Missy Elliott’s Best Beauty Moments

Take a look at superstar Missy Elliott’s best beauty moments, past and present.

Missy Elliott Best Beauty Moments
Photo Artwork: Joy Adaeze

The month of June marks Black Music Month and in our eyes no one embodies both iconic music and standout beauty more than Missy Elliott. Ever since she burst onto the scene in 1997 with her hit debut single “The Rain”, we’ve been obsessed with her makeup and hair. Missy has always been a trendsetter in every sense of the word—from music to her glam and after over 20 years in the game, she still continues to dominate with her standout looks. 

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In celebration of the powerhouse that is Missy Elliott, here are some of her best beauty moments, both past and present.

Finger Waves For Days


Back in 1997, we were introduced to the incomparable Missy Elliott when she released the music video to her debut single “The Rain.” The song was a smash hit and the video all made us take notice of her musical talent and bold style. Till this day we’re still trying to recreate that purple lip by legendary makeup artist Billy B.

Blinged Out

Missy took edgy to the next level in her “She’s A Bitch” music video, directed by Hype Williams. Who else could flawlessly pull off a bald head, black face makeup and rhinestone studded eyes so flawlessly?

Electric Blue Hues

Never one to shy away from a statement look, Missy rocked an ombre metallic blue lip, long black hair and a fur bucket hat.

Neutral With A Twist


Ever since the 90s, no one kills a nude lip combo like Missy. Here, she complimented the look with ombre blue jumbo braids and her signature bold shades.

Smokin’ Hot 

Missy is no stranger to standout eye makeup. In fact, as you see in the looks below, it’s one of her trademarks. Here, she rocks a beautiful smokey eye, classic nude glossy lip and a burgundy high ponytail. 

Gold Glam


A lover of cut creases, Missy paired stunning gold eye makeup with her trademark nude lip and a Rapunzel-length side pony. 

Star Studded

For a closeup moment, Missy went with a red and black rhinestone studded eye, nude glossy lip and blinged out nails. 

Taking It To The Top 

On the red carpet, makeup artist @yayabeatsface used a pretty champagne cut crease shadow on Missy followed by super lush lashes and a glossy lip. Her burgundy hair was a standout in a sleek topknot. 

Green With Envy


A night out for Missy called for a green and champagne cut crease eye, deep brown ombre lips and long burgundy crimped hair.

Sitting Pretty 


Missy made an appearance in classic shades, a buttery nude lip with her deep burgundy hair in a sophisticated updo.

So many iconic makeup looks, what’s your fave?