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Forget the teens; Amy Poehler’s new "Ask Amy" series is winning with the moms. Why do we care what advice a celebrity has for a teen makeup dilemma? Aside from Amy Poehler's general awesomeness, candid nature, and propensity for humor, we all were once confused teen girls ourselves.
One of the "Dear Abby"-style column's first teen conundrums came in the form of this question from a young viewer: "My dad won't let me wear makeup because he says 14 is too young. How am I supposed to feel as pretty as my friends who are allowed to wear makeup?"
[Sidenote: If you heard "bababbabababah scabies!" in the opening song, rather than "Ask Amy," then you are not alone!]
Personally what I enjoyed most about Amy Poehler’s makeup advice is the video style. Kind, compassionate, understanding, and advice a girl could actually use — without any product-pushing or hyped-up production. It's pillow talk with an older sister.
The Mean Girls star, who is mom to sons Archie and Abel with husband Will Arnett, is the creator of Smart Girls at the Party, a video series focusing on girls "who are changing the world by being themselves."
Will the teens themselves eat Amy Poehler's advice up? We can hope . . . though this quote in particular seems to be best resonating with the moms:
You're so pretty, you don't even need [makeup]. I think pretty much every 14-year-old is so pretty they don't even need it.
Why is it that lesson is so hard to take in as a teen yet crystal clear as an adult? As one Twitter user put it recently, "They say you are what you eat . . . so I'm considering eating Amy Poehler."
Forget my teen self; I could use a nibble even today.
At what age did you first start wearing makeup? What do you think of Amy Poehler's teen makeup advice?
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