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Nicki Minaj Featured in February 2012 Issue of...

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Nicki Minaj is wigging out in the February 2012 Issue of ELLE Magazine, which features Reese Witherspoon on the cover. Check out the article below to find out what's in Nicki's Makeup bag & some beauty tips.

 

Have long have you been into experimenting with your look?
I was always inspired by people who did wild stuff but didn’t always have the balls to do it myself. Now I can’t leave it alone. Even with my wigs, I get bored. I can’t believe I used to wear the same hairstyle every day of the year.

When did the wig love begin?
When I met a person who could do them. I don’t want a wig that looks like a wig; I want one that could pass for a weave. And I have an amazing hairdresser [Terrence Davidson]. I could literally tell him to put a jukebox on my head, and he would figure it out.

What’s the most high-maintenance part of your beauty routine?
My eyes, because they’re the one thing I need my makeup artist to do. I don’t have the patience, my hands shake, and I mess everything up. So my makeup artist has to do my brows and lids and lashes. Everyone knows I’m a lash girl by now. When I don’t have my lashes, I feel naked.

Are they extensions or strips?
Today I’m wearing strips. I used to wear the individual lashes, but those became so time-consuming. We needed to figure out an easier way, so my makeup artist has been experimenting with cutting lash strips in half and piling them on top of each other.

What’s the best tip a makeup artist has taught you?
I contour by using a lighter shade of foundation under my eyes instead of concealer. I take it down in a triangle by the sides of my nose, and then apply blush on top. I don’t do round, rosy cheeks; that’s for old people. It’s played out. I like the color to be like a diagonal line across the cheekbone up to the temples. It really changes the shape of my face.

What’s always in your makeup bag?
I can’t see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I’d be useless. Seriously. And a good white pencil for under the eye, just inside the rim. It helps you look like you’re on.

How do you keep your skin in good shape while touring?
I take my makeup off immediately. If I don’t, I’ll wake up and be like, “Oh my God!” because I’ll have breakouts.

And on days off?
I’ll still wear pink lipstick, and maybe some lip conditioner.

Your nails are surprisingly simple.
My nails used to be, like, a mile long, with all these crazy designs on them. The reason I stopped doing that was because one time, when I was driving from New York to Atlanta, I hit my hand on something and it ripped off the nail and the skin. I had to pull over I was in so much pain and stay in a $50 motel where the truckers sleep. I vowed I would never get long nails again.

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  1. Katrina Martha Zolanski avatar

    On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Katrina Martha Zolanski said:

    lol. she's the cutest little thing on this earth. i love this lady. she's so down to earth, even when talking about the material things.

  2. ebby lewinsky babby avatar

    On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 5:42 AM, ebby lewinsky babby said:

    seriously love it

  3. NeekiSahn avatar

    On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:24 AM, NeekiSahn said:

    Seriously I just wanna know one question how do you get your skin so shiny I used to be light skined until the sun got into my view, and Im always losing cars. So now Im like uneven tone all over my body. The inside of my arms looks almost as light as Nicki's skin. So I hope to go that color.

  4. Yinkss avatar

    On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Yinkss said:

    so beautiful and down to earth, my role model :*

  5. KimberleyTMUK avatar

    On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM, KimberleyTMUK said:

    Love this interview, I LOVE YOU SO FUCCKINNGG MUCH NICKI.

  6. Dstilletto avatar

    On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:44 AM, Dstilletto said:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Dstilletto/videos

    Hay watch my videos on YouTube Dstilletto channel like comment speak yur mind..
    Dnt get mad let's get personal lol.....
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  7. Dstilletto avatar

    On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:43 AM, Dstilletto said:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Dstilletto/videos

    Hay watch my videos on YouTube Dstilletto channel like comment speak yur mind..
    Dnt get mad let's get personal lol.....
    FROMWITHIN TV..ENT
    LIKE RATE COMMENT...VIEW!!!

  8. Sydneyannlovesnickiminaj avatar

    On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Sydneyannlovesnickiminaj said:

    Yeah buddyyy

  9. King Barakatumba avatar

    On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM, King Barakatumba said:

    this Lady's just to coool!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. BarbTTMinaj avatar

    On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM, BarbTTMinaj said:

    OMG Nicki Takes My Heartbeat away
    She is 2 dopeee
    Loveeeeeeeeeeee

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