Ever since the middle ages of the 20th century the Mattel company has been brain-washing the heads of million girls around the world with its perfect Barbie dolls. The mania for perfection has reached unbelievable heights ever since, particularly after the Internet began swarming with real-life Barbie and Ken dolls, including the infamous Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica.
Nowadays a Mexican graphic designer has proven us that the Barbie-like perfection does not exist in real life. Eddi Aguirre undertook a graphic project for a magazine feature on makeup and beauty. Aguirre used his graphic skills in order to portray a natural, makeup free and even a bit unpleasantly looking image of a Barbie doll. The new version of the blue-eyed blonde had bags under and over her eyes, braces, freckles, yellow teeth, flawed skin, frizzy hair and even grown out hair roots. Unsurprisingly, Aguirre’s version of the imperfect Barbie became a total hit.
Through his makeup free creation the artist wanted to imply the fact that natural looks can still be beautiful and that nobody is really perfect.