It’s no mystery why award-winning actress Angela Bassett is ESSENCE’s March cover girl and an honoree at today’s “Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon. She’s extraordinarily talented, a fabulous mother and wife, and she’s one of Hollywood’s greatest beauties.

Here, we take a look back at Bassett’s most memorable makeup moves since she first caught our attention in 1993’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Ladies, take notes!

Meet Channa, who attended ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood event, and the other lucky ladies who have learned how to be red-carpet fabulous, thanks to L’Oreal Paris Academy.