You Have To See How Much Jenna Dewan Tatum’s Look Has Changed

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At the start of her career, Jenna Dewan Tatum’s beauty looks made her a dead ringer for the type of girl who would be cast on The O.C. Her hair was long and worn in textured, beachy waves; she favored plenty of bronzer to radiate a sun-kissed glow; and makeup was minimal — just a touch of eyeliner, mascara, blush, and gloss.

But in the years since, her public profile has not only exploded, she’s adopted a more sophisticated look when on the red carpet. Eyes tend to be played up with smoky shadow, lips are painted in bright shades. And the bronzer? It appears as if that’s been tucked in the back of her makeup drawer. She’s also become a bit more experimental with her hair, even cutting her long, pop star-esque locks into an on-trend lob, which is often worn styled in lived-in waves and bends, courtesy of Jen Atkin.

The result is a more dynamic and decidedly grown-up look. But in her evolution, she’s stayed true to her roots, eschewing layers of falsies and heavy contouring for lighter makeup that flatters, instead. See how she went from beach babe to red carpet goddess in a decade’s time — all without alienating her vibe — ahead.
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In 2004, Jenna Dewan’s beauty look was right on-trend for the time, with long, Britney-like layers, side-swept bangs, and pencil-thin brows.
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The actress, seen here in 2005, is the pinnacle of perfect beachy style, with wind-blown waves, natural lashes, plenty of bronzer, and glossy lips.
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The actress channels SoCal beauty to rival anyone on The O.C. with straightened hair, glowing skin, a subtle cat-eye, and glossy lips.
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At a time when many of her red carpet colleagues were piling on foundation and false lashes, Dewan dials down to an even more natural look — just a touch of gloss, liner, and highlighter are visible.
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At an event the next year, the star goes for a decidedly more grown-up look, wearing vampy red lipstick and darker eye makeup.
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This layered cut, waved to perfection, further seals Dewan Tatum’s transformation from beach babe to red carpet goddess
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Tightlined eyes, nude lips, and strong brows give the actress an air of grown-up glamour.
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We love this springy look, worn in the dead of winter (February of 2012). Her soft-pink lip color and blush bring out the softer tones in her dress.
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In a rare red carpet move, Dewan Tatum wears a sky-high ponytail — and it pays off. It’s just the thing to show off her plunging neckline.
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A textured updo and berry lip color make for Oscar-worthy beauty the next year.
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Soft lip color and blown-out hair give Dewan Tatum a fresh look.
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The actress embraces the hottest haircut of the year: the lob. The style is also on-trend, parted down the center and given texture with slightly lived-in waves.
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When straightened, Jenna’s lob takes on new edge. The deep side part helps show off her face-framing layers.
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This bold, coral-meets-red lip color is a bit of a departure for the star, who typically favors nude and pink lip shades. Of course, the color is a home run, especially when paired with a cheek color that echoes the tint, tightlined eyes, and bold brows.
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The actress’ hairstyle comes full circle, with a cut and style that’s similar to the one she wore early in her career. But her bright-crimson lipstick and smoky eyes replace the beachy, barely there makeup looks of her early days and radiates major star power.
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