“She’s just a Barbie girl, living in a Barbie world”, sang the group Aqua in their 1997 cult hit, “Barbie Girl”. And celebrity makeup artist, Kandee Johnson, achieves this look by transforming herself into Barbie in just 90 seconds on You Tube!
You might remember this Los Angeles based make up artist as she is known to use her talents to transform herself into a series of famous stars such as Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and even Iron Man. In fact, so popular are her transformations that Kandee Johnson has nearly three millions subscribers on her You Tube channel!
In this video, Kandee is seen transforming into Barbie in less than 90 seconds through a time lapse process. She uses bright blue contact lenses, makeup and a blonde wig in order to achieve this iconic look. “Watch me go from girl to Barbie in less than 1.5 minutes. No one paid me to be a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world, wrapped in plastic, it’s fantastic!” she says referencing Aqua’s iconic Barbie song.
After using liquid foundation, colored contacts, blush, eye shadow and eyeliner, Kandee actually draws more eye lashes onto her eyelids like Barbie. She then adds the bleached blonde wig and ends her video by drawing a heart-shaped pair of lips using a bright bubble gum colored lip liner. Her look is now complete and Kandee Johnson is Barbie in less than 90 seconds. Life is Fantastic when you’re in plastic in this clever time lapse video!