The list author says: "It's easy to find extra pretty Blonde Barbies in pink but it takes a lot more effort to find Brunette Barbies that are actually pretty and dressed special enough to give as gifts. Here are my picks. Enjoy!"
"This is the best looking of the Chinese barbies although it uses the shallower Lea face sculpt as opposed to the more spirited Goddess of Africa face sculpt. This hairstyle is traditional Chinese that is well remembered and represented in Hong Kong period drama miniseries. It is perfect for costuming the doll in traditional Han fashion."
"The hair needs to be restyled but this green eyed brunette is very similar to the hyper expensive Carolina Herrera Bride Barbie and trumps Chilean, Exotic Beauty and Cafe Society Barbies with similar hairstyles."
"This is the standard Mackie head sculpt with dark brown hair and brown eyes which is rarer than the dark hair, blue eyed Black Irish combination. She is very similar but I believe prettier than the better dressed Fair Valentine Barbie. But the Fair Valentine costume is widely available on that auction site."
"This Barbie looks like Vivien Leigh in her older years to me when she had a cigarette voice. Her spider eyelashes somehow aren't a negative as they weren't on the real Vivien Leigh; definitely not a look that everyday folk can pull off. The hair is much better than the hair on Romantic Interlude and Greyhound Barbie."