Leave it to Selena Gomez to serve up the summer pony inspiration we need.
The star was snapped in Italy for a Sephora and Rare Beauty event in a simple yet sophisticated high ponytail that would be perfect for mid-length to short hair. Her brunette waves were pulled back tightly from her face for a sleek, elegant look, then gathered at the crown in a full pony. Selena’s curls were brushed out a bit to cover the pony’s elastic, though a hint of green to match her top peeks through for a fun hint of color. A few little ringlets gave the pony a relaxed, undone vibe, keeping the pulled-back style from being too perky or precious.
The magic of Selena’s pony is its versatility. At first glance, it looks like an updo, but upon closer inspection, it’s a cute, modern ponytail that works for any occasion. It’s polished enough for a day in the office, but flirty and fun for a summer garden party or even a wedding, especially if you have shorter hair that can’t easily be swept up in a high bun or a more intricate updo. Selena has been living the bob life since debuting her messy layered look earlier this year and experimenting with all sorts of styles, giving those of us with crops and chops a plethora of options to DIY, including half-up styles and major side parts.
Selena kept the rest of her beauty look equally simple and sweet with a coordinating light brown smoky eye, cheek and lip, fluttery lashes, and perfectly groomed brows. She’s been feeling a matching moment with the launch of Rare’s new Kind Words Matte Lipstick and Liners, which can be worn together or mixed and matched for a more custom color. We recently saw the star in a burgundy lip with a similar shade of polish on her nails and she rocks a similar monochromatic vibe in the campaign. We’ll definitely be copying her curly high pony and monochromatic makeup this summer, so thanks for the inspo, S!
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