Birthday photoshoots are nothing new, but when supermodel Ebonee Davis decided to celebrate her 28th trip around the sun, she made sure that hers was like none before. In a look reminiscent of Aaliyah in Queen of The Damned, the model showcased a makeup and hair aesthetic that was nothing short of regal, and that was the point. “I AM here on behalf of the ancestors,” she captioned an Instagram video showing off the transformation. “They’ll never take OUR power. More life!!!” 

The focal point was of course the makeup, which was created by Los Angeles-based hairstylist Ken Alexis. The winged out smokey eye trailed into the brow bone, and dusted the inner corner for an even more pronounced “empress” look. The 360 smoldering eyeshadow boasted hues of black, grey and brown mastering dimension and high-definition appeal. On the lips, was a striking burgundy that further accentuated Davis’s pout and made the overall look that much more awe-worthy. 

But is any look really complete these days without a laid wig? Not quite. Davis’s frontal boasted of course an undefeated lay executed by self-proclaimed “wig slayer,” Kira Dior. She surely lived up to her name with this bone-straight, burgundy-tinted hairstyle. 

Wishing Davis another fabulous year.