I am a Barbie fan, there’s no denying it. She was one of my most played with toys growing up, and I had a lot of her paraphernalia – the car, the dining room, a faux marble bathroom. Being blonde, there’s an instantly relatable factor, plus we both happen to have impeccable taste and love shoes, what can I say.
With Halloween fast approaching, I’m inclined to think of ways that I can use makeup to bring my character a little more to life, rather than relying wholly on a costume. And, with the purchase of a new lipstick, Makeup Revolution’s Ken Will Want Me, Barbie seemed to make a whole lot of sense.
This lipstick is literally Barbie. It is absolutely her colour.
Makeup, judging by my google image research, goes like this:
Lips: defined top and wide bottom, bright pink
Eyebrows: pale brown, soft and gently sloped
Eyes: black winged liner, full lashes, brown liner on bottom, lid defined by a brown line, pink eyeshadow above it
Face: cheeks are lightly pink, face is a full and rounded shape, very light under the eyes, bridge of nose is flat and undefined
It was! I’m pretty smiley about her having a rounded face, I’m down a lot of the time about how round mine is, so good thing I’ve found such a role model at age 22 hey.
Here’s how I attempted to mirror her look –
Soap & Glory – Archery palette, eyebrows
Maybelline – Great Lash mascara
Soap & Glory – Supercat eyeliner
I went for small wings but big lashes, using brownish red liner to create the rounded line on my kids and then blending it with a bright pink eyeshadow.
I went for a bright pink blush, blended out with plenty of highlighter. Contouring was limited to my nose and defining my chin only – nothing on the cheeks.
W7 – blush stick in Paris
Bourjois – colour correcting foundation
Coastal Scents – contour palette
Makeup Revolution – contour palette
Makeup Revolution – highlighter in Golden Lights
Makeup Revolution – blush in Blushing Hearts
Makeup Revolution – Ken Will Want Me lipstick
Lips were really the ‘Barbie’ factor. I wanted to get the shape right too, so I lined them with my pink liner (darker than the lipstick shade – but it worked out wonderfully), and made them a little bit fuller, and got a proper, shapely top lip.