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Zadie Smith Really Doesn't Want Her Daughter To Care About Makeup

ESPECIALLY contouring.

Posted on August 21, 2017, at 5:38 p.m. ET

In conversation at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Zadie Smith revealed a real frustration with makeup, and girls who spend too much time on it. The author said she was alarmed and "infuriated" to see how much time her 7-year-old daughter was spending getting ready before leaving the house, so she implemented a rule: 15 minutes in front of the mirror, max.

Janette Pellegrini

According to the Times of London, she said makeup was a waste of time — and she called out contouring specifically:

From what I can understand from this contouring business, that’s like an hour and a half and that is too long. It was better than giving her a big lecture on female beauty, she understood it as a practical term and she sees me and how I get dressed and how long it takes.

Some folks online, though, are not here for it.

Zadie Smith is officially cancelled

Zadie Smith is being annoying again

The entire internet is looking at her eyebrows like follow your own advice Zadie Smith

And others suggested it might be easy to swear off makeup...if you look like Zadie Smith.

Harumph. Easy to say when you look like Zadie Smith.

Zadie Smith is literally one of the most beautiful women who has ever graced the earth so idk

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