By Tara Weng, GalTime.com
If you're noticing that younger girls are starting to look more mature (or more colorful), you're not losing your mind--according to new research. The research, furnished by Mintel reveals that 61% of girls aged 9-11 would like to wear more makeup than their parents allow. Makeup manufacturers, not surprisingly, are happy to oblige.
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"Between reality stars like the Kardashians and bestselling books like Twilight and Hunger Games, character merchandising plays a large role in how manufacturers are marketing makeup and accessories to the tween and teen crowd and parents might struggle to keep their children from wanting a part of it," notes Kat Fay, senior beauty analyst at Mintel.
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"In order to attract this group and get support from parents, products must be subtle in appearance and emphasize that ingredients are safe for young skin, while