How Nelly Furtado Is Getting Ready for the Grammys

02/07/2007 at 04:55 PM ET

How does the pop nominee prepare for a Grammy night that includes red carpet close-ups, a high-energy performance and late-night parties? Furtado—along with hairstylist Laini Reeves and makeup artist Colleen Creighton— gave PEOPLE the scoop. Eschewing a nutritionist or personal trainer, Furtado stocks up on fresh fruit, steamed veggies and water two weeks before the show and tones by rehearsing for her upcoming “Get Loose” tour. “The dancing is a great all-over body workout,” says the singer, who favors Liftoff energy drink for quick pick-me-ups. Reeves uses Kérastase Nutritive Lait Nutri-Sculpt on Furtado’s hair, since throat-irritating hairspray is usually off-limits: “Her hair responds better with the least amount of product.” For the red carpet, Creighton uses softer makeup on the star, like Shu Uemura sheer face powder. At performance time, she adds extra coats of Giorgio Armani mascara. To turn up the glam for afterparties, Creighton dabs MAC Lustreglass lip gloss in Instant Gold on the star’s lips and curls her lashes with a Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. And most importantly, “I just want to look hot all the time,” says Furtado.

For all the award show gossip, check in with our Red Carpet Confidential blog.

Photo: Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa

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tricia on

I love LIFTOFF too! Herbalife ROCKS SOLID!

Ryan on

You’re right tricia, Liftoff is totally the bomb!!

SO_riGht on

you must be joking she is more beautiful w/ her natural look then a face full of makeup love her hair but not her pose it down right childish

Stacy on

LiftOff is AWESOME!! My personal weight loss coach hooked me up with it and it ROCKS!! Mental Clarity, energy, faster recovery (from the B vitamins) – no wonder Nelly loves it!

Francesca on

Nelly Furtado just plain rocks!

BTW, I just found a neat Nelly site with all her story detailed. Lots of interesting and unrevealed things in there.

Brian Marvin on

For all of you who love the awesome energy drink that nell furtado is talking about you can order on this website!!
I love Herbalife’s Energy drink Liftoff!!!!

MC216 on

I have a comment to Bc who posted a message on feb 8,You need to re think your comments,MS FURTADO IS A BEAUTIFUL WOMEN.SHE ALSO MADE A GREAT CHOICE IS USEING LIFTOFF,IT IS THE BEST CHOICE I MADE.


MC216 on

also you can check out a liftoff web site.

thank’s MC216

Lorelei on

Thanks so much ‘People Magazine’ for sharing Nelly’s favorite energy drink: ‘LiftOff’. Your Magazine Rocks!
More energy with mental clarity contact

joebloga on

No I disagree, she is indeed a minger – especially with that crazy fringe haircut – goodness – makes me wanna puke

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