with makeup and makeup remover? My mom would say I started wearing makeup at 18. The real answer is 13 when I started sneaking some of hers. When I was 16 and my best friend got a driver's license, that was when I started seriously wearing makeup.

  18. Rozy
    March 4 2013 at 3:43 PM

    At 12, I wore mascara and lip gloss.

  19. Mai
    March 4 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I used to have to wear makeup for dance competitions so technically since I was a young kid but on my own, I'd say 13!

  20. Susan
    March 4 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I was fourteen.

  21. beautybabbling
    March 4 2013 at 4:51 PM

    I dabbled with a little bit of eye shadow in middle school, but I started wearing makeup regularly after my mom took me to a Merle Norman to have my makeup done in 8th grade. It was a great idea on her part because I had someone show me how to apply it.

  22. amanda roach
    March 4 2013 at 4:55 PM

    I started wearing make up when I was first year of highschool.

  23. Cher
    March 4 2013 at 5:01 PM

    I remember when I was 13 I attended a wedding and asked my Mom if I could wear makeup. The reply was, "Well, just a little bit." I didn't know what "a little bit" was, so I borrowed her makeup bag and pretty much put everything in there on my face! *LOL* Ah, I've toned it down since then, but that was my starting 'makeup moment'! :)

  24. Kimberly
    March 4 2013 at 5:07 PM

    In 8th grade.

  25. Danni
    March 4 2013 at 5:09 PM

    I was 13- just eyeliner and lipgloss.

  26. Carole Jung
    March 4 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I started wearing makeup at 14 to cover blemishes. I couldn't believe it, it was like an eraser that covered everything and evened out my skintone. Little did I know that I had created a monster, I am still very very into makeup. Thank goodness that I don't cake it on like I used to though. But I still love my foundation!

  27. tiffany gallehugh
    March 4 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I was 12 and in junior high. My still must have.I have such sparse lashes.

  28. tiffany gallehugh
    March 4 2013 at 5:17 PM

    mascara..forgot the mascara part...I was twelve..

  29. Calli
    March 4 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I started around 13, but I never wore makeup daily until recently (25!)

  30. Cathy
    March 4 2013 at 5:20 PM

    I started wearing eyeliner and lipliner in 6th grade but didn't get to mascara till 10th. Eyeshadow, foundation and the rest of the shebang wasn't till after highschool =)

  31. maryanne ford
    March 4 2013 at 5:21 PM

    i was around 13 trying to keep up with my older sister ,eye make up and lipstick

  32. Liz Gottier
    March 4 2013 at 5:21 PM

    When I was 14!

  33. Olivia Rubin
    March 4 2013 at 5:44 PM

    I started in college, 10 years ago and went with MAC

  34. Laura Royal
    March 4 2013 at 5:47 PM

    I was 12 when I started

  35. Justine
    March 4 2013 at 5:51 PM


  36. Jennifer F
    March 4 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Lipgloss at 13

  37. Tracy
    March 4 2013 at 6:23 PM

    I snuck stuff from my mom's stash as early as 1st and 2nd grade...wasn't officially allowed to wear it at all til 6th grade...but oh how I loved it! Always have...always will LOL

  38. Jessica
    March 4 2013 at 6:27 PM

    7th grade. Full on foundation, concealer, blush...basically a new face. I was blessed w/ great skin, but I hated how pale I was. I've learned to embrace my skin color now in my 30's and take extremely good care of my skin. Only wear products to accentuate features (i.e. blush, lipstick/gloss, eyeshadow) when I feel like it, or for a special occasion. Sunscreen is my new foundation : )

  39. Dawn T
    March 4 2013 at 6:38 PM

    I wasn't allowed to wear it until 9th grade, though many of my friends started earlier! Thanks for the chance to win

  40. Doris
    March 4 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Not until college!

  41. Leslie D.
    March 4 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Not until late 15 and I started with eyeshadow only for some strange reason. I didn't even expand beyond eyeshadow for another year or so.

  42. vickyhoang
    March 4 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I started wearing makeup AFTER high school but it really doesn't matter because.. “If it makes you feel beautiful, do it.” -Rae Morris It's just simple as that.

  43. Petunia
    March 4 2013 at 9:17 PM

    The summer between 7th and 8th grade- Cover Girl Professional mascara and various "pot o'glosses." And of course the collection of Bonnie Bell lip smackers. By Christmas in 8th grade, I was wearing Charlie perfume and pressed powder. By 9th grade, department store all the way.

  44. rachel weinstein
    March 5 2013 at 12:19 AM

    It was lip gloss for me in high school then""graduated to eyes for big events"

  45. LeighAnn
    March 5 2013 at 3:19 AM

    I started around 13. I used to watch soap operas ( this was the early 90's) and there was an actress who had this three tone eyeshadow look going on, in green no less. I desperately wanted to copy it. I failed horribly.

  46. Natalie Bell
    March 5 2013 at 5:27 AM

    Congratulations to jenny l.! You're our randomly selected winner. Please email your address to me at and your gift card will soon be on its way!

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