Sunday, February 13, 2011

Nicki Minaj 2011 Grammy Makeup & Hair


Nicki Minaj was spotted at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards wearing an eccentric, fashion-forward, leopard dress with matching leopard hair. The Pink Friday singer arrived at the Staples Center in Los Angeles dressed to impress and attract attention. You have to give the girl credit, she obviously spent hours on that wicked hair/fro. I'm seeing an inspiration from Marge Simpson and William Flinstone? All joking aside, I'm totally not trying to knock her outfit, I think it's super fun.

Want to know how to duplicate Nicki Manaj's Grammy Makeup? Here's how!
Lips
Lips are key to this look. Nicki is known for sporting a dramatic lip, usually pink, sometimes blue - This girl loves play-up her lips. To get this hot pink lip with a purple tint, line your lips and fill them in completely with a hot pink lip liner such as NYX Pinky. Then, layer MAC Saint Germain Lipstick over the liner - be sure to keep the darker liner showing around the edges of the lips if you want it to look just like Miss Minaj. If you feel it's a bit too light for you, top it off with NYX Gloss in Dolly Pink to darken it up a bit, but still be a hot fuchsia pink.

Eyes
Apply a medium brown eyeshadow to your lids such as MAC cork. Line the bottom of your eyes with MAC Feline eyeliner or any black eye pencil. Just underneath the black, add Milani Liquif Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencil in Aqua to get that blue/green pop of color like Nicki is sporting here. Then use a dark black liquid eyeliner, such as NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black, on the top lash-line and wing it out to the sides for a bold look. Finally, apply a coat of your favorite mascara and falsies to finish-up the dramatic eye.

Face
Apply your favorite foundation to make your skin look smooth and even - my favorite is Revlon Colorstay. Then use a nice, light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, such as NYX Blusher in Pinky.

Note: I will be updating live, all night, letting you in on what everyone is wearing at the 2011 Grammys. Be sure to check for other posts as well as updates on this post throughout the night.

Don't forget to check back later for the full review and check the blog archive for past awards shows, as well other celebs from the 2011 Grammys!

Image Source - Getty Images

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