Jessica Simpson sparks criticism over photo of 5-year-old daughter wearing makeup

Judging by the many photos that she posts of her two young children, Jessica Simpson is one proud momma! But a recent photo with her 5-year-old daughter Maxwell is garnering major criticism on Instagram.

The 37-year-old pop star shared a photo of herself and her daughter inside a MAC store pouting their lips for a mirror selfie. Maxwell, who picked out her own lipstick shade, is seen wearing a dramatic, merlot-hued color.

"This is NOT an #ad, is my daughter's favorite store! Mommy-Daughter Day with #MAXIDREW #girlygoth," Simpson wrote in the caption.

But the mother-daughter photo sparked eyebrow-raising remarks from her fans, who claimed her daughter was "too little" to be putting on makeup.

"Her favorite store?? OMG. She should be playing outside or learning about the world not sitting in a chair putting on make up at MAC. What's wrong with you," one Instagram user wrote.

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Jessica was sparkly in this tight black dress at the Billboard Music Awards.
A little rain would never hold Jess back, in a bedazzled pink dress for the 27th Annual American Music Awards.
We think Jess was channeling Britney Spears' red leather suit from her "Oops I Did it Again" music video when she attended the 2001 American Music Awards.
Jessica attended the event honoring Janet Jackson in a dress that matched her highlighted hair.  If we're being honest, it looks a little like a child took scissors to the dress and just kept cutting!
Jess blew a kiss to the camera, wearing daisy duke shorts and a very long, very metallic and midriff-baring vest.
Jess attended the 15th Carousel Of Hope Ball this this neutral embellished strapless gown.
The singer wore a short sparkly dress to the MTV Bash.
Bleach blonde and tan, Jessica showed off some cleavage in this white suit at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Jess went pink from head-to-toe (literally, those are pink highlights) in this jumpsuit for the 31st Annual American Music Awards.
Simpson attended the Golden Globes in this strapless gown with a floral accent on the neckline.
Ah... the 2000s, a time for wide flowing pants and crop tops.  
Jessica left little to the imagination in this gold shimmering gown by Donna Karan during 2004 VH1 Divas.
Simpson looked pretty and youthful at the 5th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, wearing a grey tulle strapless dress.    
Jess chose sheer graphic print accents for her People's Choice Awards dress in 2005.
Jess looked classic and elegant at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Decked out in red floral Chanel Couture for the Costume Institute Gala at the Met, Jess struck a pose.
She chose a simple blue dress and metallic heels for the L.A. premiere of "The Dukes of Hazzard".
Jessica belted her flowy top and paired it with black accents for the MTV Video Music Awards.
Jess looked striking at the Gucci Spring 2006 Fashion Show to Benefit Children's Action Network and Westside Children's Center.
From blonde to red! She chose a coral cocktail dress for the 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards while rocking her new 'do.
Back to blonde just in time for the CFDA awards, Simpson wore a short lace dress and metallic heels.
Jess attended the 2006 Teen Choice Awards in a cream dress with a full skirt and strappy sandals.
For the premiere of "Employee of the Month," Jessica wore this pretty Oscar de la Renta polka-dotted tulle dress.
The Costume Institute Gala in 2007 was themed "Poiret: King of Fashion," but we think Jessica's metallic Roberto Cavalli gown combined with her darker locks was just a bit too Jessica Rabbit.
Simpson wore this ruched halter dress during the opening of Just Cavalli's New York flagship store.
Jessica attended a gala to celebrate Macy's 150th birthday in New York, wearing a coat with a fur collar.
Jess wore this lace dress for the launch of her fragrance "Fancy" at Dillards in Arizona.
Jess wore a simple black patterned dress for a QVC event in October.
Simpson attended the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a sleek one-shouldered silk gown (with pockets -- our favorite accent!).
Jess attended the 2010 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in this highlighter-yellow dress.
Jess attended an event in Hollywood, wearing a grey and black dress with a serious peplum. 
Jessica attended an opening for a Casino in this body-conscious nude dress with metallic embellishments, carrying a simple clutch.
Jessica celebrated her collaboration with Macy's in a little black dress with a not-so-little shoulder accent.
Jess attended the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Plaza in all black.
Jessica sizzled in a patterned mini dress at the Us Weekly "Hot Hollywood" Party.
Jess promoted her new tween line for girls "Jessica Simpson Girls," showing off a cute baby bump in the process!
Jessica was glowing -- from her pregnancy as well as her shimmering dress!
Simpson, wearing a Jessica Simpson Maternity maxi dress to show off baby number two.

"How about taking your daughter some were fun were she can be a little girl. Instead of being brain washed that she need makeup to look pretty," said another.

This isn't the first time Simpson has shared a photo of her daughter wearing makeup. In 2014, she posted a snapshot of her young daughter wearing her lipgloss after the then-toddler raided her mother's makeup cabinet.

Simpson was also the subject of controversy on Halloween when some fans became overly upset by the fact that she dyed her daughter's blonde locks a dark brown for her princess costume.

A source close to Simpson came to her defense and assured anyone who is concerned that Maxwell is still a blonde.

"It was a spray in color for her costume," a source told US Weekly.

For more on Jessica Simpson and her family, watch the video above!

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My baby Maxwell is 5 years old today. She makes everyone's life mermaid magical. Happy Birthday to our fairytale princess. Mommy, Daddy, and Ace love you with our "holy hearts" (as Max would say) #MerMax #MAXIDREW #canyoube5forever
French toast sticks with sugar for Ace, duh! #BreakfastInBed #MAXIDREW
#ACEKNUTE #4 🎉 @baylormcg // 📸@kristingram
✌🏼OUT SUMMER☀️🏝🍦#lastdayofsummer #MAXIDREW #ACEKNUTE
On pins and needles watching last week's Game of Thrones... just kidding, it's Moana 😉
I'm so in love #SisterAndBrother #MAXIDREW #ACEKNUTE
WACO, TX - MAY 06: (Exclusive Coverage) Eric Johnson, Ace Knute Johnson, Maxwell Drew Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend a spring style event benefitting The Boys and Girls Clubs of Waco, TX at at Dillard's on May 6, 2017 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
Wheels up to Waco! ✈️#wheelsandheels #MAXIDREW (Ace was too shy for the pic 😉)
Family Love 🐰🐣 📸: @kristingram
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Jessica Simpson and Maxwell Johnson attend the 2017 Princess Grace Awards Gala Kick Off Event on October 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 22:Jessica Simpson, wearing Jessica Simpson Collection,(right) with Maxwell Drew Johnson, wearing Jessica Simpson Girls attend Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson Ross come home for the holidays in support of the Jessica Simpson Collection and the launch of Jessica Simpson Home at Belk Galleria Dallas on November 22, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Jessica Simpson wearing Jessica Simpson Collection and Maxwell Drew Johnson (left) wearing Jessica Simpson Girls attend Jessica Simpson Collection Fashion Show at Nordstrom on September 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson, Ace Knute, Maxwell are seen in Soho on December 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Jessica Simpson and Maxwell Johnson are seen on April 06, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 23: (L-R) Jessica Simpson, wearing Jessica Simpson Maternity, with her daughter Maxwell Johnson and Ashlee Simpson, wearing a Jessica Simpson dress, visit Belk Southpark on March 23, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson)


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