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  • Writer's pictureEleanor Norman

On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink! - Unleash Your Inner Barbie!

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

With the recent release of the new Barbie Movie, what a better way to explore some beauty impelled looks by covering with a range of Barbie-inspired makeup tips and tricks. Whether you're a Barbie enthusiast or simply looking for fun and fabulous makeup ideas, this blog is your go-to source for all things Barbie makeup! Join me as we explore the art of creating a stunning Barbie doll on trend makeup!

I do love using pinks through any makeup. It can vary from a very soft mink pink through the eyes and cheeks or if feeling more adventurious, creating a soft makeup with a bold lip! The results are endless. It really is a lovely colour to enchance anyones features!

Barbie Base: Flawless and Dewy Skin:

Achieve that perfect Barbie complexion with my expert tips on creating a flawless and dewy base. I'm definitely a less is more gal and to achieve a lightweight base, here are my top five products to creating a beuatiful skin that will make heads turn!

  1. Weleda Lightweight Skin Food Moisturiser - A soft moisturiser that will give the skin a natural plumpness and glow to start off with. I would be lost without this product in my kit and use on most of my brides and clients!

  2. Bobby Brown Vitamin Enriched Facebase - A gorgeous product that is a two in one! A moisturser and primer with a butterly formula instantly hydrates and smooths your skin for a natural glow. Its so luxurious and smells devine!

  3. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter - A subtle product to apply before or after foundation to give your skin that extra hint of glow. This can be used for a subtle highlight on the cheeks too!

  4. Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation - A breathable formulated foundation. It's the secret to dewy, sheer coverage and a healthy-looking complexion that feels effortless and more hydrated!

  5. Hourglass Vanish Concealer - It's in the name, a weightless creamy product. Its highly pigmented formula evens any skin tone to conceal dark circles, blemishes and other imperfections for a smooth, natural, airbrushed finish.

  6. Mac Cosmetics Glow Play collection: Get ready for blush that scream Barbie chic! I have loved exploring some recent top ups for my kit. Especially the Mac Cosmetic Glow Play Collection! A personal beautiful shade in this range is called 'Blush Please.' Check out these stunning array of shades with the following link:

Eyes that Sparkle!

Doll-Like Eye Makeup - All about embracing vibrant colours, shimmering glitters, and playful femininity. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to achieving a captivating Barbie eye makeup look using my favourite products:

Start off with the brows, brush the hairs upwards and outwards and apply a soft colour that matches with your natural brow colour. Set with the one and only Anatasia Bevereley Hills brow freeze - an absolute must have with your everyday makeup:

Step 1: Prep and Prime - Start by applying an eyeshadow primer to your eyelids. This will help your eyeshadows adhere better and prevent creasing throughout the day. One of my personal favourites when creating a beautiful rose gold eye is Mac Cosmetics Longwear Paint Pot in shade Vintage Selection.

Step 2: Start with the crease: Select a medium-toned eyeshadow shade in a warm colour. Using a fluffy blending brush, apply the eyeshadow to your crease and blend it softly for a seamless transition. I personally love this palette by Two Faced Cosmetics to create a beautiful bridal eye look.

Step 3: Pop of Color on the Lid: Now, it's time to add a vibrant pop of colour to your eyelids. As you can probably guess, Barbie loves her pinks. So choose a bold pink eyeshadow shade and apply it to the center of your eyelids. You can use a flat eyeshadow brush to pack on the colour for maximum impact. I personally love using the Charlotte Tilbury cream formula in shade Rose Gold.

or the Kiko eyeshadow sticks which are a beautiful creamy formula and super easy to use.

Step 4: Glitter Allure To take your Barbie eye makeup to the next level, add some glitter! Choose a fine pink or silver glitter eyeshadow and apply it to the inner corners of your eyes and the center of your eyelids. Glitter will add that extra sparkle and make your eyes stand out. I love using a variety of pigments and glitter to add that intensity. The brands I love for these are Peaches and Cream pigments and elf cosmetics!

Step 5: Lashes: Adding a cluster of lashes to finish off the eyes. I love the Ardell 421 lashes. Lightweight, fluffy and pretty!

Kissable Barbie Lips

Pout Perfection: Every Barbie girl needs kissable, perfectly pouted lips. Get ready to show off your pouty lips and embrace your inner Barbie glam.

To create the perfect poutable lips, start off by using a lip moisturiser to add hydration and plumpness to the area. Lips are one of the areas on the face that gets affected by dehydration so applying a luxious product is a must. Check out a previous blog on how to achieve this by clicking the following:

My must have lipliners and lipstick's:

  1. NYX Lipliner in shade 'Peekaboo' - a subtle pretty pink that works perfectly with many rosy colours.

  2. Bobby Brown Lipliner in shade 'Ballet Pink' - creating the illusion of fuller, more show-stopping lips. Equipped with a lightweight yet buttery formula, the pencil is able to glide effortlessly across your pout.

  3. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick 'Runway Royalty' A neautral pink that works for all skin types. A popular colour used with most of my brides. A lipstick fit for a princess!

  4. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in shade 'JK Magic' Another gorgous nude/pink shade with a hint of gloss that glides on beautifully when applied.

  5. NYX Buttergloss in shade 'Tiramisu' My absolute go to in my kit! As stated a gorgeous butterly formula which is super lightweight when applied on the lips.

Finish off with a setting spray and there you have it! A personal favourite of mine in Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Airbrush Setting Spray. Check out my recent time lapse of my signature bridal makeup which includes some subtle Barbie vibes!

Ellie x

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