Signature Shade: Tom Ford Gives Cardi B Her Own Lipstick Color—and It Flies Off the Shelves

Cardi B attends the Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on September 5, 2018 in New York City.
Cardi B attends the Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on September 5, 2018 in New York City.
Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images)

Cardi B’s Fashion Week may not be going exactly according to plan, but there is one bright spot—literally. On Saturday, Tom Ford Beauty introduced its new line of Boys & Girls lipsticks, with a hue named for the entertainer in a shade as attention-getting as she is.

And while those familiar with Cardi’s lyrics (or background) might expect otherwise, her namesake shade is neither “bloody” nor “regular shmegular degular”—it’s not even “Bodak Yellow.” In fact, “Cardi” is a brilliant blue with a hint of shimmer.

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The rapper, who was front row at Ford’s Spring-Summer ‘19 presentation last Wednesday, joins the likes of other Ford muses Naomi Campbell and editor Carine Roitfeld in receiving this distinct honor; her lipstick is one of several Ford will be unveiling this season. In response to the reveal of her signature shade, Cardi posted a thank you that indicated this may just be the beginning of a beautiful relationship between the two:

“Thank you so much @tomford and @tomfordbeauty!!! So excited for this and what’s to come!!”

But if you were hoping to get your hands lips on this little bit of Cardi’s legacy, think again (or check eBay?). Within 24 hours of its release, the shade is already sold out.

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Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?

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sallykimball
SallyKimball

I am too old to be wearing that blue, but I would wear the shit out of whatever lipstick she is wearing in the pic at the top of this article. I own waaaay too many lipsticks and my collection could really be called 50 Shades of Berry. I have a problem.