I used to be an avid Barbie-doll fan when I was young. As the first grandchild, I was spoiled beyond belief and I always wanted more of Barbie and her accessories. Since I’ve been drawn to more of a retro style lately, I couldn’t help but think of the original Barbie, as seen below. It’s a bold look, but one that’s pretty simple and clean.
I began by priming my face with DHC Velvet Skin Coat (c/o). From there, I used a light coat of Wei to go cc cream for a clean base. From that point, I wanted to add a little color by using Mineral Fusion blush in pale. I focused on the outline of my face, as well as my temples and cheeks. It’s the perfect shade so I don’t seem entirely like a ghost. The next step was the eyes, which were first coated with Betty-Lou Manizer. I find it’s a great shade for having a light lid with shimmer and avoiding the silver lid syndrome that washes me out.
To keep with the retro theme, I wanted a minimal cat eye. I used Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on pencil in perversion (c/o TotalBeauty.com). It’s better than any eye pencil I’ve used before. It literally does glide on and stays. To get a good cat eye, I pull the lid tight and extend the line a bit past my natural lid. From there, I draw a little triangle at the tip. With a cat eye, you’re always going to have a little mess. I used the Q-tips precision tips (c/o TotalBeauty.com) to make sure my waterline didn’t run and to perfect the tip of the cat eye. I also find that the precision tips work well to clean up any lipstick issues. Speaking of, no Barbie look would be complete without a baby pink lip. I used Pink Friday by Mac (similar colors here and here).
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Next week I’ll be showing you how to do the classic Barbie ponytail!