All The Deets Behind Cardi B’s Glam VMAs Pink Carpet Look

Cardi B X 2018 VMAs
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Rapper Cardi B might be just one month into motherhood, but she’s still slaying red carpets. The I Like It rapper came through ‘dripping’  — including 100 carat emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings — at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in her first appearance since giving birth to daughter Kulture in July. 

[SEE ALSO: Cardi B’s Stylist Used Six Bundles Of Hair For This Red Carpet Look]

The new mom channeled old Hollywood glam, trading in her normally lengthy looks for a poppin’ feathered pixie crafted by Tokyo Stylez and dramatic smokey eye and face beat by Erika La’ Pearl while draped in a plunging magenta velvet Nicolas Jebran dress.


Cardi B x 2018 VMAs
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“I was inspired to create a more sophisticated look on her,” said Erika who has been painting Cardi’s face for more than three years. “Cardi’s a mom now, with a new perspective on life,” she said.

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For her bronzed smokey eye, she used Pat McGrath’s MTHRSHP Subversive Eye Shadow Palette accented with purple lids  To play up the eye drama, Erika created drew in a bold winged eyeliner paired with Kiss Lash Couture Triple Push Up Lashes ($5.99) in Teddy.

She completed the look with Pat McGrath’s Matte Trance lipstick in She’s Heaven. Scroll down for more angles of her fire look.

Cardi B X 2018 VMAs
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Cardi B x 2018 VMAs
Photo Credit: Getty

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