Florence Pugh’s Surprising Beauty Evolution Through The Years

Florence Pugh's Surprising Beauty Evolution Through The Years

2014: Dramatic makeup




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Bright eyed and bushy-tailed, Pugh attended her first ever red carpet event, the BFI London Film Festival, in 2014 wearing an all black ensemble which popped with bright red lipstick and dramatic eye-makeup. It marked the beginning of an era for Pugh—both in her career and her beauty evolution.

2015: Architectural hair


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In January 2015, she attended her first ever London Critics Circle Film Awards with another bold lip look and a dark ensemble. Her hair, which was doused in bright blonde highlights was styled in a half-up-half-down look.


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A couple of months later, Pugh attended the premiere of The Fallen With her usual red lipstick and her hair pulled into a chic up-do—note the 2015 trending pouf making its presence very well known here.

2016: Softened tones


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In 2016, Pugh began to step away from her infamous dramatic makeup looks and instead, she injected some of said drama into her hair. For the 2016 London Critics Circle Film Awards, she showed up with a unique up-do bubble braid which reached the middle of her back.


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While promoting her film Lady Macbeth later that year, Pugh stripped her makeup back ever further to a simple smoky eye and nude lip. She also revealed subtle pink highlights.


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In December, Pugh’s trusty stalwart—the humble braid—had graduated to a wraparound crown-like style as she glammed up for the British Film Awards. Again, her makeup was kept simple with a nude lip and smoky, peach-hued eye makeup.

2017: Brunette


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In 2017, Pugh decided to overhaul her look all over again. Stepping out at a special screening of Lady Macbeth, Pugh debuted a deep brunette ‘do, which was styled in beachy ‘I woke up like these’ waves.

Her dark tresses made her natural features pop, so she went for a simple makeup look this time.


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Pugh clearly wasn’t quite ready to let go of her old go-to red lip when she made a studio appearance a few weeks later. Combined with her darker tresses, the pop of color took us back to her early red carpet days.

2018: The top knot era


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Surprise surprise, the actor kicked off 2018 with a fiery new strawberry-blonde ‘do. She also added a pop of color to her lips as she attended the London Critics Circle Film Awards.


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Six months on, Pugh was back to her (blonde) roots—it was here that a new era in her beauty journey began. The age of top knots and simple, barely-there makeup was here.


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She’s nothing if not consistent. While attending a premiere in October, Pugh opted for another simple top knot and stripped back beauty look.

2019: Dewy & bronzed


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The following year, Pugh’s top knot era was in full swing. She rocked the style at the Cannes Film Festival along with a subtle blue-hued eye makeup look and a peachy lip.


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Pugh’s portrayal of Amy March in Little Women earned her international acclaim (and and Oscar nomination, no less), so when the film premiered in December 2019, the actor began one of her biggest press tours to date. To kick things off, the actor opted for what she does best: another top knot with a bronzy makeup look.


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For the Paris premiere of the Greta Gerwig-directed film, Pugh went with a dewy peach-toned makeup look.

2020: Slicked back


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For her Oscars debut, Pugh styled her hair in a slicked back top-knot with neutral-toned makeup. The demure beauty look was in perfect juxtaposition with her vibrant teal-colored Louis Vuitton gown.


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She missed out on the Oscar, but Pugh may as well have won ‘best dressed’ after stepping out in a second striking look that night for the Vanity Fair After Party. This time, she opted for a bold red lip and smokey eyes.


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To complete her awards season tour, Pugh opted for this bronzy eyed look as she hit the BAFTAs red carpet. Surprisingly, she forwent the top knot for a sleek straightened lob.

2021: Hair transformations


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After the lockdown months of 2020, could you really blame Pugh for debuting a brand new haircolor in 2021? At the premiere of her film, The Black WidowPugh showed off her dyed pink tips along with a matching pink makeup look.


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One year, two different looks: Pugh rounded out 2021 with an unexpected (albeit just as chic) ​​mullet-style brunette chop as she attended the premiere of Don’t Look Up.

2022: A full circle


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Reverting to her 2015 days, the 24-year-old went bold for the BAFTAs wearing a dramatic eye makeup look with her hair slicked back into an up-do.


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While attending the Valentino Haute Couture show, Pugh opted for another slicked back look (her hair was back to blonde again) with a pink-toned demure makeup look. It was the perfect low-key beauty look for her dress, which went viral for its see-through torso.

Pugh later called out the “concerning” criticism she received about the nipple-bearing dress: “It isn’t the first time and certainly won’t be the last time a woman will hear what’s wrong with her body by a crowd of strangers, what’s worrying is just how vulgar some of you men can be,” she shared on Instagram.

“Thankfully, I’ve come to terms with the intricacies of my body that make me, me. I’m happy with all of the ‘flaws’ that I couldn’t bear to look at when I was 14.”

She ended the post with one final message: “F–ing free the f–ing nipple.”

Now that’s an evolution we love to see.

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