NickiMinaj appears on the cover of T magazine’s “The Greats issue” in one of her simplest and most understated shoots to date. Posing with her head slightly tilted, she’s wearing a white collared shirt that’s buttoned all the way up, hoop earrings, and very neutral makeup with the exception of a deep red lipstick. For the rapper, who’s known for rocking exaggerated and head-turning looks, it’s a makeunder indeed — and people are really excited about it.
On Instagram, there was an outpouring of love for Minaj’s effortlessly chic new cover look. Many people shared compliments such as “glow up queen” and “wow this is one the best pictures I’ve seen of her because she looks real and not plastic and overly made up,” expressing amazement at her newfound “rather chill” style.
While Minaj’s look continually evolves, there have also been others who’ve done total 180s and toned down their looks. From Kim Kardashian to Taylor Swift, these seven women prove that less can be more.