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Issa Rae's Beauty Evolution Is Full Of Braids And Bright, Bold Makeup

See her best beauty looks from over the years.

Issa Rae proves that beauty can be bold and fun. From experiments with eyeliner to a smoky eye compromised of unconventional colors, she's constantly trying something new. Take note of some of Rae's most memorable makeup and hair moments, ahead.

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2012

Early on, Rae kept her natural hair short, with glowing skin and a shimmering, pink shadow.

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2014

Growing her hair out, Issa Rae took to this red carpet event with a darker eye look.

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2016

Issa Rae looked elegant in an updo compromised of thick braids, which were twisted about her head.

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2017

This look combined bright blue eyeshadow with a neutral, slightly sparkly, lip. Rae also wore her hair down, which showed off the volume of her kinky curls.

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2017

For this hair down moment, Rae chose braids, and she paired the style with a pink lip.

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2018

Rae got into the spirit of the Black Panther premiere, wearing her hair in a twisted updo with accents. She lined her lids in deep red sparkly shadow.

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2018

Rae chose a glossy, glittery routine for the Met Gala. She further extended the sparkle with face-framing braids adorned in beads.

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2019

Wearing colored blue liner, Rae showed off a look that made use of negative space. She also wore a rare ponytail.

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2019

Rae proved that a smoky eye can be sparkly and filled with swatches of purple coloring.

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2019

Another instance of playing with eye shadow, Rae paired the dramatic look with an oversized braid.

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2020

Wearing her hair down, Rae used a jeweled accessory to section back part of her straightened style.

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2020

This routine featured the use of a single, loose spiral to accent a pulled back hairstyle.

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