Delta Goodrem’s Complete Before & After Beauty Evolution

All the way from Neighbours to now

Remember when Delta Goodrem made it crystal clear (through song, of course) that she was born to try? Well, it turns out she was; born to try out a billion different beauty looks, that is.

Ever since she arrived on the scene (and our screens as Nina Tucker in Neighbours) way back in 2003, Goodrem has definitely developed an affinity for testing every lipstick shade from crimson to fuchsia and every hair colour from blonde to brunette. She’s also had quite the on-again off-again relationship with bangs; relatable, right?

So in the name of nostalgia, we’re taking a look back at all of the marie claire cover star‘s best (and most memorable) beauty moments…


Allan Border Medal Presentation, January 2003

We first met 18-year-old Goodrem with flowing caramel curls; she embraced ‘bronde’ long before it was even a thing.


TV WEEK Logie Awards, May 2003

Taking home the gong for ‘Most Popular New Female Talent’, she paired her toffee hair hue with a tonal bronze lip.


ARIA Awards, October 2003

Following her diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July of that year, Goodrem attended the 2003 ARIA Awards, her hair a little shorter but her smile just as bright.


Post-GRAMMY Party, February 2004

Goodrem even looked beautiful with braces, which she reportedly had to wear to prevent her teeth from moving throughout cancer treatment.


TV WEEK Logie Awards, April 2004

Switching back to brunette, Goodrem was as gorgeous as ever with a curly crop toward the end of her lymphoma battle.


Penfolds Gala Black Tie Dinner, January 2005

A new year served as a fresh start for Goodrem who was officially in recovery and looking radiant.


World Music Awards, August 2005

Making a triumphant return to her longer locks, she teamed her glossy chocolate curls with a pretty lip gloss and mascara combo.


Maybelline New York Beauty Studio Launch Party, October 2005

The length didn’t last long, with Goodrem soon opting for a side-swept shoulder-grazing situation.


Tag Heuer Party, September 2006

The side fringe stayed in tact for some time, with Goodrem’s affinity for gloss and a little smoky shadow also still going strong.


TAG Heuer Strength & Beauty Exhibition, February 2007

Adventurous lip colour alert! She matched her crimson lippy to her dress while swapping her side fringe for a centre part.


30 Days of Fashion & Beauty Launch Event, August 2007

2007 marked the beginning of the tousled blonde texture we know and love her for (and apparently a new infatuation with charcoal eyeshadow).


The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, October 2007

Goodrem did mermaid waves the first time around, debuting a crimped ‘do alongside a gorgeous golden glow.


ARIA Awards, October 2007

She was a vision of all-over gold at the 2007 ARIA’s with golden skin, golden hair and golden nail polish.


T. J. Martell Foundation For Leukemia, Cancer And AIDS Research Awards, October 2008

The long blonde locks were still looking lush a year later, but she did seem to have taken up a new tight-lining habit.


MTV Australia Awards, March 2009

At last, Goodrem’s first foray into full front fringe territory (spoiler alert; this was the first of many). 


Madison Hosts ‘Sex, Frocks & Rock ‘N’ Roll’, May 2009

It was short-lived, however, as she was seen sporting centre-parted bangs while seemingly embracing the ‘growing out’ stage just months later.


Sunsilk Celebrates Summer Party, August 2009

Going back to her beloved side part, Goodrem opted for a tonal wash of glossy coral across lips and cheeks.

May 2010

Australians In Film Breakthrough Awards, May 2010

This has to be one of our favourite looks to date; a shorter, sharper chop and a gorgeous bold lip-and-liner pairing.


Foundation Awards Gala, November 2011

Well hello, screen siren. She followed one impeccable red lip with another, paired this time with voluminous curls and a halo braid.


Gold Coast Hotel Opening, November 2011

She swapped her focus from lips to eyes, teaming shimmery teal shadow with loose waves and a flower crown.


The Voice Season Premiere, March 2013

Returning to her golden roots, Goodrem swapped her sandy shade for a richer, warmer honey blonde hue.


The Great Gatsby Premiere, May 2013

One simply doesn’t attend a screening of The Great Gatsby without a black velvet bow. Very Daisy Buchanan.


Out Of The Furnace Screening, November 2013

Goodrem proved you can’t go wrong with liquid liner, lip gloss and a sleek golden lob.


G’Day USA Gala, January 2014

She showed off an Old Hollywood-esque aesthetic in 2014 with red lip lacquer, statement lashes and a deep side part.


ARIA Awards, November 2014

She adopted a more lived-in look later that year with a balayage effect over her blonde and slightly dishevelled texture.

July 2015

The Voice Live Finals Show Launch, July 2015

Look what’s back… her piecey fringe complemented the undone, bohemian feel of the darker roots perfectly.

May 2016

TV Week Logie Awards, May 2016

It’s hard to beat the magic of flowing waves, pink gloss and a glittery gold eye, and this Logies look proves it.

April 2017

TV Week Logie Awards, April 2017

Her sultry shadow stole the show a year later, gorgeously enhanced by a volume-packed piecey half-up-half-down ‘do.


The Voice Live Show Launch, May 2017

A pink power pout if we’ve ever seen one! Goodrem kept her eye makeup and hair on the low-key side to allow the lip the moment it deserved.

January 2018

AACTA International Awards, January 2018

Is it early 2003 again? She returned back to bronde in 2018, this time with a super shiny sleek finish and a very covetable fringe.


Women of Style Awards, May 2018

Debuting her darkest colour since 2004, Goodrem cemented her brunette bombshell status alongside a deep garnet lip.


Lifetime’s Winter Movies Premiere, January 2019

She rejoined the bronde gang several months later, with a voluminous lash look and a creamy nude lippy.


TV WEEK Logie Awards, June 2019

We must admit, mid-length blonde is magic on her (as is this subtle albeit striking smoky eye).


G’Day USA Gala, January 2020

Embracing the ‘new year, new hair’ ethos we’re all well acquainted with, Goodrem rang in the new decade with a chic chop.

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