Without waxing too much poetic, here, Blake Lively completes us. Okay, fine, her beauty looks complete us, because she's one celebrity who actually takes some risks on the red carpet, switching between Old Hollywood waves with smokey eyes, and messy, boho braids with brick-red lips. And lest you forget any of her key moments in history, we rounded up her best beauty looks from the past 12 years.
That time when Blake Lively became a legit golden goddess with gold-tipped fingernails, shimmery gold eyeshadow, and a golden-bronze contour. Not pictured: Her two long, statuesque ponytails, also gold.
What do you get when you mix peach blush, raspberry lips, and soft, face-framing layers? This very Blake Lively look.
In which Lively let her roots grow out for a year, lightly straightened her hair one night, and then created an actual trend out of nowhere.
A headband by any other name is still a headband, but pair it with a messy, textured bun, some charcoal eyeshadow, and a Blake Lively, and you've got an edgy, yet sweet, look.
Channeling a mix of Julia Roberts and Audrey Hepburn, Lively's red lips and truly ginormous chignon managed to feel both retro and modern.
For those who say Barbie-pink lipstick, maroon smokey eyes, and a fuzzy, three-strand braid can't work together, we present to you this image.
When Blake Lively completely slayed the entire red carpet with ultra-glossy, side-swept waves, thick lashes, and an I-am-woman stance.
The time Lively became the epitome of bronze and paired her copper eyeshadow with a fuzzy, fluffy, fishtail braid.
Lively in her natural habitat: Old Hollywood curls with cherry-red lipstick.
Is it a half-up ponytail? Is it a fishtail braid? Is it two braids? Three? The answer is all of the above, and it was the ultimate boho hairstyle of 2011.
Little Mermaid hair. Need we say more?
That time Lively wore brick-red lipstick, smokey terra-cotta eyeshadow, and rusty blush, and it all magically worked.
We pledge our allegiance to this thick, rope-y braid, which is also partially defying gravity.
This triple-layered smokey eye with semi-matte skin was everything.
In which Lively embodies the surfer-girl image with bronzed skin, peach cheeks, and a soft blowout.
The first—and pretty much the last—time Lively experimented with hardcore texture and voluminous curls.
Ah, super-shiny lip gloss and swooping middle parts—how we miss thee.
With messy, beachy waves and no-makeup makeup, Blake Lively was basically all of us in 2005.
We would now like to direct your attention to the smokey aqua eyeliner that perfectly matches Lively's shirt.
Hip-length, stick-straight hair and skinny eyebrows? Yes, please. Baby Lively was on point. Or, at least, on trend for 2005.