Carey turned heads at the American Music Awards in a subtle smoky eye and metallic bronze lips.
Carey is still rocking her metallic lip gloss, albeit in a more subtle hue.
At the 1994 MTV Video Music awards Toni Braxton was the perfect mid-’90s siren in matte red lips and strong brows.
Nowadays, you’d be hard pressed not to see Braxton out-and-about in a full face of makeup, complete with lush lashes, sparkly shadow and glossy lips.
As one-third of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé sported fiery amber eyeshadow and golden-tangerine lipstick at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards.
Fast forward twelve years and Beyoncé rocked little more than peach lipgloss and mascara at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference.
At the 1995 Billboard Music Awards, Blige sported contoured eyes, winged liquid liner and red lips outlined in dark liner, a tell-tale Nineties makeup move.
Queen Mary still reigns although currently she’s doing it in more subtle makeup. At the Rock of Ages premiere, the soul diva sported a clean look with full lashes and nude lip gloss.
When Jennifer Hudson first stepped into the spotlight, the Chi-Town native kept a simple beauty routine in nearly no foundation and creamy, brick red lipstick.
At the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, Jilly from Philly was all smiles in shiny burgundy lip gloss and a sweep of metallic shadow under the brow.
Jill Scott dazzled in a more mature makeup look consisting of a wine lip, full brows and dreamy, wow-worthy lashes at HBO’s post Golden Globe Awards.
All eyes were on Keys at the 44th GRAMMY Awards, when she showed up rocking seriously sequined lids, one of the many head-turning looks she wore back in the day.
At the MTV Video Music Awards, Rihanna brightened her eyes with a subtle smudge of bronze eyeliner in the inner corners and individual false lashes.
Rihanna’s current-day beauty look is all about rich, rockin’ lips, such as the red pout she wore at the Battleship premiere.
Queen Latifah attended Premiere Magazine’s Women In Hollywood Luncheon with tapered brows, a tad of eyeliner and a glossy orange lip.
Queen Latifah still keeps her look soft and sweet. At the Los Angeles premiere of Joyful Noise she flaunted thick lashes with iridescent pink lip gloss.
Ciara stepped on the scene in barely-there beauty looks with minimal foundation, a touch of coral eyeshadow and glossy lips.
Ciara’s makeup mantra is still clean and clear, but nowadays she’s including a strong brow and heavier mascara — as in this look she flaunted at VH1 Divas.
As a 16-year-old star, Brandy became a teen beauty idol wearing berry colored lipgloss and a touch of black eyeliner.
Nearly two decades later, Brandy rocked a smoky eye that’s enviable, to say the least, at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards.
In the early days of Janet Jackson’s career, the “Rhythm Nation” singer preferred strong brows, heavy eyeliner and a rich, matte lip.
Janet is still a beauty to be reckoned with who recently flaunted natural lashes and lip gloss at a museum opening in NYC.
At the 2006 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, newcomer Ledisi sported gold and copper eyeshadow with a shiny orange lip.
Ledisi arrived on the red carpet of the NAACP Image Awards still rocking her shimmering eyeshadow but in a grown-up, über glam way.
At the 2002 Grammy Awards, Kelly Rowland sported baby blue shadow and berry gloss to contrast her vivid red highlights.
Ten years later, Rowland’s current beauty regimen calls for color-rich eyeshadow, lush lashes and flawless skin that has us in awe.
Monica mesmerized us with her vocals as a 19-year-old singing sensation who loved to get glam in sultry smoky eyes and raspberry-tinted lips.
At the Welcome to Hotel Noir event at W Hotel in Atlanta, Monica again chose a bright berry-colored lip and fierce copper and gray eyeshadow. Megawatt lashes add an extra special touch.