Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Play Make-Up

Two years ago I found the coolest tutorial ever.  It was for faux make up for kids.  It was on Not So Idle Hands (I love her blog - so glad she's back at it now! This is one of the first ones I started reading!)

I've been saving my make up containers for a while now to give this a try.


The first thing you need to do is clean them up really well with soap and water (I also used a toothbrush just to get into those hard to reach places!)


Next I took some of my nail polishes that I don't really use/that are getting old.  Picking up cheapie stuff from the dollar store would work too!


After giving the polish a good shake, carefully pour it into your containers.   If you can, do this outside.  It will be smelly (unless you have low VOC nail polish!)  


Pour carefully, or else....

I just picked it out and tossed it because the bottle was empty.

When doing the bigger ones, I found that it looked "ugly" when I poured them, so I gave them a little swirl with a q-tip to make them look prettier. 

I also mixed 2 colors for the power compact (again, swirl with a q-tip)

Note that they shrink quite a bit as they dry, so you might need to top them up after the first "coat" dries.

Voila! No-mess make up for those little girls in your life! Include some make up brushes and you're set!

Make sure you check out Not So Idle Hands.

Linking up to:
   Beyond The Picket Fence     Somewhat Simple


  1. I've been saving up make-up containers to make these for my daughter for Christmas this year :) Thanks for sharing, they look great!!


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