Barbie Just Got A Whole Lot Cooler

Photo: Courtesy of Mattel.
Barbie has gone through many a transformation over the years — some good, some great, and some terrifying. But we think her latest, at the hands of makeup artist Pat McGrath, will go down as the best in her beauty history. In honor of Paris Fashion Week, the illustrious McGrath gave the classic doll not one, but four makeovers — which all bring out her inner cool girl in the most epic ways.

McGrath took a break from creating some of our favorite looks of the spring 2016 season, as well as unveiling her first-ever product (a multi-use gold pigment), to work her magic on a tiny scale. The collaboration is rolling out on Barbie's Instagram — @BarbieStyle — where you can also follow the doll on her Fashion Week adventures around the City of Love.

We're not sure the exact point when Barbie began to out-chic us style-wise, but if her Insta is any proof, that definitely happened. And now, she's upped her cool factor thanks to her edgy beauty looks courtesy of McGrath. Check them out below.

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For the first doll in the series, McGrath created some serious face bling using Swarovski crystals. Then, she added an intense purple lipstick to give the already out-of-this-world look a pop of color.

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McGrath told us via Instagram that the dramatic eyes, jeweled lips, and strategically placed piercings on Barbie's second look were a nod to the 2013 "Punk: Chaos to Couture" Met exhibition and gala. It has us reliving our '90s grunge phase.

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The third makeover is a recreation of Jessica Stam's i-D magazine cover from September 2004, which McGrath says was all about "contouring and a primary-color palette." That and a badass undercut.

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No word yet on the inspiration behind the last look, but if we had to guess, it seems pretty similar to the showstopping graphic eye McGrath created for Dior in 2014. If only our Barbies had been this glam when we were kids...

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