Selena Gomez Goes Makeup-Free as She Shares Rare Look at Her Natural Curls in New Selfie

The singer embraced a bare face on Instagram after wearing two standout looks at the 2023 MTV VMAs

<p>Selena Gomez/Instagram</p> Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez

After a string of glam appearances, Selena Gomez is showing off her more natural side.

On Tuesday, the Only Murders in the Building star, 31, shared a relatable off-duty selfie to Instagram.

The picture shows Gomez without makeup and embracing her shoulder-length curls, which look tied up in a half-up hairstyle. The Rare Beauty founder also appears to be wearing a simple black shirt.

The “Single Soon” artist didn’t caption the photo, but she did pose with a cute pouty expression.

Gomez doesn’t steer clear of comfort when it comes to her style.

Following her “red hot” carpet appearance at the MTV ceremony on Sept. 12 — which saw an Oscar de la Renta-clad Gomez win a Moon Person trophy for best Afrobeats video alongside her “Calm Down” collaborator Rema — the musician-actress was photographed in shiny gray sweatpants and a gray and white jacket. She still kept her pin-straight hair and smokey glam intact.

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The relaxed look was among her three outfits of the night, including the vibrant purple Undone by Kate corset mini dress she wore to a Diddy-hosted afterparty later on in the night.

<p>Getty Images</p> Selena Gomez on the 2023 MTV VMAs red carpet in a red Oscar de la Renta dress

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Selena Gomez on the 2023 MTV VMAs red carpet in a red Oscar de la Renta dress

The starry awards show was all fun for the Emmy-nominated actress until she found out she had quickly become a meme following her reaction to Olivia Rodrigo’s performance, which appeared as if the stage was malfunctioning when pyrotechnics were set off and the set began to collapse.

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It was all part of the bit, but Gomez expressed genuine concern and confusion during the Guts singer’s set.

And, when Chris Brown — who was charged with felony assault for getting physically violent with then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 — was announced as a nominee in the best R&B video category, Gomez was caught scrunching up her face in response, which also inspired another unintentional meme.

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Gomez — who became the subject of meme-centered conversation in August — then shared a truthful statement on her Instagram Story declaring she no longer wants to be the butt of the joke.

“I will never be a meme again. I’d rather sit still than be dragged for being myself. Much love," she wrote.

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