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Lil Nas X’s Beauty Evolution, From TikTok Star to Red Carpet Icon

His best beauty moments so far.

When Lil Nas X, first went viral on TikTok with “Old Town Road” back in 2018, it was hard to anticipate what kind of star and fashion and beauty icon he would become. In addition to releasing hit tracks, Lil Nas X also serves up the hottest looks whenever he hits the stage or red carpet. Lil Nas X has been fully embraced in the fashion and beauty worlds, teaming up with designers like Israel Yanir and Harris Reed and recently, becoming the new face of YSL Beauty. The singer is constantly changing up his look, and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

Tap through for Lil Nas X’s best beauty looks so far.

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American Music Awards, 2019

Lil Nas X shows off his award with a fresh fade cut and an attention-grabbing lime on lime ensemble.

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GQ Men of the Year Party, 2019

Sporting retro rectangular shades and his hair in individual coils, Lil Nas X looked extra Hollywood ready.

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Billboard Music Awards, 2020

Lil Nas X wears his hair styled with wavy side bangs and mint colored to accept his award.

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At A Single Release, 2020

Promoting his single “HOLIDAY”, Lil Nas X starts to show his more creative side as a futuristic Santa with kinky blow out hair and beard and icy white contacts.

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iHeartRadio Music Awards, 2021

Lil Nas X debuts a Rwandan-inspired hairstyle and a subtle metallic lilac eyeliner on the red carpet.

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MTV Video Music Awards, 2021

Showing up with a wet and wavy mullet, the “INDUSTRY BABY” also wears am ensemble inspired by Lil Kim’s 1999 VMA outfit.

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Met Gala, 2021

All eyes were on Lil Nas X at the Met Gala due to his three-part knightly ensemble and flashy gold face gems.

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Grammy Awards, 2022

Lil Nas X attends the Grammys wearing another eye-catching beauty look featuring shimmery turquoise shadow in the inner corners of his eyes.

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Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards, 2022

Lil Nas X knows how to shake things up, like with this lush blonde twist out.

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MTV Video Music Awards, 2022

Styled by Harris Reed, Lil Nas X wore a custom replica of beauty icon Iman’s Met Gala outfit and angelic green winged under liner.

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NYFW, 2022

Lil Nas X rocks shoulder length braids as part of his look for the Coach show at NYFW.