It was really cold and rainy when I felt the urge to play around with some bright makeup. My friend had recently sent me a great hot pink lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills and an eyeshadow palette with a bold blue eyeshadow from Butter London that I thought would be fun. When I pulled them out, it kind of reminded me of the huge, bold and blue makeup that Barbie had when I was a kid. And since Barbie turns 60 this year, I thought… why not?
For this look, I kind of went with an 80’s style application. I used the pink shade Queen all over the lid and up to the brow. I put some gold, shade Diva, in the inner corner and the bright blue Femme Fatale on the outer. And then i put some of my Buxom Cosmetics blush in Dolly in the centre of the lid. It’s basically three stripes of vertical colour, and then blended. The blush I used along the cheek bone but also blended it up to the temples.
This eyeshadow look, especially the blue, looks more bold in real life. The lighting in my house on a rainy day ends up washing out the colour a little.
I have used some Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics before, but not a lipstick. This is the shade Stargazer in matte, categorised as a “hibiscus pink” on the site, and you can pick it up at Sephora HERE for $24. The colour payoff is great, it’s really bold and full. It does kiss off, but it lasts quite well. Some matt lipsticks are a little drying, and I found this one was actually not bad at all, considering I tend tp have dryer lips in these colder months. I think this is a really fun, eye catching colour. You might need a little confidence to wear it!
Teamed with this crop tee from Ardene, which had these shirts and some other items for Barbies 60th.This one is currently $22.90, I’m wearing a Medium for a less fitted look.
It was quite funny doing this look. I feel like I wear red lipstick a lot, or a bold eye makeup, but this felt more fun and creative. I had to fiddle around a little to get the blue right. It was also fun googling Barbie’s makeup through the years to try to get a sense of how to do this eyeshadow. Definitely one for my inner child.