The Barbie mani will be the look of summer 2023—here's how to nail it, according to Margot Robbie's manicurist

This Barbie is jumping straight on this pink manicure trend

MARGOT ROBBIE as Barbie, sitting in a pink car and wearing a blue top and bracelet with a pink 'Barbie' manicure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “BARBIE" in a pink and orange template
(Image credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

While Hailey Bieber's glazed donut nails have graced our fingertips for the better part of a year now, it seems the Barbie manicure is about to dominate the summer 2023 nail trends. So, here's how to recreate Margot Robbie's exact Barbie manicure, according to her manicurist. 

With the Barbie movie—and the Barbie soundtrack for that matter—now just weeks away, naturally we're going wild for all things Barbiecore. Especially after Margot's Barbie-rrific photoshoot, which saw her sporting a baby pink doll-like manicure.

Now, celeb manicurist, Tom Bachik has revealed actually what he used to create her iconic Barbie nail look—here's the 411...

Margot Robbie's Barbie manicure

Appearing on the summer issue of Vogue, Margot Robbie gave us a plethora of Barbie-inspired looks, all accompanied by a chic, pale pink manicure.

In the snaps, we can see that her nails are medium-length and almond-shaped, with a wash of pastel pink overtop. They're subtle but very Barbie, plus they're also pretty similar to lip oil nails and the lip gloss manicure trends—so if you're already a fan of those TikTok-approved looks, then you'll love Margot's nails.

How to recreate the Barbie manicure

Luckily for us, the nail artist behind Margot's Barbie nails, Tom Bachik, has shared all the intel on how he created this perfectly pink look...

Taking to Instagram, Bachik revealed that he used the Tweezerman x Tom Bachik Nail Care Travel Set, to shape and buff, followed by some Apres Gel X tips, topped with Essie's nail color in shade 'Vanity Fairest.'


Essie Pinks Nail Polish

RRP: $10

Essie's 'Vanity Fairest' is the exact shade Margot is wearing on the cover of Vogue. This polish is vegan and leaves a perfect glossy shine.


Apres Nail Gel-X Natural Round Medium Box of Tips 

RRP: $29.99

Buchik used Apres Gel X nails to create Margot's chic nail length. If you want to build your own at-home manicure kit, you can also shop the Apres Gel-x System at Walmart for $89.99.

If you're a fan of at-home manicures, any gel X-style nail tips will work for this look, but we'd recommend sticking with a similar rounded, almond shape. 

If you want to keep your nails as natural as possible, you can also achieve a similar look by applying the Essie shade to your natural nails, following a clear base coat.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.