Selena Gomez at the 2016 AMAs was basically everything to us: After a brief career hiatus, the singer is back and better than ever. Gomez chose the American Music Awards 2016 to make a stunning comeback appearance, reuniting with makeup artist Hung Vanngo to create her glamorous look. Minutes before she stepped out on the red carpet, Vanngo posted a pic of Selena Gomez’s American Music Awards 2016 look—and it’s basically makeup magic.
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Unlike last year’s AMAs look, where the star went with a trendy maroon eye, this time Gomez went for something much more classic, a smoldering, sculpted look that harks back to ’90s supermodels. In Vanngo’s teaser post of the star’s red-carpet prep, Gomez’s skin is glowing, her brows are razor-sharp and perfect, and her cheeks are lightly contoured. But at the heart of the look are her sultry brown-and-black smoky eyes that are so expertly blended and shaded, you’d swear they were airbrushed on (in reality, it was all Chanel makeup, according Vanngo). Take a look at the close-up for yourself:
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If you’re a makeup nerd like us, you could spend hours staring at Vanngo’s handiwork—the different shades of brown and black seamlessly blend into one another, and not a speck of shadow is out of place. To complete the look, he appears to have lined and filled in her lips with a pinkish-taupe pencil—M.A.C. Spice, perhaps?—and topped it off with Vanngo’s magic wand—er, lip gloss.
After the acceptance speech Gomez gave later on in the evening, the one thing we’re left wondering is whether her eye makeup was waterproof. If not, Selena, we’ve got recommendations! Call us, girl.
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