All The Times Cookie Lyon Took Us to Beauty School on Empire
In my opinion, television hasn't seen a badass black-girl heroine quite like Empire's Cookie Lyon. Emmy-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson plays the sassy, unfiltered matriarch who isn't afraid to stick to her guns and change up her look. From fierce stiletto nails to pin-up baby bangs and punchy bold lipstick, Cookie is the definition of a beauty risk taker.
I mean, who else struts out of jail fully glammed with a sleek, high ponytail in tow? Or sits at the head of the boardroom draped in hot pink fur? If you've been wanting to explore your wild side, you're sure to draw plenty of bold inspiration from the diva extraordinaire herself. Keep reading to learn why she'll become your new beauty spirit animal. And keep up with her style every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.