Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist Posts a Picture of a Little Girl Wearing Makeup—And People are Pissed

Makeup artist comes under fire for Instagram snapshot

By Nicole Adlman Jun 23, 2015 6:08 PMTags
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Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic posted a snap of a little girl wearing a full face of makeup to Instagram on June 22, and his followers have some feelings about it.

Some users thought the pic—which shows the adorable tot looking into the distance with winged eyeliner and red lips—put forth an inappropriate representation of a child and, well, they let it be known. Fired-up comments included "Kids don't need anything more than lip balm IMO," "She's beautiful but she doesn't need makeup. That's too grown. Protect the innocence" and "Too young. Babies shouldn't look like women."

Mario, who is hosting a makeup "Master Class" alongside Kim in Los Angeles on July 25, captioned the photo "My future daughter #soCute"—although following the backlash, he later added "(this is not my makeup)" to the post.


But not everyone is up in arms! Some Instagram users came to the makeup artist's defense: "Wearing makeup does not make them prone to child abusers! Ignorant stupid comment! This is clearly only for a photo shoot. I've never seen kids wear makeup out in the street and I guarantee paedophiles [sic] don't rape and abuse them because of makeup," one user wrote, while another added, "Too many annoying people on social media. This bubba is cute x."

Mario hasn't taken the photo, which seems like a professional shot, down from his Instagram.

The makeup mastermind is behind some of Kim's most sultry beauty looks, including a recent cover feature shot for Vogue Brazil. The star, then still rocking her platinum blond locks from March, channels Marilyn Monroe for a series of soft (and shirtless) snaps.