Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Face4Less: Nicki Minaj MAC Viva Glam lipstick inspired look

Hey guys! I'm back with another Face4Less look. Just want to say a quick thank you for all the support. I received so many positive feed back on my these affordable makeup looks that I've been doing that I thought of making it a permanent segment on my blog and youtube channel. You guys know how much I love drugstore makeup and you see me use them in a lot of my tutorials, so I think it will be very cool and helpful to show how you can re create a high-end/celebrity inspired makeup looks using affordable makeup!

Today's Face4Less look is inspired by the MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj lipstick look. I don't own the lipstick but I think my Wet n Wild Mega Last lip color in Dollhouse Pink could be a pretty good dupe. What do you think?

My inspiration: Nicki Minaj's bright and fun makeup look using her lipstick!

Product list:
I used all affordable drugstore makeup, except for the liquid foundation. I'm trying to use up my MAC Studio FIx Fluid, so I can try other brands I'm thinking of Bobbi Brown, Channel or maybe re purchase my good ol' Revlon Color Stay ^_^.

I used the ES Brand false lashes in A22 to add a lot of drama to the look. I got this from See my review HERE.

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid liquid foundation in NC42
  • Almay EyeBright eyebase/concealer in medium
  • MARK Powder Buff powder foundation in Golden
  • ELF Eyelid primer
  • NYC New York Color City Duet eyeshadow duo in Bowling Green (line green)
  • NYC New York Color City Duet eyeshadow duo in Yankee Blues (baby blue)
  • NYC New York Color City Duet eyeshadow duo in NYC Times (white)
  • ES Brand false eye lashes in A22
  • Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carl Mindy powder blush in Cherub
  • Milani Powder Mosaic blush in Afterglow
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon lip liner in Willow
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Mega Last lipstick in Dollhouse Pink

Watch my tutorial to see how I did this look. I promise, it's a short video ^_^.

Let me know what you guys think, and if you guys have any requests, shoot me a comment down below!


  1. Hi, I've been following your blog for sometime now. I like your make-up looks. I am also a late bloomer in make-up, not because I don't like it but because I don't know how. I've chosen to learn from you 'coz we got more or less same skin tone so I guess I'll have too see what colors would fit. Thanks by the way for helpful tips :) Keep 'em coming.

  2. so dead on with nicki minaj's look :D that carl mindy blush looks so pretty on you <3

  3. Looks like it could be a dupe! Gonna check out that lippie in anticipation of MAC Nicki which isn't available here in the Philippines yet. You look adorable. ;)

  4. Love the look! I just got the lipstick and now I have an inspired look to do. Thanks!

  5. Love the look nd I'm glad your making this a segment on your blog!

  6. Very fab look! Nicki Minaj's makeup is always interesting and you re-created it well :)

  7. Wow, you did a great job. I also loved that you used items that anyone can get too easily and are very affordable.

    I think this is a very good series.

  8. Love this! I wish more people will realize they can use what they have to recreate looks.

  9. another fabulous look Becky. love the blush by the way.^_^

  10. Keep it up, Girl! Of all the topics about makeup, I think cheaper alternatives and dupes are the best!

    I used MAC's Studio Fix foundation for the longest time. I've been venturing out lately and I kinda like Lancome's Teint Miracle! I'm also a NC 42 in MAC, Bisque 6 is my shade in the Lancome foundation. They give out 10 day samples at the counters.Go get yourself some!

  11. Oh I love this! You look gorgeous as usual!!

  12. this look is amazing!! soo pretty!! i think u wore it better than Nicki herself :D

  13. Very pretty! Pinkerbell is actually the known dupe to VGN, they're nearly identical!

  14. I love your recreation, and that lipstick looks gorgeous on you!

  15. fabulous makeup! i love how you recreated the look in an affordable way

  16. love love love this look you did an amazing job I love it!!:)

  17. omg this look is just gorgeous hun, you look amazing :D.. I'm on nonpareilboutique right now haha. That's it. I'm caving.

  18. I got Nicki lipstick too and I just love the color so much! It's so vibrant and neon!!!!
    CHECK OUT the post on my BLOG about it!!!
    MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick