After keeping a pretty low profile on social media, Cardi B shocked fans when she emerged onstage at the BET Awards 2021 with her growing baby bump in a shimmery black jumpsuit! Below, see other highlights from the night—including her fashion and beauty details.
Saving the pregnancy surprise for her big moment on stage, Cardi forwent the red carpet. Although the “Up” rapper passed on the opportunity to strut her stuff for paparazzi, the soon-to-be mom provided all the pizzazz with her performance fashion.
When Migos took the stage at the BET Awards 2021 to perform "Straightenin" and "Type S**t" from their new album Culture III, we could not have possibly imagined that Cardi B appear from backstage carrying baby no. 2 with her husband, Offset. Neither could those on #BlackTwitter.
Styled by Kollin Carter, the fashionable rapper wore a custom Dolce and Gabbana jumpsuit, which featured thousands of oversized crystal embellishments and a cut-out design to emphasize her growing baby bump.
SPecifically for #culturesbiggestnight, the beauty influencer showed up and showed out with super long dark black tresses that cascaded down her shoulders and gently fell below her knees. Styled by her trusted hairstylist Tokoyo Stylez, the sleek hairdo perfectly complimented her fabulous glam and black stiletto nails styled by MarieNailz.
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Makeup Artist, Erika La’ Pearl’s goal when it came to getting glam was to enhance Cardi’s pregnancy glow for her big announcement at the star-studded event. “I wanted to create a look that enhanced her natural glow.”
To do so, the makeup artist prepped the “I Like It” rapper’s skin with products from Urban Skin Rx. She first cleansed the skin using the Resurfacing Vitamin C Cleansing Bar to create a beautiful surface. After drying her face, La Pearl used one of the Even Tone Resurfacing At Home Peel Pads to smooth and help to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.
To lock in moisture, the makeup artist applied the Radiant & Bright Glowing Moisturizer for an instant glow. Finally, La Peal applied a few drops of the Reti-Glow Gentle Resurfacing Night Oil to the face and neck to improve the look of a dull and dehydrated complexion.
To see more highlights from the BET Awards 2021, check out this detailed roundup!
(Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for BET)