Monday 16 July 2018

Yes, getting up early to do your face is time-consuming, but it's a time-honoured trend

Make-up call: Author Zadie Smith
Make-up call: Author Zadie Smith
Timothy Ferriss
Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne

Parents bringing up Snapchatting, selfie-taking, screen-dependent digital natives have come to realise there is no map for raising children in the social media age.

There's even less guidance for parents of young women - tweens and teens who are taking their cue from 'Hey Guys!' YouTube beauty tutorials, and coming of age through the techniques of 'contouring', 'strobing', 'baking' and 'squinching'.

It's a phenomenon author Zadie Smith has been watching closely, which is why she has imposed a time limit, not on screen time, but on mirror time, for her seven-year-old daughter Kit.

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