The April issue of ESSENCE offers double the amount of glam thanks to our wow-worthy cover stars, Tia and Tamera Mowry. In honor of their cover debut, let's take a look back at the twins' makeup transformation, since their pre-teen days on Sister Sister.
1993: Natural Beauties
In this early Sister, Sister promo shoot, the pre-teens rocked natural, bare faces with neutral, rose-tone lips.
1996: Brown Sugar
At a Nickelodeon charity event, the sisters looked more grown-up in natural brows, black mascara and that '90s-era staple, bronzey-brown lipstick.
1998: Feelin' Blue
At a benefit for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Tia and Tamera looked super grown-up in pale, slightly metallic aqua blue shadow and copper lips.
2000: You Glow Girl
The Mowry sisters were glamorous in glowing, pastel shadow and deep lips at the 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards.
2001: Pretty in Pastels
At the Anand Jon Fall 2001 fashion show, Tia and Tamera dazzled in shimmery green and pale lilac lids.
2001: Berry Pretty
The Mowry sisters glammed out in berry eyes, cheeks and lips at the 32nd Annual NAACP Image Awards.
2003: Nude Scene
The sisters glowed in stunning, nude makeup at the WB Network All-Star Celebration.
2007: Black is Beautiful
At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Tia and Tamera turned heads in warm-toned eyeshadow and strong black eyeliner.
2007: Green Day
At an NYC event, the girls looked downright radiant in subtle olive green eyeshadow and a lovely, toffee-toned gloss.
2009: Pretty in Purple
At TV Guide’s Sexiest Stars of 2009, Tia and Tamera give a sultry vibe with their muted, plum-toned makeup and lush lashes.
2010: Bronze Goddesses
At a post-BET Awards dinner at Mr. Chow, the girls get glamorous in major smokey eyes and bronzed cheeks.
2010: The Eyes Have It
Whether it’s smokey navy blue shadow or dramatic winged line, Tia and Tamera were all about eyes at premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
2010: Sultry Sisters
Rocking violet eyes and barely-there lips, the girls looked spectacular at Mya’s album release party.
2010: Changing Faces
At the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon, Tia sported spiky lashes and reddish-orange lips, while Tamera went for slightly smudged black liner and a nude gloss.
2011: Emerald City
At an NBC press tour, Tia looked fresh as a daisy in coppery neutrals, and Tamera kicked it up a notch with metallic emerald eyeshadow.
2011: Hot Stuff
At a Wendy Williams Show taping, Tia sported kohl-smudged eyes and ruby red lips, while Tamera brightened up with hot pink blush and matching fuchsia lips.
2012: Perfect Match
The twins were all smiles on the red carpet of the 2012 People’s Choice Awards in matching smoky eyes, rosy cheeks and mauve lips.
2012: Still on Top
Tamera Mowry wore dark eyeliner with a touch of sparkle while her sister Tia rocked a full-force smoky eye at the 43rd Annual NAACP Awards.
2012: Second Round
As the famous sisters gear up for the second season of Tia and Tamera, the ladies attended the Style Upfront Breakfast in juicy, colorful lips and rich, rosy cheeks.
2013: Go for the Glow
The sisters appeared on the red carpet of the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in glowly, gorgeous looks. Tia and new mom Tamera were all smiles in soft neutrals and mauves paired with dark, dreamy lashes.