Selena Gomez wow-ed us with her Burgundy, glistening dress at the AMAs 2015, last night. But her beauty look, well, that just hit it out of the park. She looks sexier, sultrier, and more seductive than ever before. Her makeup looks also consists of burgundy eyeshadow, a smokey wash all over her eyes, while the rest of the face is kept relatively nude. So, of course, we’v got to decode her look for the night, starting with her eyes.
You can start by priming your lips with a little bit of concealer if you don’t have an eye primer. Then, get your hands on a palette like this M.A.C Burgundy x 9 palette, if you aren’t comfortable with just one bold color. This gives you a little room to mix and match till you find the perfect color to suit you.
Use a flat, fluffy brush to apply a medium to light wash all over your lids. Use a smaller brush to intensify it in the corners and pull it outwards, on the outer corner. Use tape from the corner of your to your brow bone, if need be, to help you create a cat shape. Keep blending so the shape isn’t too strong. And bring down the color below your lower lash line. This should also be blended ever-so-lightly.
Then, right in the middle of your lids, use a blending brush to apply a wash of a shimmer shadow, like this Bobbi Brown shimmer shadow. Don’t extend the shimmer beyond the middle of your lids. This is great for people with deep-set eyes like Selena… and me! Add a thin liner and a set of falsies, with lots of mascara to finish your eye makeup look. Leave the rest of your face rather bare, including a natural nude on your lips.
Psst… Selena is clearly wearing hazel effect contact lenses. They’re optional if you want to try a more dramatic look.
Oh, and don’t forget to do your brows!