Step Up Your Barbiecore Beauty Looks For The Big Screen

Gear up for Barbie on the big screen with these Barbiecore beauty must-haves (heads up: Ken not included)
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We’re one week away from the highly anticipated premiere of the live-action Barbie, and if you haven’t already—it’s time to mark your calendars for the 20th of July. With Margot Robbie serving up a slew of incredible looks on the international press junket for the movie, the Barbiecore mania has only grown since last year. While we continue to count down the days till the movie hits the big screens, the Internet seems to be going the extra mile to celebrate the film. Enter Barbiecore makeup.

At the heart of the Barbiecore lies the colour pink, from baby pink blush to bubblegum lips—pink hues dominate this trend. It’s all about embracing your femininity and dialling up the glamour to channel your inner doll with different shades of pink. Perhaps crank up the heat on your fingertips with some hot pink claws paired with a rosy pout as inspired by K-pop diva So Yeon from G-IDLE, or give it a Y2K twist with some shimmery lids and a generous swipe of blush like Hinata from XG. Or if you’re looking to stand out, some playful dots to accentuate the eyes may be your cup of tea. The key here? Pink, pink and more pink.

Below, we round up the best products for you to think pink in preparation for the Barbie premiere.

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Take this opportunity to let your creativity run wild, no rules apply here. With over a 100 different renditions of Barbies with equally successful careers across the board, we take that as a green light to experiment with expression just as Barbie did over the past decades. For those who favour a bold accent to celebrate the film on the big screen, consider a playful pop of white with a graphic liner, or opt for some dotted accents along the lids for a bold yet on brand colour scheme.

While pink eyeshadow may not be our first pick of choice for the everyday, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken is an occasion enough for us to dial up on the pink. For those intimidated by the vibrant magentas and fuchsias, opt for a dusty rose along the crease of the eyelids for some definition, making sure to blend inwards. After this, add a bubblegum pink shimmer to the middle of your eyelid for some dimension, and finish off with lining the outer corner of your eyes with a deeper shade of rosewood. And don’t forget the falsies to create that iconic signature flutter.

MAC Connect In Colour Eye Shadow Palette in Rose Lens, $52.50 at Lookfantastic, SHOP NOW
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Snow, $38 on Sephora, SHOP NOW
Huda Beauty Hoodie Flares #25 Classic Lashes, $32 on Sephora, SHOP NOW


Life in plastic may be fantastic without the breakouts and under-eye circles, but for those aspiring dolls in the making, getting a good base down will make the world of a difference.

Opt for a thin layer of high coverage concealer for the under-eyes and any other imperfections—we suggest applying the concealer onto the back of your hand first, and using your fingers to dab it onto the face before blending. Finish it up with a light layer of foundation to even out the skin tone and a light dusting of powder.

Pat McGRATH Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer, $49 on REVOLVE, SHOP NOW
Givenchy Prisme Libre, $102 on Sephora, SHOP NOW
Chanel Les Beiges Foundation, $97 on Chanel, SHOP NOW


There would be no Barbie without her signature smile, pink lips, pearly whites and all. Experiment with bold lip colours, such as vibrant pinks and corals depending on your skin tone. For those in an extra flirtatious mood, consider topping everything off with a gloss finish to create a plush, doll-like effect. Don’t forget to line your lips to emulate Barbie’s precise and polished look.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Liv It Up, $33 on NET-A-PORTER, SHOP NOW
Hermès Rouge Hermes Matte lipstick in Rose Indien, $116 on Hermès, SHOP NOW
Tower28 Shineon Milky Lip Jelly in Coconut, $23 on REVOLVE, SHOP NOW