Nicki Minaj's makeup isn't probably something you'd wear to the supermarket. Between her collection of brightly-coloured wigs, massive false eye lashes and bold makeup, the Starships singer is now as known for her stand-out beauty and fashion choices as she is for her chart-topping hits. But in a world of smokey eyes and red lips are amongst the most popular makeup choices, Nicki Minaj certainly makes the world brighter. I love the fact that she always looks like she's having fun with her look. Yes, it might not be what you'd wear on an everyday basis, but if you have the chance, then why not.
This weekend sees Nicki take to the stage for Scottish music festival, T In The Park, and I'm hoping she manages to incorporate a Scottish angle to her look - tartan wig anyone? And although the Scottish weather will probably damp and cloudy, here's hoping Nicki will brighten things up. For the cover of recently-released tune, Starships, Nicki opted for some full-on colour with yellow and green eye shadow and pink lips. It was bold and eye-catching and perfect for Nicki. So in honour of Nicki's T In The Park appearance, I asked MAC's Senior Makeup Artist, and fellow Scot, Lynsey Alexander, below, to put together a Nicki Minaj makeup tutorial on how to get the Starships look.
"Start with a full coverage base applying with a sponge to build a smooth but even finish. Define the brows in a pencil such as the one being used here - Lingering from M.A.C.
"Then apply M.A.C Chromaline in Yellow on the inner corners and M.A.C Chromaline in Green on the outer edges. Wing the colour out at the edges with a soft bending brush #217. Liquid liner is applied along the top lash line and a big set of lashes such as M.A.C no.3 have been applied.
"Cheeks have been coloured in a bright pink such as M.A.C Dollymix and the lips finished in a cool blue pink such as M.A.C Snob Lipstick"
So once you've got the products, by the sounds of things, the look is fairly easy; there's not any super complicated techniques for this bright look. I reckon Nicki is going to be amazing; she recently performed at the Hackney Weekend and was brilliant, just what you need to brighten up your day. Have a look below at the video:
Aside from MAC's amazing product selection, which is perfect for copying Nicki's makeup, the brand also has close ties to the star. MAC and Nicki joined forces this summer to release, MAC Viva Glam which included two lip products. Nicki's bright yellow pink lipstick called VIVA GLAM NICKI Lipstick is in keeping with the star's own makeup choices. And what's even better about this paticular product is that the full amount from the sale of these products, less the VAT, goes toward helping women, men and children around the world affected by HIV and Aids.
Instead of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, my list would go something like cleansers and toners, mascaras and glosses. Not quite as lyrical I grant you, then again, I'm not Oscar Hammerstein. No, I'm Sarah Tolan, blogger and journalist and when it comes to my favourite things, it's all about beauty products. I also love blogging so I decided to set up, Scottish Beauty Blog, where I - and you - could combine the two to bring you the latest beauty news, all with a Scottish slant that is more subtle than being och aye the noo and tartan clad treats. Thanks for stopping by and there's more info in the about us section.
Get in touch if:
You've got something to say about the Scottish Beauty Industry
You're a blogger and you want to do a guest post
You own a beauty spa, beauty salon, hair salon, nail salon or beauty shop and would like to be included in our upcoming Scottish beauty directory
Are generally addicted to beauty products. We can't cure you but we can sympathise.