Earlier this year ultra talented, multi-hyphenate Keke Palmer took on a new role: mom. And within weeks the Emmy award-winning actress, singer, and director was back on our feeds serving head-to-toe glam, lest we dare to think she had any intention of taking her foot off the gas—or our necks.
In an Instagram post not long after welcoming her son, Keke wrote: “I have juggled quite a few careers but this is my greatest gig of all. Learning how to balance it all and looking forward to discovering this new person I am becoming. I will never be the same again, but if you thought I was a bad mama jamma before, you can’t imagine the greater purpose my son has given my life!”
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And babeee (in our best Queen Keke voice) has she ever delivered! Aside from being a new mom, the actress/singer recently came out with a film and album titled Big Boss. Keke’s a busy girl, to say the least. Get into these nine times Ms. Palmer stunned us with her radiant new-mom glow.
For her first Mother’s Day, Keke showed off stunning black & white photos with her son, Baby Leo. In them, she flawlessly flaunts shoulder-length barrel-curled hair, a matte lip, light-colored eyeshadow, and lashes for days.
Bringing the Heat
This body-hugging red dress brings the heat, and bone-straight hair, a strong brow, and complementary colors on the eyes and lips kick the fire up to a five-alarm blaze.
Bad & Bossy
Keke looks like a boss with long straight hair draped across a fuchsia pink silk top she paired with royal purple slacks. Her neutral everyday glam works perfectly for a day in Cannes.
We can’t even with this smoldering look featuring shoulder-length straight hair, seriously sultry eyeliner, matte lips, and rosy cheeks.
Keke is indeed in full bloom, emerging in this photo from the center of pink petals, complete with a chic updo featuring face-framing bangs, satin finish pink shadow swiped across her lids, shimmering gloss, and an all-over glow.
Keke is all summertime vibes in short shorts, with center-parted cascading waves, white stiletto nails & stunner shades to block the sun reflecting off her expertly stacked diamond necklaces and oversized hoops.
Hitting with the Highlights
Caramel blonde highlights accented Keke’s typically dark chocolate or chestnut tresses as she delivered a whole Sunday sermon in a sunny yellow tank that complemented her newly lightened hair.
Met Gala Goddess
The Met Gala red carpet welcomed a goddess when Keke stepped on in her on-theme look reminiscent of both the requisite Karl Lagerfeld (circa the ‘50s and ‘60s for Keke’s look) and of Old Hollywood glam. She gave us a ‘90s-esque Chanel runway blowout, dark smokey eyes, and a barely-there matte lip.
High Pony Praise
Keke took us way back to the early aughts with this barrel-curled half-up, half-down, high pony look, complete with side-swept bangs and softly swooped baby hair to boot.
What’s your favorite look from Keke? Be sure to check out her new documentary and album, Big Boss!