Nicki Minaj has gone nude…with lipsticks, that is. Given the No Frauds singer’s penchant for pops of color, especially pink, it’s surprising to see the rapper of many multi-colored wigs collaborate with Mac Cosmetics on a set of neutral products. Then again, the slightly suggestive idea of baring those flesh-toned colors is totally Nicki.
The real question is do the products live up to the hype? Or, do they disgrace the legacy of the celebrity Mac collaborations that have come before it. If it’s the latter, let the glam gods known as Taraji P. Henson, Rihanna and even Selena Quintanilla show mercy.
First, the real winner of the set—The Pinkprint ($17.50), a subtle bubblegum pink that’s a few (or 10) shades softer than the singer’s flashy, hot-pink Lamborghini or the Barbie-inspired hues we often see her wear. An orange undertone dials the color down, making it a wearable hue without looking too youthful. It’s a color both your high school sister and cool aunt could appreciate. The pigment is not lost in the creamy consistency either; in fact, the formula feels moisturizing, while the finish looks rich.