What you're about to see is going to make your teenage self swoon. One singer just wore a grown-up version of the drugstore makeup you wore when you were 14, because adults can wear bold color on their lids, too. Purple eyeshadow was the unexpected highlight of Selena Gomez's WE Day look.
The Disney veteran has been involved with WE — an organization that aims to empower youth by fighting child labor and poverty — for years. She's become a staple at the charity's annual event in Los Angeles, making 2019 the seventh year in a row she's taken the WE Day stage to either speak or host.
So, it only makes sense that Gomez would finally return from her hiatus to support the movement she adores the most. Her first red carpet appearance in nearly a whole year called for something dramatic, like a swipe of bright violet on the lids.
Actually, her makeup artist, Hung Vanngo, was the real mastermind behind Gomez's bold eyeshadow moment. He posted a video of the 26-year-old sporting a purple cat eye ahead of Thurs.'s event, captioning it "Hung made me do it" with the cheeky stuck-out tongue emoji.
The playful pop of color turned out to be just what her LBD needed.
Gomez's tea-length dress was a Maria Grazia Chiuri design for Dior. The singer's stylist, Kate Young, chose it for its plunging neckline and romantic A-line silhouette. And while the pretty number would have had plenty of character on its own, it was the perfect subtle piece for dramatic makeup.
Purples, blues, pinks, and glitter have all recently been resurrected from your middle school eyeshadow palette. Vanngo hasn't been shy to show his support of the emerging trend, having just given Emily Ratajkowski shimmery pink lids for a magazine shoot and Gigi Hadid a coral smoky eye.
Gomez has repeatedly been a compliant canvas for the beauty guru, too. On St. Patrick's Day, Vanngo posted a photo of her in sparkly green.
The singer's purple hue is worth copying immediately with these The Zoe Report-approved eyeshadows, ahead.