Nicki Minaj Wears Minimal Makeup, Looks Stunning

Celebrity Beauty Mar. 5, 2013 AT 4:25PM
Singer Nicki Minaj attends her Kmart collection private event at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on March 1, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Singer Nicki Minaj attends her Kmart collection private event at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on March 1, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Nicki Minaj is going natural — relatively speaking. The singer and American Idol judge attended the March 1 launch in L.A. of her fashion collaboration with Kmart and Shop Your Way in a feminine (but form-fitting, of course) pink and gray Rebecca Minkoff dress and makeup that was neutral and natural, nothing like the colorful and outlandish looks she's famous for.

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The "Super Bass" singer told Us Weekly at the event that she's currently in a new style phase. "It's just a more, I would say, a sensual, natural, sexier look. Like to me, I did the Harajuku stuff. I did the crazy stuff. And now I kind of want to tone that back, and it's not toning my personality back, it's just showing like I don't only have to do that," says the 30-year-old chart-topper.

Nicki Minaj poses during an event to celebrate the launch of her new perfume at Myer Sydney City on November 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.
Nicki Minaj poses during an event to celebrate the launch of her new perfume at Myer Sydney City on November 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.
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Minaj appears to be trying to reinvent her image — but recently took pains to clarify that she's never gone under the knife."I've never had surgery on my face," she told Extra last week. "They'll see contour and they'll think you had surgery on your nose…. Look at RuPaul’s Drag Race and you’ll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want." 

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"With me doing the clothing line now, it's like I definitely don't want people to think, 'Oh, well, she's only going to have crazy stuff in her line," Minaj told Us. "I want them to know…I'm doing this for women in general, to feel beautiful and sexy, and all of these dresses that I've been wearing lately, any woman can wear it and feel confident." The line will be available this fall at select Kmart stores and online at shopyourway.com/nicki.

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