For a magazine feature on makeup, Eddi Aguirre, a graphic designer from Mexico, created an image of what Barbie would look like without makeup. In the sketch, he depicted a Barbie with freckles, bags over and under her eyes, frizzy hair, shiny skin and braces – showing that nobody is perfect.
Over the past couple of years there has been a growing initiative to showcase natural beauty. In 2010 Marie Claire USA had a spread with a makeup-less Jessica Simpson and last week, Mariah Carey joined the many celebrities who tweet makeup-free photos of themselves.
The image of Barbie’s au naturel look has been dubbed refreshing as it serves as a reminder that the doll is an unrealistic role model for young girls.