Nicki Minaj Talks About her "Barbie" Makeup in March 2013 InStyle UK

She”s been turning heads with her crazy sense of fashion on “American Idol”, and Nicki Minaj just scored a feature in the March 2013 issue of InStyle UK magazine.

The “Beauty and a Beat” songstress adorned herself in colorful designer garb along with a pink coif for the Matt Inwin-shot spread while dishing about beauty secrets and her new perfume line

Check out a few highlights from Nickis new interview below. For more, be sure to pay a visit to InStyle UK!

On healthy eating:
“As soon as I”m supposed to diet, that”s when I eat more. Before the MTV video awards, I was trying to lose weight, but my uncle did a barbecue and we had this amazing potato salad that I couldn”t turn down. I ended up gaining five pounds.”

On looking flawless:
“I don”t go for facials. I”ve realized that so much of what appears on your skin has to do with what goes in your body. I always take my make-up off with MAC”s cleansing wipes. They could take down a house! I use a moisturizing cleanser and I never towel-dry my face; I let it air-dry instead. I also keep my hair off my face when I”m sleeping. That keeps my skin smooth.”

On her Barbie-inspired makeup:
“I always wear pink lips. It”s a Barbie look and I love it. I tend to stick to the same eye look- a big black lash and a big black liner. I like to layer my lashes and sometimes add glitter to my eyelids.”

On branding her new perfume:
“I knew if there was a pink wig on the bottle [of my new scent], it would be synonymous with my persona. When they came back with a sketch, I nearly passed out – it”s perfect.”