Little Cosmetics Beauty Pretend Makeup Set Review
An obvious idea from "Santa's Seasonal Suggestions"!
Little Cosmetics began creating pretend/play cosmetics for little girls that are extremely realistic in feel, sight, and more. I had thought about getting Olivia some play make up for a while now as I am just now myself getting back into wearing it. She would ask me "What's that, Mommy?" and I'd explain but she didn't want to wear it herself, so this opportunity was perfect!
The bag of cosmetics came with:
- Powder Compact with Plastic Mirror
- Pink Blush Compact
- Two Lip Glosses with roller ball
- Two Glitter Pots
- Two Eye Shadow Palettes
- Makeup Brush Set
- Cosmetic Bag
As soon as I opened them up to take all the plastic wrapping off of them (and they are individually sealed so that is awesome!) I could feel how they tried to make realistic feeling items. Like the powder actually feels like powder even though it's just a smooth material. The eyeshadows? I expected smooth, shiny plastic and scratchy pads. Everything feels like real pieces! I almost think if she doesn't break anything, she can use the brushes and applicators with real make up when she gets older!
Immediately, she began applying eyeshadow and powder to herself. She loves those and continues to talk about how she "loves purple" so the purple eye shadow is her favorite. I really love how realistic everything looks! The only thing we have found that worries us, is that the glitter for the glitter pots does come off, so if that were to get in her eyes seeing as it's not a wearable glitter it might hurt. But, then again, I don't know if that's due to her pressing really hard or not. So it could be user error that that is happening. She also loves using the lip gloss and comes over to me all the time wanting me to put it on. The cutest part of all this, was when she began coming to her Daddy and I and applying "powder" to our faces, arms, and even our tummies. I tried to explain the "powder" is only for the face but...she's almost four she really wanted me to know that was not the case!
I would say that this is a fantastic item for any preschooler girl to have so she can feel like a "big girl" and "just like Mommy". We had a funny thing happen though, as you can see in the image to the right, the eyeshadow she was holding had two blue colors and a green. My daughter is a very inquisitive girl and in her attempt to figure out just what the eyeshadows were made of, she ripped the lighter blue shade in half. FYI: If this happens to you, don't fret! The glue used for the powders/shadows, etc is extremely great. I put it back together and began laughing while my husband was trying to explain to our daughter not to tear apart her new toys. Why was I laughing? Well, now that one of them is cracked in a strange, horizontal way the eyeshadow now REALLY looks realistic! All women know that after a while, your eyeshadows crack from being worn down! Well, my daughter wore hers down in an hour! Hard to tell her it's bad to do, when Mommy can't stop laughing!
Elizabeth is a work at home Mother of a sweet and beautiful daughter. She is a wife of seven years and a blogger for some time now. When she isn't spending time with her "Livvybug" she is looking for new review opportunities and writing or singing along to classic rock and pop music!