Lisa Bonet’s husband, Aquaman star Jason Momoa, recently revealed he’s had a lifelong crush on his wife. But—let’s be real—who hasn’t? Since Bonet, who turns 54 today, first entered living rooms everywhere as the free-spirited Denise Huxtable, whipping through a dizzying lineup of bohemian getups, she’s enchanted men and women alike with her salt-of-the-earth beauty.
In the ’80s, Bonet played up her natural texture, framing her enviably-pronounced bone structure with coiled bangs and a halo of voluminous ringlets. And instead of defaulting to the de facto vivid makeup of the time, she heralded the no-makeup makeup look with a totally bare face and brushed-up brows. Easing into the ’90s, and her high-profile relationship with rocker Lenny Kravitz, she wore waist-length locs and embraced the decade’s moody milieu with nude lips and lids swathed in dark jewel tones, such as violet and burgundy. And from the early aughts through today, she’s complemented her proclivity for dark, romantic silhouettes with flicks of eyeliner (oft courtesy of her go-to sparkly black Sisley Paris Phyto khol liner) and cheekbone-defining swirls of bronzer.
The fact is, Bonet relishes getting experimental with her look—and it’s a trait she’s passed down to her doppelgänger daughter Zoë Kravitz, who she regularly swaps tried-and-true products with, such as the Rhonda Allison Pumpkin cleanser or Yves Saint Laurent’s famed Touche Éclat. “My mom and I are constantly sending each other things that we like,” Kravitz told Vogue during her religiously studied Beauty Secrets video.
Here, a look back at how Lisa Bonet’s iconic insouciant beauty has evolved over the years.