Face Of The Day Tips & Tricks

How To: Create The Barbie Doll Makeup Look

February 8, 2009

Since Barbie is celebrating her 50th birthday this month, I just HAVE to write about the beauty icon! Read on to learn how you can nail the Barbie look!

• Think pink – lots and lots of it. After all, pink IS the epitome of the “girly girl”, just like Barbie.

• Big doll eyes. This can be achieved by using light shimmery eyeshadows on the eyes, eyeliner on top and thick lashes. Rimming your lower lash line with a white or flesh-colored pencil will help make your eyes appear wider as well. For an extra pop, try a pair of circle lenses.

• Sweet pink cheeks. Swirl a medium pink blush like MAC Pink Swoon onto the apples/cheekbones with a big blush brush in a buffing motion so it really blends into your skin.

• Luscious pink lips. Remember to exfoliate your lips with an old toothbrush and apply a generous layer of lip balm before you apply any lip color.

• A confident attitude. We all know confidence = sexy.

Below is my take on the Barbie look.

Products Used

• Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Liquid SPF 10 Makeup in Intensity 2.0
• MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30 under eyes
• Anastasia Highlighting Eyebrow Kit to fill in eyebrows
• MAC Pink Freeze eyeshadow on entire eyelid
• Medium Pink eyeshadow from Sleek I-Divine Palette in Original on outer corner
• NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow lightly on crease
• NARS All About Eve Duo Eyeshadow under browbone
• Benefit Bad Gal Liquid Liner in Black to line on top
• Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Pure White on lower waterline
• Taiwanese False Lashes on top and bottom
• MAC Mineralize Blush in Pleasantry along cheekbones
• Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Champagne on lips with MAC Cremesheen Glass in Petite Indulgence on top

Like the Barbie look? Check out the Barbie Runway show for more ideas!

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  • Reply Eva February 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Wow, this is an awesome look on you. You’re gorgeous!

  • Reply Monica February 9, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I gotta say, this is an awesome look on you.
    Really soft and pretty 😀

  • Reply Monica February 9, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Btw, When are you doing another BB Cream purchase?

  • Reply Karen February 9, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Pink Freeze looks great on you… for some reason it looks totally wrong on me…

    The concealer looks really great on you as well… I probably should check it out…

  • Reply Nancy February 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    You look so gorgeous! This look is fun & playful…I might try it for Valentine’s Day because of all the pink 🙂

  • Reply Elle February 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Wee. You’re super pretty!
    Sssh, but I wish I had your cleavage ^^

  • Reply Jacqueline February 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    You look sexier than Barbie hehe. 😛

    This is THE pink lip color I’ve always wanted. Do you know if MAC has any dupes?

  • Reply Jenna February 9, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    same as elle.
    i really wish i had your cleavage =X

  • Reply Sam February 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I wish I had your cleavage too. You’re sexy 😀

  • Reply Lovely February 9, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Phyllis,

    Your makeup looks flawless as always! Can you tell me how you fill in your brow? Like what brush brand do you use?

  • Reply Cailin February 9, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Fabulous! Great look, Phyllis.

  • Reply Tina February 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    love the look!!!!!!!!!!! where do you buy those eye lashes?

  • Reply Angela February 9, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I think you should do more Barbie FOTDs!

    This one looks very cute!

  • Reply queenyee February 9, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Love the look so much, so sexy especially the lip colour!

  • Reply Mimi February 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    hey doll,
    how do u like the MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer? is it all better than the select cover up and studio finish?
    and is the Studio Sculpt Concealer permanent?


  • Reply Olivia February 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    This is one of my fav look from you, so pretty!!

  • Reply Phyllis February 10, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Thanks ladies you guys are too kind =)

  • Reply Phyllis February 10, 2009 at 10:58 am


    A friend of mine picked up those lashes from Taiwan for me and trust me, they are so much better than the American ones!

  • Reply Phyllis February 10, 2009 at 11:06 am


    I *love* the Studio Sculpt Concealer! It blends a lot better than the Studio Finish and the coverage is excellent. I do believe the concealer is permanent.

  • Reply skyle February 10, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Um, Phyllis, you look GORGE. I don’t know what else to say. Pinks don’t work with all skin tones and sometimes too much of it will look tacky, but you completely pull it off. I love your pink eyeshadow and lipstick combo. I also have pleasantry in my collection, but since the lasting power isn’t so good, I’m putting it up for swap.

    I just bought studio scult concealer and it’s amazing as well.

    But I do have a question — I have Chanel’s Pro Lumiere in Claire 20, and it’s a perfect match for my skin. I also have studio sculpt concealer and foundation in NC20 + NC25, and that’s ALSO a perfect match for my skin. I know you’ve said you wear Chanel’s Pro Lumiere in Limpide? And you are NC30? It’s completely odd…are the shades off or does my face change colors? 😉

  • Reply Karen February 10, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Are those taiwanese lashes much better? I tried the coveted Princess Lee eyelashes and I feel nothing special about them. I still love my Ardells… lol

  • Reply Ms. Z February 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Love it!

  • Reply Mimi February 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    thank you phyllis (=

    last question, the select cover up, i found it’s drying to conceal the acne…does the Studio Sculpt Concealer cover acne well? and drying?

  • Reply Phyllis February 14, 2009 at 2:22 am


    If you’re trying to cover up acne, a cream concealer would work better than a liquid. The Studio Sculpt Concealer covers everything and I don’t find it drying on my undereye area at all.

  • Reply anna March 27, 2009 at 8:07 am

    hey girl..

    i was wondering do you have any swatches for the rimmel pink champagne itself ?

    if not..

    then is it frosty or ?


  • Reply Serena June 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Omg your so pretty 🙂
    I dont know if it would offend you but I hope it dont. :S
    I was wondering if you ever got implants? Because your boobs are pretty big for an asian haha 🙂

  • Reply Phyllis June 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks Serena but those babies are natural (it runs in the family)

  • Reply Siyu October 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    hey i wanna buy ur false eyelash. Are u still selling them?

  • Reply isabel August 5, 2011 at 2:11 am

    hey girl,

    nice makeup you really look like barbie can i borrow your fake eyelashes?

  • Reply Kristine December 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I love the look. Especially the lips which were pink-my favorite color.

  • Reply Admirer December 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Phyllis, you look so pretty, especially I like your eyes. I love them!

  • Reply Tia May 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    hmm yeah not Barbie enough… if you look at a photo of Barbie, her eyeshadow is a lot stronger with distinct lines!

  • Reply mahek kashyap December 9, 2012 at 11:08 am

    woooow where is the barbie store

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