Yes, the world cannot stop gushing over PINK. And Barbiecore aesthetic continues to reign supreme as a celebration of all-things-pink. It may have started with the fashion world’s fascination for Barbie and nostalgia, but it’s since made its way into beauty with beauty brands and connoisseurs leaning into the fun, confident, and ultra-femme essence of hot pink. From voluminous blow-dry to fuchsia lips and fluttery lashes – the signature Barbie look might be very familiar, but Barbiecore beauty updates it with modern colour layering in tones of pink like soft dusty pink, fuchsia, and magenta.
Barbiecore beauty is all about embracing the happy, cheerful pink. And to join in on this buoyant pink party, you can either go all out with candy pink or keep it subtle with pops of pink here and there. In either case, keep scrolling for RSq-approved Barbiecore beauty looks and the key products to inspire your PINK moment. Oh! And Barbie was, is, and will always be the main character.
Zoe Colletti & Lizzo
~ A 90s voluminous blow-dry or a neat, bouncy ponytail – these classic hairstyles are a great place to start building your Barbiecore aesthetic. And if you end up lusting for pink, consider giving pink hair a try for a fresh, sassy twist.
Elsa & Adriana Lima
~ Keeping up with the now-classic Barbie style, this fuchsia lips and flushed cheeks pairing gives a perfectly effortless Barbiecore beauty look.
Emeraude Toubia & Garance Murru
~ For a subtle pretty-in-pink vibe, give your face a pop of pink with pink eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eyes or a graphic eye look. Well, it is still pink-centric!
Sharon Wu, Ayọ̀ & India
~ Eyes, cheeks, and lips smeared in pink – this is maximalism and monochrome at its finest. And obviously, these bold all-pink eye looks create a dramatic pink moment.
Sabrina Carpenter & Lauren
~ Take Barbiecore down to the tips with polished nails. You can keep it easy and elegant with your pink manicure matching the pink on your eyes/lips. And for a cute, cheeky mood, complete that pink manicure with floral or heart nail art.
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.