Former child star Drew Barrymore began wearing makeup at the tender age of 6 for her movie roles. But it will be a very different story for her daughter Olive.
At the launch of her Flower Beauty cosmetics line for Wal-Mart, Drew said, “Kids shouldn’t wear makeup, I strongly feel that way,” she tells US Weekly.
“You should be a kid for as long as possible,” she adds. “I think when you start getting in your teens, then all bets are off, and you should just play, play, play. And figure out what kind of woman you want to be—the training wheels are off. So kids in makeup, no. Starting in your teen years, absolutely go for it, and start to discover who you are.”
Not that Olive will be forbidden from makeup. “What little girls doesn’t want to play with makeup?” the new mom says.
“I think the only rules about makeup is not to be shy,” Drew goes on to say. “Happiness is the best makeup. That’s what comes out through the pores. That’s what shines through the thickest pigment. Happiness is everything.”
“So that’s what I would tell young girls, that’s what I would tell women, and that’s what I tell myself,” she adds. “I know that I feel the most attractive when I feel the most sane inside my body.”
The new mom goes on to talk about her new makeup line.
“What I wanted to do in this line was to be able to do everything in it,” Drew, 37, shares. “Right now, I’m feeling like a new mom, so I really want to be natural and youthful. It’s so funny. We keep going to play in the [makeup] box and I just want to feel fresh. I want to feel like I have wide eyes.”
The E.T. star welcomed Olive with husband Will Kopelman last September.