Sunday, February 25, 2007

Barbie Loves MAC - do you?

The kitschy packaging, the mega-fashion icon, the doll-inspired music blaring from the speakers inside MAC (I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world) all seems to be a bit much, a bit...well, plastic, if you will. The Barbie doll herself looks more hooker-ish than glam, and the models (brought into the stores to sell the line as real-life dolls) seem incredibly superficial. And yet, I love it. I didn't want to. I tried to resist. I urged myself to remember that Barbie is a fantasy that spurs on anorexia, boob jobs, and stiletto heel abuse, but even as I reminded myself of these truths, I laid down my own plastic in order to bring Barbie home.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that this (controversial) collection is selling out quickly across the nation. Fast favorites include the re-released moth brown eye shadow, the electric Malibu Barbie lipglass (it's not as intense as it looks in the tube), and the Sweet & Single lipstick (a soft rosey pink). The pearl sunshine beauty powder adds a gorgeous peachy shimmer to cheeks, though the pearl blossom leaves something to be desired - like color payoff. The eyeshadows (with the distinct exception of whistle) are worth checking out, as are the lipsticks and lipglasses.

If you like cool colors and fun packaging, get thee to a MAC storefrontery! If Barbie's not your cup of tea, I understand...I had hoped it wouldn't be mine! (gulp...)