Kim Kardashian recently reflected on a parenting decision, expressing regret about allowing her oldest daughter, North, to wear red lipstick when she was younger. During the launch of her Skkn by Kim makeup line on Friday, the makeup mogul shared insights into how she handles her daughter’s fascination with makeup.
While speaking with Bustle, Kim was asked about the “Sephora tweens” phenomenon and whether her daughters North, 10, and Chicago, 6, follow the trend, Kim responded, “My littlest one’s too little [to wear makeup] and I don’t let her.” She went on to reflect on past choices, stating, “I look back and there’s times when I remember I let my daughter [North] wear a red lip once for Christmas. Would I do that now? Probably not.”
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The reference harked back to Christmas 2018 when a then-5-year-old North sported bright red lipstick at the family’s annual Christmas Eve celebration. Addressing the choice at the time, Kardashian took to Twitter, stating, “She picked it though! It’s a special occasion!” The decision was criticized severely by netizens at that time.
She picked it though! It’s a special occasion! https://t.co/dGIEjr7yAN
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) December 26, 2018
Kanye West does not allow his kids to wear color cosmetics
In September 2018, Kim revealed that she used lipstick as “a bribe to get out of the door” for her daughter North, who had developed an early fascination with beauty products. However, North’s aspirations to become a makeup artist faced a swift rejection from her dad, Kanye West. Kardashian shared with E! News in 2019 that the rapper had refused their eldest daughter from wearing color cosmetics.
“He changed all the rules,” Kim explained at the time. “I’d let her wear, you know, she has a little red for Christmas, I’d let her wear a red lip, or I’d let her do one pop of something. I’d let her, if she’s wearing a black dress, a black lip. I kind of got in trouble for that, so it’s now no more makeup.”
Kim Kardashian is more strict than before
Kim has also apparently become a bit more strict when it comes to makeup for her kids. However, she confessed to Bustle that she allows her daughters to explore her beauty bag. “You know what, they are always trying to use everything that I have in my drawers,” she shared. “I think it’s a fun game for them. It’s art for them to try to do makeup, which is so fun for me to watch.”
She added, “They want to play with their friends and do it, and then they want to just wash it right off. I’m down for the artistry. I think it’s fun when they’re trying it all and expressing themselves.”