Besides her fire music, excellent commentary on politics, and hilariously honest iterations of her relationships, Cardi B, is a Latina who has also built her platform on style. The trap rapper has become notorious for serving up some of the boldest and flawless looks in entertainment. Particularly when it comes to her makeup.
Whether she’s just playing around on Instagram or appearing at the Met Gala, fans of Cardi can always depend on her to cut a lewk.
Turns out Cardi B might be working on a project that could have you rocking her bold style “very” soon.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight about her 2019 Fashion Nova collection, which is her third collaboration with the company, the rapper spoke about her other business ventures, including her beauty line. When asked whether Cardi saw herself doing another beauty line soon she responded saying “very.”
When asked by the reporter to give us a little more information about the line she replied it was “Something that I want to do,” Cardi responded.
Based on Cardi B’s previous makeup venture, we can promise we’ll be standing at our comps ready to hit the click button.
Fans of Cardi B will likely remember that her limited-edition collaboration with Tom Ford quickly sold out.
Of course, now everyone has theories about who Cardi B’s next collab could be with.
Fans in Cardi B’s comments section have speculated that she could be working on something with Pat McGrath, who Cardi B has worn to the past two Met Galas. The Black British makeup artist provided Cardi with her mean pout and bold bronzed look.
There’s also speculation that her collaboration could make for a Fashion Nova first.
After all, the style maven has notoriously had a big place in her heart for the brand. No doubt, a Fashion Nova x Cardi B fashion line would give the rapper more clout, and ensure the further building of her fashion empire.
We live in a culture where hiding who you are, particularly on social media, is accepted as normal. From nip/tucks to Instagram filters, it’s rare social media users see the real “warts and all” picture when scrolling through their feed. That’s why Latina beauty blogger Rocio Cervantes is such a breath of fresh air in the online beauty world. Although her profession makes her part of a world that Photoshops and Facetunes every picture within an inch of its life, Cervantes is upfront about her ongoing struggle with cystic acne.
Cervantes has made it her mission abolish the stigma around acne–a skin condition that affects millions of Latinas.
Cervantes first made waves back in September when she showcased a truly creative way to deal with her acne. In a Youtube video titled “You Are Beautiful, Acne Or Not”, Cervantes created one of her classic full coverage looks with a twist. But this time, she refused to conceal her imperfections. Instead, she put star-shaped stickers over her blemishes and applied her foundation as usual. This technique created a “starburst” effect around her acne that resulted in a face full of beautiful constellations.
Cervantes explained that this creative look of making stars out of her blemishes “came out of frustration” after she was “thinking of how it would be if [she] didn’t have acne”. According to her, shortly after having this thought, she felt ashamed for wishing she was different because she realized that she’s perfect the way she is. but don’t see themselves reflected in the media.
To many, Cervantes is a body-positive role model for people who struggle with their skin.
“I hope acne and this skin acceptance continues to be an open topic,” Cervantes said. “Because it’s important that acne or any skin condition is normalized”.
In her latest effort, Cervantes is experimenting with foundation for those dealing with acne.
Cervantes has continued to break barriers with her honest and candid conversations about her acne struggle, most recently creating a series of videos where she tries out and reviews foundation made for acne-prone skin. The series, entitled “Acne vs. Foundation”, discusses everything from products’ shade range to their coverage (or lack thereof). And if that doesn’t convince you to subscribe, Cervantes even conducts her tutorials in Spanish makeup on occasion.
One thing’s for sure, and that’s that Cervantes has quite a few loyal Latina fans on Twitter.
Rocio you are literally everything this beauty community neeeds.
Sometimes, all it takes is a role model to make people feel less alone in the world. Cervantes’ transparency with her acne struggle is all some people will need to feel more confident in their own skin.
It’s hard not to look at Cardi B and absolutely revel in her career evolution. In the pace of four years, the Dominican-Trinidadian rapper has transformed herself from a learning-as-she-goes newbie to Queen Cardi B. While for most celebrities such a glow-up has led to changes in the way they choose to present themselves stylistically, this Bronx-born and raised Latina has used her style to affirm that she plans on remaining true to herself.
Here’s a look at Cardi B’s style evolution.
Early on, the hip-hop star followed the footpath of iconic female rappers.
In September 2015, Cardi B attended The Blondes show in New York at Milk Studios for New York Fashion Week’s The Shows.
The Bronx-born Latina embraced her curves with simple looks.
In February 2016, Cardi attended Bronner Brothers as a TV personality for the International Beauty Show.
