By Jennifer Velez
Nov 24, 2014 @ 2:02 pm
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Before Selena Gomez blew us away with an emotional performance of her new single “The Heart Wants What It Wants” at the 2014 American Music Awards, she made quite the entrance on the red carpet. “I was going for pure elegance,” says makeup artist Jake Bailey, who used NYX Cosmetics on the star. “I created a glowy, bronzed look with long lashes and a brick red lip.”

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After brightening up her complexion with moisturizer and hint of highlighter, the pro added warmth to the apples of her cheeks with NYX’s Illuminator in Chaotic ($9;, a light pink hue infused with gold shimmer. For his next step, he swiped an amethyst eye liner along her upper lash line and created a “bronze haze” around the singer's eyes using shades from the brand’s Dream Catcher Palette in Dusk Till Dawn ($15; Once boosting the glam factor with false lashes, a coating of Lush Lashes Mascara in Voluptuous ($7; provided a thick, voluminous effect.

To finish things off, he went with the one beauty staple that never goes out of style: red lips. The best part? You can get the same look without having to splurge. Just pick up the brand’s Simply Red Lip Cream pencil in Leading Lady ($7; to steal her exact shade.

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