Have we reached peak Barbie mania yet? Not quite! Since Chioma and I were lucky enough to attend an early screening at Warner Bros.’s Hudson Yards headquarters last week, our world has remained pink-hued. This week we have Vogue Beauty Editor-at-Large Arden Fanning Andrews joining us to discuss her total Barbie transformation. Arden, who describes her natural aesthetic as soft goth and more Keanu Reeves than Margot Robbie, donned a custom blonde wig by renowned hair stylist Evanie Frausto and make-up by Pat McGrath Labs guru Jenna Kuchera for a full transformation into a Beauty Barbie.
Arden also discussed her hero products of the summer—including the one balm to rule them all, Bonjout’s Le Balm Skin Savior Solid Serum—and her sunscreen must, Bare Minerals’s Complexion Rescue…though her real secret to summer skin is physical coverage, like the mani gloves Arden wears for walking around Manhattan to protect her pristine hands. We also discuss the workout trend of the summer, which seems to be anything with little exertion. Think pilates and…walking. Yes, TikTok has once again rebranded the mundane with Hot Girl Walks, which is basically just…women walking around but we are here to recommend it!