Her makeup artists shares her drugstore secret.

Claire Beaudreault
Updated Dec 28, 2018 @ 10:33 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, shared Cardi B’s budget makeup routine with Refinery29, and we've already added the drugstore products to our online shopping cart.

Erika and Cardi have worked together for five years, so La' Pearl knows what the WAP rapper likes. 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 on the wallet. 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: "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."

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"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," shared the makeup artist. "It stays in place, though, on the red carpet, at the Grammys, and on stage." Hey, it's helped Cardi look powerful AF while she's making money moves, and we're going to follow suit.