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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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

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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.

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