Thursday, September 25, 2014

Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup set: Reviewed and GIVEAWAY

I have always been a lover of makeup. Even at around the age of 4 or 5 I was curious about it. My mom did not wear much makeup when I was little (only occasional mascara and a lipstick) and she wears zero makeup today. I am not sure where my fondness came from as I did not have older sisters or relatives who wore it. But I was drawn to it and wanted to wear it. Around age five I would secretly play with makeup at my neighbor friend's house. We would wash it off before I went back home. O how I would have loved a toy set that I could put in my purse.

My daughter is 3 1/3 and from the age of 2 she carried around a pink sponge curler or 2 as a lovey. She did not know what they were called but she loved the pink squishy things. Hers did not have the plastic clip part, only the pink foam. She has watch me on occasion apply my makeup and has always loved makeup brushes. I usually give her the small freebie brushes that come with my blushes and makeup sets as I always use full size brushes. The small ones are never the quality I like and the brush heads are too small for my liking. She has close to 8 or more of the tiny blusher brushes.

When I had the opportunity to review and test a toy makeup set from Little Cosmetics, I was so happy. I knew my daughter would love this! I was right, she does. It is in her red clutch purse and she plays with it often.

I took a video of her first opening the set. She thinks it is "so cute." She made me smile as I watched her. She had green grass stains on her jeans in the video. :) Her favorite pieces are the glitter pot shadow and the hot pink lip gloss. The gloss has a roller ball that makes it look and feel real when she applies it. She always wants to show us her makeup after she does it.


The perfect pretend makeup set - with all of the essentials! This realistic looking makeup is completely safe for your little beauticians. It has vibrant shades of pinks and purples and with a realistic texture. I would describe the texture as a soft foamy rubber sort of like from a soft flip flop shoe. The makeup is completely fake and absolutely mess free! Little Cosmetics is quality pretend makeup that looks and feels realistic. The play makeup does not show up on skin and does not stain. Little Cosmetics is fake pretend makeup intended for creative play. The Essential Set includes:

- One Pressed Powder Compact
- One Lip Gloss (my daughter loves this)
- One Pink Blush Compact
- One Glitter Pot (my daughter love this)
- One Eye Shadow Palette
- Hot pink/hot orange Makeup Brush Set

Item comes packaged in a hot pink organza draw string bag. Choking hazard: for ages 3 and up.

My Thoughts:

My husband and I think this is cute. We were concerned at first that she would not be able to open the compacts, however she seems to have very little difficulty. We do notice that the brushes shed a bit and may not last long. The eye shadow palette did get a dent (about a thumb nail size) in it the first use, but it seems to smooth out a bit so is not too much of a problem. There are no fragrances and the glitter did not seem to get sparkles on anything. She does not put things in her mouth, so we feel this is safe. I love the colors in the set, they are colors that I wear, so she can be like mommy.

For more information, you can find this on Amazon: Little Cosmetics Essential Pretend Makeup Set

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The company has generously offered ONE lucky reader a set of this adorable fake makeup! USA only please. NO PO BOXES.

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  1. I remember playing dress up as a small child and still do as adult. It's so much fun and makes you feel so good about your self. Your daughter is absolutely adorable! I bet she had a blast playing with this makeup set.

    1. CONGRATULATIONS Enjoli! you are my WINNER! I need you phone number as well. I have the other shipment info. Please contact me on Tiny Drops of Honey Facebook (send a message).

  2. I honestly dont remember when i first wore makeup but i do remember my 13th birthday I got A LOT of make up as gifts haha!

  3. I remember wearing lipstick. I can't remember what age, but I remember loving my grandmothers dark red lipstick, I found in her makeup case. LOL

  4. Today I love to wear vibrant colors! The brighter the better :)