Hi Dolls and Dames! I am here for it!!! A review of Nicki Minaj's new single 'Chun Li'. Let me be honest, Nicki has always had a place in my heart and on my playlist. I love her music and I expect to hear more from her in the very near future and for some time to come. That being said...honesty is the best policy, right?
I am going to square Nicki up to no one else but Nicki. It is not fair to continuously make a comparison of her to ANY OTHER female rapper. This is not a shoebox, its a world we can all thrive in and we DESERVE to have multiple female rappers on the charts. It's only a fair representation.
For this track, it is super catchy, definitely a song you can put on loop or ride with. The beat is nice and on trend and Nicki's flow is love;y. I really love that she went for a throwback, nostalgic vibe with the title (what you know about that helicopter kick Nicki? 😏)
However, the song very much feels like Stupid H*e. I feel like this is the zone Nicki goes to when she is on defense switching it up to the offense. We have been here before and I don't feel like Chun Li is a new move for Nicki. However, tried and true, she has given us a 'get ready for the summer' jam and Nicki usually follows up with a hit filled comeback. There is no reason or indication that this time will be any different. Hopefully, with the new music we will see some artistic growth from The Barb. But either way, I will probably have it on HEAVY ROTATION.
Nicki will always deliver a banger for you, growth or not, and let's face it...she just can't do any wrong in my eyes musically.
(Scroll down for my 'Chun-Li' inspired look and tutorial!)
Prep: Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel
Dr. Brandt Needles No More Eye De-puffing Gel
Prime: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Foundations: (I mix 2…)
L.A. Girl PRO.coverage HD High-Definition Long Wear Illuminating
Foundation, Warm Caramel + Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation +
Concealer, 13 Chestnut
NYX Professional Makeup Makeup Setting Spray, Dewy
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Ash Brown
e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Brow Gel Clear
Eyes: Wet 'n' Wild Photo Focus Concealer Medium Tawny (to prime my lids)
Sephora Color Palette/Copper Color
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel - 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette
e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner Jet Black
NYX Lush Lashes Mascara Voluptuous Black
½ strip WSP lashes by Christina + I Envy Super Strong Hold Lash Glue
By Kiss in Black
Cheeks/Jawline: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Hazelnut)
Lips: ColourPop Trap
MAC Saint Germaine
Sally Hansen Diamond 12 hour lip treatment in Engaging
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