Look of the Week: Nicki Minaj

Leah Faye Cooper
Nicki Minaj Time 100

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Earlier this week the arts, culture, and entertainment glitterati convened in New York City for the 2016 Time 100 Gala. Among attendees being honored for their influence was Nicki Minaj, who promptly won another honor as soon as we saw her on the red carpet—that of the celeb with the best hair and makeup we saw all week.

Not one to shy away from a bold look (remember these candy-colored wigs from her Pink Friday days?), the rapper once again wielded her dramatic beauty chops with a massive braided bun and a precise, jet-black cat eye—her skin aglow, cheeks tastefully contoured, and lips glossed in a soft pink. Yes, she was named to Time‘s prestigious list for her prominent stamp on the music industry, but as displayed by this look, she’s making quite a splash in the beauty world, too.

Looking to master that tactful cat eye? Try essence Smokey 2-in-1 Kohl Liner ($3, essence.com) to create the winged look with ease. It’s cream formula makes it fool-proof to swish and flick! Don’t believe us? Here’s a guide on how to get the perfect cat eye no matter what!

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