Hey Barbie...I mean Sister (Barbie SpeedFEATURE: 2/3)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's THURSDAY, and if you are a regular RachSpeed reader, then you'll know it's my day to post for my series of the month, also known as SpeedFeature. This month, I decided that this SpeedFEATURE will be on the beloved Iconic Barbie Doll.

So, the first post in this series basically explained why I love Barbie and such - now it's time to get down to the fun stuff! A barbie inspired makeup look! My sister & I collaborated to create this fun, barbie inspired look - using blues and of course, pinks! It was inspired by the first Barbie. Products we used will be shown after the tutorial steps.

Our Inspiration; blue shadow & bold lips

My sis Syd; FIRSTLY, start with a fresh face!

First, Prime your eyes with a primer (products will be listed below). Primer is a base for your eyeshadow, and will help it last for a longer time as well as prevent creasing. Sort of like what a base coat does for your nail polish, except for your eyes!


Next, take an eyeshadow brush, and use a bright vivid blue (like the picture inspiration) on your entire lid. We used the colour "Alice" in the "Alice in Wonderland" limited edition Urban Decay palette. In the crease of the eye, we used a dark grey colour. Blend accordingly with a blending brush (Mac 217). Make the shadow fan out a little bit, but blended and faded.



Next, take a black eye liner pencil and line your top lash line. This will help when you apply a liquid liner. It also will help the black winged liner look a little more blended with the eye shadow. On your water line (the bottom lash line), line the bottom of your eyes with a white eye pencil (this will help brighten your eyes). Or, in this case, use a white shadow. The winged eyeliner is the most difficult. Trace along the black eye liner you have already applied and wing it out slightly. If you make a mistake, use a Q-Tip to fix it up. Done the eyes (oh, and don't forget mascara, our pick is Loreal Voluminous in Carbon Black)!


To make the face look a little warmer, use a sun-kissed looking blush. Since me and my sister have a darker complexion, we use a deeper red - but different skin tones will look better with different shades. Apply on the apples of your cheeks as well the high points of your cheek bones to your temples (like a C shape).


Since our skin is darker and yellowy, this eye wouldn't look too flattering with a red lip. Instead, we opted for a bright pink lip. We chose a gloss to make it much more modern.

And this is the final look! Mostly created by the sister, I feel this is a really easy, fun look, inspired by our favorite plastic friend, Barbie!

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The products we used:

Eyes: Laura Mercier Eye Shadow Base, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Alice", Urban Decay Liner in "Zero", Black Annabelle Liquid Liner, Mac 217 Brush, Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow blush, Sephora shadows in Pearl No. 6 & Aspen No. 23


Also, Featured, The Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette (limited edition)


Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Face Blender, Mac Blush in Eversun, Mac Blush Brush (don't know the number, it was discontinued), Mac 169 brush




Lips: Mac Lipglass in sun set:


I hoped you liked the second installment in my Barbie series! Keep reading and there'll be another Barbie inspired post next Thursday, until then, keep checking my twitter, or follow for updates on new regular posts! Also, I'm happy to say that I'm just RACHSPEED.com now, but you can still find me at my old site address (rachspeed.blogspot.com), anyone from there will be redirected to my new domain. Have a ton of ideas, so keep checking in!

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