All of Megan Fox's best and bravest beauty moments
From 'Holiday in the Sun' to now
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / March 14 2023
Megan Fox is a living icon, there's no doubt. Aside from being one of the most beautiful women to ever walk the earth, she's also gifted us some of our generation's most iconic movies (Jennifer's Body), memes (the lighter, hello), characters (Jennifer Check/Carla Santini/Brianna Wallace, etc.) and lines ("I get what i want and this winter break I want Jordan).
That's not all she's done, either; in the 21 years (yep, seriously) since we were first introduced to her as Mary Kate and Ashley's sassy, sun-kissed nemesis in Holiday in the Sun, Fox has also sampled more than her fair share of bold beauty looks. Because while 'striking brunette and a killer cat-eye' may be her signature aesthetic, she's tried everything from a blonde bob to baby bangs (not to mention concealer lips) throughout the last two decades.
From the covetable to the cringe-y, here are some of Fox's most memorable hair and makeup moments...
Fox's first premiere event was all about lashes and lip gloss. And skinny brows, of course.
We'll let this one slide; 'chic' wasn't a thing in the early '00s.
A fresh-faced Fox shows off freckles and a golden glow.
She mastered her sultry stare with the help of a kohl cat eye.
We're not sure quite which hair parting this is, but Fox's face makes it work.
It doesn't get much more 2007 than sleek strands and bright pink gloss.
'The pouf' wasn't enough for Fox; she chose to bump the trend (literally) up a notch.
If your forehead was visible in 2007, you weren't doing it right.
Missing: Fox's fringe. But hey, nobody does a sleek chignon like her.
Fox's jet black strands were simply made for Old Hollywood hair.
But hey, why not combine vintage waves and a slick-back?!
We're going to file this one under 'not the right shade of powder'.
Sometimes simplicity (in the form of a grown-up take on a playground plait) is key.
Bad headbands happen to good people, you know?
Fox sampled a lighter honey-dipped brunette hue (and wore it damn well).
See?! We warned you about a blonde bob. It may have been a wig for a character, but let us live...
Fox's own espresso brunette hair wasn't far beyond her shoulders, either.
After seemingly enjoying her blonde stint, Fox leaned into the balayage brunette-to-blonde vibe.
After taking a few years out of the spotlight, Fox returned with a vampy-lipped vengeance.
Present-day Fox never met an edgy trend (baby bangs, for instance) she didn't love.
Us with wet-look hair? Drowned rat. Fox with wet-look hair? A masterpiece.
A feathery fringe would have been plenty solo, but the look was taken to the next level with a lash-laden cat eye.
If this Old Hollywood hair situation (featuring Fox's newly shorter locks) is any indication, 2022 is set to be a banner year for beauty looks.
Thanks to the release of the Pam and Tommy miniseries earlier this year, there's been an onslaught of women attempting to impersonate Pamela Anderson and her signature blonde bombshell blowout. We’ve seen a handful of halfway decent messy updos that emulate the Baywatch star’s signature unkempt bed hair, but no one has even come close to nailing the brief quite like Megan Fox. The actress had us doing a double take when she dressed up as Anderson for Halloween alongside Machine Gun Kelly’s version of Tommy Lee. We think Fox said it best: “But are these even costumes?”
Image credit: @meganfox
Fox's big beauty move for 2023? Entering her redhead era! It's a little bit Jessica Rabbit and a little bit Sansa Stark, and we love everything about it!