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Lourdes Leon Picks Her Material Girl Beauty Faves

08/18/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

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What do teenagers love? According to 14-year-old Lourdes Leon, it’s fresh and fruity scents, dramatic nail polish colors and of course, pretty party dresses.

The budding designer, who oversees Macy’s Material Girl line with mom Madonna, recently unveiled the latest offerings for the brand, including more denim, party dresses, outerwear, lingerie and makeup.

“I really like the vanilla body lotion,” she told PEOPLE while experimenting with some of the beauty buys. “It smells really good, fresh, like you just rubbed vanilla essence all over you … which is good!”

Another favorite? Labyrinth nail enamel. “I think it’s cool,” she said of the sheer, sparkly polish she was sporting that day. “You can wear it to school without it being overly bright, which is nice.”

But more than anything, the high schooler loves seeing her line grow. “I like when everything is done and I get to see it, and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’” she explained. “This is a fine finished product, and it’s going in stores. I like to see what it looks like at the end.” Look for expanded Material Girl offerings to hit Macy’s stores this fall.

–Kate Hogan

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japonia anna on

This girl is going to be a force in the world of design in the coming decade. Watch out Jessica Simpson!

bella on

must be nice having madonna as a mom to give her access to anything she wants in terms of career aspirations.

Dawn on

Yes, Mama is opening doors but this kid is going to kick ass once inside. Can’t wait to see what she does next.

madonnafan on

she is adorable and the spitting image of her mama.

Tiff on

Why does a 14yo need to be doing all this? Don’t Hollywood parents think that maybe they should let their children be children???

MV on

Does anyone else find it weird that she is designing lingerie at 14?

Heather on

Do I sense some jealousy there Bella??????

Cinder's mom on

I agree with MV and Tiff. It’s OK for her mother to be dating kids (OK he’s 24), but it’s not OK for Lourdes to be one? I didn’t know Macy’s was so hard up.

TC on

I am so excited for Lourdes. She has it all right and with the awesome support of her mom (& dad I’m sure) this girl will be nothing short of success! Best to her!!!

Deborah on

She looks great in this phot…have not seen her look this good in along time…..

Carly on

I dont know why non celebrity people are always saying that they (celebrities) arent allowing their kids to be kids. Not everyone lives the same way, and their children have opportunities other children dont. This is the world she grew up in, and this is the lifestyle she is comfortable in. This is not to say either is better or worse then the other, just different. A Norman Rockwell upbringing doesnt necessarily mean a great person was developed.

Tara on

Ho Hum … success at 14 thanks to mommy. Why even bother with school anymore, eh?

Meredith on

At least she wants to work, even if her mom has opened up avenues for her. So many teenagers these days just assume everything should be handed to them and that they don’t have to earn it. It is refreshing to hear a story of a teenager who wants to work hard, especially when she can be given everything without working for it.

What on

Thank god she is dressed tastefully! She looks like a teenage girl. So many teenagers today dress in mini dresses and look like hookers. She’s very cute. Looks just like her mom (and I see a strong resemblence to her dad also). Cute girl!

Cathy on

One has to be proud of this young girl. She seems to have ambition and wants to do something with her life. I hope she has success and doesn’t go the way of drugs and alcohol like so many young people today.

Blair on

Love her! She reminds me of Ivanka Trump. Yes, she had help from her mom, but she has instincts that you can’t teach. Lucky girl, but driven!!

jan on

Can’t stand her eyebrows, can’t stand her mom.

Jennifer on

Carly I agree. That was well said and I also want to see what she will do in her coming years. She will grow into a beautiful woman. She seems driven and confident and smart. I don’t think Madonna would let her daughter get into drugs and alcohol since I read she doesn’t let her kids watch tv. Keep it up girl and have a happy life.

Lola on

I think she will be as screwed up as her crazy mother. Product of the environment . She is a beautiful girl but she needs to just be a kid. Mom is handing everything to her.

carey on

Yes. It is extremely inappropriate for a fourteen year old to be designing lingerie. I am not uptight and I have been around, but it is not the right message to send 14 year old girls or boys

Amy on

My parents owned a children’s clothing store when I was growing up, and I loved nothing more than going with them to the apparel mart and helping pick out clothes for the store. I even printed out business cards as a preteen that said “junior buyer.” If I had actually had the opportunity to design clothes or create my own line and have it in stores, I would’ve jumped at the chance. That is basically what Lourdes is doing but on a much grander scale. I actually think that what Lourdes is doing is much more educational and will have a much greater impact on her future than, say, Jayden and Willow Smith.

Liz on

@ Tiff – Madonna does not live in Hollywood so she’s not a Hollywood parent. She lives in NYC and in England.

Lourdes is smart and beautiful like her mother!

mimi on

actually, lourdes’ father carlos has said in interviews that he is the one who gives in whereas madonna is the disciplinarian.

i think its fantastic that lourdes is pursuing this. its really no different than teens participating in their chosen teen extra-curriculars except that she’s in the spotlight and its lucrative business! it’s great she has a goal to focus on and keep her busy, that’s what keeps teens out of trouble – finding their passion and working towards something.

