When I was a kid, I didn’t have baby dolls. I had stuffed animals and Barbies. I think this explains my mentality now. I don’t like babies, but I am really into dogs and fashion. I remember my very first Barbie, it was given to me by a classmate who lived up the street for my 5th birthday, it was Fun Time Barbie. My mother actually didn’t like Barbie (or Cabbage Patch or Trolls) and wouldn’t let me have them. But I got Barbies as gifts anyway! (The other two I didn’t care about.) When my dad took me for the weekend, my mom told him, “No Barbies” when he said he was going to take me to Toys R Us. I came home with a Maxie doll.
Spring is approaching and it’s rainy and stormy in California, which means I want some cheery, bright colors to brighten my day. Even though the power seems to keep going out! Glamlite always serves when it comes to their collections. I have previously reviewed the Cake Palette and Mikayla Paht 2. It’s hard to keep up with Glamlite because they keep churning them out! Ideally this would have been posted when the launch first came out, but I didn’t buy it until Thanksgiving and my personal life was absolutely chaotic! Hopefully yours hasn’t! With Spring and then Summer coming up, and this collection still being available, it’s a good time to check out this collection if you were in need of a fresh palette with new bright, bold shades!
Barbie x GLAMLITE Palette, $40
Swatches are taken indoors, outdoor in full sun, and indoors again that show the metallic sheen a lot better.
Summery and bright with some neutrals… but not any neutral, but punchy neutrals! The browns have color to them. Sunshine is a bright yellow ochre. The shade reminds me of Double Scoops from one of my fave JSC palettes the Mini Breaker. It is such a good blending shade that keeps the look fresh and bright. Rise & Shine is a tan, with some yellow warmth to it. Got This is a plummy brown. I had been using these three, plus the gold Summer Dreams as a quick eye shadow look.
I have mostly dug into the purples. It’s hard to resist. When a color works for your skin tone you gravitate toward it. There are so many metallic duo-chromatic purples it’s hard to choose the one to wear for the day!
It wouldn’t be Barbie without pink and we have five to choose from. Play Day is the one we think of the standard Barbie color but they also give us three fun metallics!
While blue is my favorite color, especially turquoise and aqua, I don’t like to wear it on my face. It just doesn’t go with my coloring. I still think these shades are fun and I like to see them all together with this color story. The bright blue goes with her eyes and the eye shadow on the 1980’s dolls.
The metallic shades glide on buttery smooth and super pigmented. The matte shades didn’t swatch as great BUT they apply better to the eyes than they swatch! I don’t have any patchy issues with any of them and I have been wearing them a lot.
These aren’t all pastels, they have shades that will work better for deeper skin tones, which I know the owner put thought into! Which is not the only thing she thought about. The characters on the Lip Kit packaging comes in different races. As a multiracial girl from a multicultural city, it is second nature to have characters of different races. But apparently it’s not to a lot of the country. Stuff like this, normalizes it.
Out of Office, At The Beach and Summer Vacay Lip Kits, $20 each kit
I didn’t intend on buying the full collection. But on Thanksgiving, when I was trying to order, I saw that the coveted eyeshadow palette was sold out! I wanted to get that and the pink lip kit. However, the eyeshadow palette was available with the entire collection. So the logical thing to do was spend a lot more money than I intended. Ha!
Out of Office (Pink)
The pink lipstick is sheer pale pink with shimmer and was disappointing because I loved how the bullet looked, but it’s so sheer! The other two lipsticks are matte and pigmented. I like the gloss a lot, it has more color than the lipstick for one. I love wearing pink and the gold sheen is a bonus. The lip pencil makes the lipstick more wearable because I can just fill in my lips with it to give it some color and shape.
At The Beach (Yellow)
I am not terribly into yellow-based shades, so this isn’t the one I gravitate toward. I like the gold gloss a lot though! It goes in the middle of the lip for me!
Summer Vacay (Blue)
It’s still not the Barbie pink I want, but I know that this is supposed to suit many skin tones. I do wear this one, it’s a good neutral for when I go ultra purple on my eyes.
Barbie x GLAMLITE Surfboard Eyeliner, $15
This applicator on the Beachproof eyeliner makes your lines so crisp and sharp! This might be the sharpest applicator I have ever use, as well as being super pigmented black! Over time, I know that the applicator will fray with use and the pigment disappearing with use. But right now, fresh and new it’s so dark and crisp! I want this to be permanent. It doesn’t even need the Barbie branding. It’s a great liner on its own. I have to treat it carefully to not fray the brush.
Barbie x GLAMLITE Body Glow Oil, $18
Since it has been winter the entire time I have had this, I haven’t used it yet! But I do like to wear shimmering body oils when I go to summer events or if I am dressing up. But here I am in my fuzzy Skims Cozy set, not exactly the outfit to wear with body oil!
The following are not from the Barbie line, but I purchased a haul for the 30% off sale on Thanksgiving!
Scooby Doo! Highlighter, $18
When I was a kid, I was gaga for Scooby Doo. I like horror and mysteries, though as a kid, it was probably assumed it was because of the dog. I tried to get the purple eyeshadow palette too, but it was sold out.
I have been using this highlighter duo, up until I lost it. It’s in my room, I’m just a mess and it’s hard to find stuff when I stuff them into various vessels. One has a green shift and the other a purple. When you mix them, it comes out silvery.
Frosted Flakes Loose Highlighter, $16
I cannot say enough about this highlighter. First, let’s address the obvious. The freakin packaging! Not only is it a cereal bowel but it’s textured and has paint to emulate crystallized sugar to look realistic! I know I am always going on about their packaging, but whomever the designer is, is so clever!
This is also a blinding highlighter, all you need to do is get it wet and it’s much shinier!
The highlighter itself isn’t strawberry Frosted Flakes inspired. That is just the cereal I had at home.
On the list for me to get is the rest of the Scooby Doo palettes I wanted, Strawberry Shortcake collection, the Chucky collection. I have never seen a Childsplay movie, but I think the TV series is brilliant!
Glamlite always makes stuff that I want it’s so hard to keep up! According to their TikTok, she is in talks with Warner Bros for a collab! I don’t know for what, but its exciting nonetheless!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I did not receive this in PR, but instead bought this on my own.