“Cardi B’s VMAs Look: A Chic Mommy Makeover Reflecting Her Newfound Perspective on Motherhood”

Cardi B, who recently became a mother, has gained a fresh perspective on life and a refined appearance to go along with it. She revealed her complete transformation at the MTV Video Music Awards in a stunning velvet dress created by Nicolas Jebran, where she proudly flaunted her post-pregnancy figure. Opting for a chic pixie cut and a dramatic cat-eye, the rapper made her first red carpet appearance since delivering her daughter, Kulture, in July. Her makeup artist, Erika La’ Pearl, attributed Cardi B’s sophisticated new look to her newfound motherhood.

Red carpet star: Cardi B debuted a 'more sophisticated' look at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday evening 

Cardi B showcased a more refined appearance during the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night, leaving many impressed with her red carpet transformation.

New look: The elegant velvet gown she wore was a far cry from the racy silver dress she rocked in December (pictured)

The rapper has toned down her look since becoming a mom in July

After becoming a mom in July, the rapper has switched up her style for a more toned-down look. Gone are the days of racy silver dresses, as she recently stunned in an elegant velvet gown that was a complete departure from her previous fashion choices.

For Cardi B’s first red carpet appearance after giving birth, her makeup artist La’ Pearl wanted to create a more sophisticated look that showcased the star’s new perspective on life. La’ Pearl used a mix of bronze and purple shades from Pat McGrath Labs’ Mothership V: Bronze Seduction and Mthrshp Subversive: La Vie En Rose palettes to create a smokey eye look that highlighted the performer’s fuchsia gown. To add pops of color, La’ Pearl used purple shades on the lower lash line and wing. The makeup artist prepped Cardi’s skin with products from Ole Henriksen and used Pat’s Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm duo for a golden glow on the rapper’s cheekbones. Lastly, Cardi’s lips were kept neutral and full with a sheer balm from the beauty brand.

Stunning: For her first red carpet appearance since the birth of her daughter,  Cardi B rocked a sleek pixie cut, a dramatic cat eye, and $4 million worth of diamonds

Impressive: Cardi B looked absolutely gorgeous at her first red carpet event after the arrival of her baby girl. She flaunted a stylish pixie cut and bold cat eye makeup, while also adorned with diamonds worth a whopping $4 million.

Then and now: The hip-hop star almost had a wardrobe malfunction at last year's VMAs

She wore a stunning red strapless dress to take the stage at this year's show

Back then and now: During the previous year’s VMAs, the hip-hop artist almost suffered a fashion faux pas. However, this year she owned the stage in a fabulous red strapless gown.

Parents' night out: Cardi B and her rapper fiancé Offset welcomed their first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus, in July

Cardi B and her rapper fiancé, Offset, had a night out without their newborn, Kulture Kiari Cephus. The couple attended an awards show where Cardi B rocked 200 carats of Colombian emeralds worth a whopping $4 million. She also showed off multiple outfit changes throughout the evening. She accepted the award for Best New Artist in a stunning strapless red gown with a dramatic train by Azzi & Osta. Later, she changed into a custom black Christian Siriano mini dress to join Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled on stage to take home the Best Collaboration Award for their song ‘Dinero.’ Her outfits were a stark contrast from some of her racier looks she wore pre-motherhood, including the time she almost had a wardrobe malfunction at last year’s MTV VMAs when her pink feathered dress started to slip down while introducing a performance by Demi Lovato.

Makeover: Cardi B traded the racy leotard she wore to perform at the 2017 show (pictured) for a black Christian Siriano mini dress to join Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled on stage this year

Makeover: Cardi B traded the racy leotard she wore to perform at the 2017 show for a black Christian Siriano mini dress to join Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled on stage this year (pictured)

Transformation: Cardi B opted for a sleek black Christian Siriano mini dress to showcase her talent alongside Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled at this year’s event, ditching the risqué leotard she rocked during her 2017 performance.

Throwback: The rapper opted for sparkly numbers that showed off her ample cleavage at the BET Hip Hop Awards last year

Throwback: The rapper opted for sparkly numbers that showed off her ample cleavage at the BET Hip Hop Awards last year

Looking back: During the BET Hip Hop Awards in the previous year, the artist chose to wear glittery outfits that highlighted her generous cleavage.

During a previous event, the popular music artist had to hold onto her dress as she was being introduced, while wearing a bold sequin leotard that boasted a chest cutout. In a later performance at Foxwoods Resort Casino in California, Cardi B flaunted her backside in a ripped fishnet dress. However, now that she is a working mother to her first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus, born in July to her rapper fiance Offset, it seems she is all about the glamorous look. Cardi B had previously announced that she would not be joining Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic tour due to insufficient recovery time for her physical and mental health, and also because it was unhealthy for her baby to be on the road.

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