We love nothing more than a grade A, head-to-toe, Cinderella-worthy makeover -- especially when the subjects are superstars. It just reminds us that even the most ravishing celebs needed a little bit of help getting there! From Serena Williams to Jennifer Hudson, here are some of the most brilliant superstar transformations, ever. Let us know your favorite in the comments section!
As an up-and-coming actress, Viola Davis was cute in berry lipstick and poufy hair. She became a glamour girl by lightening her lip color, lining her eyes and rocking a sleekly layered ’do.
Serena Williams has always had great bone structure, but her too-pale foundation didn’t work for her. With darker tresses, sexy pink lips and gilded lids, she went from so-so to sexy!
With her braided extensions and nude lip, Solange was an adorable teenager. But when she chopped off her locks, smoked-out her eyes and added an edgy pink lip, she graduated to hot, hot, hot!
Raven Symone went from teen queen to glamorous starlet when she toned down the bronzer and traded in the ultraviolet shadow for sultry, khol-rimmed eyes.
Regina King was naturally lovely with her shoulder-length strands and wine-stained lips. But she became a red carpet queen when she lopped her locks and added mile-long lashes and radiant, rosy blush.
As a host on MTV, Lala was teenybopper-sweet with blonde streaks and heavy eye pencil. These days, she amps up the glam by rocking faux lashes, smokey bronze shadow and pale pink gloss.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson had a cute thing going with lavender shadow and easy ringlets — but she looks every inch the movie star in black mascara, a hint of liner, fire engine red lipstick, and a sexy bob.
Back in the day, Queen Latifah used to sport nothing more than a berry lipstick and a hint of blush. These days, the Queen rules the red carpet in sultry, smokey eyes and nude lips.
As an ingenue with Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland was super-cute. But now, the solo star is a bonafide beauty icon with her high-drama lashes, glossy nude lips and beyond chic, asymmetric crop.
Kimberly Elise’s makeover came in the form of a “make-under!” When she lost the skinny, drawn-in brows and awkwardly-placed false lashes, the actress emerged as a dazzlingly gorgeous woman.
On ‘American Idol,’ Jordin Sparks was cute in barely-there makeup and a curly bob. These days, she’s more polished with loose waves, delicately arched brows and natural-looking lash extensions.
As a pre-teen on Nickelodeon, Keke Palmer was a fresh-faced cutie. But as an 18-year-old starlet, she’s chic in rosy blush, coral lips and a hint of gold eyeshadow.
As a member of Danity Kane, Dawn Richard was doing way too much, beauty-wise. But when she pared down her look—rocking mascara, a nude lip, and a jet-black bowl cut—she emerged as an edgy trendsetter.
This superstar singer/actress has also benefited from a “make-under.” She traded in the heavily lined-in brows and harsh eyeshadow for a more subtle look — to ravishing results!