Cardi B’s Foundation Is A $10 Drugstore Favorite

Cardi B’s iHeartRadio Win

Cardi B took home the award for Best New Hip Hop Artist at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and she, of course, thanked her ‘haters.’  “Oh my God! I am going to thank a lot of people because a lot of people helped me with my success so here it goes. I want to thank my publicist, my team, I want to thank Atlantic, my family. Who else? I want to thank my man. I want to thank my fans because even when I’m wrong they be like she’s still right. And I want to thank my haters too. Because, ha-ha-ha, because they be downloading my stuff so they can hear it and talk crap about it. But it benefits me. Ha-ha-ha. My album will be coming in April. Okay? Yes, sir. April. Stay tuned mother f**kers.”

Cardi B’s $10 Foundation

But let’s talk about another Cardi B moment—when her makeup artist revealed that she uses a drugstore foundation on the rapper. Erika La’ Pearl chatted with Refinery29 about Cardi’s flawless makeup. “From start to finish, it takes a while to do her because she doesn’t like to stay still! She’s always getting up to get something to eat, always doing business calls. It takes a good hour and 30 minutes, sometimes two.”
La’ Pearl, who has been with Cardi three years, says she uses drugstore makeup mixed in with some high-end products. “Cardi’s skin tone is really in-between, like a yellow with a pink undertone. Those colors match her perfectly, and I’m usually mixing a lot of different foundations. I mix Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer in 06 Sand Beige and 09 Tan. I also use BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer for her under eyes and spots. I found out about Milani when I had to run to the drugstore, because I didn’t have time to go to Sephora to get Nars. It stays in place, though, on the red carpet, at the Grammys, and on stage.”

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