There are handful celebrities we
always look out for on the red carpet — and Olivia Wilde is one of them. You can pretty much count on her delivering a look every time she steps out of the house. From intricate braids to burgundy smoky eyes, she's never afraid to experiment — which is why her appointment as celebrity ambassador of Revlon makes perfect sense.
But it wasn't until we took a trip down memory lane that we realized just how much of a beauty chameleon Wilde is. She rarely repeats a look, and she's on top of every single trend (if she's not kicking it off).
Monochromatic makeup? Wilde has been experimenting with it since 2005. Winged-out smoky eyes? She's a master. In honor of the actress' birthday tomorrow, we decided to round up 25 of our favorite looks, ahead.
In 2003, when she was playing Alex Kelly on
The OC, Wilde had honey-blond hair fit for a pop star. Photo: Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic. More
Once 2005 hit, she began her transition to the brunette color we know and love. But that's not all: If you look closely, you can even see the beginnings of Wilde's love affair with
monochromatic makeup. The warm, tangerine shades on her eyes complement her bright-orange dress perfectly. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic. More
In 2005, Wilde experimented with face-framing fringe at
US Weekly 's Young Hollywood party. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic. More
A year later, and Wilde had dyed her hair a gorgeous shade of almost-black.
Photo: Robin Platzer/FilmMagic. More
She's almost unrecognizable circa 2006 in a mini bouffant, heavy bronzer, and a nude lip that would make Mariah proud.
Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic. More
The actress was rocking
metallic lipstick over a decade ago. Photo: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images. More
We're used to seeing Wilde sport dewy, radiant skin, but at the 2007 premiere of her film
Alpha Dogs, the actress went for a porcelain-matte finish paired with a heavy dose of blush — and we dig it. Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage. More
Wilde's sophisticated updo,
bold brows, and luminous skin from the 2007 Met Gala are pure perfection. Photo: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic. More
Teen Vogue 's Young Hollywood Party in 2007, Wilde whipped out her face-framing fringe yet again. Photo: Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage. More
She's been known to spice up a delicate gown with a moody eye. Case in point: This look from the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic. More
It may have been September, but Wilde looked absolutely beachy at an event in 2008.
Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage. More
Wilde opts for edgy makeup on the reg, but she's also been known to sport understated looks like this one from the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic. More
At the 2009 Emmy Awards, she played off the delicate nature of her lace dress with moody eye makeup.
Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images. More
How sexy is her
winged-out smoky eye and ultra-high pony in 2010? (We're saving this for our next big night out.) Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage. More
File these 2011 Birkin bangs under the list of looks we really want Wilde to resurrect.
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images. More
Doesn't get better than a bubble ponytail and full fringe.
Photo: Anita Bugge/WireImage. More
A few months later, Wilde was spotted with blond color again at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage. More
At the 2013 premiere of
Rush, Wilde opted for another '60s-style look complete with a mod cat-eye and peach lips. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. More
It's hard to pick which we love more: Wilde's smoky eye, or her voluminous, ombré hair from the 2014 Golden Globes.
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage. More
This diffused graphic eye from 2015's Met Gala is one of our favorite looks. And, of course, we're always down for a hair accessory.
Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images. More
Make a cat-eye and red lip feel fresh by doing the eye in bronze, like the actress did in 2015.
Photo: Brad Barket/WireImage. More
This monochromatic look from the 2016 Golden Globes made
Best Beauty lists left and right. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage. More
This gorgeous halo braid was the red carpet highlight at last year's Academy Awards.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic. More
This year, Wilde underwent her most drastic hair change when she debuted a platinum-blond bob. Not gonna lie — we're seriously considering following suit.
Photo: Angela Pham/BFA/REX/Shutterstock. More
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