Meme on

I got my first job when I was 14. My kids worked from the time they were 15. Why does anyone have a problem with her being a designer and having her own line? No one cried when Mary Kate and Ashley were building their empire as children. What about artist who start their singing careers when they are teens? The fact is that she IS talented, regardless of who she is, she’s just lucky to have someone who can put her infront of the right people. Let the girl pursue her dreams.

methree on

To all the people who are claiming she only has these opportunities because of the fact that she is madonna’s daughter….so what? A parents job is to raise your children in the best way you can and provide them with whatever opportunitues you can to help them become a success in their life. I will do the same for my children…just on a smaller scale since I dont have what she has. But I will give them whatever I can and help them in anyway I can, as madonna is doing. Its what being a parent and loving your children is all about. She seems like a very loving mom, and her daughter is lucky to have her.

Pennsylvania State on

The girl is cute. The comments I’m reading mostly Madonna fans kissing Madonna’s butt. Like Lourdes is the greatest thing ever because she poses and smiles in front of her mothers beauty products business. BIG deal. My kids have real jobs – That I didn’t GET them. However, if Lourdes is anything like her mother, she’s going to be a complete mess.

Em on

There are lots of celeb kids who don’t do anything other than enjoying being a kid. If your parent has the resources to make your adolescent aspirations a reality why not? I wish my parents could’ve indulged me in my dreams as a youth. She’s fourteen she could be bagging groceries somewhere, but this young woman is building an empire instead!

Trixie on

Madonna was not, and is not, screwed up. She came from nothing and is now nearly a billionaire. She is the most successful female artist of all time. She’s never been addicted to drugs or been screwed up like so many other stars, even those who have only had a fraction of her success. She was a straight-A student in both high school (where she graduated early) and university. She earned a full dance scholarship to the University of Michigan. Madonna’s always been very driven and if she’s encouraging her work ethic in her kids, I think they will end up being successful in whatever field they choose.

The company approached Madonna AND Lourdes. It was Lourdes who wanted to do the fashion line, not Madonna. Madonna allowed her to do it as long as she took on the bulk of the work AND continued to do well at school. Lourdes only works on the line during after school hours or when she’s on break. She is not missing any school for this. It’s great she has this responsibility to keep her busy and out of trouble. She has time to be with her peers at school, at after school activities like ballet, or on weekends. Unlike child stars, she’s not on movie sets 24/7 or on tour for months on end missing out on a childhood or schoolwork. All the people who interviewed her and met her said she was very down-to-earth and sweet.

There’s a lot of jealousy and envy in some of the comments. People are lying if they say they would not do what they can to help their children out and give the best opportunities in life.

JJ on

I wouldn’t touch her clothing line with a 12 foot stick.

to the point on

Really, this is just product endorsement. Lourdes is not actually sitting at a drawing board and designing clothing- she is lending her image and name to a “brand”. Parents control the purse strings and most 14 year old girls are not into Lourdes or Madonna. A middle aged woman who was listening to Madonna back in the 80s is the targeted customer and Macys believes that these women will fork over the money. If you want a good Macys brand, stick with Green Dog.

Jack on

Good Lord she needs to brush hog her eyebrows.

TG on

Sooooo tired of reading about Hollywood kids getting breaks no one else gets. Wish mags would wait until these kids actually accomplish something ON THEIR OWN without help from parents, agents, handlers, assistants, etc. She’ll end up in rehab at some point in her life.

Ari on

I don’t care if she’s 14, if she decided she wanted to do this then her age doesn’t matter. I’m 15 and would LOVE to be doing what she’s doing! Say what you will about teenagers now days but we’re driven and creative and I know that for a fact. We’re bored because we have so much at our fingertips we enjoy a real challenge and just because we don’t necessarily strive in school, that doesn’t mean we won’t in the real world!

paulina on

I can’t believe some people are criticizing a young girl’s eyebrows!! That’s why so many young girls have negative body images. I’d love to see all your “perfect” eyebrows. News Flash To all you People of Walmrt…She’s gorgeous.

Lourdes is so pretty. I always knew she would be as she was such a cute kid! If Madonna was my mom do you think I’d be at a 9-5, um no! And anyone on here who says they wouldn’t take advantages of the fact that Madonna is their mom is flat out lying. Bye Haters.

Katie on

Cute! Love her shorts too.

Betsy on

Shouldn’t she be doing homework?

Matt on

That can’t be Madonna’s daughter, we all know she only adopts children from foreign countries where the children still have parents.

Denise on

@ Tiff

Whats wrong w/a 14 yr old having ambitions to do things…whether they have money or not…your such a downer!!!

Star on

She is adorable and while I’m sure having Madonna as a mom opened doors for her, she will be great on her own. I work for Macy’s and have seen very cute items out of her clothing line.

AB on

@ Betsy – School doesn’t start in NY until Sept, so no, she shouldn’t be doing HW.
That being said, of course she has opportunities because of who her mom is. She has a very different reality, which doesn’t always make her life easier. While she does go to public school (a school which my own daughter attends), she isn’t well liked because she doesn’t relate well to the other students.

Parrish on

I for one find it refreshing that a 14 year old gets to “help” design clothing for children in her age group. Who better to know what a 14 year old girl wants to wear but a 14 year old girl herself? It makes total sense to me. For all you worried commentators, I’m sure Madonna is totally heading this and Lourdes just gives her creative input. Celebrity children will NEVER live the lives of regular everyday children and as long as their parents allow them to do positive things with their celebrity statuses, I don’t see the issue.

jessica on

she’s sooo cute!

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Susan on

Love this kid! She’s everything I like in kids – fresh, optimistic, funny, charming, honest…just an all-around great girl. And she would be even if Madonna wasn’t her mom. Yes, maybe that helped her launch this line. But she’s the one making it work. Go, Lourdes!!!

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