When it comes to the divas of music, we tend to think of old school goddesses like Diana and Tina. But we believe there’s one modern artist who can hang with these grande dames — the glorious Ms. Beyonce Knowles (our ESSENCE July cover star).

Ever since she was just a Houston teen with a dream, swathed in her mama’s designs, this blonde(ish) beauty has kept us inspired with her glamour girl style and downright flawless makeup looks.

In honor of Black Music Month, let’s take a look back at Sasha Fierce’s twenty-five most memorable beauty moments since she was a wee child of destiny.