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Kate Ritchie learns the hard way that young kids and fancy makeup do not mix.

There’s nothing more soul-crushing than losing some expensive makeup to a cosmetic casualty – like smashing a new bottle of foundation on the bathroom floor or leaving your favourite lippy in a hot car.

Kate Ritchie has just learnt the hard way that kids and makeup DO NOT MIX.

On Saturday the radio host posted a pic of her daughter Mae on Instagram, with some very creatively applied lipstick on her face.

She captioned the image: “Another @tomford bites the dust”.

Another @tomford bites the dust ???????????? #sheneededitapparently #tomford #cosmeticcasualty #littlegirls #happysaturday

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Just for context, a Tom Ford lipstick retails for around $78 here in Australia. Ouch.

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Kate’s Instagram followers were all too familiar with this parenting hazard, and shared their own stories of makeup mayhem.

“I can’t tell you how many lippys I’ve been through in a short period of time with two girls. I should have bought shares in a cosmetic company if I knew they were going to do this so often,” one person commented.

“My girl only wears my good lip stick too…you can’t be cross at good taste right?!?”

“I have a photo of my three year old son with exactly the same lip stick palette on. Maybe our kids think our lipstick looks like that?? Lol,” added another.

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While others complimented Mae’s unusual makeup technique.

“I find it very difficult to apply makeup in a moving vehicle. Your Mae appears to have a talent for it. Lovely work, Mae,” wrote one person.

“It might bit a little around the lips but she has none on the teeth #winning,” added another.

Don’t worry Kate, we’ve all been there.

Have your kids ever raided your makeup bag? 

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