So I am a child of the 80’s and was admittedly a Barbie fanatic. I owned all the Barbie’s I could get my hands on (or that my parents would buy me) and the accessories that went with Barbie a girl could have, and then some.
But I will never forget my all time favorite Barbie, Peaches ‘N Cream Barbie, circa
1985. She had the big 80’s frock with a stole you could wear in different ways, a sparkly bodice, and big blonde hair with tan skin and peach cheeks and lips. She was beautiful, I wanted to be her. Well, no not really, I was raised with a grounded understanding that I was stuck with dark brown hair and eyes with a stick figure, but that’s what God gave me and I was just happy to have Barbie to play with;-) Also I knew her figure was unrealistic…hello, she’s a DOLL, and that her golden hair was synthetic. I’m so sick of hearing the controversy that some parents feel Barbie sets a bad standard for little girls and an unrealistic approach to beauty. Again she’s a DOLL. My parents did not raise a delusional little girl who thought she needed to live up to the standard of a manufactured plastic toy..cough cough, Heidi Montag.
So this leads me to the peaches and cream look that was inspired by Peaches and Cream Barbie that I just found a collector edition of at my local Kmart for $45. Yes, I said Kmart. They have a new Barbie collectible line of some of the most popular Barbies from different decades. And no I didn’t buy it bc I’m going through a weird 30’s phase, I bought it for my daughter (who is due in a few months!) to have and enjoy when she gets of age and can understand mommies obsession with this popular doll.
The 3 main components you need to get a peaches n cream look are:
- The Peaches come into play with peach CHEEKS and peach LIPS. I just got the most perfect peach blush (no shimmer in this like the Orgasm by Nars) that is matte, just like Barbie’s plastic face! Ha!! It’s by Sonia Kashuk, her beautifying blush in color “melon” ($9). This is a great flat alternative to Orgasm since I’m about to share with you my shimmery eyes and lips- you don’t need 3 shimmery things on a face!!
- LIPS are a deep peachy look with a Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain in “coy coral” ($8) then adding on top, Too Faced Lip Bronzer in Snow Bunny ($17) to give my lips a super shimmery shine.
- The Cream comes into play on my eyes. The main component is of course, Stila’s Kitten eyeshadow pan ($18) worn wet, which gives it more of a glow and deeper creamy champagne look. This is my all time favorite eyeshadow color, which I’m sure if you follow my blog, you’re sick of hearing about this color by now!!!
So there ya go, a Barbie inspired look minus the powder blue shade of eyeliner on the actual doll. I just couldn’t go there- I did have children to tote around and pick up from summer school so I chose to forgo that aspect of the look. Like I said, I’m not a delusional Barbie wannabe!!