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Remember When Nicki Minaj Used to Wear Crazy Beauty Looks?

Jul 24 2014 - 5:00pm

If there's one thing that Nicki Minaj is known for (aside from her catchy music, that is), it's her over-the-top beauty looks. You have to give the girl credit: she continually ups the ante by wearing a variety of makeup palettes and extreme hairstyles. The raptress is releasing her latest single, "Anaconda," [1] soon, and to celebrate, take a look back at some of the best beauty moments of her career.

2014

At the BET Awards, Nicki was giving off Blue Lagoon vibes with her waist-grazing waves. One part of her eccentric beauty Nicki didn't give up? Her penchant for superlong nails.

2014

Nicki started showing off her more . . . natural beauty look at the Billboard Music Awards. Her hair was dyed a jet-black hue, and her typical bright pink lipstick and over-the-top eye makeup were nowhere to be found.

2013

Back in 2013, Nicki was spotted with long, straight hair, and her makeup focused on a smoky eye with a bright fuchsia lip color.

2013

At the 2013 BET Awards, Nicki surprised us with a much more toned-down look.

2012

Never one to shy away from color, Nicki had heads turning while visiting Japan in 2012.

2012

Nicki accessorized her bright hair and sparkly glitter shadow with some seriously cool nail art at the 2012 MTV VMAs.

2011

Her piled-high hair was, surprisingly, the least outlandish part of Nicki's look at Carolina Herrera [2]'s runway show in September 2011.

2011

A blunt, cropped bob had Nicki looking more toned down than usual at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.

2011

For the 2011 Bilboard Music Awards, Nicki stuck to a strawberries-and-cream palette, matching her lipstick to her soft pink waves.

2011

People can't seem to get enough of Nicki's signature style: fluorescent shadow, heaving false lashes, and a pop of pink lipstick. The fringe looks pretty amazing too.

2011

With her light blue nails; winged liner; and long, wavy hair, Nicki looked like a modern-day mermaid.

2011

Her candy-colored lipstick matched her multicolored hair at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

2011

Performing in 2011, Nicki managed to pull off a full-on cotton-candy-esque bouffant.

2009

Nicki, in nearly all-black hair, was almost unrecognizable at one of her first appearances in 2009.


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