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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nicki Minaj inspired Smokey Teal Look

This is another look I tried as an idea for Alicia from Funny Face Beauty's Red Carpet Makeup competition. I came across this picture of Nicki Minaj at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and it looked like such a cool look to recreate. I love Nicki Minaj's individuality and sense of fun even if I can't really see myself wearing such attention grabbing makeup! Elegant red carpet looks are great but it's always fun to see what someone like Nicki Minaj, Rihanna or Lady Gaga are wearing because they're not afraid to try out things that are out of most people's comfort zones.

The look that she's wearing is a bright aqua/blue eye that's smoked out lightly on the outer v. I can't tell properly because this is the best picture I could find, but I'm fairly certain she's also wearing glitter along the inner half of her bottom lashline. Of course her look wouldn't be complete without her trademark bubblegum pink lips!

Here's my version :

To get the look I used:
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot all over the eye up to the brow bone
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk (white) on the lid just up to the crease
A mixture of Sugarpill Afterparty (bright blue) and MAC Cool Heat (shimmery bright teal) patted all over the lid
Inglot matte black shadow (sorry don't know the name!) on the outer v and into the crease
MAC Plumage eyeshadow (dark matte teal) patted over the area where the bright blue and the black meet
MAC Reflects Turquatic glitter patted on to the lid
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in Zero (black) on the waterline and on the outer half of the bottom lashline
MAC Blacktrack fluidline (black) all along the top lash line
Covergirl Lashblast Fusion mascara on top and bottom lashes
Ardell Wispies false lashes cut in half and applied to the outer half of the lid
Modelista Silver glitter liquid liner applied to the inner half of the bottom lashline
MAC 3D silver glitter patted on top of the silver glitter liner

Before I show you a creepy close up of where I applied the glitter please be aware that the MAC 3D glitter I used is not eye safe so use it on your eyes at your own risk!

To finish off the look I tried to get some Nicki Minaj-esque lips by lining and filling in my lips with NYX lip liner in Rose and then topped it with NARS Turkish Delight lip gloss.


  1. I love this look! Nicki Minaj is awesome & you've definitely done her justice!

    Lois xx