The Barbie doll was and probably still is one of the most favorite dolls girls play with. The fist Barbie doll was manufactured 50 years ago, in 1959 in the United States of America. The Barbie doll has been part of most women’s childhood, this is why it is probably dearly remembered. It was one of the most beautiful and interesting doll designs of those times, and it still remains so today. It is a doll which will probably be remembered as the doll who brought smiles to young girls’ faces due to its perfectly proportioned body, gorgeous hair and superb outfits.
The Barbie doll has been role model for girls since early age. It was considered to be a symbol of femininity and style, things which contributed to the doll’s success.
Since it was so appreciated worldwide, people began to be inspired by the Barbie dolls make-up, hairstyles and fashion style. Her make-up was very soft, cute but still sexy, a very feminine make-up which can appeal to every single girl.
The Barbie doll inspired make-up is a very sensual, feminine make-up, a make-up which is visible and cute. The colors used to create the make-up are soft, warm, bright colors, shimmery or matte, depending on each persons preference. You can go for a softer look by limiting the amount of make-up used or you can go bolder by increasing the amount of make-up used during application. The most common colors used in creating a Barbie doll inspired make-up are baby pink, hot pink, raspberry, greens, blues, taupe, lavender, etc.It is best to use pastel, warm colors because the look Barbie has constantly been seen with expresses warmth, fun and good taste.
To create the Barbie look you can apply powder foundation if you have normal or oily skin and liquid foundation for dry skin. Make sure the shade of the foundation blends in perfectly with your skin tone to create a perfect looking smooth complexion. For eyeshadow you can try a single color or a combination of colors to your liking. The eyeshadow can be powder or cream, depending on what you prefer. Apply the eyeshadow according to the shape of your eyes to ensure your eyes receive the proper definition.
Apply a little bit of peach colored or rosy blush on your cheekbones to enhance and define them. Contour your eyes with a dark brown or black eyeliner to make them stand out, curl your lashes using an eyelash curler and apply two coats of mascara. Apply sheer or colored lip gloss as a finishing touch and you will look gorgeous.
Tip: MAC Cosmetics has launched a new line called Barbie Loves Mac. Get inspiration and create your make-up using the colors from the collection.