Lourdes Avila Uribe
July 22, 2018 8:00 am
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Congratulations are in order for Selena Gomez. Today, July 22nd, she celebrates her 26th birthday. We’ve witnessed her evolving beauty and style over the years, and if one thing is clear, it’s that Selena has become far more daring with her makeup and fashion choices.

From ultra glossy lips in the early aughts, to sexy, smoky eyes now, to going blonde for the first time, Selena continues to surprise us. We wanted to see just how much her look has changed since Wizards of Waverly Place, so we’re breaking down our favorite Selena beauty moments.


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A very young Selena attended one of her first Teen Choice Awards with an ultra-feminine makeup look.


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Selena arrived at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party rocking super curly hair and minimal makeup.


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Selena added drama to her lewk with slick straight hair and smoky eyes in 2008 at the CNN Heroes ceremony.


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Selena’s New Year’s Eve look is so 2009. Her pale lip and dark smoky eye give us Avril Lavigne vibes.


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We love the pop of color on her lips at the Unicef Ball. The side-swept, curly hair was a huge 2009 trend.


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Selena made an appearance on the Today Show in 2010. She kept her makeup natural by adding a nude gloss, frosty shadow, and a touch of blush. Her hair was just as laid-back.


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Selena performed in London with a dark, dramatic eye that was reminiscent of England’s famous ’60s mod style.


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This Barbie-pink lipstick is perfectly paired with her smoky eye and sky-high lashes.


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Selena announced her partnership with Adidas with one of the most fresh-faced looks we’ve ever seen.


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Her goth glam makeup at the Jingle Ball is one of Selena’s more daring looks. It has a bit of a Spanish flair mixed with a Chicago feel. Velma Kelly anyone?


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We stan a monochromatic queen. Selena hit the Met Ball red carpet with soft burgundy makeup. From her eyes to her lips, her look complemented her outfit perfectly.


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Selena paired a dark eye (almost rock ‘n’ roll style) with a muted, natural lip.


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Spotted on the street wearing a hot pink number, Selena matched her outfit to her lipstick with this fun look. We love her messy pony, too.


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This American Music Awards look is one of our favorites. Selena kept her makeup to a minimum, wearing a nude lip and natural lashes. Her dazzling red gown made this a Cinderella moment.


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Selena got a little sultry at the British Fashion Awards with dark lipstick and natural eye makeup (except for the big lashes). We were living for her blonde hair, too.


Selena opted for a retro look for her “Bad Liar” music video. From the beehive hair to the dramatic lashes, her makeup had a vintage glam to it.


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Recently spotted at the Hotel Transylvania 3 premiere, Selena looked like an actual ray of sunshine in this ethereal look that reminds us of her youth.