Selena Gomez Looked Radiant at the Critics Choice Awards Thanks to Banana Powder Skin Care

Gomez's makeup artist revealed which Ole Henriksen and Rare Beauty products went into the look.

Selena Gomez attending Critics Choice Awards 2022 wearing a red dress on a red background
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Selena Gomez looked gorgeous at last night's Critics' Choice Awards, standing out in a red, caped Louis Vuitton gown. While there were plenty of elegant details to admire — that statement earring, for one — her makeup could've easily grabbed your attention first. Thankfully, Gomez's makeup artist Hung Vanngo shared the full breakdown of the skin-care and makeup products he used to prep her for the event.

For skin-care prep, Vanngo partnered up with Ole Henriksen, relying on products from the brand to create a smooth canvas for Gomez's makeup. Fittingly for the occasion, he used several products inspired by banana powder, a longtime makeup artist staple for photoshoots and red carpet events that's recently become more mainstream among amateur makeup lovers. (ICYDK, banana powder is a loose powder used to set makeup while brightening. It gets it name for its yellow color, not because it contains actual bananas.) Vanngo started with the the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright 15% Vitamin C Serum (Buy It, $68, sephora.com), applying about three pumps evenly to Gomez's face and neck, he shared on Instagram. The bestseller contains vitamin C, which helps to combat hyperpigmentation and neutralize damaging free radicals, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and exfoliating glycolic acid, along with banana powder-inspired pigments.

For a concentrated brightening boost, Vanngo applied a small amount of Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème (Buy It, $40, sephora.com) to Gomez's entire eye area. Like the serum, the Ole Henriksen eye cream incorporates vitamin C and banana powder-like pigment to combat fine lines while color-correcting dark circles. Vanngo then applied a generous amount of Ole Henriksen Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer (Buy It, $48, sephora.com); a vegan moisturizer with amino acids, peptides, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.

As a final step to create a smooth canvas for Gomez's makeup, Vanngo applied a thin layer of Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer (Buy It, $40, sephora.com). Again, brightening pigment and vitamin C work together to brighten and illuminate skin for an IRL blurring filter effect — a must whether you're hitting the red carpet or simply snapping a few grid-worthy selfies. You can mix the hydrating primer with your moisturizer or foundation, or wear it on its own for a glow that rivals Gomez's.

After laying the groundwork for a seamless makeup application, Vanngo relied on a slew of products from Gomez's line Rare Beauty, including bestsellers Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation (Buy It, $29, sephora.com), and Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in the nude-mauve shade Hope (Buy It, $20, sephora.com). Vanngo paired Gomez's illuminated complexion with a fluffy brow and kitten eyeliner — a foolproof combo worth recreating.

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