17 of Selena Gomez's most stellar makeup moments
From our faves to her own
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / July 25 2022
Selena Gomez may be new to the makeup mogul game (Rare Beauty just dropped) but she’s been killing it in the makeup wearing game for years now.
And though her ridiculously gorgeous face obviously serves as a pretty stellar starting point, it’s her close connection with makeup guru Hung Vanngo that ensures every look is even more amazing than the last. But while Vanngo is the artist behind the makeup moments we know her best for, the two actually met late in Gomez's career.
“I think the first person that I really bonded with was a [makeup] artist whose name was Jake Bailey, and he’s not with us anymore unfortunately, but I learned a lot from him,” Gomez shared in a video with YouTuber NikkieTutorials. “And then Hung came into my life and I felt like it was a little message from him being like “this one you’re going to have a ball with.” Like he’ll be doing my makeup for my wedding… which is never going to happen,” she joked.
“There are certain looks that he’s done that I’ll never forget – one was an orange look where it was such a beautiful [colour], just this packed-on orange. And then I did a Puma shoot with him and he did this gorgeous green eye that was so pretty. Makeup is meant to be fun.” Amen to that.
So without further ado, here are Gomez’s most glorious beauty moments; her personal favourites also happened to be some of ours...
Where better to start than with this glorious green? Gomez wasn't wrong when she described it as gorgeous; just look at that sun-drenched shimmer.
Another of her most memorable looks was this tonal terracotta dream, and it's easy to see why – the shade is stunning against her skin tone.
Coloured shadow isn't all she can rock, though – this kohl cat eye is the picture of rock chick chic. Bonus points for the swishy pony, too.
Why hello, screen siren. Give us a sleek wet-look side part, wildly glossy skin and a red lacquered lip any day of the week.
We love her signature brunette shade, but we can't (and shan't) ignore the facts: this golden blonde hair hue was a moment.
Deep, shimmer-spiked jewel tones (like this glistening cobalt) are gorgeous with Gomez's deep brown eye colour.
Damn, she rocks a red lip well. This take on the age-old classic colour was a little deeper, paired with glimmering chrome shadow and a graphic wing.
Just when we thought we were sold on the statement pout, Gomez proves the power of nude lipstick and lots of lashes.
The full, fluffy brows are good, and the blurry, blotted peach pout is great, but the flawless matte skin is magic.
Going back to bronze in the colour family department, Gomez pairs a toffee-toned lip with a chocolate-hued smokey wing.
There are phenomenal '70s-esque winged liner looks and then there's this. The sweeping bangs and bubblegum matte lip don't hurt matters either.
Behold, our all-time favourite; the very bright berry eye that was responsible for the resurgence of raspberry eyeshadow.
Selena Gomez has been a busy girl the last year filming Only Murders In The Building, but she made time to hit the red carpet at the 2022 SAG Awards. While Gomez looks demure with a subtle grey smokey eye and nude lip, her perfectly coiffed arches have elicited a very un-chill response from us. If we don’t get the rundown on the woman’s brow routine immediately – we will riot.
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Gomez looked like a literal fairy princess on the Critics Choice Awards red carpet this year. Makeup artist Hung Vanngo draped the Rare Beauty founder’s cheeks in a flattering flush of pink blush and light-catching illuminator.
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Clearly Swift had just told a banger of a joke because birthday girl Gomez couldn’t stop giggling for this snap. The pair caught up to celebrate Gomez’s 30th birthday, and the Rare Beauty founder shared the iconic moment via Instagram alongside the equally iconic caption: “30, nerdy and worthy.”
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