When you live in the public eye, one of the quickest ways to take your power back is with a decidedly strong aesthetic statement. This afternoon, Selena Gomez did just that in Los Angeles, turning up in a bold crimson lip to support a cause she cares about—and shaking off the bad juju of her recent breakups in the process.
Gomez attended WE Day California today, her inky bob parted at center and left to fall in textured waves, all the better to frame her vermillion pout, which was perfected by makeup artist Hung Vanngo for the event. The striking shade in question— Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Lip Crème in Oh Miley—made for a high-impact jolt of pigment that held its own alongside her glowing skin, sky-reaching lashes, and sun-kissed skin.
Gomez’s name has been cropping up in the news on a nearly weekly basis, with speculation swirling around everything from her split with Justin Bieber to ex-boyfriend The Weeknd’s emotional performance of “Call Out My Name”—a track reportedly written about Gomez—at Coachella 2018’s kickoff. But today’s look felt right in marking both her continued support of WE Charity—an organization that bolsters children’s rights, community, and education around the world—and her ever-empowered, single-and-loving it status.