Nicki Minaj like we've never seen her…
Once upon a time Nicki Minaj’s red carpet looks would shock me. The brightly coloured hair, the wacky make-up, the, um, interesting outfit choices – it was all just a little odd.
But then I got used to the kookiness and it all just became part of Nicki’s persona. It was expected.
And then she rocked up the MTV Movie Awards yesterday and I was blown away by her red carpet beauty look.
Not only was she dressed in a tasteful, elegant (and gorgeously figure-hugging) frock, she kept her make-up simple and beautiful. No bright colours, no bizarre hair ‘do. Instead, she completely nailed her winged eyeliner, subtle balayage and neutral lips. She actually wore a make-up look that (gasp) I wanted to immediately recreate.
And if you find yourself wanting the exact same thing, here are some handy hints on how to achieve the beautifully understated look:
- Brush your brows with a spoolie and fill them in. Groomed, bold brows will help give your neutral make-up look some definition and will keep you from looking washed out.
- Use a creamy gel liner to create your wing. Keep the line on your lash line and as you reach the outer corner, flick up towards the end of your eyebrow.
- Use a shimmery bronzer under your cheekbones to give your cheeks definition and your skin some extra luminosity
- Pick a nude lip colour with a hint of gloss to it – this will help balance your look.
What do you think of Nicki Minaj’s make-up? Would you recreate this look?