Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Selena Gomez at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Selena Gomez showed us how a dramatic smoky eye + nude lips = perfection at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards last night. Keep reading to see how mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh created the look on Selena!

Selena Gomez at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Face
“I prepped Selena’s skin by applying mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 to create a clean canvas. Then, I used the mark Foundation Brush to apply mark Primed for Perfection Face Primer all over her face.”

Eyes
“I started with Selena’s eyes because it’s easier to clean up the fallen eye shadow before applying foundation. To begin, I applied mark Please Hold Eye Primer in Light to Medium all over her lids. Next, using the mark Eye Shadow Brush, I added mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Plum Velvet to Selena’s outer lids and creases. To create a dramatic look, I used a blending brush to smudge the shadow into the edges of her eyes. I added mark I-Mark Custom Pick Eye Shadow in Corset to her top and bottom lash-lines using the mark Eyeliner Brush. To make her eyes really pop, I rimmed Selena’s eyes with mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Jet Set. I finished her eyes with two coats of mark Scanda-Lash Hook Up Mascara in Blacklash.”

Face
“First, I used mark Make It Go Away Wipes to remove the fallen eye shadow from Selena’s face. Once her face was clean, I applied mark Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation with Mineral Pigments in Honey using the mark Foundation Brush. I then used mark Good Riddance Hook Up Concealer in Light/Medium under Selena’s eyes and around her nose to create a flawless look.”

Cheeks
“I started off by applying mark Just Pinched in Cheeky to the apples of Selena’s cheeks. Then, I dusted on mark Matte-nificent Oil-Absorbing Powder in Honey/Golden with the mark Powder Brush to set the look. I added mark Bronze-Pro Bronzing Power in Pro Golden using the using the mark Foundation Brush to create a luminous glow. Next, I layered on mark Good Glowing Mosaic Blush Custom Color Palette in Chica to the apple of Selena’s cheeks using the mark Blush + Bronzer Brush.”

Lips
“For Selena’s lips, I layered mark Lipclick Full Color Lipstick in Sweetie Pie and mark Pro Gloss Hook Up Plumping Lip Shine in Swellfor a gorgeous pout.”

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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