Stila has launched their Barbie Loves Stila Collection exclusively at Sephora. Ok, so I am totally torn on how I feel about this launch. Anyone who knows me knows that I looove Barbie, however, didn’t MAC already do this last year?? Where’s the originality Stila? The one thing that I do appreciate about this line is the thought that went into creating each palette – I enjoy the Barbie history lesson. Don’t think I’ll be rushing out to buy them though. The MAC Barbie Collection looked like it was higher quality. Check out the WWD press release below as well as pictures of the different palettes.
Looks like Barbie (Mattel) and Stila will be partnering this spring. Stila will also sponsor Mattel’s Barbie runway during NYFW during February 2009. 50 designers have agreed to show Barbie-inspired fashion during the runway show. Charlotte Tilbury, makeup atist, is the show’s lead makeup artist. The limited edition line is slated to launch exclusively at Sephora in February, only at Sephora’s Fifth Avenue store in NY, international Sephora locations, and sephora.com. Expect a larger offering of Barbie-Stila branded products later, during fall 2009.
The collection includes 4 “Decades of Beauty” cans ($40 each) with a booklet inside describing the beauty and fashion wardrobes for each doll. The first, #1 Ponytail Doll, celebrates the first Barbie, launched in 1959. It includes a red lipstick called Ponytail, a liquid eyeliner and a three-pan paper-wrapped compact with two eye shadows and a cheek color. Malibu Barbie, which highlights the doll of the same name that launched in 1971, has a pale pink Lip Glaze called Malibu, a black mascara and a compact with two eye shadows and a bronzer. Foxy Doll, which depicts the African-American Barbie launched in 1980, includes a Lip Glaze called Foxy, mascara and a compact with two eye shadows and a cheek color. The final offering, Jewel Doll, is based on the 2000 Barbie of the same name and includes a bright pink Lip Glaze called Jewel, a Multi-Effect Mascara and a compact with two eye shadows and a cheek color.
Barbie Loves Stila Talking Palette:
Palette features four pretty in pink (and purple) wet/dry eyeshadows that create the classic Barbie eye look. The best part? It’s foolproof! It literally talks you through every step of easy application and there’s even an insert card with instructions on step-by-step makeup application, as well as information on Barbie through the decades. Palette includes shadows in cool pink shimmer (base), bright lilac with gold sparkle (lid), deep pink (crease), and dark purple with blue sparkle (liner).
Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can 1959 #1 Ponytail Doll:
- 3 Pan Palette with a deep blue eyeshadow with white shimmer,a matte black eyeshadow, and a luminous coral cheek color
- Lip Color in Ponytail
- Liquid Eye Liner in Black
Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can 1971 Malibu Doll ($40.00)
- 3 Pan Palette with a soft shimmering pale pink eyeshadow, a sky blue eyeshadow with white shimmer, and a golden bronze bronzer
- Lip Glaze in Malibu
- Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara in Black
Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can 1980 Foxy Doll
- Sky blue eyeshadow with white shimmer
- Soft pale pink eye shadow with pink and white shimmer
- Golden bronze bronzer with gold shimmer
- Lip Glaze Malibu
- Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara Black
Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can 2000 Jewel Doll
- 3 Pan Palette with a tan eyeshadow with pink shimmer, a brown eyeshadow with gold and brown shimmer, and a shimmering pink cheek color
- Lip Glaze in Jewel
- Multi-effect Mascara in Black
What do you think? Do you love it? Did you like it better when MAC did it? Or are you just completely over the 8-yr old girl inspired makeup? (First Hello Kitty, then Smurfette, now Barbie)