Cardi B's Skinny Brows Are Straight Out of the '90s

She made her runway debut for Balenciaga.

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Ever since Cardi B dropped her debut major-label single, "Bodak Yellow," in 2017, the rapper has made her love of luxury fashion obvious. ("These is red bottoms," remember?) And in 2021, she basically manifested her recent runway debut when she called herself "Balenciaga Bardi" in the song "Up." She did not, however, warn us about the corresponding '90s supermodel eyebrows that would come to pass when her song lyrics became a reality.

On Saturday, December 2, Cardi joined a long list of celebrities in Los Angeles to celebrate Balenciaga's first California fashion show. On the catwalk, she debuted pencil thin eyebrows that were clearly a nod to the '90s. The Grammy winner's eyebrows typically stay fairly simple, so this thin and sharp style is quite the departure.

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If the brows weren't enough to catch your attention, Cardi also wore a slicked-back ponytail that reached the heels of her black boots (you know, the "ones that look like socks"). Her lips were done up in a bold, deep red with even darker liner, and her eyes featured a heavy cat eye. Later that night, the New Yorker celebrated the event by hosting an after-party. While her brows stayed put, she shed the coat in favor of a black dress, later changing into a gray sweatsuit.

"Yesterday was a dream! I had too much fun storming your runway!" Cardi wrote in an Instagram post showcasing some photos for the event. "DARE TO BE DIFFERENT," she added, giving a shoutout to her glam team. "Keep the thin eyebrows," one fan wrote on the "Bongos" singer's Instagram post. If anyone can pull of this look, it's obviously Cardi.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.