Not too long ago I did a review of a makeup for young girls. It was basically a kid friendly makeup kit aimed at the pre-teen market. My daughter loved it my husband and I were not really big fans. We are of the opinion that make up should not be worn by young girls even if it is only for play. I mean as a girl I recall trying on my Mom’s lipstick and eye shadow as a young girl and her not being too happy. She would always say, “You don’t need to make yourself look older, trust me.” Of course as a young girl my friends and I would always want to look older and more mature. I guess at the time we didn’t realize it could attract the wrong type of attention. Maybe that’s why Mom’s do really know best.
So not being a big fan of kid make-up I was happy to get the opportunity to review a pretend play makeup kit. The kit I’m referring too came from a company called Little Cosmetics.
Since it is a pretend makeup kit there isn’t any real makeup to put on. No one might say what’s the point of having a pretend makeup kit? Well I will follow up that question with another. What is the point of having a pretend tea set? Or a pretend kitchen or oven. I say anything that helps foster our children’s imaginations is a good thing. And the more realistic the product the better.
This pretend makeup kit from Little Cosmetics is very realistic indeed.
It came with: One pressed powder compact, one lip gloss, one pink blush compact, one glitter shadow pot, one eye shadow palette, 5-piece makeup brush kit, non-breakable heart mirror, and a pink organza carrying bag. Everything included in the kit looks very realistic and feels real to the touch. Lets put it this way if you were to see it out on a table you would think it was a real makeup kit. Even after picking it up it does not look like a toy. Only after very close examination can you tell that it is not real. And of course if you use it you will see that you aren’t getting any lip-gloss or eye shadow on your skin.
Okay so I established that the product looks and feels real, now for the real test. Did the makeup kit stand up to my 7-year old daughters scrutiny and was it acceptable to my husband’s sense of conservativeness? As far as my daughter is concerned she really enjoyed playing with the kit. She was very happy that it didn’t look like a toy. She said, “I don’t want to play with any baby stuff anymore.” Well I guess this product passes the test.
With my husband his first reaction was, “No way. She is too young to wear makeup.” It took about five minutes of convincing before he realized it wasn’t real makeup. Then he was pretty ok with the whole idea. However I did overhear him say this to my daughter, “You know sweetie, you don’t have to wear makeup to be beautiful.” I thought that was a very nice thing for him to say.
About five minutes after that I caught my daughter in the kitchen pretending to put the play makeup on my husband. It was really cute. She was trying to convince him that he had blue eye shadow on with pink lip-gloss. Of course he played a long and said, “What am I going to tell my friends?” The two of them just laughed, something I love to hear.
Overall I would say this product is great for little girls who want to be like Mommy and play makeup. It is safe, realistic, mess free and relatively inexpensive for the quality you get.
What is the age of your daughter/little girl and do you let them play with make up?
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.