From WAG to riches: As Coleen Rooney steps out of the limelight we look back at her 12 year beauty evolution

Yesterday, Wayne Rooney announced that he was retiring from international football . This means we might sadly be seeing less of our favourite footy couple (No, not Posh and Becks) Wayne and Coleen.

Bursting into the limelight back in the early 2000s, the world was immediately drawn to the cheeky striker and his childhood sweetheart. The duo have been dating for a whopping 15 years, and married for nine (almost unheard of in the football world), so we ‘ve watched them go from teenagers to parents.

Romance aside, Coleen’s jaw dropping beauty evolution over the years has been equally as impressive. Starting out over a decade ago with stripey highlights and a 90s over-plucked brow, she’s now the perfect example of a sophisticated, glossy celeb wife-turned-designer.

In honour of her time on our screens and in our papers, we’re taking a little look back at some of her greatest beauty looks…

Jeans for Genes, 2005

Coleen McLoughlin
Coleen, is that you? (Image: Daily Mirror)

Fresh-faced and making her entrance into the celeb world, Coleen looked very different back in 2005. With chunky highlights and thin brows, it appears she was a little stuck in the 90s.

Closer’s Young Heroes Awards, 2005

Coleen McLoughlin
Rocking a headband in 2005 (Image: PA)

The highlights got chunkier and the headbands got thicker later that year. It’s hard to recognise Mrs. Rooney in this snap!

Coleen’s signature fragrance launch, 2007

July 2007: Coleen Mcloughlin launches her new fragrance 'Coleen X', at Le Meridien in central London.
Coleen launched her new fragrance ‘Coleen X’

In case anyone had forgotten, Coleen launched a fragrance in 2007 called ‘Coleen X’. Rating only 2 stars on fragrance sites, it was a tad hit or miss. But, with her new dark hair swept back into a half up style, we think she looks pretty.

Ladies’ Day at Aintree, 2009

Coleen Rooney
Coleen wore a half updo and some hooped earrings to Aintree (Image: Getty)

The first of Coleen’s MANY outings to the races, and she paired a very statement pair of drop hoop earring with volumous curls. The Scouser also wore a very bright pink maxi dress, but correctly chose to keep her make-up on the natural side.

At her first Littlewoods SS/11 collection unveiling, 2010

She experimented with a thick fringe back in 2010 (Image: Getty)

Oh, hello fringe. We’re not sure if it’s a clip-in or not, but Coleen (now officially Mrs. Rooney!) strayed from her favourite side-parted lengths to try this new look. We love the cat-eye make-up peaking out from underneath it.

Grand National, 2012

Coleen Rooney watches the races at Aintree on Liverpool day
Coleen wore hot pink to the races at Aintree on Liverpool day (Image: Chris Neill / Daily Mirror)

And she’s back to pink. Coleen looked radiant and tanned in her favourite hue, and her subtle smokey eye complements the look nicely.

Her Littlewoods fashion & swimwear collection unveiling, 2014

Coleen Rooney
Coleen looked sophisticated with a low pony (Image: WireImage)

Now 27-years-old and a mum of two, Coleen really has traded in the bouffant hair and giant earrings for a more sophisticated style. She looked chic back here in 2014 to show off her fashion collection with Littlewoods.

Crabbie’s Grand National, 2016

The Grand Opening Day at the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool
Coleen was a vision in coral

What a transformation! We love the bright coral paired with her sunkissed skin. With delicate accessories and subtle make-up, Coleen finally perfected her Grand National look in 2016.

Coleen shared a picture on her Instagram announcing the news (Image: waynerooney/Instagram)

Fourth time’s the charm! Congratulations to Wayne and Coleen, who have just announced that she’s pregnant with baby no.4. And how sophisticated does she look on this snap from her Instagram?

Ah Col, we’ll miss seeing you around!