Did you immediately gasp for air when you saw Cardi B’s Elle cover for their September issue? Samsies.
The rapper made her cover debut for the magazine dripping in a diamond headpiece, but the focus was all about her face. The 27 year-old has been serving plenty of buzz-worthy beauty moments, most recently in her video for “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion. Before we could even stop gushing over her glam in the music video, Cardi’s key MUA Ericka La’Pearl blessed our feeds with this face.
“It’s my first cover! I’m still gagging because I remember when I was little I loved that magazine! So iconic!” La’ Pearl tells Byrdie exclusively.
“For this look I used a lot of Anastasia Beverly Hills products. I love their products so much and for them to love me back and show me support is crazy!”
La’ Pearl is responsible for the aforementioned looks, plus several of Cardi B’s most coveted makeup looks. Lucky for us (and for you), the MUA shared every product on Cardi’s face for this cover with Byrdie. Yes, there’s tons of Anastasia Beverly Hills favorites, including the gloss used to create this '90s inspired lip.
In the Elle interview Cardi talked politics and music: “My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad bitch. When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest bitch in the room, to me, that’s female empowerment.”
The same could be said about this glam. Get everything you need to recreate this powerful look below.