Blue Ivy Carter Is a Talented Makeup Artist, According to Beyoncé's Mom Tina Knowles-Lawson

Blue is a superstar in the making.

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Here's the thing: Blue Ivy Carter was always guaranteed to be a polymath, being the child of one Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Just last month, she made her Billboard Hot 100 debut at the age of seven, and that's just the latest achievement in her already glittering career. According to her grandma Tina Knowles-Lawson, she's not just musically talented—she's a budding makeup artist, too.

Knowles-Lawson, whose Instagram account (opens in new tab) is perhaps the best on the whole platform, spoke (opens in new tab) to Entertainment Tonight at Beautycon LA Saturday, where she hosted a "fireside chat" about her career in the beauty industry. Asked whether Blue Ivy was interested in beauty, Knowles-Lawson said, "I’ve bought Blue so many makeup kits, much to her dad’s dismay. Because you know, dads don’t like that, but it’s just for playtime. We have fun."

"She’s quite a makeup artist. She’s amazing," Knowles-Lawson said. And this isn't just your average kid missing with their mom's lipstick, doubters: Blue Ivy has already mastered the cat eye, her grandma said. Here I sit, 26 years of age, unable to wing my eyeliner without a whole pack of makeup wipes and patience I just don't possess, while Blue Ivy has got it down at seven. Again, she's Beyoncé's daughter. What else would you expect?

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Knowles-Lawson also revealed the age she let Beyoncé and Solange wear makeup: The Knowles sisters were 13 when they first explored all Sephora has to offer. Knowles-Lawson let them try out "a little lipgloss, maybe a little blush — and I always believed in mascara, that’s so fun," she said. "But not any base and all that stuff, that’s a little much."

Allow me to leave you with another reminder of Blue Ivy's excellence: as Essence reported (opens in new tab), she became the youngest artist to place on the Billboard charts at just a few days old, when her cries appeared on dad Jay-Z's track "Glory." Her first real foray into singing, meanwhile, saw her enter the Hot 100, when she featured (opens in new tab) on Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl" from The Lion King: The Gift. I'm calling it now: In a decade, Blue's going to collect her first Grammy—and she'll do her own makeup for the ceremony. 

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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.