Definitive Proof That Solange Is The Icon We Still Don't Deserve

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Solange is a lot of things: daughter, mother, wife, singer, artist, actress, director. But on that list should be one more title: icon. And with her 32nd birthday upon us, we figured it was time to celebrate the fact that, without Solange, we'd lose our will to try some of the most boundary-breaking looks... and we have photographic proof.

Whether she's making a statement with a new color or avant-garde eyeshadow, the star is hitting the top of our lists for one reason: She has a look that's as unpredictable as it is inspiring. More adventurous than most, it's not easy to nail down just one trend Solange prefers, so we rounded up a few — including her newly bleached-blonde hair and notable soft spot for graphic liner.

Ahead, every beauty trend Solange has mastered.

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Bold Lipstick
You'll rarely catch Solange with a flashy highlighter or chiseled contour. Instead, she lets her lipstick make the statement — and in true Solange fashion, she often goes for shades few others are brave enough to rock, like this orchid hue.Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images.

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If it's not a purple, it's most likely a shade of pink — but only the brightest will do.Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images.

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Graphic Liner
By the looks of it, sometimes Solange barely wears any makeup at all: Her brows are naturally feathered, and her skin glows like a Glossier ad. But give her a vibrant liquid liner and she'll get to work, specifically with one upside-down trend we love.Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images.

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Black liner? That's old news for her. Chances are Solange is going for a teal, orange, or red underneath her lashes.Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images.

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Natural Volume
Nine times out of 10, you'll find Solange embracing her natural curls. Whether they're bouncy and coiled, or brushed-out and next-level, it's one look you shouldn't sleep on.Photo: Peter White/Getty Images.

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A queen for naturalistas, indeed.Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

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Smoky
Not many people can rock such a heavy black liner, but Solange can — and does. This mod look emphasizes her deep-set eyes and bold lip...Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

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...while this glossier finish takes the look from a red carpet to an underground concert in the depths of Brooklyn where you'll likely need a secret password to get in.Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.

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Platinum Hair
Although the blonde is a new transition for Solange, it's one she's owning already.Photo: Hannah Turner-Harts/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.

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Braids, buns, Afros: No matter the style, Solange makes it hers.Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images.

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