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Get the Look: Selena Gomez’s Youthful Glow

At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Selena Gomez proved why being 18 is better than any beauty tonic on the market. (You could say that we’re a little jealous.) But while science hasn’t yet found a way to bottle and sell that perfectly youthful essence, you can still get close to faking it, no matter what your age.

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1. Create a Clean Canvas
Selena’s skin looks amazing, and not just because she can afford private consults with all the top facialists. At home, use a full-coverage cream foundation like Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation SPF 10 to even out skin tone. This foundation has buildable coverage, so it’s always perfect, whether your skin is naturally flawless or you want to camouflage redness or discoloration. Keep it in place all day with a few swipes of a translucent setting powder like Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder, and then dab a facial illuminator like Smashbox Soft Lights Shimmering Powder across the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose for just the right amount of glow. 

2. Get a Fuss-Free Hairstyle
For a low-maintenance ’do like Selena’s, work a frizz-fighting shine serum like Redken Outshine Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk to dried hair to control flyaways and provide soft definition. Fasten into a low, off-center ponytail, then curl ends and short layers near the face with a medium-barreled curling iron (John Frieda Volume Curls Curling Iron). Wrap a piece of hair around the elastic band and fasten with a bobby pin for extra polish.

3. Think Pink
A blushing, baby-pink gloss is the perfect finish to this look, which manages to be age-appropriate but still sophisticated. Try Smashbox O-Gloss in Sheer Pink.

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