Beauty Evolution: Angela Bassett

It's no great mystery why award-winning actress Angela Bassett is ESSENCE's March cover girl. She's extraordinarily talented, a fabulous mother and wife--plus, she's one of Hollywood's greatest beauties. Here, we take a look back at Basset'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!
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 09, 2011

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Here, we take a look back at ESSENCE’s March 2011 cover girl Angela Bassett’s Bassett’s most memorable makeup moves since she first caught our attention in 1993’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”

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At an HBO’s Comic Relief Benefit, Angela Bassett turned heads with pale eyeshadow and a bold burgundy lip.

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Bassett rocked the 2000 Academy Awards in shimmery purple lip gloss and complementary berry-toned eyeshadow.

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At the 2004 Maui Film Festival, Bassett looked radiant in little more than toffee colored lipstick, black mascara, and the most flawless foundation ever.

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Bassett showed up to Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball rocking a pale gray smoky eye, rosy cheeks and a lovely, coppery lip. To die for!

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At an Escada store opening in Beverly Hills, Bassett rocked the red carpet in uber-glamorous red lips and out-to-there lashes.

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At the “Meet The Browns” premiere, Bassett sported gorgeous neutral makeup: tawny blush, toasty gloss and black eyeliner. Sometimes less truly is more!

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At VH1’s 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, Bassett dazzled in smoky blue eyeshadow.

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Bassett hit the Apollo Theater Spring Benefit Concert wearing taupe eyeshadow and a matte nude lip.