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10 Best Makeup Sets for Kids in 2019

last updated Mar 17, 2019

Did you walk in on your daughter staring at herself in the mirror while covered in your favorite lipstick and mascara? Or were you simply led to this page due to your little one asking for her own makeup set? Either way, you’ve come to the right place. If your child is starting to show an interest in makeup it doesn’t necessarily mean they experiencing low self-esteem. Children often enjoy putting on makeup because it is a form of dress up. It allows your child to unleash their creativity and imagination. We have created a list of the ten best makeup sets for kids. Whether your daughter is a toddler or a tween, there is a set on this list that is appropriate for their age.

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Petite Girls Heart Shaped Play Set
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95
Value
95
Physical Development
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Petite Girls Heart Shaped Play Set
Why is it better?

Includes real makeup

Heart shaped carrying case

Encourages fine motor skills

Promotes pretend time play

Stimulates hand coordination

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This list of the 10 Best Makeup Sets has been updated to include a number of new sets that meet our high standards of providing safe and fun toys for children. In addition to the new products, details of the products that have remained on the list due to their high quality, were reviewed and updated as necessary.

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#1
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$10.95
#2
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$19.99
#3
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$14.99
#4
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#5
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$21.99
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$19.95
#7
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$14.99
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$12.99
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$14.99
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86.3
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94%
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$12.88
In depth review top 10
  • Petite Girls Heart Shaped Play Set
  • Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Signature Set
  • My First Makeup Set
  • SHANY Glamour Girl Makeup Kit
  • Glamour Girl Make Up Kit
  • Joyin Toy All-in-one Girls Makeup Kit
  • Washable Makeup Set with a Glitter Bag
  • Click N' Play Pretend Play Cosmetic and Makeup Set
  • Make it Up Girl Power
  • BR Makeup Glamur Girl Kit
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10 Best Makeup Sets for Kids Reviewed

1. Petite Girls Heart Shaped Play Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
Petite Girls Heart Shaped Play Set
Design
95
Value
95
Physical Development
95
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$10.95

Includes real makeup

Heart shaped carrying case

Encourages fine motor skills

Promotes pretend time play

Stimulates hand coordination

Small parts/choking hazard

Pigments in makeup are not bright colors

The adorable heart-shaped design of the Petite Girls playset will have little girls excited to play with their makeup.

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Design

Little fashionistas will fall in love with the bedazzled cover. The case is designed with three different compartments. A powder blush, eyeshadow, body glitter, lip gloss, lipstick, and applicators can be found in the compartments.

Value

The vibrant colors of the makeup will allow your child to create looks that fully express their style. Children ages five and up can easily open the set and use the applicators to apply their makeup. All of these products have been tested and are certified as safe for your child’s skin. Not only are they safe but they can easily be washed off your child’s skin or clothes. With the levels folding into one heart-shaped case, this set can easily be taken on the go.

Physical Development

Watch your child's fine motor skills improve as they learn to apply make up using the applicators.

2. Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Signature Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94
Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Signature Set
Design
95
Value
95
Physical Development
92
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$19.99

No mess

Makeup looks realistic

Comes with every makeup item you’d need for a full face

Great for toddlers, with parental supervision because of small pieces

Good price for what you get

Will be short-lived since it is not real makeup

It can be a stressful decision when you have a child who’s becoming interested in the world of makeup but is still too young to wear it.

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Design

Many fake makeup sets out there actually look like plastic and are unrealistic and disappointing to little girls who just want to be like the older women in their lives. Little Cosmetics is changing minds about fake makeup and has created a set that’s sure to please even the biggest little makeup lovers.

Value

The Signature Set provides everything your child needs to get ready for those pretend nights out or fun dress-up days. With three realistic looking brushes, a powder compact, a mini four-color eyeshadow palette, lip gloss, blush, and a glitter eyeshadow, there’s no need for them to go wandering through your bathroom shelves looking for real makeup that will stain and get messy. This “makeup” is so realistic that it’ll fool even the biggest fans, and it’s a wonderful option for kids who want to give their friends makeovers but are still too young.

Physical Development

Not only is this set great for pretend makeup play, but it will also encourage your child to be imaginative. Since she’ll think she’s putting makeup on it becomes a great confidence booster to show them that natural beauty is all that matters!

3. My First Makeup Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
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My First Makeup Set
Design
95
Value
95
Physical Development
92
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$14.99

Makeup is Non-toxic

Highly portable

Contains a variety of colors

Washes off very easily

Makeup applicators could be more durable

The My First Makeup set is the perfect starter kit for little girls.

