Heidi Klum is used to wearing a lot of makeup. She’s a supermodel, so of course she is. But her kids? Well, they are incredibly beautiful little creatures so they don’t need any of it to bring out their gorgeous features. Wait a minute. Kids? Makeup? Oh heck no! Leni, 8, and Lou, who is only 2 years old, were spotted with mama Klum going to the Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC wearing the same perfect red lipstick on their adorable little pouts. Would love to know what the brand and color are because it’s kind of the perfect red. Some may be freaking out over this. What would possess Heidi to allow her little sweeties to wear a potentially toxic Lolita look on their lips?!?
I say it's no big deal! So what if your kids want to be like mommy and wear a little lipstick, maybe a little shadow. But I still have two very specific concerns about it.
For one, I hope it’s non-toxic since far too many cosmetics have really bad things in them. And it’s on the kids’ lips -- they inevitably are going to eat some of it off. But I have a feeling Heidi is hip to all that kind of stuff, so I think we’re in the clear there.
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The other concern I have with kids wearing lipstick or any makeup is that it will end up all over the place. On their clothes, on the furniture, on the walls. And as a mom, I really do not need another thing to clean up. This is why my kids will never, ever wear makeup if I have anything to do with it. At least not until they move out of my house. (Lofty goal, I know.) Just the other day I spent far too much time trying to get pen out of the couch. My son apparently thought it was his canvas and made some lovely line designs. I don't want to imagine how challenging it is to get lipstick out of the rug.
Plus if your kid wears lipstick, and is a kissy kind of kid, then prepare for lipstick all over you. Kind of makes me realize why so many men hate when we wear the stuff. I love my kids. Love kissing my kids. Would not love a face full of red toddler lip stains.
Still, the moment must have been adorable. One of those mother-daughter-daughter bonding times when mom is putting on her face and the girls are watching her and ask if they can try it. My own kids do this to me now and they are just 2 1/2 years old. “Mommy, can I wear some, toooooooooo?” Okay, sure! I say as I swipe their cheeks with a clean makeup brush. Once they get older, though, they are going to get keen to the fact that I just tried to put makeup on them with no makeup on the brush. At which point, they'll think I’ve lost my mind, which will probably be true. And then because I denied them the makeup, they will go out and steal some from the drugstore, in which case the reason they shoplift is MY fault. So we might as well let them wear ours. (I’m kidding, you know. About the losing my mind part.)
What do you think of Heidi Klum letting her 2- and 8-year-old wear makeup?
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