How Cardi B Got a Pastel-Pink Pixie Cut for The 2021 Grammys

Cardi B, one of the performers at the 2021 Grammys, just revealed her look for the night. As usual, she looks absolutely fantastic — and she's switching up her look in a way we rarely get to see at celebrity-studded events such as this one. To match her metallic and futuristic wardrobe, Cardi wore a pastel-pink pixie with a deep side-part.

Cardi's right-hand glam team is responsible for this look, much like many of the rapper's other iconic looks. Makeup artist Erika La'Pearl achieved that classic Cardi beat with products by Pat McGrath Labs after prepping the skin with Urban Skin RX products. Specifically, she used Skin Fetish Primer, Foundation, and Setting Powder to achieve Cardi's smooth complexion. On Cardi's eyes is the Mothership 5 Bronze Seduction Palette and PermaGel Eyeliner Pencil; Lust Gloss in Flesh Astral tops the look off on the lips.

Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Setting Powder

Hairstylist Toyko Stylez used Joico products to achieve Cardi's cotton-candy style. As she tells ishonest exclusively, she decided on this super-short style immediately after seeing Cardi's prepared outfit for the night. "I always work with Kollin [Carter, Cardi's stylist], to see the wardrobe early, and felt it would be better to go with short hair so that the wardrobe stands out for the performance," Stylez says. "We did this hairstyle in black the night before and Cardi loved it, so we did the same thing in rose gold [for Grammy night]."

Stylez is a master of wig-styling, and this Grammys look is certainly no exception. After lightening a pre-cut wig, she colored it using Joico's Color Intensity Rose Gold (followed by the brand's Defy Damage ProSeries 2 Bond- Strengthening Color Treatment to avoid breakage). The most important tip for recreating this style at home all comes down to the wig adhesive, Stylez explains. "I love using Lace Grip glue to hold my wigs down," she says.

Joico Defy Damage ProSeries 2 Bond-Strengthening Color Treatment

After installment, Stylez applied Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil for shine before giving Cardi a spritz of JoiMist Firm Finishing Spray to comb the hairs into place. Once she perfected the style, she topped it all off with Humidity Blocker Plus Protective Finishing Spray.

Joico Blonde Life Brilliant Glow Brightening Oil

Congratulations on putting on such an amazing performance, Cardi — and for looking so damn cool while doing it, too.

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