My Kid’s First Makeup Kit

Kid’s First Makeup Kit

You want your little girl to look her best. Here’s what you need to know before you let her apply cosmetics.

Choose The Right Formulation
It’s generally safe for children to wear makeup for short periods. However, this also depends on the type used, the ingredients, how thickly it is applied, and whether it is waterproof or made specifically for the stage. You should consider your child’s skin tolerance. For instance, does she have eczema or psoriasis? If she is a tween, is she prone to breakouts? It is best to stick to makeup that is light, noncomedogenic or non-pore clogging, and can be easily
removed with a water-based cleanser. So, for instance, instead of letting her use your thick hydrating foundation, which may clog her pores, you may want to buy her some tinted moisturiser instead. And if she has oily skin or perspires easily, it’s best to stick to powder-based eye shadows and blushers rather than greasy cream based ones.

Get Her Own Tools
To prevent contamination, don’t share your makeup, sponges or applicators with your kid. Instead, buy a
separate makeup set for her and single-use applicators that can be disposed of.

Hold The Glue
Avoid using anything that requires glue to apply on her face, such as false lashes, as it can irritate
young skin.

Nail Polish
Is ok if it’s worn for a short while, go with regular polish and avoid the gel variety, which will expose her hands to UV lamps.
Double Cleanse When Done
It’s important that she removes all her makeup at the end of the day, as traces of product can lead to contact dermatitis. Use cotton pads saturated with water-based makeup remover. Repeat with fresh pads until the pads have no residue. If she has waterproof makeup on, remove it with mild cleansing oil. After cleansing, she should wash her face with a gentle foaming cleanser.

Teach Her Good Habits
If your tween daughter wants to wear light makeup on special occasions, and you decide to buy a makeup kit for her, educate her about caring for the products. Tell her about the risks of sharing makeup and
applicators with her friends – for example, eye infections from sharing mascara – and teach her how to clean the applicators, store the products, and how to tell if her makeup has expired.

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