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Design

The makeup is kid friendly but the case is designed to look like a real makeup palette so your child can feel like a big girl as she puts on her makeup. The kit is designed with a drawer on each side that your child can pull out in order to access the lip gloss. Your little one can easily see where they are applying their makeup using the mirror inside of the kit. All of the makeup is non-toxic so your child is safe to put it on their face. It is also washable, making cleanup hassle-free. The palette is compact and lightweight so your little one can take this makeup on the go and paint their face anywhere.

Value

The palette includes eight eyeshadows, 6 lip glosses, four blushes, and four applicators. The set contains an array of gorgeous bright colors, so your child can create a look for every outfit. Your child can create a glam look with glittery shades in the palette.

Physical Development

Grasping the applicators and applying the makeup will improve your child's motor skills. Playing with make up will stimulate their imagination and encourage them to engage in pretend play.

4. SHANY Glamour Girl Makeup Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.3
SHANY Glamour Girl Makeup Kit
Design
90
Value
92
Physical Development
95
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Glamour makeup set featuring a retro color scheme

Set includes more than 50 items

Sleek, compact carrying case

Includes five double-sided applicators

Promotes hand-eye coordination

Eyeshadows do not have a long life when wearing

Latch on carrying case is hard to clasp

This set is inspired by the people who use makeup the most, Hollywood stars.

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Design

This is an all-inclusive makeup set that has more than 50 items. The color scheme is focused on retro colors, but as a whole, it includes lots of different shades to experiment with. The kit includes everything that is needed to complete a full-face make over, but yet is packaged in a compact and sleep case that makes it easy to take on the go.

Value

Included in the kit are eye shadows (48), lip creams (6), blushes (4), and two different applicators. The kit even includes a mirror to help with quick touch-ups. This is the perfect set for the glamour-seeker. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

Physical Development

Applying makeup is a task that requires hand-eye coordination. Practicing putting makeup on is a great way to perfect the skill set with coordinating hand movements while watching in the mirror. Over time, the more makeup that is applied perfects the hand-eye coordination that it takes to complete the task with perfection.

5. Glamour Girl Make Up Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.3
Glamour Girl Make Up Kit
Design
90
Value
92
Physical Development
95
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$21.99

Fun real-life set with mess-free make up

Promotes pretend play

Cosmetic bag with zipper to carry all the accessories

Encourages fine motor skills

Promotes hand-eye coordination

Small parts/choking hazard

All foam pretend make-up, nothing to apply to skin

Mothers often dream of the day they can start teaching their child how to apply makeup.

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Design

The fantastic thing about the Glamour Girl is that it’s all pretend or make believe. There are no chemicals involved.

Value

She’ll get to enjoy making use of 13 different tools to help enhance her natural beauty, albeit in a make believe fashion. There’s lipstick, lip gloss, and a whole lot more. Everything can be easily placed inside a floral designed cosmetic bag to further add to the fashion and style that young princesses today love to sport.

Physical Development

The different makeup tools and accessories are so realistic that it can thus, elevate the make-believe play of your princesses.

6. Joyin Toy All-in-one Girls Makeup Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92
Joyin Toy All-in-one Girls Makeup Kit
Design
92
Value
92
Physical Development
92
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$19.95

Makeup set perfect for a starter kit

Includes shimmer powder, eye shadow, blushes

Each product comes in cute animal jars

FDA-tested and approved, easy to wash off

Encourages fine-motor-skill development

Presentation of the package is lacking

Makeup can get messy with no applicators

When you need a set that includes a little color and powder makeup, this is the set.

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Design

The set comes in a packaged box that is great for display. It includes lipsticks, different lip glosses, eye shadows and powders, and one large blush.
All of the makeup is easy to wash off and is great for little girls who are ready to explore with makeup.

Value

All of the makeup included in this kit is great for everyday use, especially the lip balms. They are great for using for daily protection and a hint of color to the lips. Using this kit will give your little girl the princess experience that she is looking for. It is a great starter kit and everything has been FDA- tested and approved.

Physical Development

Makeup sets are great for really honing in on fine-motor-skill development. The developmental skills that are needed to open and close the small jars included in this set are beneficial. Opening and closing the jars and then applying the makeup may seem easy, but it creates great finger and hand movements for kids.

7. Washable Makeup Set with a Glitter Bag

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.3
Washable Makeup Set with a Glitter Bag
Design
90
Value
92
Physical Development
92
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$14.99

Includes real makeup that is colorful and provides different shades of each product

Promotes hand-eye coordination

Safety tested and non-toxic

Encourages fine motor skills

Enhancement to pretend play time

Small parts/choking hazard

Makeup could stain some surfacing and clothing

Designed specifically for the school aged girl, the Kids Washable Makeup Set is the ideal tool for a more realistic make-believe play.

