March 27, 2010

About Face: Nicki Minaj Inspired Tutorial

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Nicki Minaj. I am not a fan of her music but I am a fan of her style. I like that she's silly and has an over the top persona. I also like that she isn't afraid to wear color. Too often you see women of color focus on brown/gold/bronze colors. Nicki wears pink and green, yellow and blue. It's fantastic.

The look that inspired this tutorial is actually from a picture that I saw of Nicki at one of her birthday parties late last year.


I made a mental note and saved the picture. I recently sat down and tried my hand at it. Now, my version is not exactly the same. For one, I have more lid space so I tend to bring colors up further on the eye. Secondly, I altered the colors a little. This honestly had more to do with the colors being off on my print out than anything else. So, here you go. I had to chop it into two parts because there was no way I'd waste time trying to squeeze this video into 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Part ONE Part TWO






PRODUCT LIST

|Face|
MAC Select Coverup NC45
Ben Nye Banana Powder
NARS Casino Bronzer

|Eyes|
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Ben Nye Creme Color - White & Yellow
88 Eyeshadow Palette - C1, C5, D6, H6, F6, C7, F7, G7
MAC Spring Up eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner - Zero
Rimmel The Max Volume Flash mascara
False eyelashes from csbhappy (ebay - http://goo.gl/oAuH)

|Lips|
MAC Melrose Mood lipstick
MAC Cork lipliner
MAC Love Knot lustreglass

14 comments:

I LOVE this look. Just gorgeous girl. I'm not a fan of Nicki's either, but I have also noticed her makeup style and I like it.

LOVE this! (as with any look you do)

Beautiful, for a yellow you should also try Sun Yellow by Ben Nye with their yellow cream color.

Ooh girl, I love it! I must try this...thanks for bein creative :)

i hate her makeup, but i love your recreation! beautiful

I love Nicki for the same reasons, really pushing boundaries in a different direction for woc. Also, your version is much better; amazing work.

New follower ;-) I'm from Specktra!

LOving this look

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