It's hard to believe Beyoncé is only celebrating her 34th birthday today—not because she looks anything less than phenomenal (seriously, did you see her at the Met Gala this year?), but because we're having trouble remembering a pre-Bey world. Was it really only the late '90s when Destiny's Child burst on the scene and changed our pop culture aspirations forever?
With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to deep-dive into the Beyoncé archives and dig up a handful of her earliest beauty looks—and we were not disappointed. You won't be either, so keep scrolling to see some vintage Bey!
Between the headband, volumized roots, and cherry-red lip, this look is pure retro gold (though the outfit is just SO, so '90s). Give your hair similar oomph with Aveda's Pure Abundance Volumizing Spray ($21).
Is it just us, or could Bey rock this entire look today and still be totally on trend? Get those curls with the help of Living Proof's Curl Defining Styling Cream ($28).
Bey was doing the balayage thing way before it became a beauty buzzword. Got lighter strands? Protect the color with Davines's Minu Hair Serum ($24).
We're thinking about swapping our half-bun for a half-pony after looking back at this. Eyeing her smoky shadow? Urban Decay's Naked Smoky Palette ($54) is all you need.
Which do you like about this more—the bangs or the lip gloss? (Do we have to choose?) Glosses are on the way back in, and you can nab her shimmery nude lip with the help of Yves Saint Laurent's Gloss Volupte ($32) in Nude Carat.
Which of these looks would you try today? Tell us in the comments below!