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Design

With four blush powders, three eye shadow powders, two lip glosses, two lipsticks, and two nail polishes your child can create a look for any occasion.

Value

The different cosmetic products that come with the set have been manufactured using only the highest quality and certified kid safe materials so that even if your princess will be applying it on her delicate skin, you’ll feel more confident that her integument will not be irritated which might lead to inflammation and, of course, possibly infection.

Physical Development

Unlike other toys, the Kids Washable comes with real substances that can be applied onto the skin. This makes it ultra-realistic. Your princess can actually try applying make-up on her friends or them on her. They can play make-believe hair and beauty salon with this particular kit.

8. Click N' Play Pretend Play Cosmetic and Makeup Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
89
Click N' Play Pretend Play Cosmetic and Makeup Set
Design
85
Value
90
Physical Development
92
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$12.99

Kid-friendly, mess-free makeup set

All items do not apply to the skin

Set includes mirror, eye shadow, blush, and real makeup applicators

Safety meets all requirements of US standards

Boosts imagination and creative playtime

Latches can be hard for little ones to open

Brushes are easy to come apart, detach from the base

This is a kid-friendly makeup kit that includes no real makeup.

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Design

All the makeup in this kit is completely made from plastic and cannot be applied to the skin. It is a great set for little girls that like to practice applying makeup to the skin without all the mess that it could make.

Value

The set includes blush, mirror, eye shadow, lip gloss, and brushes that are real. The brushes are the same brushes you would find in a real makeup set. All the items included in this set are child-safe and have met all the requirements in the US. This is a great mess-free set that lets little girls get the feeling on putting on makeup without all the worry on the parent's end.

Physical Development

Items that look like the real thing, but have been created to be more kid-friendly are ways to encourage creative play. Creative play is a way to open their minds and imaginations plus boosts their cognitive abilities. The bigger the imagination, the more fun they will experience with toys and creative play with others.

9. Make it Up Girl Power

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89
Make it Up Girl Power
Design
90
Value
85
Physical Development
92
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$14.99

Includes a stylish makeup bag

Non-toxic and washable

Perfect for tweens

Contains a variety of eyeshadow colors

Foundation only comes in one shade

Does not include a mirror

If your little girl has outgrown the toddler makeup kits but isn’t quite ready for a grown-up palette, the Make It Up girl power kit is perfect for them.

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Design

This 11 piece set includes one super stylish makeup bag, two lipsticks, one blush, one powder foundation, one eyeshadow palette, one lipgloss, one lip pencil, and three applicators. The eyeshadow palette includes six different colors which will allow your child to create a variety of fun looks. If your child doesn’t want to pack her entire makeup bag, each piece in this set is highly portable and can easily be packed in their purse or pocket.

Value

The included makeup bag is equipped with a zipper, thus it will keep all of your child’s makeup supplies securely in one place. All of the makeup in this kit is non-toxic and can be washed off easily. With this set geared towards tweens, you won’t have to worry about your young girl creating a look that is too mature for her.

Physical Development

Keeping all of the accessories inside the make up bag will increase your child's organizational skills.

10. BR Makeup Glamur Girl Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.3
BR Makeup Glamur Girl Kit
Design
80
Value
85
Physical Development
94
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$12.88

Wide array of eyeshadow shades

Comes with blushes and lip gloss

Includes makeup brushes and applicators

Sturdy packaging Great price

Eyeshadows and blushes may easily break and become powdery

Here’s another one for the older kids!

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Design

This palette is slightly different from the SHANY style because it also contains matte shades in addition to shimmer shades. The shade range is also a bit more diverse and the color range is balanced between light to dark with a few moderate shades in between.

Value

With the same great quality comes another super affordable option for kids who are just learning about how to apply makeup, and this palette is a great option for those wanting something a little more neutral and muted. There are plenty of earth tones in here that will complement any skin tone and provide the perfect base for kids who just want to experiment with colors but don’t know where to begin. This palette also comes with four blush shades that are all light and somewhat neutral, in addition to six lip glosses that provide a color to match whichever eyeshadows they choose.

