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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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..

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