Nicki Minaj wowed when she walked the red carpet at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles. The rapper showed off straight hair and a soft, smokey eye and nude lip combo for a sophisticated beauty look.
Nicki Minaj, 32, looked gorgeous ahead of the BET Awards on June 28. Known for her myriad of rainbow hairstyles and bold makeup looks, Nicki took us by surprise at the 2014 BET’s when she switched her wild beauty looks in favor of her natural waves and a toned down makeup look. In keeping with her new look, Nicki opted for sleek, straight hair and a classic cat eye at the 2015 BET Awards.
The Best Female Hip Hop Artist nominee kept some of her edge with a zip-up black lace dress, which was otherwise a more conservative look for the rapper. Keeping up with high-fashion trends, Nicki opted for a sleek, center parted hairstyle that’s easy to recreate in 3 steps:
1) On damp hair, apply a smoothing balm like Carol’s Daughter Cupuacu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Blow Dry Cream from roots to tips.
2) Blow dry your hair out straight, and divide your hair into small sections, using a flat iron to get a super sleek look like Nicki’s.
3) Part your hair down the middle, and finish with a shine spray like Ouidad Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter Taming Shine Spray to lock your style in place and add a glossy finish.
Nicki Minaj’s BET Awards Look — Sleek Hair & Classic Makeup
Nicki kept the rest of her look simple and clean as well, with soft, smokey shadow and a defined cat eye. To complete her sophisticated look, she went with a pinky nude lipstick.
Did Nicki’s beauty look take you by surprise, HollywoodLifers? Do you prefer her risk-taking beauty ways, or her more reserved look?
— Marissa DeSantis