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Halloween Barbie Makeup That'll Turn You Into a Living Doll

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

OK, yes, the whole idealization of Barbie is super antiquated — but there's no denying the fact that the doll makes for one kick-ass Halloween costume. And since most of us grew up playing with Barbie, a costume homage to her definitely has the nostalgia factor going for it as well.

Even though there's nothing simple about Barbie, putting together a Barbie costume is actually pretty easy. The bright colors and over-dramatized makeup are our favorite part, so if you focus on those two factors, you'll be well on your way. Here's our step-by-step breakdown for makeup that's fit for a doll

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Step 1:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Apply a white cream shadow as a base. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk is perfect for this.

Step 2:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Use your finger to blend from your lash line all the way up to your brow.

Step 3:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Take that same white pencil and line your inner rim to give eyes a larger appearance.

Step 4:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Pat a white eyeshadow all over the lid.

Step 5:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Using a purple pencil liner, draw a line just above your natural crease. Barbie is rocking a cut crease, in case you haven’t noticed. I used Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vice.

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This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Next, take a matte violet shadow like Urban from the Urban Decay Electric Palette and smudge out the line you just drew with a pencil brush.

Step 7:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Extend your purple cut crease past the inner corner of your eye to make eyes appear wider.

Step 8:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Using your same purple liner, draw a straight line, starting at the outer corner of your eye.

Step 9:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Use your pencil brush to soften and blend the line out.

Step 10:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Taking a crease brush, dip into a magenta color like Jilted in the Urban Decay Electric Palette and soften out your top edge, working the pink into the purple color.

Step 11:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Use a makeup wipe to clean up and sharpen your outer edge.

Step 12:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Using your purple liner, draw along lower lash line.

Step 13:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Take your pencil brush dipped into Urban and smudge it out.

Step 14:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Apply mascara to bottom lashes.

Step 15:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Apply white shadow to your brow bone to highlight this area and add more dimension.

Step 16:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Using a black liquid liner, line your top lash line. Too Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Tool is really easy to use!

Step 17:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Cut a false lash strip in two sections. One small, one large. Place the smaller piece on the outer corner of your eye, just past where it ends.

Step 18:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Apply the other lash section to your lower lash line.

Step 19:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Find the most unnatural, longest false lashes you can get your hands on and place those along your top lash line.

Step 20:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Apply mascara to fuse your lashes together.

Step 21:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Apply a candy pink blush.

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Step 22:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Using a medium pink lip liner, line lips, exaggerating the peaks of your top lip. I used NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Pinky. Take the liner just a little bit past the corners of your mouth for a creepy perms-smile.

Step 23:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Fill in lips with a bubblegum pink shade. I used Tarte's 12-Hour Performance Lipstick in Whimsy, which is sadly discontinued, but Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Pink Pop would be a good stand-in.

Step 24:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Go back in with your lip liner if necessary to clean up any areas.

Step 25:

This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level

Now throw on your super-blond wig and some blue contacts if needed and go meet your Ken doll!

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This makeup tutorial is an easy way to take your Barbie Halloween costume to the next level
Image: Karen Cox/SheKnows

Originally posted October 2014. Updated October 2017.

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