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Barbie Blush Trend – The Prettiest Way to Wear Hot Pink Makeup

By Orgesta Tolaj


13 September 2023

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Everyone and their mothers are all about thinking pink! That comes as no surprise with the Barbie effect that has made its waves ever since the Barbie movie started its promotions. Pink has taken over not only our clothing and accessories but also our makeup, particularly in the form of pink blush in 2023.

Here are some tips and tricks on how you can use Barbie blush to become a Barbie girl in Barbie’s world.

The Viral Barbie Blush Trend

Pink blush may not be a groundbreaking concept, as many brands have offered pink shades for years. However, it’s experiencing a resurgence, thanks in part to the Barbiecore aesthetic. Unlike previous waves of popularity, this trend is expected to last beyond the current moment.

The trend gained momentum on TikTok with Dior’s Rosy Glow Blush, a buildable, pH-adjusting bubblegum pink shade that quickly sold out. This led to a craze for similar pink blushes, such as Too Faced’s Cloud Crush Blurring Blush in a cotton candy hue, which also went viral on the platform. Many other brands have since introduced pink blushes to meet the demand.

Why is Barbie Blush Trending?

Pink blush is enjoying a resurgence in the world of beauty trends, and it is not just a fad. This classic makeup staple has always had a special place in beauty history, even beyond the Barbie Doll’s influence. Makeup artist Kasey Spickard points out that the revival of ’80s and ’90s makeup trends, with blush being the latest focus, is contributing to this resurgence. Pink blush is not only timeless but also universally flattering, making it a readily available option at most makeup counters.


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What sets bright pink blush apart is its remarkable versatility, suitable for various skin tones ranging from fair to deep. It stands out in a sea of peach and dusty rose shades and offers a vibrant, cheerful hue that can’t be matched by other colors. Bright pink blush imparts a perfect, doll-like glow, exuding a super feminine and playful vibe that is unmatched by other blush shades.

How to Get the Barbie Blush Look?

Achieving the hot pink blush look is easier than you might think, and it does not have to be reminiscent of the airbrushed ’80s posters from your childhood salon. Pink blush can be adapted to suit a wide range of styles. This includes a subtle pastel flush to a bold and vibrant pop of color. Use it to create a trendy or TikTok-inspired look, paired with a soft and romantic aesthetic.

To apply cream blush effectively, start by placing a small amount on the back of your hand and then use your finger to gently dab it onto the apples of your cheeks and along the cheekbone. Blend it out with a dense blending brush for precise control over the pigment, allowing you to build the color gradually.

What About Other Blush Formulas?

When using a cream formula, set it with a powder blush, similar to how you set the foundation with powder for long-lasting wear.

For highly pigmented powder blushes, use a small, fluffy brush to lightly dip into the pan. Shake off any excess product and apply it to the apples of your cheek. Make sure you make motions upward toward your hairline in a swirling motion. You can also try lightly dusting any remaining product under the eyes to achieve a soft and romantic glow.

Now that you’re armed with the secrets to achieving that fabulous Barbie-worthy pink blush look, it’s time for you to dive into the world of rosy radiance! Have a blast experimenting with different shades and application techniques. Whether you’re going for a subtle flush or a bold, vibrant pop of color, the world of pink blush is your oyster.

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