From bold lip colors to bright eyeshadows, Nicki Minaj often rocks stunning and iconic makeup looks as well as show-stopping on-stage outfits. As fans who follow her on Instagram have seen recently, her au naturel complexion is just as gorgeous! The “Tusa” hitmaker, 39, just shared a series of makeup-free selfie videos with her 190 million followers and flaunted her radiant and beautiful natural glow.
Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission. I’ve always viewed primer as foundation's eager little sister—always a tagalong, never without her cooler cosmetic companion. And as foundations themselves became more elevated, infused with skin care ingredients to meet various concerns (i.e., jojoba oil or aloe for hydration, kaolin clay to mattify excess shine, or colloidal oat to soothe), primers, quite frankly, fell out of fashion. I remember when Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli declared on her Naked Beauty Podcast that she stopped purchasing primers because they felt impractical, like a redundant step in an already crowded routine. And honestly? I agreed—who needed a primer, anyway, when foundation formulas could nail a silky application all on their own merit?
You probably already know that adding avocado or frozen cauliflower to a smoothie can give it a rich and creamy texture. While this is a great hack to elevate the consistency and pack in extra nutrients, not everyone wants a hint of avocado or cauli in their fruit blend, especially if the rest of the recipe is too simple to mask the flavor.
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Pink is generally associated with a traditional (archaic?) concept of femininity. This eye look, however, seen on the Native American model Quannah Chasinghorse at Prabal Gurung’s SS22 show, is anything but orthodox. While it can be achieved using eye, lip or even cheek colours, the key is in the application. Apply colour only at the inner and outer corners of the eyes. Leave the centre bare and finish off by adding a variation of pink to the lips. If you’ve always blanched at the “girlieness” of pink makeup, say hello to its edgier counterpart.
You might know Daniel Martin as the man behind Meghan Markle's effortless wedding makeup. But he has legions of other celebrity clients vying for a spot in his chair, too. Gemma Chan, Olivia Palermo and Maggie Gyllenhaal are just a handful who regularly book in with Daniel ahead of red carpet events and magazine cover shoots (it's safe to say no one does a bold look as chicly). But Daniel's other role as global director of artistry and education at skincare brand TATCHA means his knowledge of how to achieve glowing skin is also second to none.