Drew Barrymore on Momhood
April 22, 2013
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Giuliana and Bill Rancic chat with mompreneur Drew Barrymore about her new baby, Olive, guilt, and growing up in the Hollywood spotlight.
G&B: New baby and new makeup line—how are you managing it all? Olive must be a good sleeper!
DB: She is a good sleeper, but it is because I am very strict with her schedule.
G&B: What was the inspiration for Flower Beauty?
DB: I've been in the makeup chair my whole life. I've also worked with the best makeup artists in the world and I was co-creative director at CoverGirl. I have learned so much and wanted to give women quality cosmetics they can afford. We have the same ingredients as luxury makeup.
G&B: Are you the kind of girl who wears makeup most of the time, or only when you really have to?
DB: I like to wear a lot of makeup, I like to wear no makeup, but most of the time I want easy makeup. I want to have tools that let me do my makeup really quickly.
G&B: Which are your go-to items from the collection?
DB: Lip Tints in Dewy Rose (a red), Airy Orchid (a violet), and Sheer Blossom (a mauve). They are the perfect amount of color for your day.
G&B: What is your favorite part about being a mom?
DB: Being constantly fascinated by Olive. And caring more about her than I've ever cared about anything.
G&B: What's been hardest?
DB: The guilt—lots of moms tell me that is a natural feeling, but it is very powerful.
G&B: What did you have to change, lifestyle-wise, after Olive was born?
DB: So much. The truth is, you can't have it all. But you can appreciate what you do have much more. Everything gets more narrow, more focused.
G&B: What will you do differently with Olive from the way you grew up?
DB: Schedules, chore charts, family meals, consistency, boundaries, routine, trust, and endless joy.
G&B: You were a child star—would you want the same for your daughter?
DB: No. I want her to be a kid as long as possible.
G&B: What about when she's older? How would you feel about Olive joining the Barrymore family business someday?
DB: If it made her happy, I think that would be great.
G&B: Will you be a softie or a disciplinarian?
DB: Disciplinarian, because I think it shows that you care. But that doesn't have to negate being the silliest mom that ever lived.
G&B: At what age will you let Olive start experimenting with makeup?
DB: Kids should not wear makeup! However, teenagers should absolutely play with makeup. I think that's where you start to learn who you are.
G&B: How involved has your husband, Will Kopelman, been with Olive?
DB: He is a great dad. I waited to do this until I knew I would have a great partner. And he wants to take her to football games, which I'm excited about.
G&B: Which of your movies do you most want Olive to see when she's bigger?
DB: E.T. and Ever After.
G&B: What other famous parents do you admire?
DB: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw. They have a big, beautiful family and they are happy, giving, and wise.