Michelle Obama: Barack "Says He's Cool" With Malia Wearing Makeup

04/19/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

While life as the president’s daughter is probably pretty unique, there are some rites of passage every girl experiences, regardless of how famous her father is. For Malia Obama, right now it’s experimenting with makeup. During a joint appearance on The View Monday with Dr. Jill Biden, Michelle Obama said that her oldest daughter, who’s 12½, is just starting to use cosmetics. After the First Lady returned home from her whirlwind two-day, four-city military families tour, “Malia’s like, ‘Mom I need to talk to you,'” Michelle recalled. “And it was 10:30 [at night], and we talked, and we talked, and we talked. We talked about makeup, actually.” Though Michelle was fine with her little girl taking a grown-up step, she said hubby Barack didn’t appear to take it quite as easily. “He says he’s cool … but, you know …” she shared, laughing. “The first time Malia went out for a party … she had her hair done, and she’s tall, and she had on a pretty dress, you could see him, he was sort of like … ‘gulp.’ And I was like, ‘Easy, dad.'” Tell us: When did you start using makeup? Kate Hogan

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