Nicki Minaj Talks Wig Obsession & Beauty Secrets

Posted Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:02 PM GMT

When you think Nicki Minaj, the picture of simplicity is the last thing that comes to mind. This sublime starlet encompasses all things fabulously flamboyant and unorthodox.

This megastar has made a name for herself not only for her chart-topping hits such as “Your Love” and “Superbass”, but also for her out-of-this-world fashions and uninhibited flare for fashion.

Minaj sat down with ELLE to discuss her rather obvious love for wigs and also dishes on her must-have beauty products and secrets!

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On how she started experimenting with her 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.

On when the wig obsession began:
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.

On the most high-maintenance part of your beauty regimen:
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.

Her best makeup tip:
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.

On the contents of her 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.

Nicki’s must-have beauty products:
- M.A.C Black Liquid Eyeliner
- Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant
- Skintimate Extra Gentle Moisturizing Cream Shave
- Nicki’s collaborative OPI Nail Lacquer ‘Fly’
- M.A.C Pro Longwear Fluid Foundation
- Dove Cleansing Bar

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