Nicholas Wong Hei, 17 Sing Yin Secondary School Yes, I believe a little makeup is OK. Although girls should not be allowed to look like Cleopatra and distract all the boys in school, they have the right to cover up ugly parts of their faces. Nowadays, first impressions are important. There are many benefits of having a beautiful face. For example, a company wants to hire someone. There are two people with the same qualifications and work experience, but one of them has a long scar on her face. Who would the boss choose? I'm sure he would select the one with better looks. This is not discrimination, it's human nature. All of us would choose to be beautiful if we had a chance. I agree that we should not be superficial, but the reality is that some people want to look beautiful so they can have more confidence. No one wants to walk down the street with an ugly face. Students are part of society, so they have the right to wear makeup to school. It is wrong to ban girls from doing so, especially in a free and modern society like Hong Kong. After all, they are not having cosmetic surgery - it's just a little makeup - and it won't do them any harm. I'm sure a lot of boys will support girls' right to wear makeup. Isn't it better to have more beautiful girls on the street? Phoenix Lee Ching-kwan, 18 Tin Ka Ping Secondary School No, because such a move would affect the learning environment in schools. I don't see why girls should be allowed to wear makeup to school. Do they do it just to get boys' attention or does it make them better students? Would they make more friends because they look good? I don't think so. School is a place where teenagers acquire knowledge and enjoy a simple lifestyle. Allowing girls to wear makeup in school would destroy this harmonious atmosphere and lead to competition among students. Every girl would want to look pretty and there would be gossip and accusations. There wouldn't be any harmony. Jealousy and hatred would destroy friendships. School would no longer be the same. Students' academic standards would decline because they would be reading beauty magazines to keep up with the latest trends. Besides, girls would be wasting their parents' hard-earned money on cosmetics. Some may think that everyone, including students, has the freedom to make themselves look beautiful. But unlimited freedom could lead to chaos, especially in school. If girls had the right to wear makeup, boys might want to have tattoos or body piercing. For teenagers, there's nothing better than being simple, neat and tidy.