Kelly Rowland is having a moment. Whether it's her uber-fierce red carpet persona or the realness of her hit single "Dirty Laundry," Kelly Rowland is on top of her game -- and she's never looked better! Here, we look back at our September cover girl's best beauty looks.
2001: New Girl
At the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Rowland wore matte plum eyeshadow and matching gloss.
2002: Feelin Blue
At the Grammy Awards, Kelly Rowland sported baby blue shadow and berry gloss.
2003: Fierce Flush
Kelly sported a strong, rosy flush at the Entertainment Weekly It List Party.
2004: Lush Lashes
Kelly Rowland sported mile-long lashes and flawless foundation at the Shrine Auditorium in 2004.
2005: Crimson Tide
At a 40/40 Club fete in Atlantic City, the lovely Ms. Rowland sported Diana-curls, a deep berry flush and bright crimson lips.
2006: Smoke Signals
Rocking smokey, winged-out eyeshadow and nude lips, Kelly Rowland smoldered at the American Music Awards.
2007: Color Guard
At an appearance in London, Kelly Rowland was colorful in periwinkle eyeshadow, metallic teal pencil, bright coral blush and shimmery strawberry gloss.
2007: Sultry Siren
Kelly Rowland looked sultry wearing expertly blended kohl shadow and flawless brows at MTV’s Total Request Live.
2008: Gold Mine
Kelly sported soft gold shadow and a sheer, gold shimmer-flecked gloss at the Brit Awards 2008.
2009: Red Alert
At a screening of ‘The September Issue’, Rowland rocked strong brows and a luscious, matte red mouth. So glam!
2010: Grey Day
At a VEVO party, Kelly Rowland went ultra-bold with a wash of strong grey shadow all over her lid.
2010: Lip Service
Sporting thick, curled lashes, a beauty mark and scarlet lipstick, Kelly Rowland channeled Old Hollywood starlets at a Compound Entertainment event.
Kelly Rowland attended the Wango Tango Concert in neutral makeup and long, lush lashes.
2010: The Eyes Have It
At a Miami Dolphins game, Kelly Rowland rocked perfectly blended violet-and-gold eyeshadow with a lovely sheer plum gloss.
2011: Rainbow Bright
Kelly Rowland opted for a bold, colorful look when she arrived at her album release party for “Here I Am.”
2011: Pretty in Pastels
At the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Rowland sparked a major trend when she sported ultraviolet eyes and candy pink lips!
2011: Emerald City
Wearing shimmery emerald eyeliner, just-pinched cheeks and sweet pink lips, Kelly Rowland looked stunning at the 2011 X Factor auditions in Birmingham, England.
2011: Color Rush
Kelly Rowland attended an event for her album “Here I Am” in a colorful makeup look complete with peach eyeshadow, blue liner and hot pink lips.
2011: Blue Belle
Again, Kelly Rowland sports a strong under-the-eye makeup look with electric blue liner at the 2011 Children in Need event.
2012: Ultra Glam
At Dwyane Wade’s 30th Birthday Celebration, Kelly Rowland sported gold eyeshadow and pretty, sparkly lip gloss.
2012: True Blue
Kelly Rowland arrived at the 2012 BET Honors in a metallic blue liner and soft pink lip gloss.
2012: Sunny Delight
Kelly Rowland was a ray of sunshine in orangey-bronze shadow and lush lashes at the 2012 ESSENCE Black Women in Music event.
2013: All Eyes On You
Kelly Rowland decorated her eyes, lashes and lips in a wow-worthy beauty statement that centered around her color-rich eyeliner.
2013: Looking Gorgeous
Kelly Rowland attended the Fox all Star Party wearing a bright streak of turquoise eyeliner on her lower lids for a bold pop of color.
2013: The Golden Touch
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2013: Lovely in Lilac
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2013: Cover Girl
For more of Kelly Rowland's glorious makeup looks, be sure to check out the September issue of ESSENCE, on newsstands now!