12 Times Celebrities Strayed from Their Signature Beauty Looks

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Despite the revolving door of hair transformations, some celebrities are more resistant to change than others—which makes it *extra* interesting when they do color outside of the lines. Here, 12 stuck-in-their-ways famous people who got unstuck for a minute.

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<p>Her M.O. might be smoky eyes and a nude lip, but for the 2008 Met Gala (theme: superheroes), VB turned up in with an&nbsp;uncharacteristically red mouth and bright eyes. Alter ego, indeed.</p>
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Victoria Beckham

Her M.O. might be smoky eyes and a nude lip, but for the 2008 Met Gala (theme: superheroes), VB turned up in with an uncharacteristically red mouth and bright eyes. Alter ego, indeed.

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<p>The uzh,&nbsp;pronounced "yooj": a self-drawn feline flick, rosy cheeks, and a pinky-nude lip. The variation: lighter on the eyes and a darker lipstick shade,&nbsp;which she's been favoring lately.</p>
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Alexa Chung

The uzh, pronounced "yooj": a self-drawn feline flick, rosy cheeks, and a pinky-nude lip. The variation: lighter on the eyes and a darker lipstick shade, which she's been favoring lately.

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<p>You can't kill the pony, but you can add fringe to it.</p>
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Ariana Grande

You can't kill the pony, but you can add fringe to it.

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<p>As she ages—or rather, <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/g2731/celebs-who-do-not-age/?slide=3&amp;thumbnails=" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">doesn't</a>—J.Lo has gone for uptown-lady vibes over the oiled-up glam she's been known for in the past.&nbsp;</p>
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Jennifer Lopez

As she ages—or rather, doesn't—J.Lo has gone for uptown-lady vibes over the oiled-up glam she's been known for in the past. 

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<p>Note: The Met Gala is the celebrity's favorite testing ground for a far-out new look. Take Kim Kardashian, who tried bleached brows and color contacts versus her patented tawny, sculpted face.&nbsp;</p>
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Kim Kardashian

Note: The Met Gala is the celebrity's favorite testing ground for a far-out new look. Take Kim Kardashian, who tried bleached brows and color contacts versus her patented tawny, sculpted face. 

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Lorde

Left: goth-inspo gone right. Right: polished-up, spit-shined ingenue.

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<p>Rarely seen without a punchy red lip, Rita Ora proves she can do both with a milkmaid braid and a nude formula.</p>
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Rita Ora

Rarely seen without a punchy red lip, Rita Ora proves she can do both with a milkmaid braid and a nude formula.

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<p>Amber Rose with hair!!</p>
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Amber Rose

Amber Rose with hair!!

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<p>Gwen Stefani<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">&nbsp;</span>wouldn't be&nbsp;Gwen Stefani<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"> without a matte red and some sort of pompadour situation, but she also wears shimmery champagne well—*so* well.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani wouldn't be Gwen Stefani without a matte red and some sort of pompadour situation, but she also wears shimmery champagne well—*so* well. 

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<p>Just...whoa.</p>
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Emma Stone

Just...whoa.

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<p>Another makeover tied to the Met Gala, but this one might have been more significant than most. Because&nbsp;after,&nbsp;nothing—not just beauty-wise—was&nbsp;ever quite<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">&nbsp;</span>the same again.</p>
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Taylor Swift

Another makeover tied to the Met Gala, but this one might have been more significant than most. Because after, nothing—not just beauty-wise—was ever quite the same again.

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<p>Bangs be gone?</p>
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Zooey Deschanel

Bangs be gone?

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