Whitney Houston Was a Certified Beauty Icon and Here’s Proof

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With the premiere of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” coming this Friday Dec. 23, there needs to be an accompanying declaration: Whitney Houston was a bonafide beauty icon.

Aside from her incredible outfits — and serve us fashion, she did — Houston often played with her beauty looks in a way that felt effortless but still intentional, especially when it came to her hairstyles. From flipped ends to chic updos, and even a gorgeous color change here and there, Houston’s hairstyles alone influenced countless people like never before. Tack on her ever-present smoky-eye makeup, matte skin, and classic nail looks, and you have a certified ’90s beauty legend that managed to define a generation.

In honor of the movie, we went ahead and gathered some of Houston’s best beauty moments over the years. During every era — from her first step into the spotlight to when she was a full-blown superstar — Houston was a constant source of inspiration and she should be remembered as such. Keep reading for some mood-board worthy looks from one of the queens of R&B.

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