Barbie dress up makeover games

Updated February 21, 2017

The sheer number of dress-up and makeover games available online for girls is proof of the genre's popularity. It seems nearly every online game portal has links to dress-up and makeover games, and some sites specialise in this type of activity. Combine this popular style of gaming with the multi-generation popularity of Barbie and you have a magical combination. There are a number of Barbie-theme games that let kids use the mouse to dress and makeover Barbie and her friends.

Birthday Barbie Dressup

Birthday Barbie Dressup is a game published by Girl Games Plaza on the website. In this game, a Barbie doll stands in a dressing room awaiting the player's personal touch to get her ready for the birthday party. As an instrumental version of the song "Love Me Do" by the Beatles plays in the background, the player designs an overall look for Barbie.

The player can choose from a palate of skin tones, hairstyles, dresses, shoes, jewellery, make-up and accessories. The player can also choose the background and even zoom in to make sure the make-up is just right with the outfit. The player can click finish to see an up close frame of her creation and watch as confetti falls in anticipation of the celebration. There is a print option for those who want to keep a hard copy of the design.

Barbie Dressup Makeover

Barbie Dressup Makeover is a Flash game on, a website dedicated to dress-up games and other activities geared toward girls. Players choose from four starter dolls to begin and proceed to choose from a large number of make-up, clothing and accessories options.

When the eyebrows have been shaped just the right way, the lipstick is perfect and the dress is exactly as it should be, the player can click "OK" and see their model on a cool background and inside a rotating star. The image can be printed for those who wish to keep a copy.

Superstar Makeovers

Superstar Makeovers is a game published on This game gives players the opportunity to start with a generic face and change the skin tone, hair colour and style, eye colour, lipstick colour and gloss and clothing to create the best cover girl possible.

The game has the unique opportunity for players to tweak Barbie to get just the right look, and then publish her image to a magazine cover complete with customisable headlines. The magazine cover can then be printed as a full-size magazine cover or a mini-magazine, or even e-mailed to friends.

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