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The Beauty Evolution of Beyonce: From Destiny's Child to 'Lemonade'

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For W magazine, by Mia Adorante.

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Destiny's Child catapulted to fame in 1998 with the release of their self-titled debut album and even when they were a functioning group, we always knew Beyoncé was the standout in a sea of matching costumes. (It was her mother, Tina Knowles, who designed and sewed many of those infamous creations, after all.) And as many transformations as she's undergone musically -- from girl group ingénue to Dangerously in Love, to surprise album releases and Lemonade -- her look has equally evolved. She's gone from homemade costumes to Givenchy muse, and from headband-wearing teen to sleek, styled music mogul and mother. Here, we count down her best of the last 22 years, year by year, starting with Destiny's Child in 1999.

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1. With Destiny's Child in 1999, Beyoncé embraces a more natural look hair-wise -- which made her purple eye shadow and shimmery lipgloss stand out all the more.

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2. The same hair style gets a flat-ironed makeover in 2003 at the 30th annual American Music Awards. We imagine peering through those is kind of like looking through a curtain.

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3. Bey and Jay pre-Lemonade, pre-marriage, paired up at the 2003 US Open women's semi-finals. Though Beyoncé wins with yet another new hair style, friend Serena Williams wasn't able to appear to defend her championship title from the previous year.

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4. Loose curls define the look for all three ladies of Destiny's Child for their NFL performance before the Patriots vs. Colts game in Foxborough, Massachusetts in 2004.

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5. Though she wasn't up for any prizes that year, either solo or with Destin's Child, Beyoncé arrived at the 47th annual Grammy Awards in 2005 in style, with a slick updo and a fresh glow.

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