I don't have any kids myself, but my friends do and I love them like my own. We all can remember that awkward age, trying to find your identity and experiment - not sure exactly what you are doing...
I would like to help by supplying a few links for these girls to check out independently, it's better than me trying to give advice directly, and I would also like to purchase makeup as gifts for birthday and Christmas presents. Preferably makeup that actually comes with tips on how to apply it!
It is disappointing to note just how little is available and how hard it is to find. Most of the market is focused on adult makeup with assumptions that you know how to use it -- and I am not going to get into the cheap and gaudy stuff.
Lastly, I was even more disappointed in the names for the nailpolish, lipsticks and eye shadows. As an example, check out "Too Faced". Do I really need eyeshadow called "lap dance"? I'm not going to buy it for myself, let alone a young female. Barbie clothes have turned slutty, and most dolls now feature short skirts and heavy makeup and high heels...I would like to see a trend start that females are attractive with clothing and makeup, without having to look like they can be the main act at the local strip joint. It's fine if you want to have fun with it and get in touch with your inner call girl once in a while, but I don't see why the market has to be dominated by the notion that women are primarily sex objects. I'm not being a prude, I'm just sayin' that there is far more to women than that, and it's time we start emphasizing more important aspects and less time promoting male fantasies. Sure sex sells, but so does a lot of more important things ~ like feeling good about yourself, being pretty and smart and inventive, and progressive. Let's try and promote makeup with loftier ideals!!!