BEAUTY EVOLUTION

A Brief History of Anya Taylor-Joy’s Dramatic Beauty Looks


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W’s April cover star Anya Taylor-Joy is a relative newcomer on the red carpet, but she’s already sealed her spot as a regular on our best dressed list thanks to her adventurous style and ever-changing beauty looks. With her large, wide-set eyes, the actress already has a distinct look, but that hasn’t stopped her from experimenting with playful shades of eyeshadows or bold lipsticks, and a wide array of hair colors. Taylor-Joy has tried everything from bleach blonde in The Witch to dark brunette in Spilt, proving both her versatility on screen and on the red carpet. Here, a look back at the rising star’s most memorable red carpet moments.

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2015
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Attending The Witch film premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, actress Anya Taylor-Joy wore her blonde hair in naturally tousled waves. She kept her makeup simple, accentuating her high cheekbones and natural brows.

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2015
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Wearing her blonde locks in a sleek side-parted half up do with dewy skin and a satin berry lip, Anya Taylor-Joy looked sleek and fashionable at the Chanel Dinner during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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2015
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Anya Taylor-Joy wore her dark brown hair in a tousled bun at The Witch premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Her makeup was simple and romantic: a light smoky eye, a soft pink lip, and a hint of blush.

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2015
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At the BFI London Film Festival Awards in 2015, the actress wore her long brown hair in loose waves. A pop of red lipstick, and copper eyeshadow, finished off the ethereal look.

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Anya Taylor-Joy played with color at the premiere of A24’s The Witch at ArcLight Cinemas. The actress wore a lavender smoky eye with a fuchsia pink lip, while keeping her hair in a loose, wavy low ponytail.

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2016
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Attending the Saint Laurent show in 2016 at The Hollywood Palladium, actress Anya Taylor-Joy opted for a sleek look wearing a twisted, high pony with a dark smoky eye. Rocker chic.

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2016
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Taylor-Joy looked simple and chic with her newly chopped locks and luminous skin at the Burberry show during London Fashion Week Spring 2017.

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2016
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AT the IWC Gala in honor of The British Film Institute, Taylor-Joy wore her straight hair in a sleek, middle-parted do with a sparkly goth-burgundy lip.

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2016
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Looking fresh faced with a bright coral lip and luminous skin, the actress attended the AFI FEST 2016 in Hollywood.

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Back to blonde! Taylor-Joy attended the Split New York premiere, with her straight hair pinned back in a side part. She wore a a rosy pink blush and coordinating lip color.

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2017
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At the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017, Anya Taylor-Joy wore her blonde hair in a low, middle-parted ponytail. Her makeup was simple and luminous, with a natural smoky eye, rosy lip, and highlighted cheekbones.

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At the 2017 Elle Style Awards in London, Taylor-Joy wore her highlighted hair slicked back with a little volume at the root. She paired her fierce hairstyle with a classic red lip and a dramatic cat eye.