The Most Memorable Beauty Moments from Sex and the City

20 years ago today, the very first episode of Sex and the City premiered, quickly working its way into the living rooms and hearts of audiences.

Today, the TV show is still worshipped for being both a cultural phenomenon and never-ending source of fashion inspiration with main characters Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha dictating trends (including the popularization of Manolo Blahniks) that would monumentally influence the way we dressed, thanks to iconic stylist Patricia Field. However, the show also created a dialogue around beauty, tackling formerly ‘taboo’ topics like Brazilian waxes or chemical peels, and infusing them with humour and honesty.

Here are our 18 most memorable—for better or for worse—beauty moments from Sex and the City.