What is Barbie Core makeup? And how to get it?

Let’s face it, we all want to be a Barbie Girl.

From Anne Hathaway to Barbie herself Margot Robbie, all of our favourite celebs look pretty in pink in this summer. After years of teasers for the new Barbie movie, pink having a renaissance.

Magenta lipstick, platinum hair, and bubblegum-coloured ensembles are all over social media right now. TikTok has branded this style revolution as Barbiecore.

Even though some of the looks from the highly anticipated movie are pretty out there, her makeup is actually really wearable.


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Here is how to get the Barbiecore makeup look.

Step one is to embrace Barbie’s signature colour. Lean into that overload of pink and playfulness. Go for a monochromatic look with a Β pink lip, pink eyeshadow, and sun-kissed skin.

Yes, pink is the name of the game when it comes to Barbiecore but make sure you find the right colour pallet for your skin. For example, fairer skin tones might look better in a cool-toned candy pink, while those with a deeper complexion would prefer a richer ruby pink.


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Barbie is in fact a doll with flawlessly airbrushed skin, so a full-coverage foundation is a requirement. You also need to emphasise those doll-like features, so a strategic contour that is neutral as opposed to a warm bronzer should help there.

If false lashes are not your thing, take a trick out of Selena Gomez’s book and clump your lower lashes together with tweezers to give the fluttery doll effect.

Since our girl Barbie has been around since 1959, there are decades of makeup looks to inspire you. No matter which version of Barbie Doll you are going for the basic principles are the same. Every look should include; strong blush, long eyelashes and her signature pink lip.


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Barbiecore is really all about emulating your feminity, whatever that means to you. Barbie was the original trendsetter and advocate for you doing you.

Trying her hand at over 200 professions Barbie really said that women can be anything and everything no matter what. So don’t try to be “Barbie” but instead use Barbiecore as a way to express your own identity with a little help from our favourite feminist icon.


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