Afrobella Loves Stila Loves Barbie!

I caught a glimpse of the new limited edition Stila Loves Barbie collection over at Temptalia, and I m absolutely head over heels for the packaging alone! This belongs on my dresser.

Stila shows love to the 1980′s black Barbie with a special Barbie Loves Stila Paint Can that costs $40, and comes stocked with the tools you need to create a classic eighties glow. The product photo shows a subtle range of complimentary beige, brown, and pink. But the description doesn’t match the photo. Hmmm.

According to Sephora, the can comes crammed with a palette containing sky blue eyeshadow with white shimmer, soft pale pink eyeshadow with pink and white shimmer, and golden bronze bronzer with gold shimmer. Then there’s Malibu Lip Glaze, a pale pinky-peach, and Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara in Black.

Not so sure about that color combination on me. Sky blue and pale pink? I’ll need to stop by Sephora to do some swatching to figure out of the purchase is worth it. Click here if you want to treat the inner Barbie obsessive in you. $40, and it’s yours!

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  1. That packaging is very pretty but not a fan of Miss Barbie. ha

    The Stila cranberry lip gloss is a nice shade for Afrobellas.

  2. Sabrina97 says:

    They’re already out of stock online…

  3. Cute concept, but nope. Sorry I’m with nyc/caribbean ragazza. Not a fan of Barbie (or most things eighties pink). It’s not even a generational thing; you and I are only about a year apart.

    Now, if there offered a JEM and the Holograms paint can, that would be cool. Maybe one for Dance (she was one of the few brown ones…)

  4. This was one of my first Barbies and I LOVED her so much. Maybe because one of my first Barbies looked like me and had hair like mine – I don’t have the negative reaction to Barbie dolls that so many other women have. I don’t know what happened to my particular doll – but I am hopeful that Barbie will come out with an African American doll with an Afro or Locks! It that happens I will be lining up in the store.

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  6. Cute package! But they’d have to get colors more suited to a brown girl in that can before I’d got there.

    I don’t really care about Barbie one way or another, nothing political or whatever, I was just more of a cuddly baby doll kind of girl. Barbie was fun to make little clothes for, though, and I got a Black Barbie in the early 70s and was very impressed by how cool she was!

  7. I had that Barbie doll and the black “Afro Ken” that went with it! I was a big Barbie fan as a kid. I can see the point of those who have negative associations with Barbie, but I personally don’t have those–it’s a hunk of rubber and plastic that didn’t look like a ‘prosti-tot’ (I’m looking at you BRATZ dolls), so I am cool with it. LOL They have black Barbie t-shirts at Torrid too.

  8. I agree with B. I would be all over a Jem & the Holograms pack! Shana was the Black drummer in the group (although the actual doll came with a guitar, go figure). I remember that the doll was a beautiful mocha colored skin, curly lilac hair and had a cranberry/burgundy lipstick color. Sounds off, but it really was pretty.

    LOL! I think I had every doll that came out in the line. Very 80′s indeed.

    Or rather, “Truly Outrageous!” LOL

  9. I think someone at Sephora.com wasn’t on their editing game. The description listed goes with the Malibu Barbie can.

    Any who, I’ll probably buy one each for my Barbie collector cousins. It’s likely they won’t use the cosmetics, but they love Black Barbie anything and have been collecting since the ’80s with the first Holiday Barbie.

    The Shana/Jem and the Holograms set would be pretty dope. @Ms. Aja B: It was weird that she came with a guitar. I guess the company wanted our parents to pay the extra dough for the drum set. Mine didn’t and I wound up with a drumless Shana, lol.

  10. I liked Shana and I wondered what was up with the guitar too. I thought, maybe she was multi talented :)

  11. Thanks!!! I KNEW there was another character of color but I didn’t look it up. I’m glad to see someone else besides me remembers JEM. I’ve always wanted a glitter ‘n gold one.

  12. OMG, Jem! And the Holograms! ~ totally outrageous ~

    I loved them and forgot all about them. You know which cartoon had a black best friend that I loved — Rainbow Brite. I think her friend’s name was Indigo. Loved her! Off to Google my childhood obsessions…

  13. Cute! Young black girls/women need to see more images like this on mainstream products. Thanks for posting!

  14. I do love this. I was not a fan of barbie either growing up mostly because they were not a fan of “us”. It is ironic because I have written about Barbie twice on my blog and those entries are by far the most popular. Anywhoo….I love the Stila’s packaging and I am with you Bella. I feel it belongs on my dresser.

  15. this sounds sooooo good. I want one. Its my birthday next week and I am going to be treating myself.

  16. Never had a Barbie, never wanted or want one, however I do love the packaging

  17. I bet you that Sephora got the description wrong and that the colors are what you see in the picture…the description they have for the black Barbie seems to match the Malibu Barbie make-up set instead.

  18. I love this as well. I also viewed it on Temptalia. Anyone know if they are selling this at Ulta?

  19. OMG! I had the Black Barbie when I was a kid. I got sentimental when I saw the picture.

  20. Sabrina says:

    Hey Bella, Stila is selling the Barbie stuff on their website this week! Spoiled Pretty has a blog entry about it..

    http://spoiledpretty.blogspot.com/2009/03/its-barbies-50th-birthday-but-you-get.html

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