Actress Jennifer Garner said her three kids are growing up fast now that her 13-year-old, Violet, is starting to explore the world of makeup.
Garner just hopes Violet’s experience growing up on mom’s lap in makeup chairs doesn’t distort her self-image.
The mother of Samuel Garner, 7, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 10, and Violet Anne, 13, said her beauty regime is a bit complicated as a Hollywood star. And over the course of her career, Garner’s children have seen “two versions” of their mother.
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However, the 46-year-old told People that she hopes her daughters know she’s the happiest without wearing cosmetics or altering her look for roles. Garner explained:
“I think it’s probably extra complicated when you literally were nursed in the makeup chair as an infant, and have grown up sitting in your mom’s lap while she got her makeup done your whole life.”
As her teen daughter gets into beauty Garner purposely strives to debunk misleading representations of herself.
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“My kids know two versions of me: They know the version that I see in the mirror right now that looks crazy, and it’s what they see 90 percent of the time.”
“Other times, they see a version of me that I never saw with my mom or anything, where I’m done up, my hair’s done, my makeup is done, so I wonder what that puts in [Violet’s] mind. Not to put words in her mouth, but I do wonder what it does to an adolescent brain.”
As her oldest has fun experimenting with fashion and beauty trends. She added:
“She’s really smart about, ‘Okay, now I’m leaving the house, now I need to check with my mom because chances are she’s gonna make me take this lip off.’ Which, I do.”
The teen still relies on her mom’s approval.