Nicki Minaj Channels Marie Antoinette For ‘Allure’

Nicki Minaj for “Allure.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Allure”

If there’s one thing we know about Nicki Minaj, it’s that she LOVES playing with her hair. Just within the past few weeks alone she’s sported an olive green bob, a short purple ’do, and a pastel pink perm. For Allure’s April cover shoot, Barbs went for an all-out girly Marie Antoinette homage in a curly sky-high magenta wig with a giant satin sash tied around the top. Hairstylist Terrence Davidson created this wig for Nicki, and it took him five pieces and two days to make it. *jaw drops* Talk about hair commitment! During the photo shoot, he brushed the curls out and used a bit of hair spray and serum to set the look. For her makeup, Nicki ba-rought her beauty game with the longest lashes we’ve ever seen, a seriously sexy cat eye, and light pink lips. Nicki has always been fascinated with hair and she told Allure, “I was doing every- and anything to it—putting in wads of gel and brushing it to the next century, and just thinking I was so cute. I always thought I had an eye for that stuff. I had done something I thought was really, really, really cute, and I showed my neighbor. She was like, ’Why’d you do that to your hair?’ And I never forget what I said: ’I’m someone new in this hair.’ ”

Nicki Minaj for “Allure.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Allure”

For her full ensemble, Nicki sported a cutout white bra with a ruffled high-to-low pink skirt, leopard peep-toe wedges, light blue and purple slouchy rosette gloves, and a long sheer pink veil. Only Nicki could go completely shirtless, pose like a rag doll and STILL awe us with her ultra-glam look. For the full photo shoot, be sure to check out Allure.com!

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