Fake Makeup for $6

So my little girl loves to copy mommy,
which includes putting on make-up.
I looked in the stores and honestly
couldn't find any fake make-up I liked for under $10.

I mentioned it as the perfect Christmas gift
and my amazing sister-in-law made a set like this!

It was perfect and she loved it!
But then one day she noticed
that mine "looked" different.
I'm sure I'm not the only one that has
given a child a toy to copy mommy's;
and they realize that it's not the same
and therefore they STILL want mommy's.

Then I found this post.

And here's what I did!

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Since I didn't have any empty makeup containers,
I went to my local dollar store and purchased
a few items, a long with a few fingernail polishes.
Here's how I made each one...

  • Chip out make-up from eyeshadow container and wash
  • Pour in enough fingernail polish to cover the bottom of each dish
  • Let dry for at least 24 hours 

  • Pour out as much fingernail polish as you can
  • Once mostly empty, fill bottle with fingernail polish remover and shake vigorously
  • Pour contents out of bottle and run hot water inside
  • Continue steps 2 and 3 until water runs clear from bottle
  • Rub brush with fingernail polish remover to make it soft again
  • Let dry for at least 24 hours so any leftover polish will harden

  • Chip make-up from blush container and wash
  • Pour in enough fingernail polish to cover the bottom
  • Let dry for at least 24 hours

  • Roll chapstick all the way up so you can completely remove the waxy chapstick
  • Wash out container and roll it all the way back down
  • Fill chapstick container to the top with hot glue; let dry at least 24 hours
  • Paint a thin amount of fingernail polish across the top of the hot glue; let dry another 24 hours
  • TIP: We taped the bottom of the chapstick so it can no longer be rolled up

  • Chip any makeup from compact and wash
  • Cut a small circle from fleece or felt as your "powder puff" 

I have to mention that my daughter's favorite
item by far is the fingernail polish;
but this fake makeup has done the trick
and we can now {get ready together}
without mommy having to share.

And the best part is,
making this didn't even use all the fingernail polish
so now I have three fun colors for myself!

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I'd love to hear what you think!



  1. I made this for my daughter for her birthday and she loves it. it can keep her occupied for ages!

  2. This would delight a little girl. Great idea!

  3. So impressive! I would LOVE for you to share this awesome mommy solution in my Mommy Club link up! Or any other ideas. Stop over! http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/02/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-31/


  4. Looks great! Does the color rub off at all? So glad that you linked this to Things I've Done Thursday~



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