13 Beauty Gift Ideas For Anyone Who's Obsessed With Nicki Minaj
If you've been struggling to find the perfect gift for your BFF who's a mega Nicki Minaj fan, welcome to a shopping guide that's going to make your life way easier. The following beauty products were curated specifically with the rapper in mind. Buy one or two items as a small token, or consider throwing every single one of these into a self-made gift box for a gift that'll definitely make her say, "Oh. My. Gosh."
Sephora Collection #LipstickStories in Cash Money
Fun fact: the name of Nicki Minaj's record label is Cash Money (formerly Ca$h Money), which is also the name of this dark green Sephora Collection #LipstickStories Lipstick ($8). Other artists on the label include Drake and Lil Wayne.
Nicki Minaj Trini Girl EDP
Nicki Minaj has launched a handful of EDPs, including Trini Girl ($52), which combines top notes of blood orange, lychee, and sorbet with apple blossom, musk, and coconut cream. And by the way, the name "Trini Girl" is a nod to where she was born: Trinidad and Tobago.
Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Palette
Oh my gosh, look at her snakeskin makeup palette! We probably don't have to explain why the Laura Mercier Eye Art Caviar Colour-Inspired Palette ($55) is a perfect gift for Nicki Minaj fans, but here's a hint: anaconda.
Milk Makeup Kush Mascara
Nicki Minaj has been proud and loud about her love of cannabis, so it only makes sense that we pay homage to her with a little CBD-oil-doused product. Our top choice is Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara ($24) — arguably one of the best mascara launches in 2018 — which is infused with surprisingly nourishing CBD oil.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick
True Nicki Minaj fans know that the rapper has a very long list of alter egos. One of her most famous and oldest alter egos is the Harajuku Barbie, also referred to as HB, or Barbie for short. If there's one lipstick color HB can't turn down, it has to be Fenty Beauty by Rihanna's Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick in Gravity ($19).
Boscia Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask
While we're on the topic of Barbie, let's talk about Nicki's favorite color: pink. Naturally, we have to include the Boscia Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask ($34) in this roundup, which goes on pink and peels off when its work is done.
Tarte's Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set
Another one of Nicki Minaj's alter ego's is Mermie, which is short for mermaid. This one was given to her by her fans, since she seems to have an affinity for green wigs (examples: "Super Bass" and "Starships"). In celebration of Mermie, gift your friend Tarte's Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set ($42).
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Va Va Voom Volume Mascara
Nicki Minaj released her hit "Va Va Voom" in 2012, so it only makes sense that we include Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Va Va Voom Volume Mascara ($10) in this gift guide. The packaging lives up to the name, as does the formulation, considering it's made with several pheromone-mimicking ingredients.
Color Club Mood Changing Nail Lacquer in Feeling Myself
Given Nicki's many alter egos and the fact that one of her biggest hits is called "Feelin' Myself," we had to include Color Club's Mood Changing Nail Lacquer in Feeling Myself ($12). Conveniently, given Nicki's favorite color, the polish alternates between pink and purple.
Nars Single Eyeshadow in New York
While Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago, the rapper actually grew up in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Nars's Single Eyeshadow in New York ($19), which just launched, is a stunning matte plum brown that's perfect for the colder months — and a Nicki Minaj fan.