Ask Amy is the new Smart Girls series that allows young girls to write in life questions to be answered by our Lord and Savior Amy Poehler. In this edition, a 14-year-old girl asks what she should do about her father's refusal to let her wear make-up. Amy answers the young woman's question with the same seriousness in which it was asked, resulting in some incredible thoughtful and heartwarming advice.
Personal Pet Peeve: anytime someone talks about "needing" makeup, or not needing it. Nobody needs makeup. We don't die without it. However, it can be very useful and improve your appearance a great deal, or just plain be fun.
Yeah, it was a pretty good answer in general, and I can see why you wouldn't want an impressionable 14-year-old to feel that she 'has' to wear it, but it's still kinda a silly statement.