No Nasties is an Australian company that sells 100% natural play makeup, face paint and hair chalk for kids. All of their products are handmade in small batches by a group of Mums, and wrapped in recycled brown paper boxes. Each beautifully packaged product features a colourful character with a name and story. They’re super fun gifts for any kid who loves to play with makeup.
The No Nasties Makeup Story
Natalia Michael founded No Nasties after her daughter received some play makeup for her fifth birthday. Natalia says that when she read the ingredients on the pack, she was shocked to discover that it was full of harsh chemicals, heavy metals and FD&C colors.
With 43 confirmed medium to high grade allergies, as well as eczema and dermatitis, Natalia has to be careful about what she puts into her body, and on her skin. Changing her cosmetics to all natural products made a big difference for her, so she wanted to do the same for her kids.
“I believe in living a natural lifestyle,” Natalia says. “I’m not a fan of chemicals around the home or on my body and especially not on my kids. So anything I can do for my family that’s going to be natural is where I’m at.”
Natalia created No Nasties play makeup as a safe way for creative kids to experiment with makeup and hair colour. “Children’s makeup isn’t something that kids need, but they love it!” she says. “Either they’re going to get into your expensive natural makeup, or you can give them an alternative. This is an outlet for children who want to get into your makeup… I’m not comfortable putting toxic chemicals on my kids, and I’d never put it on someone else’s children, and I’m so happy to have a natural alternative.”
Natalia hopes that play makeup will be thought provoking for parents. “It might make people think about the other things they’re putting on their children,” she said.
The packaging for No Nasties products was inspired by Natalia’s now six-year-old daughter, who thinks that every box should look like a treasure. “Every single pack we put together is like a treasure for a child,” Natalia says, with “folded tissue paper, so that they can unfold it and it doesn’t just fall out of the box.”
- Handmade in Sydney, Australia
- 100% natural
- Free of FD&C colors, synthetic dyes, talc, mineral oil, bismuth oxychloride, ferric ferrocyanide and paraben preservatives
- Not tested on animals, and made with ingredients that are not tested on animals
- Mess free! No Nasties natural kids makeup and hair colours washes off with water
No Nasties Makeup Colours
The colours of No Nasties play makeup are age appropriate in soft and shimmery pastels. The face paints are bright, bold and perfect for dressing up or playing make believe. The hair chalk comes in shades that show up nicely on any hair color, from dark to light.
Who Can Use Them
All No Nasties products are recommended for kids over four years old, but all kids should be supervised while using them. Younger kids can get a grownup’s help to apply them.
Fun Tip: Try mixing the face paint powders with a little natural oil, like extra virgin coconut oil, to create a thicker, smoother paint that smells delicious, too!
Our Favorite No Nasties Products
Price: $36.95 (Shop it at Hello Charlie)
We love the stories on the boxes. The pink box is Nala. Nala enjoys climbing trees, eating pizza and collecting erasers (162 so far). Nala’s pink face paint box includes everything a kid needs to create a pretty pink look. There’s eyeshadow and blush mineral powder, an applicator sponge, brushes and a mirror.
It also includes a beautiful shimmer balm and lip balm. They’re made from organic Australian beeswax, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and other natural ingredients.
Price: $24.95 (Shop it at Hello Charlie)
Naomi’s story is that she once snuck her Mum’s lipstick and eyeshadow into school and put it on at lunchtime.
Naomi’s sunny play makeup pack includes two citrus-inspired eyeshadows, plus blush, lip balm, an applicator sponge and two brushes.
Our favourite is the sheet of fun temporary tattoos. Kids can go mad with tattoos and you can be happy that they’ll come off in a couple of days!
Price: $25.95 (Shop it at Hello Charlie)
My favourite in the range! Nox loves breakdancing and ham and cheese toasties, but detests tomatoes and custard. The natural hair chalk pack includes three surprise hair chalk colors, an applicator brush, and an art palette for mixing colours.
My son loved the sheet of temporary tattoos, too. Like all No Nasties products, the hair colour is all natural and safe for kids. And the bonus is, no matter where it ends up, it won’t stain.
It’s really easy to use, too. You just mix the colours with a little water and paint onto your hair. My son absolutely adores this set, and is often seen sporting blue and pink hair!