A gorgeous woman lives under all of Nicki Minaj’s dramatic makeup and the beauty industry is starting to take notice. Allure Magazine chose the eccentric rapper as its Face for May 2011 and chatted with her about all things beauty.

Here are some excerpts from the interview below:

How many wigs do you have? A hundred? Right before I walk out the door, I grab one. Today, I wore a beige jacket and brown boots and I wanted to keep the whole earth-tone color scheme, so I did blonde. But it all depends on my mood. I just like to feel euphoric and free—so I’m going for more of the pink and the crazy, weird stuff now.

Do you have any beauty icons? I love Cyndi Lauper’s style. I remember watching her as a kid and thinking, I don’t know who this is, but I want to hang out with her. Her style looked like a piece of art to me.

What beauty products are in your purse? My M.A.C. lipstick [Pink for Friday]; an amazing Chanel lip balm, some sponges to constantly blot my face, and a full bottle of Chloé. I’m really obsessed with it. It’s my airport duty-free purchase whenever I’m flying.

Will you give it up to do your own celebrity fragrance? Of course! Hopefully, I’ll do one this year. I like scents that feel summer-y, but have a va-va-voom [factor]. I want to smell like a sexy and confident woman, not like candy.

The May issue of Allure Magazine is on newsstands now so pick it up to see the rest of Nicki Minaj’s interview.

What do you think of Nicki Minaj being embraced by the beauty industry? Do you love her wigs and outrageous colors or does she look better when her makeup is toned down?

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-Faith Cummings

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  • Bronze

    Can I say that I am her # 1 UN FAN! But she is beautiful and looks great in her wigs. I’m just not a fan of her style.

    She reminds me of Nona Hyndricks/Hendrick??? If she could just edit her look I’d be a fan.

    But she wears what ever she wears well.

  • Love Nicki, I do prefer when her makeup is toned down a bit you see her true beauty

  • Alejandroroque

    I love Nicki. And her wigs !!!!

  • Melissa C.

    Sooooooo out of ALL the black singers, actresses, models, dancers etc… Allure magazine (which has never shown much if any diversity at all) decides to pick this part time circus act, full time coon. Okay. We are just jokes to publications like Allure, Elle, Vogue, etc… Smh…

  • Dee

    Got to love Nicki.