There is nothing like a make-under. The once over-the-top pink-lipped, black/blue/green/yellow/pink haired Barbie that we love to watch has become something of an elegant understated beauty. With an edge of course. No more Pepto Bismol pink lips and gargantuan rainbow bright hair for this hip hop hottie. No, Nicki Minaj has morphed into quite the stylish diva.
We have been watching Minaj’s ascent into cool classicism, and love it. We are particularly in love with her ability to take a red carpet by storm with her curves, waves (hair) and less-is-more makeup.
Get the Look:
1. Flawless Face:
Nicki’s skin is flawless. Get the same flawless look with foundation and concealer that will last for hours on the red carpet or in the boardroom.
A perfecting foundation with 24-hour staying power. This velvety smooth foundation blends effortlessly for shine-free, round-the-clock comfort.
Try: Cover F X Cream Concealer $27 A water-based liquid cream concealer offering medium to full coverage.
Create the illusion of mega cheekbones even if you don’t have them. Sculpt with bronzer then highlight top of cheekbones.
A bronzer with antiaging benefits.
A universal finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light.
3. Soft Brows
Soft brown eyebrows let Nicki’s eyes do the talking.
A volumizing formula for flawlessly defined eyebrows and hair.
4. Define Eyes
Accent lids with a touch of skin toned eyeshadow and a subtle highlight.
Try: NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Madrague $35
A mini mirrored compact featuring two crease-proof NARS eye shadows in cream and caramel.
Every girl needs a signature element to her look – Nicki’s is her shiny winged liner on upper lid only.
A high-shine liquid eyeliner that dries to a wet-looking, vinyl finish.
Lots of Lashes
Lose the falsies and just look like you naturally have lashes for days.
Try: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $23
An intensely black, volumizing mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.
5. Pretty Pout
Nicki’s soft lips shine with natural sexiness.
A three-in-one lipstick with the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick, and the hydration of a balm.