In a recent interview with Elle, Selena Gomez gets up close and personal with her mental health journey and her relationship with beauty.
“I’ve been in makeup since I was seven years old. I feel like that kind of messed with me,” she says, adding that looking 25 when she was just 16 years old definitely played a part. “Then I felt like, ‘oh, I look too young all the time. I should achieve that look more. I should try that.’ It just made me question my beauty for what it was.”
This experience was one of the catalysts in creating her beauty brand, Rare Beauty, which donates one percent of its sales—through being sold at Sephora, this is a hefty amount—to support mental health programs.
“I’ve been a victim to wanting to change my face and do things because I see such like intense trends,” the star continues. “I think the most rewarding part of creating this line is that we create a place for people who don’t necessarily want to get work done or change their face. They just want to embrace what they are and what they have.”
With this idea of self-love in mind, Rare Beauty will be launching more products this coming Spring, all which are made to help users achieve their highest self. According to Elle, The collection will include bronzer sticks, more liquid blushes (our favorite!), setting powder and new brushes to make makeup application easier.