The new American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj, is known for her over the top hair, makeup, and fashion. On the April 2013 cover of Elle Magazine, Nicki Minaj is sporting a make under, wearing a lot less makeup than usual. The responses to Nicki Minaj’s makeup on Elle was extremely positive from fans, as well as from herself.
"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,” Nicki explained to Elle on her make under. Fans also loved the more natural Nicki Minaj:
The idea behind having Nicki Minaj wear less makeup was to get to know the real Nicki Minaj. Who is she underneath the crazy clothes, bold makeup, and funky hair? Apparently she is a pretty normal person who has achieved a lot of success at a young age. She also explained to Elle how she had to overcome a lot in her childhood and experienced a lot of bullying. “Girls made my life a living hell,” said Nicki.
What do you think of Nicki Minaj with less makeup? Do you think she’ll go back to wearing her big lashes and pink lipstick? Our guess is yes. Let us know what you think in the comments below!