Halloween Makeup: Nicki Minaj

20 Oct

Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" look

Nicki Minaj, born Onika Tanya Maraj, is used to recreating herself and onstage she becomes many different personalities with the help of makeup and costume. As 2011 draws to a close Nicki Minaj is one of the most successful performing female artists of the year and of course fans of her look will be paying homage to her this Halloween by recreating one of her many styles.

Below makeup artist Heather C. Adessa gives easy to follow steps to create a “Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj” face:

  1. Start with a clean makeup free face and apply moisturizer followed by Smashbox primer, which will make your foundation last much longer.
  2. Apply your foundation and follow with a matte-finish powder.
  3. Using MAC’s Fluidline in Blacktrack and an angled brush apply your top lids eye liner. Draw the liner on thicker than usual, as Nicki Minaj’s look above shows, and drag it out to create the wide eyed cat effect.
  4. Line the inner rim of your bottom lash with a black eyeshadow, try MAC’s Carbon with an angled brush for precision and softness.
  5. Now for the main part of this look, the lips! Nicki Minaj has her own MAC lipstick “Pink Friday” which was released as a limited edition. As this is not available anymore you can use MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga or Saint Germain, shown below.
  6. Lastly do not forget to apply the false lashes. Ardell’s #109 work extremely well with this look.

how pink will you go?

Who will you be for Halloween this year?   Let me know @parmie

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