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Nicki Minaj’s Nude Makeup for Elle Magazine Makeover

Hip hop queen Nicki Minaj is sporting a seriously dramatic makeunder for the cover of Elle’s April 2013 issue. The superstar and new American Idol judge recently got rid of her stylist and I love what we’re seeing so far! Instead of her usual over-the-top bold prints, heavy makeup and crazy wigs, we get a sneak peek at Nicki’s true beauty in the magazine. Doesn’t she look gorgeous? Find out how Nicki felt about the makeover below.

Nicki Minaj’s Nude Makeup for Elle Magazine Cover 


On her more natural look for the cover: When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard. I feel that it’s become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes— you know, nothing— I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.

On how to gain respect: My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want— and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.

Which look do you like best on Nicki Minaj? I hope she wears more looks like her Elle cover in the future!

By: lorenr

One Response to “Nicki Minaj’s Nude Makeup for Elle Magazine Makeover”

March 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm, Joycee Stansky said:

Nicki has been so much fun as an American Idol judge, she has spunk, humor, great advice and much love and passion for the Idol contestants … she’s a riot in such a ‘big’ way … ‘bold aggressive and very strong’ Like she says: “treat yourself like a boss” that she does.

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