March 27, 2010

About Face: Nicki Minaj Inspired Tutorial


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


MAC Select Coverup NC45
Ben Nye Banana Powder
NARS Casino Bronzer

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 -

MAC Melrose Mood lipstick
MAC Cork lipliner
MAC Love Knot lustreglass


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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