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by Abigail Van Buren

How Young Is Too Young to Start Wearing Makeup?

DEAR ABBY: At what age do you believe it is appropriate for a girl to start wearing makeup? I don't mean lipstick and huge amounts of eye shadow, but a bit of mascara and lip gloss? -- WONDERING IN THE SUBURBS

DEAR WONDERING: A touch of lip gloss when a girl is in the seventh grade is fine, but she should hold off on the mascara for another year or two.

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