First Impressions: MAC x Nicki Minaj Lipsticks

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Hi folks! Today I have some initial thoughts and swatches of the two lipsticks from the MAC x Nicki Minaj collection that she designed herself. This collections also includes 18 nude lipsticks and 6 nude lipglasses but these are from the permanent MAC collection.

This is one of the first MAC collections where I was super genuinely excited to try out the lipsticks. I’m not a huge MAC person (never have been) and a lot of their collections for me have just been meh. I think they produce quality stuff for sure, but there’s so many other brands on the market it’s hard to be brand specific. There’s something about Nicki Minaj though that I love. I actually have her first collab with MAC (a bright pink Viva Glam lipstick). I also think these colours in this collection fit really well with Nicki because as loud and proud as her music is, her makeup is beautifully simple.

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Getting to the lipsticks, the two are The Pinkprint (described as a midtone creamy pink) and Nicki’s Nude (described as a soft corally pink) are Amplified finishes (creamy and pigmented). I think I might have a new favourite finish. Usually I go for Creamsheens, but I really like the feeling of the Amplified finish.

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The Pinkprint – Nicki’s Nude

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The Pinkprint

I was a little nervous for The Pinkprint and for good reason. I don’t love blue toned pinks on me, but this one was better than expected. It’s a bit patchy (frequently found for me in lighter toned pinks), but I could see myself wearing this again. I just have to make sure my lips are SUPER exfoliated before using this. The colour shows lip lines, but again, something I have to deal with for lighter colours regularly.

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Nicki’s Nude

Next ups is Nicki’s Nude which I’m in love with. This colour shows exactly as described and I love the soft coral with my skin tone. In person it has a bit more a brownish hue to it which is fine. This one will be in my rotation for sure in terms of everyday lipsticks.

Thanks so much for reading? Are you planning to pick up anything from the MAC x Nicki Minaj collection? Have a great day!


  • Nicki’s Nude looks amazing on you! I love the looks of this line. They did a great job with the packaging and I think the colours represent Nicki well! Great review!

    • Thank you!! 🙂 Right? Isn’t the packaging so nice? I love the colour and the metallic chrome! Simple but stands out!

  • Nicki’s Nude looks amazing!! I don’t really buy a ton of MAC but I’m going to have to check these out! xoxo

    • Right? Me either, but this collection was calling to me! 🙂 I’m glad I picked them up!

  • aah I love Nicki’s Nude! Corals in general are awesome, but Pinkprint looks good! Reminds me of Angel a bit (though not a frost) and I love that one too! Now I want to get Nicki’s Nude haha (I love that packaging too!)

    • Totally agree! Totally go for it! I’m loving the colours so far!

  • Nicki’s Nude looks really pretty on you! I want to pick up a few things from this collection!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • Thanks Nicole! Definitely take a look, I’m really liking both colours!

  • Nicki’s Nude looks gorgeous on you! I might have to put it on my list of shades to get…I also feel you on blue toned pinks, but Pinkprint looks quite nice on you!

    • Thank you! Definitely a nice shade to add to the collection. I appreciate that! Yeah blue toned pinks and me are just a no-no…