What we love most about Selena Gomez's beauty looks is that you can tell she likes to have fun. Instead of playing it safe, she consistently dominates the stage and the red carpet with bursts of color on her lids, a bold lip, or the sharpest winged liner, making her screenshot-worthy glam something everyone always wants to recreate. We've dubbed her a hair chameleon before, and now we're calling her a makeup chameleon because her ever-changing looks are so stunning. It's no wonder the star has joined the ranks of celebrity beauty entrepreneurs with her brand Rare Beauty, which is full of standout products we've quickly grown to love as much as her legendary looks.
Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo has been the man behind some of her most iconic makeup moments for years. His Instagram is a color palette of next-level skill, showcasing versatile makeup looks Gomez has worn over the years. Keep scrolling to see 16 of Selena Gomez's best makeup looks of all time and feast your eyes on all the glamour.
For the launch of her mental health platform Wondermind, Gomez had Vanngo keep it simple with radiant skin, peach-toned lips, and the star's signature winged liner, using Rare Beauty products. For a similar lip moment, try the Kind Words Matte Lipstick ($20) in Worthy.
Hot Pink Eyeshadow
It goes without saying that the 2017 Met Gala will forever be an iconic makeup moment for Gomez. Not much else can touch this hot pink eyeshadow. It sits so vividly on her eyes, and the gradient effect is gorgeous.
Soft Brown Smoky Eye
Each time Gomez has gone blonde, we've loved how she's gravitated towards earth tones that pop against the platinum strands. Keeping your smoky eye and lipstick in the brown color family is always a good makeup move.
For the 2020 launch of Rare Beauty, Gomez and Vanngo collaborated on a classic makeup look that turns heads without fail. We love everything about this moment, from the radiant matte skin to the natural-looking lashes to the red-orange statement lip. To recreate this look, start with a soft girl base, then finish with Rare Beauty's Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick ($20) in Gomez's go-to shade, Inspire.
Gomez's intergalactic purple eyeshadow looks so dreamy for the 2017 InStyle Awards. Vanngo smoked out the outer corners of each eye to add dimension, then rounded out the look with a soft nude lip gloss.
Gomez's classic winged liner looks amazing with almost any look, but we're partial to this earth-toned moment from a promo shoot for Rare Beauty's Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara ($20). With these stunning lashes, the Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner ($19) shines brighter than ever, and we love how the monochromatic eye and lip create a subtle glam aesthetic that doesn't feel overdone.
While in Paris in July 2022, Gomez paired her signature eye makeup look (using the aforementioned products) with the Kind Words Matte Lipstick in Gifted ($20). We love the pop of neutral plum, just the latest in berry shades the star has masterfully rocked over the years.
Gomez's skin looks ultra glowy here, and we love how the warm neutrals of her makeup appear in the natural light. A subtle swipe of liner effortlessly pulls the look together.
These lashes are everything. Vanngo wrote in his caption that he was inspired by the '60s, and we immediately thought of Twiggy. Check out our favorite volumizing mascaras to find one that will help you recreate the look.
Bright Red Lip
Gomez's red lip moments always win. This red leans on the brighter side with orange undertones, creating a stunning pop of color for whatever photoshoot or event you can imagine. And while this is just a getting ready snap, the hair rollers are giving old Hollywood vibes alongside the lipstick and winged liner.
Smoky Cat Eye
Apparently, Vanngo did this killer cat eye in 15 minutes just in time for Gomez to attend The Weeknd's concert in 2017. We call those blessed hands.
Shimmery Gold Eyes
A shimmery, champagne-gold eye is a timeless beauty look. During Cannes 2019, Gomez and Vanngo took classic glamour to the next level with the help of this sparkling eyeshadow.
Monochromatic makeup for the win! Gomez's tangerine-themed look she wore to the premiere of 13 Reasons Why broke the internet for good reason. There have been so many beautiful renditions of this look by YouTubers and makeup enthusiasts because it was definitely one to remember.
Subtle Smoky Eye
This is an amplified no-makeup makeup look we're just as into. Adding soft brown tones draws just enough attention to your eyes as you keep the rest of the look minimal.
Gomez's penchant for winged liner has really shown us over the years just how much the technique you go with can transform your whole look. This sharp cat eye Vanngo created on the star against a neutral, rose-toned base feels dramatic and natural at the same time.
For the premiere of Dolittle in January 2020, Gomez and Vanngo gifted us with another stunning monochromatic moment, this time in pink. The varied tones and radiant finish look incredible in the natural sunlight, plus they coordinate perfectly with the pink-and-black outfit she wore for the event.