Parents' Guide to

Style Lab: Makeover

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

DS stylus proves the weak link in this fashion sim.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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Makeover is one of two games released to kick off Ubisoft's new Style Lab series (the other being Style Lab: Jewelry Design), and it's by far the weaker of the two. In spite of the wide ranges of tasks -- which include applying eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, and blush to the face; clipping, buffing, and polishing finger nails; cutting, curling, braiding, and coloring hair; and accessorizing with bobby pins, earrings, sunglasses, and jewelry -- the stylus is simply not precise enough to recreate the styles perfectly, resulting in make-up that looks clumsily applied no matter how carefully it's put on. Also, the colors on the bottom half of the screen don't match those on the top, so it can be hard to select the right shades of make-up. On the plus side, the game offers 200 beauty tips that can be used in the real world.

Online interaction: Online interaction is done locally between friends who each own a copy of the game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: UbiSoft
  • Release date: November 10, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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