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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lizz on

I think that she is very pretty

Crystal Beach girl on

I remember when that was important to her.

Crystal Beach girl on

Sorry, But I ment to say that I remember when the music was more important to her not glam. (My cat was rubbing into my hand and I ended up hitting the post button b4 I was done.) That pose reminds me of Beyonce.

BC on

her pose is ugly her face is ugly her dress is ugly OMG she is a train wreck

izzi on

I love that look on her!!!

izzi on

I love that look on her!!!

paula on

She reminds me so much of Courtney Cox…but she’s gorgeus

Crystal Beach girl on

She in the CSI:NY Wed night. She was not too bad at acting.

abc123 on

Paula, you’re right! She reminds me of Courtney Cox also. I almost thought who that was…at first. Nelly looks nice though.

Juri on

that is hands down , no doubt gorgeous. she is totally going to get a grammy.

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

Vitalee on

Nelly Furtado; great singer, great look! You go, girl….

And (especially Aussies) if you want to know more about the AMAZING Liftoff© [gets your body & mind in sync!)look here & look under nutritional products, can order online, or email/ring the links. Enjoy, whatever….

Skye Russell on

To order Liftoff go to on

Whow Nelly, you are a wonderful looking women!!! I also use Liftoff for long time – 150 % Power! I wish you the best for your carrier!!! Greetings from Germany
Mechthilde Gairing

efflandrin roberto on

hello all, nelly is really cool, great singer using great products. LIFTOFF ROCKS AND SO DOES HERBALIFE………. YEAH. ROBY ITALY

Tarik on


Laura Greaves on

I am getting awesome results with LIFTOFF in sunny South Africa!

sabine on

I so great to see a big rockstar use liftoff, it’s great.
thank you for your real good sing. My two daugther is your fan.

(I’m french)

Gerhard on

I use LIFTOFF for long time too and I think it’s great.

christina on


Norberto Soares on

Thanks Herbalife for inventing LiftOff. I’m portuguese and I am really proud to see a luso-canadian drinking the same drink as I. Here in Portugal LiftOff ROCKS!!!! Don’t forget to send me an e-mail for more informations.

leilani lilly on


Adelaide on

I Love Liftoff!!!

Cristina Pessini on

ow…it’s bad that in Brazil we don’t have Liftoff yet.
But we are waiting for these and other products that you have there.
for Herbalife info in Brazil:

Cristina Pessini on’s bad that we in Brazil don’t have Liftoff yet. But we are waiting for these and other products that you have there.
for herbalife products in brazil c_pessini @ hotmail . com

night on

This woman is gorgeous…but she needs to get a new stylist. She is knockout beautiful…but the dress is awful.

Ramona on

A classy, talented, smart Canadian woman… Click on website for Liftoff details…

Manny on

Nelly Furtado looks to me like a little child on this pic. U can think what ever u want about her, but the HERBALIFE products are just ways over the top. Liftoff and night time driving or dancing is perfect. Pull the Liftoff out of your pocket in a bar or club and the girls (and for woman the handsome men) around you get biiiiig eys.
wana try it? email me :-)

rosa on

She says that she likes Lift off for pick me ups. So do I, whenever I’m at work and I feel tired I make one for myself and it’s so convenient because it comes in little packets that you throw in water.

andy on

inquire about liftoff at

Paulo on

Portuguese beauty..

Red Goddess on

I am happy to see Nelly using Liftoff Energy drink. Keeps her Hip n Healthy
Thanks for the herbalife boost.

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