My life is now complete. Wal*Mart is coming out with a new makeup line. It’s called “GeoGirl”. And it’s designed for the 8-12 crowd. Oh, thank goodness. Finally! Somebody is stepping up to fill that gaping hole left in the market when Mary Kate & Ashley’s line went down.
I will be the first to stand up and be counted when you say, “well what about Bonnie Bell?” Because I used to love my Bonnie Bell. But that was lip gloss. Lip Gloss. Shiny chapstick with a little flavor thrown in, so you’d lick your lips all day, removing the gloss, and having to reapply every twelve minutes. And it was clear. And I wasn’t allowed to bring it to school.
I will also be the first to cop to the absolute glee I felt when it was time to be made up for dance recitals. I remember sitting on the bathroom counter while my mom used her makeup to decorate my face… blue eye shadow, hot pink circles of lipstick on my cheeks that got feathered out to create “rouge”, and the finishing touch – that same lipstick dabbed on my lips. But that happened once every TWO YEARS.
I will also admit to, last year, buying “makeup” for the little girl whose birthday party Josh had been invited to. Bonnie Bell has grown up, but there was a set of “TinkerBell” makeup, designed for little girls playing dress-up. All the lipglosses were so lightly tinted as to be nearly nonexistent. The same shine and flavor, but now with just a touch of pink. And there was a selection of non-toxic eye shadows in pinks and light purples that little girls would just squee over.
But this? This GeoGirl line is actual, honest-to-goodness makeup. Blusher, mascara, face shimmer and lipstick that is ‘mother approved’, as well as anti aging products. ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS!!! What 8-year old needs anti-aging products? I can totally see the 12 year old needing it, because after all, the wrinkles! But an 8-year old? Seriously, people!!! (See, sometimes you don’t need a sarcasm button!)
The line is created by Pacific World, and is created for young children who want to use ‘real cosmetics, but with natural ingredients.’
Ok, I’m the mother of a boy, who would not be caught DEAD wearing makeup, unless it’s black eyeliner on his nose and cheeks to make him look like a mouse (the cutest mouse EVER, thank you very much). But seriously? Would you parents let your little girls wear this stuff? I mean, on a daily basis, like to school and church and wherever, not for Halloween, or dance recitals, or for the occasional afternoon dress-up session, but regularly?
And what do you think about giving “anti-aging” products to little girls who haven’t even hit puberty yet?