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Barrymore: Kids shouldn't wear make-up

Drew Barrymore will ban her daughter from wearing make-up until she's a teenager.

The actress and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their first child into the world in September 2012.

Drew is already thinking about setting boundaries for little Olive as she gets older and make-up will be off limits for a while.

"Kids shouldn't wear makeup, I strongly feel that way. You should be a kid for as long as possible," she told America's Us Weekly magazine.

The 37-year-old star began wearing make-up when she was six-years-old as her child acting career gained speed, so she understands the effects of children aging themselves too early.

Instead she wants to focus on instilling confidence in her daughter.

The one thing she would tell young girls starting to tinker in their mothers' beauty drawers is that "happiness is the best make-up".

"That's what comes out through the pores. That's what shines through the thickest pigment. Happiness is everything," Drew said.

The star is known for her infectious smile, which has graced countless beauty campaigns.

Drew is a spokesmodel for beauty brand Cover Girl and recently launched her own Flower Beauty cosmetics line for American discount retailer Walmart.

She opened up about re-discovering her own beauty as a new mom and admits she can't keep her hands out of the make-up box.

"I really want to be natural and youthful," she mused.

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