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

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Anya Taylor-Joy has only been on the red carpet scene for a few years, but she’s already sealed her spot as a regular on our best-dressed lists thanks to her adventurous style and beauty looks. Her yellow Dior Haute Couture gown, offset with a highly-intricate updo and bright red lip, stole the show at this year’s Emmys and that’s hardly the first time her beauty looks gained our attention. Taylor-Joy has proven she loves a bold lip, almost as much as she loves playing around with her ever-changing hair color. While you may recognize her in a red bob à la Queen’s Gambit, the actress is actually a natural blonde, though she does love a brunette moment as well. Taylor-Joy has proven her versatility both on-screen and on the red carpet—so let’s take a look back at the young star’s most memorable red carpet beauty moments.

2021: Emmy Awards
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Taylor-Joy paired her Dior Haute Couture dress with a prom-worthy updo and a statement red lip at this year’s Emmys.

2021: Last Night in Soho Photo Call
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Keeping things simple, Taylor-Joy wore minimal eye makeup with a light pink lip and her long blonde locks in a relaxed, beach-wave style.

2020: Miu Miu Fall 2020 Show
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Sitting front row at the Miu Miu show in March 2020, Taylor-Joy sported Veronica Lake-worthy waves with an orange-red lip.

2020: Emma. Premiere
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At a celebration for her movie Emma., Taylor-Joy sported an elegant updo with some visible roots, while keeping her makeup look more simple with some rosy pinks.

2020: Emma. Photo Call
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Taylor-Joy opted for a bold, pointed pink lip to match her Zimmerman dress, keeping the rest of her makeup fairly minimal and her hair pulled back so as not to take attention away from the bold print.

2019: London Critics' Circle Film Awards
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Going for a more dramatic look, Taylor-Joy wore her hair pushed back and sprinkled with gold leaf. She finished off the glam style with a dark red lip.

2019: Glass UK Premiere
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At the U.K. premiere of Glass, Taylor-Joy played against type with a more natural lip, but made up for it with playful silver eyeshadow. She finished things off with a black ribbon wrapped around her blonde tousled waves.

2019: Glass Premiere
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Taylor-Joy attended the premiere of Glass with playful side-braid, bright purple lipstick, and just a hint of gold in the corner of her eyes to match her outfit and bring the look together.

2018: Comic Con
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Taylor-Joy attended Comic Con in 2018 with a slicked-back, crimped hairstyle, paired with some winged liner and a red lip.

2018: Serpentine Summer Party
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Taylor-Joy embraced the ’60s for the Serpentine Summer Party, wearing her hair in a curled, half-up style and tied in a ribbon. For the makeup, she went with her signature red lip and kept her eyes fairly simple with a winged liner.

2018: Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview
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Pulling her hair back into a messy pony, Taylor-Joy looked fresh-faced while attending the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview in 2018.

2018: Met Gala
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At the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2018, Taylor-Joy let her ornate costume and headpiece take center stage, but didn’t skimp on her signature bold lip.

2018: Thoroughbreds Premiere
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If you couldn't tell that Taylor-Joy really, really loves a bold red lip—she wore them on her dress while promoting her film Thoroughbreds.

2018: BAFTAs
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At the British Academy Film Awards in 2018, a brunette Taylor-Joy wasn’t afraid to accessorize with a crown, a bold eyeliner, and, of course, a deep lip.

2017: BAFTAs
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At the 70th British Academy Film Awards in 2017, 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.

2017: Elle Style Awards
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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.

2017: Split New York Premiere
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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.

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

2016: IWC Gala
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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 Gothic burgundy lip.

2016: Burberry SS16/17 Show
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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.

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

2016: The Witch Premiere
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Taylor-Joy played with color at the premiere of A24’s The Witch. The actress wore a lavender smoky eye with a fuchsia pink lip, while keeping her hair in a loose, wavy low ponytail.

2015: BFI London Film Festival
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At the BFI London Film Festival Awards in 2015, the actress wore her long brown hair in loose waves and kept her makeup simple, putting most of the focus on her lips with a coral color.

2015: The Witch Premiere at TIFF
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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.

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

2015: The Witch Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
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Attending The Witch premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, 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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