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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Marissa!!!! on

Barbie is a bad role model. Imagine all of the girls out there who are saying stuff like, I eant to look like Barbie! But some people starve themselves to death just trying to look like Barbie. And “Barbie Loves MAC” idea is just going to make matters worse! It’s a BAD idea!!!!!!!!!!!

KC on

Umm who does that pink look good on? Not my brown skin, shame on you MAC. MAC has been know for making a very large variety of colors that complement a multitude of skin tones, but there past campaigns have been very greared towards light skinned-fair skinned women.

Angie on

I think this is a really stupid idea, I saw advertizing for it at the mall and I thought it was a joke.

Mary on

KC: If you had even bothered to look at the website, you’d see that one of the Barbie Loves MAC models is brown-skinned. And the makeup isn’t limited to just “Barbie” pink.

Tina on

I have 3 barbie loves mac products and I love them all. They are so fun and the Barbie collection has colors for every skin tone.

econ476 on

I grew up on barbie.
I still managed to go to college, have a career, eat three sqaure meals, be curvy and have good self esteem. Lighten up Marissa, it’s just a Barbie.

alice on

I also played with Barbie and my self esteem is just fine.

Trish on

I bought most of the Barbie Loves MAC line and I love it. I agree with the comment left by Alice @ 6:21 pm.

Nighthag on

I grew up on Barbie and I never considered her a bad roll model. I considered her a doll. Everyone is reading too much into the Barbie thing. As for the ‘Barbie Loves Mac’, I just can’t take that serious. Couldn’t they of used a real person to promote this? Are they promoting their products for little girls?

R on

I had so many Barbie dolls growing up I could start a museum. I know where the negative arguments come from but never did I feel oppressed or that I wanted be “her”. I walked across M.A.C the other day and saw the Barbie poster, as well as a crowd of people there when there usually isn’t much. I’m not sure if it was the new Barbie collection but all I know is that when I walked past the poster I felt very nostaglic. And it almost made me think twice about going in.

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