Margot Robbie's Pink Mani Is a Barbiecore Dream—Here's How to Re-Create It


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In case you haven't noticed, we're obsessed with every incredible look Margot Robbie wore for her Barbie press tour. Sure, this corseted gown and opera gloves were showstoppers, but we can't forget the small details that added an extra pop to every outfit—her nails. Recently, while promoting Barbie in Mexico, Margot was spotted wearing this gorgeous swirled purple and pink mani. Done by nail artist Betina Goldstein, it was inspired by Totally Hair Barbie, a '90s Barbie that doesn't get enough love and attention, in my opinion. It's a sight to behold, and I couldn't go another minute without knowing how to re-create such an epic manicure myself. Luckily, I tapped celebrity nail artist Brittney Boyce to help me. She was kind enough to pass along a few tips for anyone wanting to re-create this whimsical retro look on their own. For all her tips and polishes she would use, keep scrolling!

How to Re-Create Margot Robbie's Barbiecore Manicure


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"This look can be pretty simple to achieve at home, but sometimes it is a little bit messy," says Boyce. "To get the look, you need a small bowl filled with lukewarm water, three to four nail polish colors, base and topcoat, a toothpick (or something similar), a clean up brush, and nail polish remover."

Mixing Your Colors

After prepping your nails and applying a base coat, you can begin mixing your colors in a bowl of water. The sky's the limit on what colors you can mix here, but Boyce has some ideas."There are so many cool colors you can choose from to get this look, but regardless, I would suggest mixing medium, light, and brighter colors to get a more noticeable look. For a Barbiecore-themed manicure, think pinks, whites, baby blues, etc."

Once you've chosen your favorites, Boyce has a few tips for the tricky part. "Take your nail polish colors and drop one drop of each color into your bowl of water (into the center of each ring of color). Then take your toothpick and drag it around the polish to create an abstract design. Slowly dip one to two nails into the water/polish design (nail plate face down) and then immediately pull back out. When you dip your nails into the water polish design, take your toothpick and remove the rest of the polish away from the sides of your nail before pulling it up. Use your clean-up brush with nail polish remover to clean up any excess polish left on your skin." Boyce also recommends waiting 20 to 40 minutes for them to fully dry, or you can try an LED nail lamp to help speed up drying time.

More Colors to Try for a Barbiecore Mani


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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.