A video of a three-year-old makeup guru named Liriana has gotten a ton of attention, and it’s dividing people everywhere.
The video shows Liriana applying a jewel-tone look to her own face, complete with concealer on her non-existent under-eye circles, Huda Beauty eyeshadow, blush for her plump cheeks, mascara, and plum lipstick — all the while sporting nail polish.
The result is not the mess we thought it would be.
Her mum, Suella, shared the video in October, and it’s amassed more than 10,000 views since. A few weeks later, Huda Kattan shared the video on her Instagram, garnering over 1 million views before was shared again this week.
“She loves to copy everything that I do,” Suella told Yahoo Beauty. “Literally everything has to match with me: our outfits, makeup, hair!”
Suella confirmed that she works alone and gets no help from her. “I just sit there and record her while she does her own thing.”
Many people were equally amazed at how flawless the tot could complete her look.
“She does wayyyy better makeup then me,” a follower commented.
“I can barely draw a hand but a 4 or 5-year-old can do make up,” echoed another.
While we still haven’t mastered the smoky eye, it’s only taken Liriana a year to basically become a pro. “She has always loved doing her makeup ever since she was about two-years-old.”
However, the video has also sparked outrage among many who think that she is “way too young” young to be wearing makeup.
“Why don’t we teach girls that natural beauty is prettier?” one person asked.
“Too young to be doing that. Toxic chemicals in that makeup that she’s rubbing directly into her eyes. Where the heck are her parents?!” someone else pointed out.
“That is not on, worst parent ever, why can’t she just live her childhood in happiness and mess around and have fun instead putting that crap on her face poor child,” another said.
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Suella often feels the need to defend herself to the haters. “In the beginning, it used to bother me. Especially when HudaBeauty reposted her video and we were all so excited, and then when I was reading some of the negative comments, I just wanted to explain myself, that nothing that they were saying was true,” she recalls.
“My daughter does not wake up and put makeup on. She just loves to play with it from time to time and I have no problem allowing her to do it because we’ve all done it.
“I started to record her doing her makeup for my family so when I was reading people’s comments saying I’m trying to sell her or taking away her innocence or that making her not love herself without makeup, I was baffled.
“I don’t think any mother would bring that negativity to their child; this is all for fun.”
Suella wishes people wouldn’t take it so seriously, saying it’s just a little kid playing.
“I’ve learned to ignore them and appreciate the people supporting my daughter’s page,” she says.
While no one can seem to agree on the proper age to start applying makeup, one thing is undeniable: This little lady is a master with a makeup brush.
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