FFF: Nicki Minaj Inspired Turquoise makeup look

Friday 17 February 2012

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I've been meaning to do a Nicki Minaj look for a long time now, but when a request for one came recently, I couldn't put it off any longer!
Nicki Minaj is definitely an icon, love her or hate her! I love how she's not afraid of colour too and for those that know me, you'll know I adore colour!

For this look, I did choose something fairly pretty and not so zany, but next time I may go for a bit of a crazier look.

So this is the inspirational picture I chose.. 
I just love turquoise/teal and thought the perfect palette for this would be the UD anniversary palette.. Deep End is the most gorgeous turquoise/teal I have and I thought Evidence (navy) would go well too.
Products used:
> UD cream to powder concealer - Supernova
> UDPP & NYX JEP in Milk
> UD Anniversary palette - Evidence & Deep End
> La Femme pressed eyeshadow (refill in Z palette) White
> Sleek Nude palette - Bark & Noir
> UD 24/7 eye pencil in Zero & Binge
> MAC Penultimate eyeliner in Rapidblack
> UD Cannonball Mascara
> Khuraira ACC in light & MAC studio concealer in NC35
> UD Glide-ON Cheek Tint - Quickie
> UD SSLC in Crush

Start by applying UDPP to the eyelid:
Spread the primer all over the eyelid til its clear (or thereabouts!), then add NYX JEP in Milk all over the eyelid and some on the brow bone:
Once this is spread use a flat brush to add Deep End to the inner corner and middle of the eyelid:
Then add Evidence to the outer corner of the eye but mainly in the crease:
Bark (from the Sleek Nude palette) was then used on the crease, blending upwards:
La Femme eyeshadow in White was added to the browbone and blended down into Bark. You may need to add more Bark/La Femme to blend better, but make sure you are blending back and forth!:
You may need to clean up the outer corner (as in the last tutorial with a cotton bud). For the topliner I used MAC Penultimate eyeliner:
Line the inner eyes with UD Zero eyepencil (top and bottom):
The bottom lashline was lined with UD 24/7 eyeliner in Binge:
You can also add Evidence with a liner brush to emphasise the navy blue:
Fill in the brows with Bark (& Noir if you like dark brows!):
Use UD Cannonball Mascara for the lashes, wiggling the brush well into the lashes to thicken and lengthen:
Conceal under the eyes et Voila!
For the rest of the face, Nicki Minaj is pretty much Barbie-ed out with pink cheeks and pink lips, so I used UD cheek tint in Quickie- a light pastel pink of which a fair amount was used as its quite sheer!) and UD SSLC in Crush- a bright pink:
I really should get turquoise hair haha! So there you have it.. It's a lovely colourful look with some of my favourite colours and colour combinations - teal/turquoise and bright pink!

Let me know what you think and if there are any more requests please as always, let me know!



  1. This is stunning! I love it :)

  2. Just gorgeous! It looks so pretty. I love the blues.

  3. Wow I love what you've done. Colours are amazing. Great job :D

  4. Gorgeous Look!! I think you pulled it off better then Nikki! aha

  5. absolutely gorgeous! It looks exactly like nikki's!

  6. Gorgeous I love it! Thanks for sharing xxx

  7. Beautiful, such gorgeous colours. Loving Deep End mmmm xx

    1. I can't post a comment on your blog unless I do it as reply, not sure what is going on with that..

      Anyway, re NM, I always find that she her makeup is atrocious. The bright greeny shadow she wears is a nice shad but I find it's never blended well enough.

      Yours on the other hand looks fantastic.

    2. God my spelling and grammatical errors were atrocious, sorry!

  8. wow this is amazing, you really suit it. looks exactly the same! <3


  10. Very pretty look you did a great job!!! I actually just did a look with those two colors from the UD palette with glitter. They are such pretty colors and go so well together.

  11. your so pretty, marshallah x

  12. Your version of the look is great, you've made the makeup look so wearable! xx

  13. pretty darn cute :) haha, you totally should rock the turquoise hair :P

  14. Love this! Thank you for the step by step too, I've never thought to put Milk on the brow bone! x

  15. Beautiful look! Will definitely give this a try! xx


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