Two years have passed since she sported a revealing dress and baseball cap at the Georgia World Congress Center, still, it’s easy to imagine the rapper wearing a similar outfit today, just with a bit more flare.
Belcalis Almanzar soon started showing her success by flashing labels.
In February 12, 2017, Cardi wore a white fur coat and a Gypsy dressy for Gypsy Show at New York Fashion Week.
Longtime fans of Cardi B know that the rapper has always had a love for labels. We didn’t need Bodak Yellow to learn that. Similar to Lil’ Kim’s looks and other Black female artists in her genre, Cardi B has come to show off her success and her own embrace of her sexuality with luxurious style flexing. The photo of her in a white fur coat came just a few days after she had signed a major record deal with Atlantic Records.
Then, she started upping the glitz and showed no plans of slowing down the showstopping.
In March 2017, Cardi attended the Make Trap Great Again showcase at Stubb’s Bar-B-Que for the 2017 SXSW Conference And Festivals in Austin, Texas.
Just a month after nailing her big record deal with Atlantic Records, Cardi stepped out at SXSW festival wearing a low-cut gold dress. The revealing look is something Cardi B has shown no signs of backing away from, even now as she explores her passion for design and looks from different decades.
Once red carpet season was in full swing, Cardi established that she knows how to clean up.
In September 14, 2017, Cardi B stunned in an off-shoulder Christian Siriano ball gown for Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Fans watching Cardi B’s major Cinderella red carpet moment were quite literally stunned by the rapper’s transformation. The look rolled out a new understanding of her fashion diversity to fans and showed designers that there was more to her style than the BX street looks she’s famous for. The diamond-colored, conservative, floor-length gown played a stark contrast to the styles we’d come to know the artist for in previous years. The appearance was an alert to fashion designers around the world that the Latina’s eccentricity could give even royal’s a run for their money.
But she didn’t leave behind her signature money-moving and street swag.
On October 6, 2017, Cardi performed during the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida.
She may have started from the bottom but one thing she’s not changing on her way to the top is her trendy hair.
On December 29, 2017, Cardi performed at The Joy Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wearing a sheer leotard and blue locks, the rapper put on quite a show for fans at a performance in New Orleans. The ‘Velvet Blue Mink Full Lace Unit’ that flowed past Cardi’s shoulders were styled by Atlanta hairstylist Arrogant Tae.
Then Queen Cardi emerged to show us what regular, degular, shmegular looks like when it meets shwanky.
On January 28, 2018, Cardi B attended the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In another gorgeous look, Cardi B revealed that the rapper life can be just as a graceful and elegant as a hip-hop artist wants to be.
When stepping out, the Latina rapper doesn’t shy away from her pelitos.
On February 3, 2018, Cardi B attended the 2018 MAXIM party produced By Karma International in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sporting a look that plenty of Latinas know well, Cardi B stepped on to the red carpet of a Maxim party rocking a high ponytail and baby hairs. Once again proving that while her label game might have been elevated, Cardi B’s glow up is more about glam and career power and not at all about losing her roots.
She has continued her path of becoming an icon while showing up The Icons.
On February 10, 2018, Cardi B sat front and center in a row with Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan, Molly Shannon, Brad Walsh, Jaimie Alexander and Sarah Rafferty while attending the Christian Siriano fashion show for New York Fashion Week.
Sitting among a row of some of the entertainment’s industry’s most famous style veterans, Cardi B stood out at the Christian Siriano fashion show while sporting a fur coat and sunnies, looking equal parts fly and opulent.
She has proved herself to be the ultimate award winner and fashion maven.
On March 11, 2018, Cardi B accepts her award for Best New Artist onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California.
Having quickly proven herself to be a fashion favorite for Christian Siriano, the rapper wore a burgundy tulle dress by the designer from his fall 2018 collection just weeks before the drop of her debut album. The playful dress turned out to be a perfect match for her exuberant acceptance speech and perhaps one of her most talked-about looks while rumors of her pregnancy were further stirred online.
During the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Cardi B tore up the festival during her performance. But it was 90s R&B feels that truly caught our attention. Her slick all-white outfit paired with baggy pants and exquisite rizos was a look to vibe to.
Cardi B’s MET Gala outfit could literally inspire a new religion.
For the 2018 Met Gala theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” Cardi B showed up to the event looking bold and bodacious. The Dominican-Trinidadian Latina dove headfirst into the event’s theme with a dress by Jeremy Scott and a jeweled encrusted crown to match.
Cardi is proving to be one of fashion’s top players. We can’t wait to see what other fashion rules she continues to break and what other labels will fight to dress the Latina rapper from The Bronx.