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Barbie: makeup tutorial

Category Makeup Tutorials

Photography: Grenouille

My introduction into fashion began with the Barbie doll. I had one – yes, just one – growing up which Dad brought back from Moscow and me & my sister had to share. She was a traditional 90s Barbie – blonde hair, blue eyes, pink lips stuck in a perpetual smile and impeccable eyebrows. That doll, like no other, inspired me to create the most eccentric fashions out of scraps of fabric.

I always wanted to do a look based on Barbie but wasn’t sure if I could do her justice. I mean, she is a legend. When it comes down to it, there are three basic elements (aside from long blonde hair, of course) – and that’s extra-thick lash, top eyeliner, pink lipstick and that perfect brow that makes everyone in the room want to run out and book a threading appointment!


  • Eyes: nude eyeshadow, brown-beige shader shadow, highlighter, eyeliner, glitter
  • Lips: bright pink lipgloss – or make your own!
  • Face: foundation, Foundation Primer, Finishing Pixie Dust (both on sale this month)


{Lime Crime will be coming out with an Eyelid Primer in a few months! Excitement! :)))}

Start out with primer all over the lid to create a crease-free and smooth base for the eyeshadow. Sweep nude shadow across the lid all the way to the brow, define crease with a brown eyeshadow (I like to use Brush #5).  Define brow bone with your favorite highlighter, right under the arch. Apply 2 layers of mascara to top and bottom lashes. Draw a winged eyeliner thickly, as close to the lashes as possible.

Hattie: Topsy Turvy Design | Earrings: ShanaLogic

I am wearing THREE pairs of eyelashes here – two on top one on bottom! The ones on top are the long kind and the foil dots kind (both by Red Cherry). On the bottom, I’m wearing Revlon Fantasy Lengths lash which comes in individual clusters. Apply glue, let dry for about 30 seconds and stick on the lashes on top of the liner. Glue individual lashes slightly below your natural bottom lash line.

This glitter is one of the colors I’m currently working on; not sure if it will be part of the line yet. What do you guys think??

Dab on some lotion or creme shadow onto the center of the lid. Dampen a large, dense brush (like #3) and apply glitter over the lid. Do not go over the crease line with glitter. Clean up with Scotch tape.


Foundation Primer is a great way to start, it smooths and hydrates the skin and preps it for foundation. Apply foundation with a foundation brush or sponge. Use a concealer under the eyes to cover up any dark spots, and use it anywhere else you need to conceal spots or redness. Set the base with Finishing Pixie Dust. Apply hot pink blush to the cheeks, blending up towards the temples.


Ah, who doesn’t love a well-groomed, perfect brow! Women use eyeshadow, pencils, stencils, and every trick in the book to achieve it. If you are not a brow pro, I recommend getting it done by a professional and then plucking the little hairs in between sessions. Aim for a higher arch and make sure your brows aren’t spaced too far apart. Fill in with an angled brow brush using eyeshadow or pencil. Right now, I absolutely love Raquel Reed‘s eyebrows.


You can use a bright pink gloss or make your own out of clear gloss with Pink Poodle or Primadonna (both are suitable for eyes as well as lips). Voila!

57 Responses to
“Barbie: makeup tutorial”

  • Kellee says:

    Fan-freaking-tastic! I love Barbie(no one else can look THAT good at 50), and lately, while rummaging through my makeup, I found THE perfect Barbie pink eye color that works wonders on lips and cheeks, it makes me so excited. You look amazing, love the lashes, the whole look! I just wish I could get my brows to look that good.

  • Lacy says:

    Hey Doe Deere,

    Great look! What eyeliner did you use? I love that it is a deep rich black!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Doe Deere says:

    ♣ Lacy
    I love gel liners! They give you that thick, plush look.

  • Sebastian says:

    That is the most wonderful shade of glitter I’ve ever seen! PLEASE introduce it!

  • Kim says:

    I love that look! Remind me of the old fashioned Barbie dolls too!

    And the glitters are fabulous, I adore that color of glitter, so I may be a bit biased. Still. Love it!

  • G says:

    Well done! I love the glitter.

  • mermaid says:

    Woooooww this is my favorite thing you have ever done. The eyes! My goodness!

  • Casey says:

    I love this look! I am perpetually drawn to strong brow/strong lip looks, and I blame Barbie for introducing this concept to me at a young age. lol! I’m definitely going to have to try this soon.

    And I love the new glitter color too! Which brings me to a quick question (hopefully I’m not pestering you with this!): I know you’ve been working on some possible lip color ideas for LC. Any hint about when those might debut? I’m really looking forward to this and saving up my pennies! ;)

  • Simone says:

    Ooh, I have some lashes like the ones you used on your lower lid…definitely going to try this sometime :)


  • Doe Deere says:

    ♣ Casey
    The lippies are coming out in September. :)

  • Kaitlyn says:

    I like how the hat makes the whole look kind of vintage! OOOOO and the glitter is awesome! You should definitely make it part of the line! :DD

  • Paula says:

    how pretty! i love it!!!

    love the lashes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you are awesome!

  • Ebby says:

    Oh my goodness, this is my new favorite of your tutorials ♥!!

  • Abbey says:

    oh my, wonderous! I did a science fair project on the perfect human being (yay regionals :P) and I used Barbie as an example of how women are viewed today, with the body type and such. this is a fabulous look, you definiatly did her justice, they should make a real Barbie version of you! a zillion girls will flee to Toys’R'Us to get their limited addition Doe Deere doll :D and you shoudl definiatly use that great glitter in the line.

