Cardi B is known and beloved for her larger-than-life personality! It shines through her hilarious Instagram posts and definitely through her fashion. We also get to see just how bold and fun the rapper is through her makeup choices. She is especially known for wearing vibrant eye shadow hues that often match her hair, clothes, shoes, or some other part of her ensemble.
“Makeup is supposed to be fun while creating icon memorable looks," La'Pearl shared on Instagram. "I love how Cardi allows me to be creative and let me do what I love!”
What we cannot get enough of are all the different eye shadow palettes La'Pearl uses on Cardi. From drugstore brands to indie brands to beloved luxury names — she has a so many must-haves in the lineup. If you've always been curious about exactly which palettes are responsible for Cardi B's beautiful eye shadow looks, then look no further.
We rounded up our favorite looks and the palettes used to create them.
Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Subversive La Vie En Rose Eye Shadow Palette ($55, Sephora)
Who could ever forget Cardi B's iconic look for the 2019 Grammys? She hit the red carpet wearing a vintage Mugler dress from the designer's 1995 archives. Her dress is what got people talking but of course, her makeup had to be on point to tie everything together.
La'Pearl used the Subversive La Vie En Rose palette the shades Euphoria, Paranormal, and "a touch of Gold Nectar" from the Pat McGrath palette.
L'Oreal Paris Paradise Enchanted Palette ($15, Ulta)
Cardi B may be making tons of schmoney, but she still wears drugstore makeup pretty frequently. For the 2018 American Music Awards, her makeup artist used L'Oreal eye shadows.
The red and pink shades paired beautifully with her lipstick and the floral print of her Dolce & Gabbana dress gown. From the makeup to the hairpiece to the gown, this was definitely the most talked about look of the evening.
MAC Girls Risk Taker Palette ($25, Ulta)
Erika La'Pearl used two palettes again for this look but featured the Risk Taker Palette more prominently. She only used one brown shade from the MAC Girl Smarty Pants Palette ($41, Ulta).
(Psst... The Risk Taker palette is actually on sale right now. Catch it now before it goes back to full price.)
Pat McGrath Mothership Palettes, ($125, Sephora)
Cardi B went for major luxury with her look for the "Please Me" video with Bruno Mars. La'Pearl actually used two eye shadow palettes by Pat McGrath for the eye art.
"For the video, I stayed with pinks and purples, which to me accentuated and completed the look," La'Pearl explained on Instagram. "I went for Pat McGrath’s Mothership III Subversive Palette ($125, Sephora) and [the] Mothership Subversive La Vie En Rose Palette ($125, Sephora)."
Slush Palette ($33, September Rose Cosmetics)
Cardi B is no stranger to neon hair colors. It only makes sense that her makeup artist would take advantage of the bright inspiration her tresses often give. La'Pearl pulled the perfect pinks from the Slush palette to match Cardi B's pink ombre hairstyle.
Cardi B also wore Beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation ($40, Sephora).
Coloured Raine Vivid Pigment Eye Shadow Palette ($50, Beauty Bay)
Cardi B was the magazine cover queen in 2018! She scored the Entertainer of the Year award from Entertainment Weekly magazine. For the cover shoot, she slayed wearing shadows from the Coloured Raine's matte rainbow palette. She's also wearing lashes by the brand.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Thirsty Palette ($48, Beauty Bay)
The Neptune Palette ($27, GirljrCosmetics)
La'Pearl used two palettes again for Cardi B's look in the "Thotiana" remix video. She wore her signature red paisley print complete with a paisley cowboy hat, chaps, and red bottoms. To match the denim part of her look, La'Pearl went for a cool-toned eye art using a The Neptune Palette ($27, GirljrCosmetics) and the Exotic Peacock Palette ($25, Pinky Rose Cosmetics).
Cosmic Horror Eye Shadow Palette ($27, LASplash Cosmetics)
La'Pearl used the LASplash palette to create a look that matched Cardi B's pastel rainbow hair perfectly. To give Cardi's classic nude lip, she used Karina Smirnoff Liquid Lipstick ($18, LASplash Cosmetics). Although La'Pearl didn't reveal the exact lipstick shade, it is either the Trés Jolie or Flirt!
Take Me Back To Brazil Palette ($17, BH Cosmetics)
Cardi B doesn't just reserve her bomb makeup looks for video shoots, red carpets, and Super Bowl commercials. Sometimes she just stunts on Instagram just because. La'Pearl did this eye shadow with one of the most beloved rainbow palettes in the beauty community: Take Me Back To Brazil from BH Cosmetics.