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Mariah Carey Regrets Her '90s Style: My Glam Squad 'Didn't Know What They Were Doing'

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These days, Mariah Carey is known for her sleek strands, shimmery lips and luscious lashes. But, according to the star, her current high-glam beauty look took years to perfect, as she just confessed she didn’t always agree with her glam squad’s hair and makeup decisions in the past.

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In a recent interview with PrideSource, Carey said that if given the opportunity to chat with the 1990s version of herself, one of the first topics she’d address would be a complete makeover of her young self’s bouncy ringlets and affinity for brick-brown lipstick.

“I was such a kid, just in over my head, but I knew that I was gonna do this for my life and so I probably would’ve been like, ‘Who does your hair and makeup?'” the star told Pridesource. “Cause they had me with some people who didn’t know what they were doing, and I knew it wasn’t really good, and I’d just be like, ‘Who does your lighting, hair and makeup?'”

She also admits regret for all those years she spent wearing black when she could have been wearing sequins. “They did [dress me in a lot of black],” she says of her team at the time. “It was just like, ahhh, such a long story. You don’t even wanna know.”

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And in the same interview, the singer touched on her present-day style, which even the most casual fan knows is heavy on the lingerie. (One scroll through her Instagram feed, and you’ll find the star tackling even the most mundane household tasks, like cooking a pizza, in silky teddies and fuzzy-topped heels.

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“It was real! That’s what I walk around in!” she said of the pizza pic. “I barely own any clothes! All I have is friggin’ lingerie.”

And don’t worry, even her Vegas pad, where she’s currently staying during her residency, is well-stocked with her favorite sexy loungewear. “I just bought a lot of lingerie” for her Vegas closet, she informed Pridesource. Because when you’re a diva like Mimi, you’re not going to pack a suitcase when you can just have two sets of everything.

Were you a fan of Mariah’s past beauty looks? Share below!

–Sarah Kinonen