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Advice to Nicki Minaj’s Makeup Artist—Blend!

Advice to Nicki Minaj’s Makeup Artist—Blend!



Our favorite rainbow-bright haired rapper and  wanna-be Barbie celeb Nicki Minaj is back at it with yet another take on multi-colored wigs. At the 2011 American Music Awards Nominees Press Conference at L.A. LIVE on October 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, Nicki wore a waist-grazing wig of her signature blond hair mixed with vivid royal blue chunks of color.  Not so bad. 

Surprisingly,  Nicki's consistently unfashionable attire was inconsistently rather…cute.  Not to mention that Nicki's bra top exposed what appears to be a fresh boob job and a very slim waist.   (is Nicki going waif-thin Hollywood style on us too?)  The throw-back to The Beverly Hillbillies meets Polly Pocket skirt  was even tolerable.  

And Nicki's boots were just plain HAUTE!  

Unfortunately, the contour and highlight efforts of Ms. Minaj's makeup artist went completely awry.  The unblended highlighter down the center of her nose and dark shadows on the sides did not do Nicki's beautiful face any justice.  Highlight and contour 101—BLEND.  The effect of a straighter nose should have been imperceptible to the the camera and the average onlooker.  

No wonder Nicki is scowling. The drag queen eyebrows, half-lid lashes and dark lined pink lips we have grown accustomed to, but the skunk stripe down the middle of Nicki's nose is a new one.  

If you want to contour your face, learn from a master.  Check out Sam Fine's DVD—The Basics of Beauty.





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  • Nicki’s look is quite dated. She looks like a Nintendo character and I say this with no shade whatsoever as I think she is talented. I just think in 5 years, she will be a time capsule if she does not upgrade the look.

  • Tragic!

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