The age-old debate of when parents should allow their kids to start wearing makeup rages on.
While some are criticized for allowing their children to experiment with makeup (we’re looking at you, Katie Price), others are praised for letting their children play around with beauty.
Kim Kardashian is one mom you might expect would let her daughter try makeup, and she will, but not until North is older.
The reality star and businesswoman appeared alongside mega-famous YouTuber Desi Perkins for a recent makeup tutorial.
In the video, Desi asked Kim what age she would allow 4-year-old North to begin putting on makeup.
Kim didn’t have to think, replying quickly: “Probably 12.”
She revealed that 12 was the age she “started to get into it.” She also mentioned that her early makeup lessons (bought as a gift from her father) still influence her beauty looks today.
“When I was 14, my dad got me makeup lessons and they video-taped it and showed us how to put on liner and lashes,” she began. “They were really just into actual contour and concealer, all kind of nude monochromatic looks, which is so my vibe and probably why I like the kind of makeup that I like.”
Kim isn’t the only famous mom to speak up about makeup and children.
In 2013, Victoria Beckham admitted that she didn’t put on makeup in front of then 1-year-old Harper becasue she wanted her to remain a tomboy instead of copying her more glamorous mom.
However, things seemed to have changed in the Beckham household. Last year, the fashion designer said on This Morning that 6-year-old Harper “loves beauty” and “loves to play with makeup.”
Earlier this year, news arose that Beyoncé’s daughter, 5-year-old Blue Ivy, was launching her own cosmetics line. But the world-famous singer doesn’t want her daughter to grow up being beauty-obsessed.
“My biggest thing is to teach [Blue] not to focus on the aesthetic,” she told People. “It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”
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