  • Abbey says:

    oh my, wonderous! I did a science fair project on the perfect human being (yay regionals :P) and I used Barbie as an example of how women are viewed today, with the body type and such. this is a fabulous look, you definiatly did her justice, they should make a real Barbie version of you! a zillion girls will flee to Toys’R'Us to get their limited addition Doe Deere doll :D and you shoudl definiatly use that great glitter in the line.
    Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

  • Dana says:

    I love this look. The two top lashes were genius. I definitely think you did her justice!

  • Wow! I really love this look. Great use of eyelashes and the glitter shade is amazing. Great work Doe!

  • eyeliah says:

    Love the eyelashes, so Barbie!
    You are the perfect redhead barbie, wow!

  • Meghan says:

    You look better than Barbie!

    You should totally include the glitter in your collection, as soon as I saw it I was like “I have to have what she used on her eyes”

  • Clara says:

    Oooo I love that look, I don’t tend to go for the more nude shades but I wanna have a go at this

  • Angela says:

    You are just absolutely stunning! But I have to ask, how do you keep your complexion so clear? Any tips?

  • Tera says:

    Oh My God, you look exactly like a Barbie doll here! I love this so much!! Everything from the pose, to the eyelashes, to the earrings! It’s perfect!

  • Alison says:

    You make a wonderful Barbie! I love the look. Your hattie is super cute, too.

    In the past I have not really cared much for glitter, but you make me want to give it another go. I think I am going to have to purchase some of your glitters. I’m sad that we have to wait until September for the lip colors, but I’m sure they are worth it. I can’t wait!

  • Vixel says:

    This look is awesome and I love the glitter, I’ll buy it if it becomes part of the line!

  • Leann says:

    Just found your blog, so cute! Love this look, linked to it on my blog ==>

  • belle says:

    yes, all very cute and such … but i have to be honest, i’m not totally wow-ed ;) (which i usually am after reading your tutorials!) i like it much better when you have original ideas.

    also – what is the big deal with the eyebrows ? i think yours were stll a little too full for the barbie-look . i see why you wouldn’t want to make them any skinnier for just one look … but still . don’t make such a fuss about anything so un-spectacular :)

    anyways, looking forward to the next tutorial !

  • Jackie Dee says:

    i honestly love that glitter! i really hope it would become part of the line!

  • liz says:

    um, hello, gorgeous! what a fabulous face! And I LOVE the multiple lashes.

  • Hannah V. says:

    This is by far my favorite of your looks! Also, eyelid primer! I will definitely be buying some~

  • Rabbit says:

    LOVE this look. this glitter is fucking amazing. Please let us know when this glitter comes out because I think I need it.

  • Royabelle says:

    did m y comment from earlier on get deleted ?! o.O what the … ? yes, it wasn’t 100% positive but i do hope that’s not why it’s not here anymore …

  • Absolutely FANTASTIC. I love it. Definitely going to try something like this soon!

  • Jo says:

    I don’t think it looks that much like Barbie when your eyes are open. Closed? Yes, more so. I’m not a fan of the bottom fake lashes. I think I would like the look a LOT better without them.
    Can’t wait for the lipsticks.

  • Gabrielle says:

    I’m not so much a fan of the lower fake lashes either. LOVE the rest of the look. The glitter you used is fantastic!

  • Arabis says:

    Ugh! This is lovely. Barbie isn’t someone I’d really like to copy in the makeup department but you pull it off (as always!)with panache. Did you wear this out anywhere? After all the effort it would be a shame to wash it off! xx

  • kagitsune says:

    I’m so glad you suggested *threading* instead of that awful waxing! I just had my first appointment in months yesterday, and I feel so much better!

    And when will your adorable fascinator be available on Topsy Turvey’s website? ;) Or is it a custom order?

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  • Anastasia says:

    I just love the look!!

    I am a redhead and have been trying to find a good eyebrow shading colour.
    I have pretty much the same hair colour as you… so if you have any hints on what colour you use to get a great natural red shade in your brows I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks! x

  • truepenny says:

    Oh my goodness – I had this extreme fascination with Barbie’s eyebrows as a child. I think it is what has created my obsession with perfect eyebrows today. And Barbie also first sparked my passion for fashion – I wouldn’t really “play” Barbies, I’d just come up with various events for her to attend, plan the outfit, and then come up with something new to dress her for!

    Love the lips.

  • Jo says:

    Oh I also wish you would have put on a big smile! :) Barbie always smiles!

  • Lily says:

    I really like this look! It is awfully pretty.

    Please keep the glitter. It’s such a pretty, classic color.

  • Kat says:

    Stunning!!! Your looks are all very unique – it’s amazing what you can do!

  • Abbey says:

    someone copied my post and then added a “great post” part at the end… O_O

  • Aimee says:

    this look reminds me of the original barbie doll too ….you did her proud ma dear!

  • georgiamae says:

    wow, this looks amazing! absolutely love it. :)

  • Rennah says:

    I LOVE it!

  • ruth says:

    You look beautiful. The second picture really showcases Barbies blacnk stare, no offesne. I adore your hatty, looks really good on you.

  • Jenny says:

    This is really pretty! And I am thrilled that the lip colors are coming out in September. Just in time for my birthday! <3

  • Rachael says:

    love that glitter…

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