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Mexican graphic artist creates a Barbie without makeup

April 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM   |   Comments

April 4 (UPI) -- Eddi Aguirre, a designer from Mexico created a sketch of what Barbie would look like without makeup to illustrate a makeup feature for a magazine.

In the sketch, Aguirre depicted a Barbie with freckles, bags over and under her eyes, frizzy hair, shiny skin and braces.

The designer uploaded the project to his online portfolio with the following description:

"An image used in a special makeup feature for the new magazine shows Barbie before and after makeup (nobody is perfect)."

Over the past couple of years there has been a growing initiative to showcase natural beauty. In 2010 Marie Claire magazine 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 reminds people the doll is an unrealistic role model for young girls.

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