I was a child of the early 80’s and a girly girl who was obsessed with Barbie. I remember one Christmas in particular where I woke up to a sea of pink and EVERYTHING Santa left me under the tree had something to do with little Miss Perfect herself…Barbie, and I couldn’t have been happier. I know her measurements are “unrealistic” and some argue that she puts “unrealistic” expectations onto little girls as to how they should look in real life, but let’s get real people- she’s a doll. And a dang good glamorous and fabulous doll at that!
Looking back into past before I realized I was going to be a budding makeup artist at the age of 7, I definitely appreciated the art of Barbie’s makeup. It was always exquisite and even as a child I was so intrigued by her perfectly lined eyes!! Still am today;-)
Well Barbie is back and more popular than ever in 2009. And she turns 50 this year- now that’s a “cougar” if I’ve ever seen one!
She’s now even got her own fantasy suite at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that you can enjoy for a cool $4,000 a night!! Check out the photo (shown above) of the inside of the “Barbie Dream House” that is made up of pop art and various shades of pink by hip designer Jonathan Adler. Barbie has even transformed herself into a Harley Davidson chick (see photo at top of blog) that could totally roll up into her fantasy suite off the “strip.”
There are tons of beauty products today that are very “Barbie” like that could help you live the look of Barbie if you can’t afford to live in her fantasy suite:
1. YSL’s The Automatic Eyeliner ($32) is the perfect way to try and get that cat-eye look like Barbie. The brush on this pen is so thin and tiny, it should be a breeze to get that
2. Bobbi Brown’s Rich Color Gloss in Pink Buff ($22) is just the product Barbie would use herself if she could open the tube! This is a super shiny and slick product that feels like a lip balm. Not to mention this is the perfect sexy baby beige color. What more could you ask for??
So go ahead- play a little dress-up and pretend you’re Barbie for a day and go snag yourself a Ken with your new makeup!!