Witnessing Lil Mama’s “glow up” over the past six months has been nothing short of amazing.
The image of the Harlem-born rapper crashing Jay Z and Alicia Keys’s 2009 VMAs performance is still imprinted on many people’s minds, but she’s clearly matured both mentally and physically.
Lil Mama has blossomed since that incident with the help of a killer glam squad, which includes stylists Michael Mann and Tyler Jacob Mann, makeup artist/photographer Tyren Redd, and hairstylist Maurice Cornell.
Flexing her leading lady skills in the TV One biopic When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, the 27-year-old star isn’t holding back for her red carpet looks. She channeled Diana Ross at the L.A. premiere for her new film wearing a white Michael Costello gown, voluminous curls, wispy eyelashes, and soft pink lipstick. Every element came together beautifully and effortlessly, and by the expression on her face, we can tell that she’s truly living in the moment.
Get inspired by past best celeb beauty looks of the week:
Lil Mama is shinin’, shinin’, shinin’, yeah in this Diana Ross-inspired look made complete with big hair, soft makeup and, of course, a flowy dress. (Photo: Getty Images)
Queen Bey stole the eclipe’s spotlight with this saucy ensemble. She’s embracing her frizzy, dirty blond curls and red-stained lips. (Photo: Beyoncé via Instagram)
Hudgens looked like a younger version of Cher with her superlong and superstraight strands. We love how she matched her cool blue eye makeup to her denim outfit. (Photo: Vanessa Hudgens via Instagram)
The America’s Got Talent judge channeled the ’60s and brought back the bouffant hairdo, bold brows and eyeshadow, and doll-like false eyelashes. (Photo: Tyra Banks via Instagram)
The socialite may look cold, but her beauty look is hot! Hilton works the camera wearing long, loose waves, a smoldering cat-eye, sculpted cheekbones, and nude lips. (Photo: Paris Hilton via Instagram)
Wilde shared her true feelings and thoughts about President Trump on Instagram in this gorgeous selfie, where she is seen sporting matchy-matchy red-orange makeup. The rich tones make her eye color and green top pop! (Photo: Caroline Wozniacki via Instagram)
Model Maria Borges attended call backs for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City wearing her now signature teeny weeny Afro and natural-looking makeup. (Photo: Getty Images)
Lovato posed pretty in beachy waves and bronze makeup during rehearsals for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in Hollywood. (Photo: Getty Images)
Szohr supported Nina Dobrev at the Harper’s Bazaar September issue celebration rocking a dark lob haircut, a sliver of blue eyeliner, and coral lips. (Photo: Getty Images)
The blond tennis pro looked bright-eyed during an appearance on the Today show. We can’t get over how healthy and thick her hair is and that pearly white smile. (Photo: Getty Images)