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Barbie Loves MAC -- And We Do Too!

02/21/2007 at 03:30 PM ET

My four-year-old is totally perplexed about my relationship with Barbie. “Why don’t you like her, Mommy? Why?” “Well,” I answer, “Barbie doesn’t really do anything, except look good — and she dresses like a Valley Girl.” Enter the limited edition MAC Barbie. She not only has a profession — high-flying make up artist — she is cool. She looks state-of-the-art hip in her ethnic tunic, striped jeans, and thigh-high boots. I like that she totes around her make up case — very professional– and that her boobs, while undeniably there, are but a subtle feature. As these limited-edition Barbies have flown off the shelves, you’ll have to find your own on Ebay. I also love MAC’s first ever color collaboration with Mattel, a line of modern, bright eye shadows, blushes, liners and lipsticks. The aptly titled Barbie Loves MAC packaging features a pink silhouette of Barbie in her iconic ponytail. My daughter can play with the doll. I’ll happily play with the makeup. — Alison Singh Gee

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kathy vicious on

i love mac make-up. luckily i pounced on the make-up line before they sold out. as far as the colors only looking good on fair skin people, i have to disagree. beauty is in the eye of the beholder. get a grip on your self esteem and if you don’t like it no-one is making you buy it. i think it was a cute novel idea for mac to introduce the barbie campaign and even with the neigh sayers i do believe they had a sucessful campaign. go mac!!!!

Jessica on

ya know, i think barbie gets a lot of crap about being a bad influence because shes the only doll that EVERYONE knows off.. little girls already have an idea of attractive and unattractive is BEFORE they even learn about barbies, they are attracted to the doll, and pick one up.. no parent shows a girl barbie and says “This is what pretty is, you need to be her.”
I dunno.. it’s just my opinion.. Poor barbie :(

rachel b. on

Barbie was my favorite toy when i was a kid and my friends would come over to play for hours. the toy is harmless.

Alexandra on

i am played with barbie? when i was child. i like this toy for her beauty. i like her for her blond hair and ideals of beauty!

andrea on

i dont wont to offend people by saying this, but i think it is totally weird to think that girls will have an eating disorder because they played with a barbie when they were 6. my sister and i loved our barbies, but neither of us thought, “o,hey, let me look like a doll!!!!” hello, shes a doll!!!! dolls arent role models, they are fun pieces of plastic

Kristin on

Barbie dolls are the top of little girls’ lists. Sorry to say it but the “bad role model” lable is just not true. PEOPLE are role models, not toys. I would let my 8 yr old play with ANY Barbie vs listen to a Britney Spears CD… now that is a bad role model….

Alice on

Barbie is fine in my book but those Bratz dolls gotta go. Why do they have to be so trashy?

Jennifer on

Barbie = an impossible, white-bred image that is impossible to achieve. It is a ridiculous and dark-ages campaign.

Lauren on

I don’t think that there are many girls out there today who are trying to attain the “Barbie body” anymore. If you ask me, Nicole Richie and all Cate Bosworth are influencing young girls in a negative way. Little girls today are more mature and they know that Barbie is fake; just a doll. That’s what I tell my 5 year old who I do allow to play with Barbie. But the girls on TV dying to be thin are the ones are kids are being negatively impacted by…

Veronica on

I grew up on Barbie as well. All she was to us was a doll. Nothing more. I think the people who think she is a bad role model are the people who are reading too much into her, the people who made her their role model. Barbie was great, I never wanted to be her, I ended up getting a B.A. in Criminal Justice and work for a University and played with Barbies, I still do with my sister. So lighten up. MAC works for great causes like HIV.

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