I definitely can’t speak for all the girls out there but I’m sure many of us have owned a Barbie doll or two… or maybe even more. We’ve probably outgrown the stage of owning these dolls, but we all know that Barbie will always remain iconic. She even has an Instagram account where she documents her lifestyle and shares fashion tips with her many followers!
Barbie and pink are pretty much synonymous. When it comes to lipsticks though, Barbie pink shades can be a hit or miss. Just three days ago (18 February 2019), a post on Sina Weibo (a Chinese microblogging website) was trending, with netizens flooding the comments section.
In summary, a guy gifted his girlfriend a lipstick in a shade that his female friend had picked. His girlfriend clearly didn’t like it and asked her boyfriend to clarify and ask his female friend why she chose that colour. Well, according to that female friend, she has many friends who use that shade. The girlfriend felt that her boyfriend’s female friend was being sly and picked that shade on purpose, especially since she claimed that most girls wouldn’t like that lipstick colour — which is none other than Barbie pink.
Now, I too agree with the girlfriend — for many of us, Barbie pink is one that is really hard to pull off. The colour usually refers to a bright magenta that radiates off any face, and if you look at the particular one featured on the Weibo post, it even has a blue undertone that may not be as flattering for warm skin tones.
Guys, lesson learnt; and always check on your girl’s last Sephora checkout cart before you commit to this controversial a shade. For those that do like Barbie pink lipsticks though, don’t feel bad — the shade packs a punch, but makes for a statement too. Here are some that you can get your hands on.
- Innisfree Real Fit Velvet Lipstick in No. 15 Rose Spring Sunset, $20
- M.A.C Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum-Yum, $33
- Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Stormy Pink, $18.90
- Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Chiffon in PK002, $17.90
- YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick in 50 Fuchsia Stiletto, $52
If you’re feeling a little intimated and have no idea how to pull off Barbie pink lipsticks, here are some ideas!
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This makeup look is pretty in pink — pink eyeshadow, pink blush and duh, pink lips! This look will definitely add colour to your face, so you don’t have to worry about people asking you why you’re always looking so tired.
Keep It Simple
If pink is not your thing but you’d still love to rock Barbie pink lips, then try this makeup look. The main point of this whole look is your lips, so as far as possible, keep the rest of your makeup neutral. You don’t really want other colours fighting with Barbie pink for attention, do you?
A Little Dramatic
This doll-like makeup look is a little dramatic compared to the other two, but it’s still wearable. For the eyes, apply a light pink eyeshadow and do a winged eyeliner to help you create an illusion of having bigger eyes. Finish up your eye makeup by applying either mascara or falsies. Contour your cheekbones and jawline so that your face appears smaller. Lastly, apply a Barbie pink lipstick of your choice and you’re good to go!
There isn’t really any clear definition as to what the Barbie pink lipstick entails, so who knows? You might just be able to find one that suits you!