Selena Gomez is delving into the beauty industry with her makeup line Rare Beauty. However, despite complete access to her newly-launched makeup products, Gomez revealed some of her favorite products from other brands.
During a video tutorial showcasing her makeup range, another star of the show was the Huda Beauty Legit Lashes mascara, by Iraqi-American beauty mogul Huda Kattan. In the video, Gomez uses the mascara to finalize her signature cat-eye look. After prepping her complexion and dewy skin, she turns her attention towards her eyes where she uses just a few strokes of the cult favorite Huda Beauty mascara and says, “When I want to go for more of a look I would go for Huda Beauty.”
Gomez’s makeup line Rare Beauty launched earlier this month and was developed with her idea of breaking down unrealistic standards of beauty. When speaking about the reason behind her brand, Gomez said, “being rare is about being comfortable with yourself. I’ve stopped trying to be perfect. I just want to be me.” Rare Beauty’s collection features a range of products focusing on complexion, eyes, and lips.
Gomez has repeatedly stated her desire for Rare Beauty to reflect a safe space, in the midst of the stigma surrounding mental health and has also launched The Rare Impact Fund alongside the makeup brand, to support and increase mental health resources. The singer has frequently become a voice for speaking up about mental health issues, especially regarding the effects that quarantine has had on her anxiety. When appearing on the Variety and iHeart podcast The Big Ticket, Gomez reflected on how quarantine has affected her mental health. “It’s deﬁnitely the most time I’ve spent on my own probably since I was 16,” she said. “At ﬁrst it was super uncomfortable, more so because of the anxiety I was carrying because of everything that is happening. I also feel like I got the opportunity to learn a lot about my country in ways that I never have before. I feel like I’ve gained a sense of knowledge and a sense of feeling good about saying what I’m saying, and I feel good about what I’m standing by, and I’m not going to let other opinions conduct what I feel personally.”