The VH1 TLC biopic that made its small-screen debut this past Sunday was, well, epic, but the beauty risks this trio took during their rise to the top of the Billboard charts (including scrunchies, asymmetrical bobs, and raisin-colored lipstick) are even more impressive. Rozanda Thomas (Chilli), Tionne Watkins (T-Boz), and Lisa Lopes (Left Eye) did it all—from major false lashes (seen in the video for “No Scrubs”) to topknots adorned with condoms (flashback to “Baby-Baby-Baby”). And who could forget “Unpretty,” the ultimate girl-power anthem of the nineties that gave a shout-out to MAC cosmetics long before Lil Mama (who played Lopes in the original made-for-TV movie) rapped about the powers of lip gloss. To see all the group’s greatest hair and makeup hits, check out this week’s Beauty Icon. Warning: You will be listening to “Creep,” “No Scrubs,” and “Waterfalls” on repeat after reading, so pull out your headphones and plug them into your computer now.
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- editor amber kallor covers the beauty industry from head to toe