MAC Cosmetics x Nicki Minaj Pink Friday — The Best Doin’ It
She may not be “rocking gold teeth and fangs” just yet, but there’s no denying Nicki Minaj is a monster — whether she’s Dutty Winin’ it, vowing revenge via her British Roman Zolanski alter ego, or keeping everything sparklier than a marquis with her Harajuku Barbie persona, the Trinidad-born rapper is vying to “remain where the top begins,” as she rhymed in her song “Fly.” Hate her or love her, she’s the most relevant, buzzy female MC in ages — which is why powerhouse brand MAC Cosmetics decided to tap Minaj to design her very own limited-edition lipstick. The result of the collaboration is Pink Friday (pictured above), named after Minaj’s eponymous debut album.
Released on November 28th, this creamy satin lipstick shade is only available for four consecutive Fridays — which means, as of right now, fans have December 10th and 17th left to purchase the color before it exits stage left.
The color reminds me of pink Benadryl tablets (not a bad thing!) and the old-school Pink Panther cartoons — it’s quite close to the color of the wig Minaj wears on the Pink Friday album cover, but it boasts slightly bluer undertones. It’s really creamy, which makes it appear more luscious on lips, and it fits the Harajuku Barbie theme to a T.
Check out the swatches below:
Here’s another image of the shade:
Last, here’s a pic of me rocking the Pink Friday lipstick with some Givenchy eye shadows (I’m wearing colors from the Le Prisme Midnight Look eyeshadow quartet):
MAC Cosmetics x Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick, $24. Available at MACcosmetics.com on Friday, Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th.