Selena Gomez Proves the Enduring Power of a Classic Red Lip

Though January provides an annual opportunity for switch-ups and overhauls, some things are eternal—like a classic cherried lip. For a scroll-stopping reference point, look to Selena Gomez, whose perfectly painted red pout proved that certain beauty notes span both time and trend. Makeup artist Hung Vanngo took to Instagram this afternoon to share a capture of the pop star, who augmented a tousled blowout with a painstaking application of a buoyant red (Lip Souffle Matte Cream in Inspire) plucked from her own line, Rare Beauty.

In keeping with the theme of enduring glamour, Vanngo opted for all things fresh and striking, brushed-up brows and lashes framing lids dusted in warming shadow, with a touch of apricot blush rounding out the moment. A pair of light-catching earrings cemented the holiday-inspired vibe, causing us to look briefly over our collective shoulders to a season past before returning our shared focus to what’s to come. But the red lip? That detail can make the journey with us.