Cardi B’s gigantic red feathery dress at the Met Gala 2019 was phenomenal.
The Thom Browne dress featured beaded nipples, a whopping 30,000 feathers and an epic three-metre long train that was so big it required it’s own entourage (we counted no less than 10 gentlemen) – talk about making an entrance.
And although her dress caught our attention, we couldn’t help but notice how flawless her makeup was too.
Cardi B’s makeup artist Erika La’ Pearl, who’s the master behind many of Cardi B’s best beauty moments, shared her excitement for the Met Gala over on her Instagram and later explained how she ‘really wanted to go very pretty’ for Cardi B’s makeup because ‘her dress was amazing and over the top!’
The makeup artist later revealed the product behind Cardi’s flawless base was the Beautyblender Bounce liquid foundation: ‘I want to shoutout @beautyblender ! I love their foundation.’ she said.
The foundation from the brains behind the iconic Beautyblender makeup sponge, features a Blender-shaped well (of course) and claims to be ‘silky smooth’, with a ‘light as air texture’, with a formulation infused with hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich white birch extract, to perfect and protect.
But most surprisingly La’ Pearl opted for a high street brand when it came to prepping Cardi’s skin, looking to Ponds skin care products: ‘For skin prep I used Ponds. I love using skin care products before applying foundation to me it makes it easier for me to apply foundation.’ she explained.
This year makeup artist La’ Pearl helped create the look for Cardi B with Pat McGrath, who recently opened her first UK store in Selfridges, London.
On her Instagram, she explained how for Cardi’s eyes she used Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Bronze Seduction Palette in the shades Rose Gold, Astral Luna and Blitz Flame to emphasise the star’s brown eyes.
And to highlight she used Skin Fetish Duo in golden onto her lids and cheekbones, followed by FetishEYES Mascara, Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Xtreme Black and with set of false lashes from House of Lashes.
To top off the look, La’ Pearl applied a custom blend of MatteTrance Lipstick in Guinevre and Vendetta to create a burgundy power lip, which she claimed was ‘everything’.
Leave it to Cardi to stun once again.