Cardi B is always on point with her makeup looks thanks to her go-to makeup artist, Erika La'Pearl. From her foundation to her highlight to her eye art, we cannot stop fawning over the many looks the rapper wears to coincide with her stylish ensembles.
We find ourselves most fascinated by the many color combinations and eye shadow palettes that La'Pearl pulls from to keep Cardi B looking beautifully beat. The rapper wears a ton of palettes by indie, drugstore, and high-end brands alike!
But there are two eye shadow palettes by one cult-favorite brand that La'Pearl returns to over and over and over again!
Erika La'Pearl is always dipping into the Pat McGrath Mothership Bronze Seduction Palette ($125, Sephora).
Pat McGrath Labs launched the Mothership palette in September 2018, and die-hard beauty fans were immediately obsessed with its rich, warm pigments almost instantly! The palette also has two color-shifting shades, VR Fire Opal and Astral Luna Gold.
Cardi B looks FLAWLESS wearing the shades from this palette and she's worn them multiple times.
When La'Pearl isn't pulling Mothership V from her beauty bag, she's reaching for a much brighter and slightly more affordable Pat McGrath palette: Mothership Subversive La Vie En Rose ($56, Sephora).
This palette is all about different shades of pinks and purples with a single gold metallic shade in the mix. The standout shade is that neon pink, which shows up like a dream on all skin tones. Yes to inclusive eye shadow pigments. Foundation isn't the only area that needs improvement when it comes to catering to all complexions, and Pat McGrath has been ahead of the curve since her first official makeup launch!
Phoenix Ultimate Shadow Palette ($18, Ulta)
This NYX palette is probably the best dupe in the lineup in terms of shade options and price because it has a shade to cover almost every color in Mothership V, plus a few extra hues that are not in the Pat McGrath lineup, like those yellows and oranges! A lot of palettes I found with a warm, red theme still lacked the deep matte black from Mothership V, but this one has the black and brown matte shades.
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault Ring the Alarm Eyeshadow Palette ($15, Ulta)
This palette has a lot more orange options, but it also has a lot of the gold, bronze, and rose gold tones you're looking for. The Secret shade (matte brown) is similar to the matte brown shade in Mothership V, although Secret is a touch cooler than the Pat McGrath palette. I especially love that this Jaclyn Hill palette has a shade, called Lolli, that's similar to the Rose Gold shimmer in the Mothership V palette.
LAWLESS The One Eye Shadow Palette ($64, Sephora)
This palette is probably the best option on the list in terms of colors. It has a matte black, a matte brown plus the perfect assortment of shimmers in the same metallic colors from the Mothership V. In addition to the easy duping, word on the beauty streets is that this palette is underrated yet SUPER pigmented.
Huda Beauty Ruby Obsessions Palette ($27, Sephora)
I was actually super torn between two eye shadow palettes in the Huda Beauty Obsessions collection. The Ruby palette offers up more of the shimmery finishes that are available in the Mothership V palette.
If you prefer browns with a red undertone, then the Huda Beauty Warm Browns Obsessions Palette is also a great contender since it offers the reds and browns — although there are fewer shimmer finishes in that palette.
Make-Up Atelier Pink Violet Tones Eye Shadow Palette ($35, Beautylish)
This palette is almost a perfect dupe for La Vie En Rose since it has varying pink and purple matte shades. The only necessary shade it's missing is the shimmery gold hue from the Pat McGrath palette but you could use a highlighter or shimmery shade from a palette you already own!
Fem Rosa Karrueche x ColourPop She Shadow Palette ($16, ColourPop Cosmetics)