Physical Development

The neutrals tones in this makeup palette are what we live for. Not every kid likes to experiment with vibrant colors and a bold lip, and this palette allows them to try makeup at a more mellow pace, thus ultimately increasing their confidence.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Design

The criteria used to compose the list of the 10 best makeup kits that appear on this page are something that we do not take lightly. Every kit on the list was first evaluated for safety. We want to make sure anything listed on our pages is completely safe and nontoxic to the children using the kits. Each kit was researched to ensure that if they included real makeup that the makeup was chemical-free and easy to clean up. We want all kids to look beautiful and have fun playing with the makeup but we also want to make sure it is safe.

Once each of the kits that we selected was narrowed down by the safety criteria, then they were evaluated by our panel of experts. The panels of experts consists of toy experts, parents, and child psychologists. The panel reviews the makeup kits based on others customer’s review and their own feedback of each of the kits. We always want to make sure anything that is listed on our site is completely safe and fun.

Value

In researching kids make up sets we looked at the colors of the make up and the accessories that are included. We also read numerous opinions, reviews, and comments from very satisfied customers. That’s why we’re pretty confident about our shortlist as they do represent the prevailing sentiments of many parents. Of course, we don’t expect all of the feedback to be positive. That’s why we also had to review the negative comments and determine whether these can impact the overall usefulness of these makeup sets for kids.

Physical Development

Role-play has many developmental benefits. Encouraging kids to engage in role-play helps them explore their creativity and inspires their imaginations. When you help kids explore their creativity, you are giving them the power to learn while engaging in a fun activity. Whether you are pretending to be a pirate on a ship in the ocean or doing a makeover on the bathroom floor, everything experienced is something they can learn from and builds their developmental skill sets.

When you inspire a child’s imagination, you are giving them an outlet to express themselves. When kids are able to express themselves they learn about verbal social cues and nonverbal social cues. They are able to engage in a social setting without ever having to leave their own environment. This helps to not only create a developing social skill set but it also works on motor skills as well. No matter what way you look at it, inspiring a kid to engage in role-play is very beneficial. Furthermore, the various applicators will improve your child's hand-eye coordination as well as their fine motor skills.

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Parent Did You Know

Boys are also curious and intrigued by beautifully designed lipstick tubes and eye shadow palettes. The sets on our list can be enjoyed by all genders.

Parents Did You Know

There is no certain age on when you should allow your child to play or wear make up. If you want your child to be slowly introduced to the world of make up start with mascara and then move on to a light foundation.

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Age Range

When purchasing make up for your child pay close attention to the shades as you will want the set to be age appropriate.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Are all the products/makeup on the list safe for kids?
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All of the products and kits listed on the list are safe and completely non-toxic. We researched each product and kit to make sure that the manufacturer has selected ingredients and products that are safe and meet all US requirements. We want nothing but the best suggestions for our visitors.

q: How are the sets on the list selected?
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The makeup kits selected on our list are put together by a panel of experts that review products for safety, quality, and the level of fun each kit provided. When selecting the kits that we have, we want the kits best reviews from parents, our experts, and other consumers as well. We want to make sure that anything listed on our list is a great kit and allows hours of fun.

q: Where can I find the kits listed on this list?
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You can find the kits listed on the page either by clicking the link provided in the description or by completing a simple search on the internet. Using a search engine is one of the easiest ways to find an item. Entering the item and pressing enter will display results of tons of places that carry the kit. The places will be both online stores and physical stores as well.

q: Why is encouraging a child to play with makeup set important?
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Having a child encouraged to play with makeup sets is important because it allows them to express themselves, see how others express themselves and learn through the experience. Each time a child is engaging in a creativity-play setting they are learning. They are learning social skills, motor skills, and expressing themselves. This is important to their development and helps them prepare for situations in their lifetime.

q: Are all the makeup products on the list washable?
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All kits that are listed on our list are completely washable. It the kit suggested included real makeup we reviewed the manufactures information to ensure the ingredients are washable along with being nontoxic as well. We want to make sure any suggestions on our list are safe and fun.

q: Where can we find makeup designs to inspire creative play with makeup?
a:

You can find makeup designs and information on styles of makeup to inspire the child in your life by either using books and magazines or searching the internet for makeup designs. Some of the kits suggested above even come with books that give have looks to help with inspiration.

Sources

  1. Angela Pittenger, 3 ways to inspire creative play , Informative Article,
  2. Melanie Hearse , How to encourage your child's imagination, How to Guide,
  3. Kathy Eugster, Encouraging Children to Play Imaginatively and Creatively, Informative Article,
  4. Karen LoBello, What Will Children Learn Through Dress-Up Play? , Informative Article,
  5. Kids Matter, Play helps children feel good about themselves, Informative Article,