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A Look Back At Aaliyah’s Most Iconic Beauty Moments

The artist encapsulated the best beauty trends of the '90s and '00s.

Aaliyah's influence was far-reaching, touching the worlds of music, fashion, and beauty. Before her tragic death in 2001, the R&B star had inspired countless beauty routines, and M.A.C. Cosmetics had even created a collection in her honor. Ahead, scroll through some of her best beauty moments.

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1996, Vibe Magazine

Embracing a truly '90s trend, Aaliyah wore a shade of rich purple lipstick for this outing. She also wore a deep side part, with bangs that hid one of her eyes.

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2000, MTV Video Music Awards

The singer parted her long, straight hair to the side, and she added a nude, peach glossy lip.

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2000, MTV Movie Awards

For the 2000 MTV Movie Awards, Aaliyah was the picture of glam, wearing a glossy lip, and straight hair.

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2001, Essence Awards

Her side bang returned in 2001, and the ends of her hair were turned in. Switching up her usually neutral lip, she instead wore a shimmery pink shade of product.

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2001, MTV Movie Awards

Thanks to the addition of black liner along her eyelids, Aaliyah's eyes truly popped for this look.

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2001, Photoshoot

Looking absolutely stunning, Aaliyah went with minimal makeup for this shoot. She also added a white fabric headband, which kept the focus on her dewy skin.

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2001, MTV20: Live and Almost Legal

Aaliyah made the switch from straight hair to loose curls for this moment of glam. Her lips were also covered with a shade of peachy product.

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2001, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

This 2001 look was a total hit, thanks in large part to Aaliyah's magenta-coated lips. Her straight hair also came with some serious volume, making for a memorable Oscar party entrance.

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