Your Barbiecore beauty handbook, right this way

Turns out, life in plastic *is* fantastic. Inspired by everyone's favorite darling doll, consider this your ultimate guide to reaching peak Barbiecore this summer...

The makeup


"Monochrome is the way to go here," says celebrity makeup artists Sophia Hutch, "so pick a pink eyeshadow, blush and lipstick that are in the same color family—like soft powder pinks or go bolder with fuchsias. Tie the look together by connecting your eyeshadow to your blush on the high points of your cheekbone." Finish with a few swipes of matching gloss (and, if you have a date with Ken later, a smattering of face gems).

🩷 Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Crush on Cupid, $24

🩷 L.A. Colors High Shine Lip Gloss in Hype, $4

🩷 Morphe 9B Calm Me Baby Artistry Palette, $12

The mani


Just like Barbie's careers, this season's pink nail options are pretty much endless: Think two-tone, gradient, color block, modern Frenchies, half-moons, glitter or even zebra stripes. Mix sheer glitter shades with bolds and brights to keep the vibe pretty and playful.

🩷 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Heart of Sass, $4

The hair


Barbie's bouncy pony is all about mega volume and shine. Use a fine-tooth comb to tease the undermost layer of hair at your crown to create lots of body. Sweep your bangs aside, then gather the rest of your hair into an elastic at the crown. Smooth your bangs with a flat iron and secure them behind your ear with a bobby pin before applying a lightweight shine cream to tame flyaways and frizz. Now let's go party!

🩷 Beachwaver Co. Keep It Calm Smoothing Cream, $22

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by Erin Reimel | 5/25/2023