Mad Rouge Beauty had a BLAST on Sunday hosting a lip gloss party for Alivia, daughter of awesome LA children’s clothing designer Schnarbles, whose kids clothing made here in LA are sold in boutiques nationwide. (Lisa, an ultra-talented entrepreneur we seriously admire, has grown a business from her passion- and just one look at her pieces and you can see them teeming with soul and her unique, edgy style!) Ally celebrated her 7th birthday with her family, including sister Charlie, and some close relatives and pals. Glass flasks filled with lemonade, candy-filled test tubes, and makeup and science themed cookies decorated the tables for a party fit for a group of mad scientists!
Ally and her pals got to be cosmetic chemists for the day, mixing up their own custom creations for lip gloss and lip balm. During our science demonstration, the guests were astonished to learn that making makeup is actually science! One girl thought it was “slime with glitter”…well, actually it is when you break down the natural oils and waxes in a gloss. The guests marveled at the raw ingredients passed around the table, and seemed to learn with delight that they all come from bees, trees, plants, earth, and nuts (shea butter was a hit, especially with the moms!). Armed with a beaker, mixing tools, lip gloss base, and an array of colored micas and liquid pigment dyes (and a little color theory knowledge), the scientists went to work/play. These clever kids quickly learned how to create their own custom color and lighten, brighten, or darken it as they worked, how to change the consistency to something thicker or thinner with oils, how heat can be used to break down the balm waxes for easier mixing, and to how to bottle their formula using syringes and some elbow grease.
Before packing up, the guests got to label their own formulas with their personal color name inventions. What goes into a color name? Ask a bunch of 7 year-old scientists! Some of the names seemed to find inspiration from animals (Llama), continents (Australia), games (Pikachu Light), food (Sparkle Grape), water (Midnight Wave), love (Sweetheart Kiss), or even their own name (Gingerlicious)! Can these names be any cooler? Their personal style also shined on their decorated take-home canvas bags.
To Ally, her family, and all her party guests-thank you for allowing us to share in your special celebration and for inspiring us while we watched you learn, create, and invent! Happy 7th birthday, Ally!
Mix with madness,