Besides coining the catchphrase "Okurrr," Cardi B has also become a modern style icon. She dolls up with daring looks and accessories, including rainbow-colored hair, bejeweled nails and fearless outfits, but the best part of her look? Her equally stunning makeup that features perfectly-shaped brows. Lucky for us, her makeup artist extraordinaire Erika La’Pearl has shared the beauty secrets to achieve Cardi's flawlessly sculpted brows. Follow these steps and you, too, will be in tip top brow shape. Okurr?
Cardi B's makeup artist Erika La’Pearl shared beauty secrets to achieve Cardi's flawlessly sculpted brows
First things first: Prep your beautiful face with a face mask to get that natural glow before applying makeup. We suggest using one of these four DIY Meghan Markle-approved masks. After you've pampered yourself like a true Duchess, celebrity makeup artist Erika recommends using ICONIC London’s Sculpt and Boost Eyebrow Cushion to get that Cardi bold brow. The product is a two-shade (smudge-proof and sweat resistant) liquid brow compact that comes with a unique cushion-like dispensing system, making it easy to carry around when you're on the go. This is one item she would “definitely recommend” for effortlessly creating statement brows.
Before attempting the "statement brow," Erika suggests to get rid of those pesky outliers by either waxing or threading. “My top tip is to make sure your brows are shaped and clean for a sharp brow like Cardi.” As for the color, you should steer clear from black to avoid too much drama on your face. “I try to stay clear of black to make the eyebrows look more natural so the medium brown shades in ICONIC’s compact is so perfect for this,” the beauty expert explained.
One of the best parts of this product is that it comes with a double-sided applicator with a spoolie at one end, making it easy to build up the coverage with precise hair-like strokes. Think “micro-blading at home,” but with an afforable twist. The compact also features an ultra-thin angled brush perfect for creating natural-looking arches. Erika's tip? When using, allow your brush to become fully saturated in each of the rich, pigmented two-tone colors. Fill in the darker shade at the end of the brow and use the lighter shade as you get closer to the front of the brow. According to her, this will ensure long-lasting eyebrows.
Her choice of product is ICONIC London’s Sculpt and Boost Eyebrow Cushion
There are a variety of shades to choose from, including Cool Fair, Fair, Medium and Deep - plus, it's vegan-friendly and contains Vitamin E to help stimulate the growth of your natural brows. Yes, please! If not this product, Erika suggests Anastasia Beverly Hills’ newly-launched Dipbrow Gel for an extra, extra full brow effect or Glossier’s cult classic, Boy Brow for perfectly disheveled brows.
So there you have it—the industry secrets to achieving the perfect brow. “I always want to make sure that [Cardi] looks flawless,” Erika shared. And now, you too will have that "flawless" look.