With pretend makeup for toddlers, young kids can be just like mommy or grandma or simply just play princess makeup with their wild imagination.
When my oldest was 3 years old he decided that he wanted to be just like mommy and got into my mascara in the bathroom. Not even 2 minutes later he comes out with black mascara on his eyelid, cheeks, and forehead.
Even though this was a funny memory that was definitely picture worthy, I really didn’t want it to happen again though. Since him and his sister were quite close in age I decided to check out all the cool pretend play makeup for toddlers that I could find so they would leave mommy’s alone.
Here is a quick guide on some great play makeup choices for toddlers and preschoolers.
Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Set
The Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Essential Set was one of the sets that I have bought for my kids and they simply love it. It has even been passed down to now the youngest and she still loves the realistic looking makeup.
It looks just like real makeup but there is no mess at all. The makeup does not apply to the skin as it is actually colored foam pieces made to look like real makeup.
This awesome set is not only great for toddler aged children but even older kids like 6 year olds still enjoy playing with the set.
The essential set comes with in a cute little tote bag with flowers. It includes a powder compact with a shatterproof mirror, eye shadow set, lip gloss, blush, and a small glitter compact. It also comes with 4 real makeup brushes with glittery handles.
This set is great for imaginary play since the makeup doesn’t actually apply to the skin but it looks so real. Girls will love pretending putting on their favorite eye shadow or applying blush to their cheeks.
The real brushes allow your child to really feel like they are applying makeup.
Best of all it all stays contained in the cute tote bag so you won’t have play makeup all over the house.
There are even Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Essential Sets that come in different skin tones for the powder.
Little Cosmetics also has a cool Etsy.com store that has other sets and additional add-on items like lipstick and eye glitter palettes.
More Pretend Makeup Sets for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Although I really love Little Cosmetics pretend makeup, there are some other really nice options for play makeup for kids as well.
A lot of these sets are very similar to Little Cosmetics but they may look slightly different or include a few other items in the sets.
All of the sets are pretend makeup and none of them can be applied to the skin.
CuteGirl Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Set
This is another very popular fake makeup set for kids that also comes in a stylish pink polka dot tote bag to keep everything organized.
This set includes a pink and purple nail polish which when you open it is an empty bottle and brush inside as well as a pink lipstick.
It also includes the powder compact, eye shadow, glitter pots, and blush. It comes with 3 makeup brushes to help “apply” the makeup.
Click here to check out this makeup set for little girls.
Click N’ Play Pretend Makeup Set
This set includes 4 makeup brushes as well as eye shadow, powder compact, blush, and a lip gloss.
Click here to check out this set.
Although these fake makeup sets are great for younger toddlers if you have an older child don’t hesitate buying it for her as well.
I know that my second grader still enjoys playing with the pretend makeup with her younger sister and isn’t too old at 7 years old to still have some imaginary girl fun.
These pretend makeup sets for toddlers are a must-have addition to a kid’s vanity that you may already have or be buying for your child. Of course you don’t need to have a children’s vanity set to enjoy these makeup sets, but how cool would that be for your little one!
They help to encourage imaginary and pretend play in your young child and it may just keep your kids out of mommy’s makeup and prevent crazy makeup messes in your bathroom.