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It’s been a hot minute since the audiences have experienced an adrenaline rush when two massive and most-awaited movies clashed at the box office. And this time, it’s two big Hollywood movies pitting against each other. The audiences are hyped up for the epic clash between Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ and Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’, releasing on July 21st, 2023. Since both the movies have antithetical genres and are releasing on the same date, the internet has gone bonkers with memes and has even coined its own term ‘Barbenheimer’ for the phenomenon that has taken social media by storm. Read on below to know how new movies influence latest makeup trends.
About the Debate
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One is filled with mystery and drama, while the other is fantasy and romance. The social media is buzzing with who will have the biggest opening, and the people have already declared allegiance. In this article, we will breakdown the makeup trends and styles adapted in the two movies, and how you can have your own ‘Barbiecore’ moment or a war-stricken, dark makeup look. But, if you are watching both the movies back-to-back, symbolise your makeup look with the best of both the worlds.
The movie Barbie, featuring Margot Robbie, has captured the internet with her Barbiecore aesthetics. The social media is suddenly filled with hot pink Barbie makeup trends and looks. To resemble the quintessential Barbie, Margot Robbie’s skin and makeup is doll-like – shiny, polished and smooth. Her hair is sleek and voluminous at the same time. On the contrary, Oppenheimer gives us an eerie sense of the 30s with its dark and grim plot. Read on to know how you can step out looking like the characters of either of the movies for an eventful experience.
Get Ready for Barbie
First and foremost, the obvious colour choice is pink: pink cheeks, pink nails, pink eyes and pink lips. There is nothing as ‘too much pink’ when it comes to looking like a Barbie. To achieve the ‘glow from within’ look like a Barbie doll, use Lakme Absolute Glow Primer, for an instant hydrated and radiant appearance.
For those beautiful, pouty pink lips, choose from the shades ‘Pink Rose’ and ‘Pink Flamingo’ from Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Shine Lipstick collection.
And as for the nails, you can’t choose anything but pink. Add shimmer and glitter to your nails with the shade ‘Princess’ from Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Glitterati Collection.
Dress yourself in a vibrant, playful, all pink outfit with complimenting hot pink makeup trend. You can also wear striking hot pink eyeliner or eyeshadow, and add loads of pink blush for that rosy flush. Create the pink eye makeup look with shade ‘Hawaian Pink’ from Lakme Absolute Explore Eye Shadow Stick Collection. Add shine to the high points of your face with creamy or fine-milled powder highlighters.
Get Ready for Oppenheimer
While Barbie is all pink and vibrant, Oppenheimer is dark and mysterious, and the two movies couldn’t have been more distinct from each other. To watch Oppenheimer, you have to definitely dress up the opposite of pink. The makeup needs to scream intense and dingy.
Keep your entire makeup look dull and matte. To create a bold look, compliment your eyes with ‘Chocolate Brown’ lip shade from Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Shine Lipstick.
To all the ‘Barbenheimer’ fans and movie maniacs out there, the real pleasure and exhilaration to watch your favourite movie comes when you make yourself a part of the movie. The best way to do that is to imitate the characters of the movie through makeup and style. Let us know in the comments which movie are you queuing up for tomorrow – Barbie or Oppenheimer or both.