Mariah Carey Always Wears These 5 Beauty Trends

From having a voice that you could identify from a mile away to a career worthy of all the accolades, there's one thing we can all agree on when it comes to Mariah Carey: she's a diva and she's fabulous — whether you like it or not.

The record-breaking artist — who turns 50 today — has built a career on being unapologetically herself. It's an attitude that has given us some of the best memes of all time ("I don't know her" still hits all these years later) and solidified her status as an over-the-top beauty icon — even earning her a coveted collaboration with MAC Cosmetics.


After years of red carpet appearances and music videos, we've gotten ample beauty inspiration from Carey — and if there's one thing we can rely on from her, it's glam. In honor of her birthday, we rounded up the five beauty looks she just can't quit, ahead.

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1. Nude Lipstick & Full Lashes

Consider this photo evidence of Carey's no-fail makeup formula. You'll almost never see the star without a pale pink lip, bronzed cheekbones, and a lush set of lashes. Really, can you blame her? She looks amazing.
Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

2. Wavy Hair

Carey loves a big, voluminous blowout, so it can be easy to forget that her natural hair texture is actually wavy. Still, she reminds us occasionally — and we love it every time she does.
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

3. Neutral Nails

Carey's most underrated beauty staple is her long, neutral manicure. She tends to stick to a tried-and-true range of pink to pale nude polish with superfine shimmer.
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.

4. Center-Parted Waves

Carey's signature hairstyle (think:
"The Emancipation Of MiMi" album cover) is simple: center-parted loose curls that have so much body, she doesn't even need a wind machine.
Photo: Ricky Vigil M/GC Images.

5. Sleek Ponytail

When Carey isn't rocking a camera-ready blowout or wavy hair, you'll often see her signature strands slicked into a polished ponytail worthy of a pop diva.
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