Beauty Transformation: Rosario Dawson

The Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban star Rosario Dawson isn’t afraid of taking beauty risks—she’s tried a short, slicked-back blonde cut, pixie bangs, and blood red lips. Now, at 32, the singer-actress looks better than ever. Check her out!

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November 1999: At 15-years-old, Rosario was famously discovered when she was sitting on the steps of her home in NYC and cast in the controversial film, Kids. Just five years later, here she is walking the red carpet in a cream pantsuit, and showing off straight black hair and crimson lips.

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April 2001: The Josie and the Pussycats actress keeps her look simple and natural with a shoulder-length shag, stylish frames (inspiration for her role in Clerks?) and minimal makeup.

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September 2004: In a full 180 from five years earlier, Rosario cuts her hair even shorter, bleaches it (and her brows) blonde, and slicks it back for a sleek, modern look.

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October 2006: The bang trim spotted around the world! These pixie bangs made major news when Rosario debuted them. They only stayed this short for a month; she let them grow out soon afterwards. 

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May 2007: Half a year later, at the Cannes Film Festival, Rosario looked like the leading lady she is with long, side-swept bangs, a classic updo, smoky eyes, nude lips, and bronze, glowing skin.

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June 2009: Making her gorgeously full lips the focal point with a creamy crimson lipstick, Rosario also adds a few subtle golden highlights to her warm, brunette hair and highlights her bright eyes with a touch of white eyeliner.

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January 2011: For this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Rosario looks like she’s truly found her perfect style. She let her thick, dark brunette hair loosely fall into brushed out waves, outlined her brown eyes with navy liner, and wore a soft pink lipstick to contrast with her turquoise earrings.

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