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Lil Kim’s 11 Most Influential Beauty Looks From The ‘90s & ‘00s

The blueprint for some of today's boldest looks.

Lil Kim entered the new millennium with an enviable beauty routine that featured no shortage of hair colors. From blonde to pastel purple, the rapper tried and rocked it all, proving her status as the reigning queen of memorable '90s to '00s looks. Her era of colored wigs and matching pasties might be in the past, but ahead, you can take a look back at her every beauty hit.

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1997, 3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul

Wearing her platinum blonde hair in a twisted top knot, Lil Kim accessorized with a sparkly headpiece. For her makeup, she chose a dark eyeshadow and coordinating lipstick.

1998, Dolce & Gabbana Opening

Wearing another intricate formal headpiece, Lil Kim added the accessory to a curly updo.

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1999, MTV Video Music Awards

In one of her most iconic looks of all time, Lil Kim wore a purple wig that matched her outfit. She also added an iridescent sheen to her lips.

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2000, MTV Video Music Awards

Lil Kim added blonde highlights to her brown curls, wearing the voluminous style with a soft makeup palette.

2001, Versace Spring/Summer Fashion Show

Back to blonde, Lil Kim added a darker-colored Versace logo print to her hair.

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2001, MTV Movie Awards

Lil Kim wore baby bangs in her strawberry blonde hair. She added further color with the addition of a vibrant eyeshadow.

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2001, 7th Annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul

Swathing her lips in gloss, Lil Kim also debuted magenta hair with blonde accents.

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2001, MTV Video Music Awards

Her blonde hair was super long for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. And she chose the perfect shade of matching lipstick for the look, wearing a bright pink color.

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2002, 44th Grammys

Lil Kim was all in red for this look, wearing dark red lipstick, and coordinating orange-red hair.

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2003, Release Party For La Bella Mafia

Lil Kim chose lashes with serious length for this 2003 party. She also wore her hair in a half ponytail, clipping a section back with a sparkly accessory.

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2003, 3rd Annual BET Awards

It's the touch of green liner along the bottom of her lids that cemented this 2003 look.

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