Celebrity Beauty: Get Selena Gomez’s Makeup Look at 2013 VMAs!

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At the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards tonight, Selena Gomez rocked a gorgeous navy Versace gown with sleek hair, a flick of navy eyeliner and a berry lip. Read on for tips from her makeup artist Gita Bass on how she created the look!


1. Start with a fresh canvas. The first step in getting a great make-up look is to start by taking proper care of skin. Moisturize with Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. It is perfect even for sensitive skin and has no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset skin.

2. Even out the skintone with Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. After moisturizing, foundation will spread easily and stay on longer. Where needed, apply concealer. Gita used Cle de Peau Concealer in Honey on Selena.

3. To match Selena’s navy Versace stunner, Gita created a navy cat eye with Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes in Iridescent Navy Blue 3L to line the eyes and topped them with YSL Volume Effet Faux Cil Mascara.

4. A berry lip added contrast to the rest of the look. Gita used Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid.

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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