Fresh off her historic Miss America win, Vanessa Williams rocks a full face of amazing ’80s makeup: orange lipstick, cobalt blue eyeliner and russet blush.
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Smoke Signals, 1989
At a Hollywood event, Williams rocks a sculptural French twist, smokey eyes, and matte, cider-hued lipstick. So futuristic femme.
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Fresh Face, 1990
At a photo shoot in 1990, Williams goes for a fresh, rustic look with dewy foundation, expertly penciled-in brows, and bronze lipstick.
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Glamour Girl, 1992
Vanessa Williams showed up to the Soul Train Awards looking every inch the early-’90s glamazon, with a va-va-voom blowout, shimmery violet eyeshadow and ice-pink gloss.
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Nude Scene, 1996
At a photo op in ’96, Williams kept it clean with bleached brows and frosted nude lipstick, but added heavy black eyeliner on her upper lid for definition. So pretty.
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Mama Mia, 2000
Pregnant with her daughter, Sasha Gabriella Fox, Williams hit the red carpet with impossibly radiant skin, glossy toffee-hued gloss and Pre-Raphaelite ringlets.
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Bronze Babe, 2005
At Kenneth Cole’s Fall 2005 runway show, Williams sported a beachy sheen with her gold eyeshadow, bronzy-coral blush and softly sun-kissed skin.
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Easy Elegance, 2008
Williams showed up to a New York City Ballet performance wearing flawlessly elegant red carpet makeup: A row of false lashes, lightly filled-in brows, subtly shimmering foundation and glossy, neutral-toned lips.
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Pretty Wilhelmina, 2009
As Wilhelmina Slater on “Ugly Betty,” Williams’ look is all about bitchy glamour—major lashes, smoky grey shadow, contoured cheeks and expertly lined lips.
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