NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Here's What Nicki Minaj Looks Like Without Makeup

By EMILY HUTCHINSON

Nicki Minaj, AKA Onika Tanya Maraj, became known for her colorful, creative and over-the-top hair, makeup, and outfits early in her career. Snaps of Minaj without makeup are pretty rare, but this stunning star has proven she's not afraid to show off her bare face from time to time.

A photo of the "Anaconda" hitmaker without makeup went viral on Twitter in 2021; the star made a playful duck face, and her lilac locks were pulled back by a bandana. Minaj is definitely eye-catching even without her signature glam, and she's spoken a few times about her love of makeup.

Minaj has said that she does her own makeup from time to time and always does her own eyeliner, rather than leaving it to a makeup artist. One of her (unsurprising) makeup tips is "When in doubt, add color," and back in 2017, she teamed up with MAC Cosmetics for her own makeup collection.