Aguirre Earns Praise for Makeup-Less Barbie Image

Eddi Aguirre has Barbie seeing red… Red, blotchy skin, that is!

The Mexican graphic designer has created a mock up of a makeup-less Barbie to prove “nobody is perfect.”


Aguirre created a sketch of what Barbie would look like without her signature makeup as part of a special feature for a magazine. In the sketch, Aguirre depicts a Barbie with freckles, bags over and under her eyes, frizzy hair, shiny skin and braces.

The designer uploaded the project to his online portfolio with the following description:

“An image used in a special makeup feature for the new magazine shows Barbie before and after makeup (nobody is perfect).”

Over the past couple of years there has been a growing initiative to showcase natural beauty.

In 2010 Marie Claire magazine had a spread with a makeup-less Jessica Simpson and last week, Mariah Carey joined the many celebrities who have tweeted makeup-free photos of themselves.

The image of Barbie’s au naturel look has been dubbed refreshing as it reminds people the doll is an unrealistic role model for young girls.

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