Aaliyah’s Beauty Legacy: Recreate Her Iconic Look


It seems like just yesterday we were being captivated by singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton’s tomboy-chic swag and girl-next-door demeanor. Ten years after the singer’s untimely death, we’re still moved by the effortless smoothness of her singing and dancing and still emulating the beauty trends that she inspired (swoop bang anyone?). Let’s revisit this multi-platinum singer, dancer, actress and model’s beauty evolution throughout the years.

When Aaliyah first stepped into the limelight with her Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number album, she made bold beauty statements with shoulder-length layered hair, often covered with a bandanna or skull cap, minimal foundation and natural-hued eyeshadow accentuated by bold lip color.

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With the release of her second album One In A Million, the starlet rocked longer hair and we were introduced to her signature swoop bang. The singer said her mother came up with the idea to cover her left eye like the pin-up-model and actress Veronica Lake.

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We really saw Aaliyah morph from her nickname “Baby Girl” into a gorgeous, confident woman with the release of her self-titled album, Aaliyah. It was during this time that we saw her beauty image go into overdrive as the singer rocked sun-kissed makeup looks, mastered the smokey eye look, flaunted luxurious curls and waves and really showcased her transition to a strong, charismatic woman.
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