A world without Cara Delevingne would be a drab world indeed. Eyebrows would be thinner, catwalks would be tamer, and backstage beauty photos would be amiss many a stuck out tongue and crossed eye (otherwise known as the “Cara” face). Luckily, our favorite bushy-browed model was born twenty-two years ago, and has saved us all from a lifetime of over-plucking and smiling blandly for photos.
In celebration of Delevingne’s birthday, we’ve gathered eleven of her most stunning red carpet beauty moments. From bad ass braids to violet lips, click through for Cara Delevingne’s boldest, brightest beauty looks!
A perfectly blended smoky eye, taupe lips, and a deep side part (complete with crystal hair clip and waterfall earrings) made this one of our favorite looks at this year’s MET Ball.
Paired with matte skin and nude lips, a braided ballerina bun never looked so elegant.
Purple lipstick in St. Tropez? Delevingne pulls it off with aplomb.
Red lips, glowing skin, and dripping in diamonds—we think Daisy Buchanan herself would approve of this look.
We’re filing this look away under “Must Copy Immediately.” A glint of glitter and a punky pompadour: not your everyday going out look.
Gunmetal eyeshadow, a deep side part, and lots of studs—Delevingne brought last year’s theme, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” to life on the red carpet.
Delevingne channels Brigitte Bardot with voluminous hair and an expertly-flicked cat eye at the 2012 British Fashion Awards.
Lest you think Delevingne is all pale skin and light eyes, allow us to introduce you to her bronze goddess alter-ego—equally as stunning, no?
Delevingne gives edge to a classic topknot with face-framing strands, chocolate smoky eye, and her signature accessory: a striking ear cuff.
The epitome of a classic beauty, Delevingne rocks blown-out hair and a perfect red lip with ease.
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