Barbiecore: How to unlock the Margot Robbie Barbie Glow

The Margot Robbie barbie glow

Last Updated on 28th July 2023

Barbiecore is taking the world by storm, with it’s pink hues, glitter, cute girly fashion styles, and references to Barbie’s world. The Barbie movie will be one of the biggest cinemas hits this year, so let’s talk about main star – the beautiful Margot Robbie.

Get Glowing Skin

When I think of Margot, the first thing that comes to mind is her gorgeous smile and glowing skin! I have asked myself many times – how does she maintain glowing skin? But I was surprised when I found the answer. In fact, the actress has a very simple routine, meaning skinnimalism works for her.

This makes sense, because if your skin-care routine consists of products that suit you, you’ll only need a few of them. For example, Margot has very sensitive skin which means she occasionally experiences tightness, redness and irritation. I know what you’re thinking – no way! Oh yes, she also knows how to soothe her sensitive skin and nurture a natural glow. If she can do it, so can you.

For starters, get rid of skin-care products that irritate the skin and reduce the use of AHAs, BHAs and exfoliants. Next, find a moisturizer for your skin type as well as a daily hydrating cream. Use a mild cleanser, and for deep cleansing add DC (Double Cleansing method). Of course, she wears SPF every day of the year so she doesn’t get hyperpigmentation. You’ll thank me later!

Margot Robbie in 2016
Aussie Robbie was in hit TV show Neighbours and made her US breakthrough in the Wolf of Wall Street

Choose natural makeup looks

You don’t have to have a perfectly symmetrical face (nobody does), but you do have to have well-groomed facial skin if you want your makeup to look good. Even professional makeup artists can’t work miracles on dehydrated skin. If you’ve got that part taken care of, we can talk about Margot Robbie’s natural makeup look. Let’s be real, she’s not a real Barbie which means she needs makeup to look like that.

But what does she use? When you look a little closer, you will notice the subtlety in her makeup. That’s not to say the makeup artists didn’t spend hours working on it. They just know the secret recipe for the natural look, and I stole it for you.

Use a palette with nude colours, rich blushes in small quantities and a minimum of bronzer. Pay special attention to the choice of powder, because you want it to contain a slight shimmer. If you don’t use setting powders, you don’t need a highlighter for the Margot Robbie Barbie glow.

Brighten Your Eyes With Highlighter

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the eye makeup. Yes, for the most part you won’t notice much makeup on her eyes, which doesn’t mean it’s not there. She mainly emphasizes the natural shine of her eyes, while she achieves the perfect contrast with effective red lipstick.

For this purpose, use a mild highlighter in the inner part of the eyelid, under the eyebrow or in the middle of the eyelid. In order to get the desired look, she uses the range of nude colours from the eyeshadow palette. Quality mascara and slightly filled eyebrows dominate here.

That’s exactly how she looked at the movie Barbie world premiere premiere in LA. She wore Schiaparelli Haute Couture, a replica of the 1960s Barbie’s (main image). You will agree with me that this look is unbeatable!

Magot Robbie stars in the 2023 film Barbie
Margot stars in the Barbie Movie, tipped to be a huge hit this year

Create a natural lip look

In addition to red lipstick, she also likes to use lip glosses. I love glosses, because they will look great on you regardless of the fullness of your lips. Fortunately, there are many lip plumpers, which provide the effect of fuller lips. So it’s very easy to recreate her makeup barbie girl look! However, you will need to have a few things with you:

  • Lip liner – find a lip liner that’s not too light or dark against your skin tone, then lightly frame your mouth with it
  • Lip Gloss/Oil – it doesn’t matter which product you choose, my recommendation is the cherry colour which will give life to your lips
  • Cream lipstick – in order for this makeup combination to last all day, apply a cream lipstick in the same colour before the gloss/oil.

Improve your hair-care routine

You know what I’m talking about if you already have shiny and healthy hair. However, I have a solution if you haven’t known what to do with her for a long time. First, throw the harmful sulphate shampoos in the bin. Instead, choose hair products with natural ingredients like panthenol, oil, glycerine and others. Also avoid parabens, alcohols and perfumes.

Only when you do that, you can start your hair care journey. Along the way, you will also need a product for deep washing your hair (used once a week), a hair mask (twice a week), a conditioner (every wash), as well as an unrefined oil to stimulate hair growth. If you persist in this, you will see the first results after a month!

Margot Robbie in 2022
Margot Robbie skincare routine means she eludes beauty on every occasion and lit up the barbie press tour

Work on your confident attitude

Your self-confidence needs to take care of your body and mind. As you can imagine, Margot faces many challenges throughout her career. She probably had much bigger problems than choosing a dress for the red carpet, and she would often talk about it. So she supports taking care of mental hygiene and I advise you to follow her example.

You can use many techniques and methods to build or maintain your confidence. It can be cognitive-behavioural therapy led by a psychotherapist, which helps you bring emotions and behaviour into balance. You can also write a journal, do yoga, meditate or read psychological literature.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Self-confidence greatly impacts your overall health, but it’s not the only thing you should be thinking about. To function, your body needs fuel (energy). It is found in a balanced diet, but some foods disrupt that balance. For example, these are the sugars found in chocolate, processed foods, and juices.

As you already know, their influence is also maintained on our exterior. If you add to that the lack of physical activity, you will get a greyish complexion and poorly structured skin. But do you want glowing skin? Then you should choose foods rich in antioxidants.

Achieve inner happiness

It’s clear to everyone that Margot Robbie loves her job because she does it so well. Therefore, looking inside yourself and understanding what makes you happy is very important. Not everyone has the opportunity to do a job that fulfils them, but try to find time for a hobby.

Free time has a great influence on our mood, and especially the choice of people you spend it with. Choose people with whom you laugh out loud and don’t think about wrinkles; they will certainly come. But inner happiness is already more difficult to unlock. So, hold her tight so she doesn’t run away from you!

Consider skincare treatments

Not all of us are as lucky as Margot, who doesn’t have a problem with skin. If you are going through the same problem, I know how you feel. When inflammatory processes on the skin of the face are frequent and do not go away so easily, it is best to consult a dermatologist. Of course, there are milder conditions that are often the result of poor facial hygiene.

In this case, beauticians with experience with such cases will help you. There are many different treatments, and regular facial cleansing, like comedoexpression, should be part of your monthly routine. Additionally, more mature skin will love Botox and similar treatments.


Well, have fun trying different combinations of skincare, makeup, hair care, and lifestyle choices. Remember, a Barbie-like look isn’t just about shine-enhancing serums and hairsprays. You must have a positive mindset and your own style. In the end, each person’s version of the Barbiecore trend is unique. Add a little effort and self-care, and congratulations, you’ve unlocked Margot Robbie’s Barbie Glow!