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Rihanna’s Beauty Evolution, From "Pon de Replay" To Building the Fenty Empire

From bouncy red curls to the iconic mullet.

From her earliest days on stage, Rihanna has been a continual beauty trendsetter. See some of the Fenty Beauty founder's most memorable looks, ahead.

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2006

Rihanna's initial red carpet appearances came with glowing glam and sleek beauty styling.

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2007

The star later got more experimental with her hair, debuting this short chop with blunt bangs.

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2009

Swapping out he usual coloring for honey blonde, Rihanna also added red eyeliner to her look.

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2009

Keeping her short choppy do, she instead chose to go darker with her hair color. This look also featured smoky blue eye makeup.

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2011

When unveiling this look, featuring bright red, curly hair, she kept her beauty routine minimal and glossy.

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2012

This beachy shade of blonde came with wispy, fringe bang and waves.

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2013

Making a case for the mullet, Rihanna paired the style with blue-green lipstick.

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2015

Rihanna went dark and dramatic for this look, swathing her lips with black lipstick.

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2017

Products in hues of red and pink pulled this Met Gala look together, which also featured a high top knot.

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2018

Tucking her hair under a snakeskin hat, Rihanna kept the focus on her metallic makeup routine.

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2018

This look was all about the use of negative space and white liner.

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2018

Playing off the dramatic purple coloring of her dress, Rihanna wore matching lipstick and eye shadow. She also slicked back her hair.

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2019

A neutral-colored lip was paired with dewy makeup, and a half-ponytail style made of braids.

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2020

Showing off hair with serious volume, Rihanna also wore bold red lipstick and smoky eyes.

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