Selena Gomez reflects on fake tan fail which left her looking orange at the 2018 Met Gala

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In a new tutorial for, the singer and actress opened up about her go-to beauty products and favourite items from her Rare Beauty cosmetics line. She explained that she now uses the absolute minimum of bronzing powder after experiencing a fashion fail at the 2018 Met Gala.

She revealed that she and her team wanted to add a little colour, so she used some tanning lotion, which looked beautiful at the time, but it changed as the night progressed.

"As the evening kept going on it was getting a little darker and darker, and I didn't notice it. I'm at the Met Gala, one of the most prestige, beautiful events, and I'm walking trying to look all beautiful, and I look at a photo of myself when I sit down, and I'm completely orange," Selena says.

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"I was like this is going to be terrible because I'm going to get eaten alive about this. So I had my security take a video of me because my first reaction was just to get the hell out of there."

She later made fun of the moment by posting the video of herself running to her car on her social media with the caption: "This was my reaction after seeing my Met Gala photos."

Selena also told Vogue that when she was younger she loved playing with intense makeup, but now she's learnt that less is more.

“The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized that less is more and that it makes me feel sexier when I don’t have as much makeup on."

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The singer recently slammed impossible beauty standards, saying society constantly tells people that they are not enough.

She says this is one of the reasons she started her beauty brand Rare Beauty.

"My goal with Rare Beauty is to break down these unrealistic standards of beauty. I saw from personal experience how these impossible beauty standards were having such an effect on my mental health, and I know a lot of people who felt the same way," she says. 

READ MORE | Selena Gomez unveils swimwear collection

She recently unveiled a swimwear line. The Come & Get It hitmaker has joined forces with La'Mariette founders, Theresa Mingus and Morgan Brutocao, to help create six new swimwear pieces for the brand, which is all about "celebrating the fact that all bodies are beautiful".

The new collection, which can be purchased from the La'Mariette website, features a one-piece suit, a bralette and a triangle top, two different bikini bottoms, and a sarong, all featuring a tie-dye print. Each item is available in a wide range of sizes.

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