Easy Play MakeUp


Like I have mentioned before, we have a little makeup thief in our house...
Here is yet another solution to my growing problem:

Play Makeup!
No mess, and incredibly simple to do!

I started with an old compact that I rarely used and the powder was almost gone.

Chip out the powder, and give it a good wash with soap and water!
This should work for almost any makeup container. Hot water and soap should clean it right up. You can swab it with some alcohol afterward if you are concerned about germs. Make sure to dry the container well and give it a few hours to dry if it needs to.

  
Find some ugly nail polish that you have lying around, or go pick out some inexpensive colors from the store. I don't recommend spending too much though!! I got a little artistic with mine and poured the orange/peach/pinkish color in until the container was about half full. Then, I poured in some hot pink drops. Then get a toothpick and swirl it around!
Voilá! Marble-y goodness.

Put the compact/container somewhere where it's not going to be disturbed to dry. This took about 3 days or more to completely set since I filled it all the way up. Also note that the nail polish will settle more as it dries, so maybe layering would be a better option and make for a quicker dry time...

I also made up some eye shadows! The bottom section is just a purple nail polish. I filled the three glittery sections almost the same way as I did my Glitter Toes. Start by filling a layer of clear coat. Then, carefully pour in a layer of glitter, and then top with another layer of clear coat.
So fun and looks so cool!

I also turned an old eyeshadow container into a pretend lipstick/lipgloss container with some reds and pinks!

and that's it! So easy and fun for any little girl!!

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27 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I would have loved to have those as a kid.

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  2. Great idea! I wish I'd thought of that when my stepdaughter was younger.

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  3. I really wish my daughter would play with fake makeup like this. She knew right off the bat that nothing was coming off in color. lol All of the colors look so good!

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  4. This is a wonderful idea. My daughter is still to little but have a niece who would love to get a set of "makeup". Thanks for sharing!

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  5. i am so glad i met you at breathing space because i love this blog! cant wait to read more and get lots of fun ideas!

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  6. What a cute idea!!! Dollar store nail polish is a great thing to do this with! Pinning it!!

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  7. Wow, this is a cool idea. I just need a little girl to do this with! I love how the sparkly nail polish looks! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  8. Lindsay!!!! What a great idea!!!!!! My girls are ALWAYS in my makeup!! Great solution!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  9. This is brilliant! I've been trying to figure out a way to make fake make up for years!

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  10. LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!! Cannot WAIT to make this for Luci!!! She will thank you too ;)

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  11. Super cute and brilliant idea! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  12. Oh my goodness this is the best idea I've seen! I love it! I can't wait to make some of these for the little girls in my life. They all seem to LOVE make up at such an early age. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  13. I remember one of my friend's mom's doing this for her when I was a kid. It was awesome because she got to pick the colours! I had totally forgotten about this idea. Thanks for the reminder. :) And thanks for linking up this one too to Pin-ed it, Made it.

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  14. Awww... I wanna make some for my little girl! I have seen these around and after looking yours inspired me even more! :)

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  15. that's such a great idea! I love it.

    http://nellecreations.blogspot.com

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  16. That's super cute. I found something similar, pretend makeup that looks real at littlecosmeticsshop.etsy.com It's nontoxic too.

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  17. this information on makeup is totally fresh and other best thing is that the entire information is based on reality. Nice peace of work. I appreciate

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  18. I can't believe I never thought of this!

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  19. I can't believe I never thought of this!

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  20. I can't believe I never thought of this!

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  21. So funny, I was just thinking of doing a little research to find some ideas for this. And just happened to find in among your tut-list. My little girlie loves playing with my makeup, I have to watch her like a hawk. Nothing like finding a finger-full dug out of your favorite lipstick! Thanks!

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  22. This is amazing! So the polish dries hard and won't get on them at all right? I can't WAIT to try this!!!!

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  23. Because I am lazy, I bought several compacts of makeup at the dollar store and then poured Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on top of the colors and let dry for 2 days, just to be sure. You do have to check on them every so often to pop bubbles, but this way, you don't have to wait to use up your makeup to make some for your girls. Less smell, too. Although you are limited on the colors.

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  24. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your play makeup! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/pretend-makeup/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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