Claire Beaudreault
March 07, 2018 11:09 am
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We’ve learned the secret to Cardi B’s flawless makeup, and it’s a $10 foundation that’ll have you “drippin’ in finesse.” The rapper’s makeup artist, Erika La’ Pearl, (@erika_lapearl_mua on Instagram) recently shared Cardi B’s beauty routine with Refinery29.

Erika and Cardi have been a team for the last three years. Occasionally, the same energy that captivates the musician’s fans gets in the way of her beautification process. Erika told R29, “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.”

Cardi’s makeup is usually neutral, which allows her larger-than-life personality to come through. A matte, smooth foundation makes for a camera-ready face, and Erika’s go-tos are easy to find at the drugstore. If Cardi is who you’re trying to be, copping these products is a good place to start.

Sexy neutrals for the rapstress

Erika shared the foundation she uses on the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, telling R29:

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Check out the products that won’t get in the way of your money moves:


Erika mixes the shades Tan and Sand Beige to achieve a perfect match for Cardi.

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