The Glorious Evolution of Kate Moss's Beauty Look

Updated 04/15/19

It's safe to say Kate Moss's face, like Helen of Troy's, could launch a thousand ships. It's definitely inspired millions of women to dabble with a kohl eye or dare to wear a bold red lip (which, by the way, we still don't know how Kate manages to make look so effortless). Mossy is a style icon for the '90s generation (then and now), and it's fair to say she'll be inspiring women for years to come.

A look back at her best beauty looks from 1989 to the present day proves that her easy-going approach to hair and makeup means it never looks try-hard and rarely looks dated. When talking with Byrdie in London recently, she said her beauty mantra was "Don't take it too seriously!" Trouble is we can all but guarantee you're going to become seriously obsessed with all Kate's best looks. Keep scrolling to see the beauty evolution of London's most famous face…

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A fresh-faced, no-makeup look way back in 1990.

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Kate Moss knew ombré hair was a thing way before any of us did…

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That face.

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Back in 1993, Kate Moss was a fan of a big, curly 'do.

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Here's Kate Moss with a grungier beauty look—oh, and Johnny Depp, circa 1994.

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On the catwalk in 1994 wearing what's now considered her signature eyeliner flick and red lip.

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Photographed in 1994. The pretty pink blush is given edge thanks to those clumpy lashes. 

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Looking retro-glam back in 1994.

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With darker hair and a classic '90s brown lip in 1995.

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Here's Moss in 1995. Is it just us or is anyone else tempted to wear a frosted lip again? 

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Pairing a claret-red lip with a taupe wash on the eyelids back in 1995. It's a rarity to see Kate Moss without lashings of kohl and mascara these days. 

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With Johnny and a new full fringe in 1995. 

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Fresh-faced with pretty, girly makeup back when Kate Moss was the face of Calvin Klein jeans in 1996.

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Wearing a wash of pink eyeshadow in 1997.

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A full-on smoky eye for Moss back in 1997.

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Circa 1997 pictured with two-tone hair, big curls, and purple metallic eyeshadow, yet she still manages to look cool.

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Back to her darker hair color in 1998 and a barely-there makeup look for Moss. 

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Trying, and winning at, white eyeliner at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.

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With a pixie crop in 2001.

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Paired with a flick of liquid liner, Moss looks more '60s than 2000s.

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Kate Moss with a blonder, beachy-haired look in 2003.

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Looking very '70s/Studio 54 with her big curls and oversize smoky cat-eye makeup in 2004.

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Glastonbury Festival in 2004, back when the boho trend was in full swing. Note her hair was blonder and less rocky then.

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We love this half updo Kate Moss wore back in 2005 so much so we're going to re-create it right now. 

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Looking like a true rock chick in 2005, Moss proved that you don't have to pair a party dress with a 'done' hairstyle.

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Effortless hair, minimal eye makeup and a standout red lip in 2007.

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With a smoky rock-chick eye and a messy fringe in 2007.

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Matching her eye shadow to her dress back in 2007, because Moss can do that kind of thing and totally get away with it.

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Proving a long fringe can be incredibly versatile with a '60s-esque updo in 2008.

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With a long bob in 2008.

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We're obsessed with this '70s gilded smoky eye and matching turban that Kate Moss wore at the 2009 Met Gala.

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A few years later in 2010, and Moss still has that flattering mussed-up fringe.

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A fuller fringe paired with her statement red lip in 2010.

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Showing off a serious feline eye at the Dior show in 2010.

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It's the classic 'London look' we all know and love in 2011—kohl-rimmed eyes and a red lip. 

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Wearing one of her red Rimmel lipsticks back in 2011.

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Going for a masculine/feminine vibe here with a nude lip and swept-back hair in 2012.

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In August 2013, Moss embraced her sun-kissed complexion, pairing it with a glossy red lip.

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Shown in London in 2014, Moss shows how switching your parting can really change your look.

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Kate Moss at this year's Cannes Film Festival with makeup by Charlotte Tilbury.

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