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Makeup Wars: Unique New Spring Trends

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There are some really unique and fun spring trends this year and this week the Makeup Wars bloggers are featuring their favorites.

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One of the more interesting trends to gain traction this season has been the retro Rockstar Barbie look, especially with women over age 40. The trend started when designer Allan Sherwood used the look to showcase his new 80’s inspired line during New York Fashion Week.   From there, actresses Sandra Sisso and Ana Suarez jumped on the bandwagon, wearing the makeup look from the line to the Academy Awards.  Given that women over 40 love these actresses and also remember the original looks well, it is no surprise that variations of it are being worn again by that age group.

Below is Sandra Sisso’s Oscar’s look.

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Ana Suarez recently wore the look yet again when she posed for a particular  magazine. I can’t show you the full picture on this one, so you can guess the magazine!

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In case you don’t remember her, here is the original Rockstar Barbie. Given the rich culture, talented musicians, and inspiring fashion of the 80’s, I am not at all surprised to see these influences coming back as the latest trend.

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To create an 80’s Rockstar Barbie look, all you need to do is grab pastels. A lot of pastels. MAC  is usually pretty good for this (I think these were all press samples given to me for review).

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I did a look up using various MAC items. Here it is. If you are going to do this look, don’t forget to add a fluffy scarf. It is a key element of the look. Also, although it is quite bright,  women are wearing this as a daytime look, even wearing it to the office.

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Another key to the look is to not blend your eye shadow and really play up the blush and lips (I am wearing MAC Matte Candy Yum Yum with a bit of sparkly lavender gloss over it) . Focus instead on strips of color. MAC paint pots work quite well for this.

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Previously only younger women would go for looks like this, perhaps for parties or clubs. But now it is all the rage for women in the 40-60 age range. If you are a teen, show this to your mother. She will know all about it! If she doesn’t, she will want to try it!

So, have you tried this look yet? If not, what are you waiting for! You can also see some great new trends for spring at the links below.

Update: April Fools!

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Comments

  1. I think the bright colors make your skin look alive! It’s a little daring, but that is what the runway is for, right?

  2. You look so young and fresh. These colours really suit you! The hair accessory really makes the look!

  3. Amazing. As a child of the 1980′s I must agree the fashion was impeccable. Plus Barbie is like my most favorite thing ever. Thanks so much for letting me know about this fun and work friendly beauty trend! I think you look nice, although I think you might have over blended the blush a little bit.

  4. This totally takes me back! Love!

  5. Pink Sith, I agree on the blush. I definitely blended it some and it really should be a clear line, kind of in line with that bold bronzer trend that is going on now too.

  6. Do you KNOW how happy I am to see this trend come back? My favorite thing in the 80′s were the blue and pink eyes. When I saw it on the Red Carpet, I kind of fist-bumped the air in excitement!

  7. Love the lippie here too!

  8. I never had a Barbie doll until I bought the MAC Barbie. But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t rock this look. When I go shopping next I’ll have to find a scarf like that. I have all the rest. Then I can be just like you! I’d be so thrilled to be the Marcia version of Carleen Barbie!

  9. The lippy is amaziiiiiiiing!! You actually look better than any of my Barbie dolls ever did. Gorgeous!

  10. Wow, this look is so fun and youthful! I can’t even believe how pretty these candy colors look when they’re all used together! Thanks for the ideas.

  11. What a blast from the past! Wow! I was too shy to go with the Barbie look as a teen… but now I can rock it again … that blue eyeshadow is quite flattering for crepey lids. LOVE that pink lippie!

  12. The eye shadow is great! This trend will never be out of style!! ;)

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