Have you ever wondered how Selena Gomez gets that gorgeous glow?
And it’s not just because of her wildly popular Rare Beauty products.
Melissa documents everything from how she gets the Revival singer, 31, ready for the red carpet to the ways she preps Selena’s skin for a photoshoot.
Selena Gomez stunned on the red carpet at the Rare Impact Fund Gala while wearing a minimal makeup look
Melissa Murdick has grown her TikTok following by sharing tips on how to get the perfect beauty look, inspired by glam she does for the pop singer
The TikTok beauty guru — who also works with Emily In Paris actress Ashley Park, musician Rosalía, and Disney alum Ashley Tisdale — has amassed 1.3 million followers by sharing her best tips and tricks.
Melissa has advised people to keep their outfit in mind when choosing a makeup look to make sure it perfectly complements their ensemble.
She also shares the best way to build up a dewy glow for your skin type.
Below FEMAIL takes you through how to emulate the popstar’s famed feathery brows and super hydrated visage.
How to choose your glam
On TikTok, Melissa recapped getting Selena ready for the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Gala, and explained ‘the context of the event’ and the outfit both help her ‘design a makeup look.’
Because Selena switched up her outfits throughout the evening, Melissa came up with a ‘chic and elevated’ glam that would work with her silver sequined gown and her flirty purple frock.
‘This is all about looking really polished and chic,’ Melissa explained.
The beauty content creator ended up choosing ‘softer tones and just went with a little bit of a defined and elongated eye with a soft fluffy brow,’ so the glam wouldn’t compete with the outfit.
Melissa explained how Selena arrived on the red carpet ahead of her hosting duties at the Rare Impact Fund Benefit Supporting Youth Mental Health in a silver gown (left) before changing into a purple flower frock (right), so she had to make sure the makeup complemented both
How to get Selena’s famous feathery brows
Melissa gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at how she does the popstar’s ‘really full, feathered out brow’ using only two products.
‘The real secret behind Selena’s brows is to make them look really nice and full, and still be able to see all the individual hairs, which gives them that kind of brushed up, feathered, soft look, rather than them being too dense,’ Melissa revealed.
Melissa never adds product in the front of the brow because she wants it to look ‘really soft.’
Melissa makes sure the shape of Selena’s brow ‘remains true’ to her natural brow structure, ‘rather than creating a peak, or anything too angular.’ Melissa then drags the tail of the brow out to elongate the brow and lift the eye.
Melissa’s makeup hacks: The celeb beauty guru reveals top tips
- Design your makeup look around what you’re wearing for glam events
- For feathery brows, brush them up while making sure you can still see the individual hairs
- Drag the tail of the brow out to elongate the brow and lift the eye
- Let your primer sit for 30 seconds, then puts a highlighting product on the high points of your face to create a subtle glow
Melissa broke down how she gave Selena the feathered, Instagram influencer-beloved eyebrows she’s famous for having
The celebrity makeup artist also works with celebrities including Lizzy Caplan, Ashley Park, Ashley Tisdale and Billie Eilish
The celebrity makeup artist uses the Brow Harmony pencil in Rich Taupe from Selena’s brand Rare before softening the brows with a spoolie.
‘If you fill in too much there, it makes you look angry and it makes the brow look too intense,’ Melissa revealed.
Finally, the makeup pro brushes the brows down and back up again using brow gel to make sure the look lasts all day.
How to get the super hydrated ‘wet skin’ look
Melissa detailed how to get ‘juicy, hydrated, dewy’ skin like Selena.
‘To get a realistic glow, there has to be kind of layers of glow coming through,’ Melissa explained.
She starts with a luminizing primer all over the face, but suggested that people who get oily use this primer on the edges of their face and then a mattifying one through the center.
One of Melissa’s favorite beauty techniques is creating an ultra-hydrated, ‘wet skin’ look using luminizing primer and highlighting product on the high points of the face
Fans flock to the comments section to praise Melissa’s natural makeup looks and the affordable beauty dupes she provides so folks can do their own glam at home
After letting the primer sit for 30 seconds, Melissa puts a highlighting product on the high points of her face to create a ‘glow from within’ by applying it underneath the foundation.
Melissa then taps the foundation where she has the most highlighter before doing light downward strokes on the rest of her face for a thin layer.
‘You don’t want to suffocate the skin, I think that takes away from the juicy glow,’ the makeup artist said, suggesting a dense foundation brush.
Melissa finishes up with a face mist on the edges of the face to build ‘that nice juiciness and that hydrated look.’
Melissa makes sure to let Selena’s natural beauty shine through by highlighting her skin and giving her a subtle glow
Fans adore Melissa’s tutorials, often thanking her for using affordable products to showcase her techniques.
‘I love love love the fact that you also use affordable products to show us these techniques thank you!’ one raved in the comments section on TikTok.
While Melissa often uses products from Selena’s Rare Beauty brand, she also gives inexpensive dupes so fans can recreate her beauty looks at home seamlessly.
Some celebrity makeup artists might gatekeep their products and techniques, but Melissa is always ready to share her helpful tips and tricks for a gorgeous glow.