While Taylor Swift is busy working as the new spokesperson for CoverGirl, an interesting new study shows that teen girls (ages 13-17) are using less makeup, while tween girls (ages 8-12) are actually using more makeup.
The NPD Group's latest beauty report says tween girls are using mascara more regularly (at least once a month) with an 8 percent increase in usage from 2007 to 2009. The girls use an average of 4.5 different beauty products, and say their makeup usage has less to do with societal issues and more to do with taking part in what their parents and siblings are doing.
The report also says that teens are becoming less interested in basic products. The NPD Group found that usage of facial cleansers, acne-spot treatment products, mascara and lip gloss dropped significantly since 2007.
What do you think of these stats? Do they ring true for your and your friends? Do you use more or less makeup than you did when you were younger?