Us beauty enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new beauty products, formulas, and trends that ignite our passion for self-expression. Our love for all things beauty often traces back to our childhood, where playing with Barbie dolls sparked our fascination with hair, makeup, and the enchanting world of femininity. Now, with the release of the highly anticipated Barbie movie, a captivating and electrifying aesthetic known as "Barbiecore" has emerged, capturing our hearts, and inspiring a new wave of creativity in the beauty community.
A GUIDE TO ‘BARBIECORE’ BEAUTY
Barbie, the iconic doll created by Ruth Handler in 1959, has reigned supreme in the world of fashion, beauty, and play for over six decades. Throughout the years, Barbie has become much more than just a toy; she has become a cultural phenomenon and a symbol of timeless beauty and empowerment. The longevity of Barbie's influence is a testament to her ability to adapt and resonate with generations of individuals, transcending societal boundaries and inspiring countless dreams.
Barbie’s influence has extended to the beauty community, with her many styles and characters she has portrayed in barbie movies and in the different variations of barbie dolls being a source of inspiration for new beauty looks. The new Barbie movie has seen celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, Jenna Ortega and Zendaya experiment with Barbie inspired looks, rocking bold lips, statement eyeliner, and lots of pink! Social media has dubbed this trend ‘Barbiecore’ beauty, and this aesthetic is on the rise.
Creating ‘Barbiecore’ Beauty Looks
Barbie embodies many characters that experiment with different styles and beauty looks, so entering the “Barbiecore” aesthetic gives you plenty of room to play around with different looks. From classic Barbie to beach Barbie, there’s a look for every mood and occasion. Here’s some Barbie beauty inspiration…
The classic Barbie look is one that stands as an iconic symbol of femininity and playful elegance. This Barbie moment is characterised by its soft and warm shimmery eyeshadow tones, its bold winged eyeliner, long fluttery lashes, and a touch of blush on the apples of the cheeks to give a rosy glow. The classic barbie look is always finished with a pink glossy lip, whether that be a vibrant hot pink, or a more muted romantic shade.
Glitter Bomb Barbie
The ‘Glitter Bomb Barbie’ look is perfect for parties and events where you want to make a statement with your makeup. This look involves bedazzling the ‘Classic Barbie’ look, to elevate it and add some sparkle. Pop some vibrant pink glitter on top of your neutral or soft eyeshadow base and intensify your winged liner by making it more dramatic, or using a different colour. Apply your most thick and luscious false lashes to give a fluttery doe-eyed effect. Adorn your lower lash line with glitter or small gems, and opt for a matte pink lipstick to balance out your glittery eyes. The ‘Glitter Bomb Barbie’ look is one that is sure to turn heads.
The ‘Beach Barbie’ look offers a more natural and paired back Barbiecore beauty option. This look consists of natural bronzed makeup with light shimmery golden eyeshadow tones. Opt for subtle false lashes, or just skip them and use a mascara with 3D fibres to accentuate your eyelashes. Use a warm bronzer with a touch of shimmer, as well as a peachy toned blush to give yourself that beachy sun kissed glow. Finish your makeup with a glossy lip in a peach, coral or nude shade. A voluminous high ponytail is also the perfect hairstyle to accompany this makeup look.
Barbie often plays the role of a princess, so our inspo list would not be complete without a ‘Barbie Princess’ look. To achieve this look, go for soft, dreamy eyeshadow in pastel colours like lavender, baby blue, or mint green, and don’t be afraid to add some glitter or shimmer on the eyelids for a magical touch. Fluffy, long lashes are a must to create a whimsical look. To create a youthful flush, a pink or peach blush is the perfect product that can elevate your look and give it some romance. Soft feminine lip colours like pink or light coral are perfect for the lips, and a glossy finish can take your look to the next level.
Barbiecore is more than just a trend; it's a celebration of nostalgia and the carefree spirit of our younger selves. Drawing inspiration from past eras, this aesthetic transports us back to a time filled with bright colours, feminine fun, and unapologetic playfulness. It embodies the essence of the iconic doll we cherished, inviting us to embrace our inner glamazon and explore a world where beauty knows no limits.