"Play" Makeup for Little Girls.

@Jshean20 (14373)
Canada
February 18, 2007 8:16pm CST
I remember as a little girl they used to have little sets of "play makeup" for little girls. It used to come with blushes, lipstick, etc, all in colors that would never actually be worn by an adult in public. Having said this, do you think it's OK for a little girl to have "play" makeup to use when she's playing "house" and whatnot around the house? Why or why not?
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Its ok with me, when my kids were little they had play makeup.They had a lot of fun with it.Most little girls love play makeup makes them feel like they are grown up.
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@suman76 (648)
• India
19 Feb 07
It is not good to play with the make up kits because she is then making her on the fashion and makeup only from the begining of her life. It is better to give some good things through which she should gain and get some knowledge about the things like vidoe games of learning, laptop of learning etc.
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@KimMaple (1197)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Being a mom of a daughter who is 6, yes it is OK. My daughter puts lip gloss on everyday, it is so light that you barely see it LOL. She has play eye shadow which she doesn't use that often but she does have it. Her favorite is lip stuff.
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
19 Feb 07
My daughter has have some of this play makeup. It was actually given to her by her Uncle for her 5th birthday. I don't mind that she has it - I just limit her use of it. If we will be going somewhere soon, I don't let her play with it. I think it's an ok "toy" as long as the parents set rules for it.
• United States
19 Feb 07
I think it is totally ok. My daughter is about to turn 3 and she loves playing makeup. She loves watching me put mine on and when she is playing with her play makeup, she always says how she's "like mommy". LOL It is just teaching her how to be a little girl. I see nothing wrong with it. She loves to brush her hair and put on makeup and she loves to put her makeup on me, too. I think it's just innocent fun and they are trying to be just like mommy. Same with boys trying to "shave" like daddy. :)
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@limosonia1 (1560)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I have no problem with play make up but do not let my daughter wear it outside. Every little girl likes playing dress up and that is just part of it. There are some packs that are getting crazy though like deep reds and things that don't look like play make up but actual grown up make up. Now that I will not buy.
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Yeah I think it's ok. I think it's a good way for girls to have fun at home playing dressup, and it keeps them away from your real makeup. As long as it's safe, I don't see a problem with play makeup. It's probably also a good way for them to learn their own sense of style because I know many people who still don't know much about what looks good and what doesn't!
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• Canada
19 Feb 07
Honestly, my sister and I used to have one of those sets each and my daughter was given one for Christmas by one of her Grandmothers. She's had great fun with it and even told her younger brothers that "You can't wear makeup because you're not a girl!" I don't see much of a problem with letting them have play makeup when they're playing house and such. It's innocent fun for them and helps them to feel more "grown up."
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
19 Feb 07
yes i think it us ok,they are just playing at makeup and hair now but properly aplying makeup will be an important skill down the road.besides it keeps them out of your real makeup, for a while at least.
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
19 Feb 07
i do belive that it is ok. I also had this when i was a kid and i almost never wear makeup now, so i do not think that this affects kids in a bad way as long as there is some controll involved
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
that is a natural part of the child's curiosity. Let her explore things on her own little way, because they learn from those things and will benefit here later in life. Just pls give her a hypo allergenic one, and teach her limitations.
@crickethear (1420)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Yes it is ok around the house. They love playing house and experimenting in colors. However, I wouldn't let her go out with it, because of the child molestors.
@kagandahan (1327)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
my little girl always play with my make up,trying to do what i do,so when i saw a play make up, i bought her one but i made sure it is hypoallergenic and safe for her.i would do her and she love being "kikay" as we filipino say.
@shywolf (4522)
• United States
19 Feb 07
For the most part, I think that it's okay, because little girls are bound to be curious about makeup, anyway. I mean, not all girls, but some. I kind of wish now that I had had some play makeup when I was younger. My mother was never into makeup, so at 31 years of age I've still never learned to apply it, and I wish that I'd gotten started back when i still had some female friends around my age to help me. Now I want to get started and don't know how, so I think that if I had had that play makeup as a kid I might not be in the position that I am in now.