Drew Barrymore has taught her daughters an important lesson about aging.
The actress spoke to NewBeauty about motherhood and being beauty obsessed, admitting she “went through a couple of hard years” that she can now see showing on her face.
Barrymore, who is mother to Olive, 6, and Frankie, 4, was asked by the publication about how becoming a mother had changed her ideas about beauty.
She replied, “It’s not about aging, it’s about how I am on the inside. There’s also a very long period when you’re raising kids when it takes it out of you.”
“When it depletes your ability to take care of yourself because your new job is doing nothing but taking care of someone else and you love it.”
“I’m not all about working from the inside out—I’m not big on meditation—but I do think your outside cannot hide your inside. I’m now determined more than ever to show my daughters that ageing is a luxury. If we’re lucky, we are all going to age. I just want them to be at peace with who they are and not what they look like. If they are good, cool people, that’s all I care about.”
Barrymore added of knowing her stuff when it comes down to the beauty counter, “I grew up in a makeup trailer, so I knew what makeup was. All of it. But they don’t really do much makeup on kids. They put you in a chair and put a puff on your nose and make you feel a part of it.”
“While we were making ‘Firestarter’, they would spray a lot of sticky, wet, viscous glycerin on my face to look like sweat. I was covered in fake blood before anyone ever put lipstick on me! And then in real life, at night, I was going out with a lot of adults who were certainly wearing makeup.”
“There’s nothing like early ’80s rouge! Boy George and Adam Ant were the thing. At 10, I was at dance clubs wearing eye shadow in a straight line out to my temples.”