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Kim Kardashian Has Changed Her Mind About Letting 5-Year-Olds Wear Red Lipstick

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North and Chicago West are not Sephora tweens yet, according to Kim Kardashian. (Though you probably don't have to shop for makeup at all when your mom and aunt both own cosmetics companies.)

Though Kardashian isn't up-to-date on the “kids at Sephora” debate, she has changed her mind about her own children’s relationship with makeup over the years. Kardashian shares four children with ex-husband Kanye West: North, 9; Saint, 7; Chicago, 5; and Psalm, 4.

“My littlest’s too little and I don’t let her [wear makeup],” the 43-year-old SKKN by Kim founder told Bustle of her daughters while promoting the skin care company’s first cosmetics collection. “I look back and there’s times when I remember I let my daughter [North] wear a red lip once for Christmas,” Kardashian added, likely referring to the 2018 Kardashian-Jenner Christmas party back when North was five years old.

“Would I do that now? Probably not,” Kardashian continued. “At least with my oldest daughter, she just likes to dress her friends up and do makeup looks, whether it’s like Pikachu or the Grinch.” Kardashian added, “I don’t think she’s there yet to where she is going into Sephora and trying on stuff. We were at Saks in the makeup department the other night and she tested something but put a heart on her face with it. I’m like, I don’t think that’s really why you use eyeliner.”

Back in 2018, Kim Kardashian defended her choice to let North wear a red lip to the family gathering after a bit of online uproar. “Famous or not it’s odd for a 5 year old to be wearing lipstick and makeup,” one user wrote on the app formerly known as Twitter. Little did they know, North was modeling a shade from her mom’s late KKW Beauty line (RIP).

“It just might be a new Classic Red Lip I have launch VERY soon,” she replied to one fan. To another, she confirmed that North picked out her own look, adding, “It’s a special occasion!”

While red lipstick may be out for the West children (for now), makeup-free mother-daughter TikToks are still in. “If you notice, all the TikToks are me without makeup. North has to get everything approved by me. The TikTok is on my phone,” Kardashian told Bustle. “So, it’s like, all the pictures are taken on my phone. It’s not like anything’s posted without my permission. I just think sometimes it’s like, who cares?”

Kardashian continued, “North loves doing TikToks and social media really early in the morning and sometimes really late at night and I have no makeup on. And she’s always like, ‘Mom, come on, let's just do it.’ And why not? What am I going to do, ruin the experience because I want to go get some makeup on? It’s kind of ridiculous.”


Originally Appeared on Glamour