However you spent your New Year’s Eve, we doubt it was as fabulous as Selena Gomez’s. The singer saw in 2023 on a luxurious yacht holiday with a group of friends that included best friend Nicola Peltz Beckham and her husband Brooklyn, sailing around the waters of Mexico and enjoying fireworks on the beach.

And like all good BFFs, Selena and Nicola even coordinated their looks on the holiday, not only with their NYE outfits (super-short, super-sparkly Valentino dresses) but also their lipstick, a pretty warm nude shade that perfectly complemented their holiday tans, which were created by celebrity tan artist Isabel Alysa who was also on board (is there anything more A-list than bringing your tanner on holiday with you…?).

Selena and Nicola wore matching outfits on New Year's Eve

In a series of snaps posted to the new Mrs Peltz Beckham’s Instagram grid, the two women are seen posing in the sun, each holding up a lip product to their matching peach-coloured lips. And it will probably come as no surprise that the make-up items are from Selena’s very own make-up brand, Rare Beauty. Selena looks to be applying Kind Words Matte Lipstick, £19 here, in the shade Creative or Talented, while Nicola is holding With Gratitude, Dewy Lip Balm, £18 here, which has given their lips a juicy sheen in the photo.

And we’re sure this wasn’t the only item of Rare Beauty make-up to be found on board this party boat. If you fancy shopping this celeb-approved brand – which is available from Space NK or the Rare Beauty website – here are our top picks:

Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream, from £19 here

With a soft whipped formula and a velvety finish, this is a matte lip that never feels drying or cakey. Three new shades have just launched: Kindness (a nude pink), Confident (rose mauve) and Elevate (warm beige).

Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer, £22 here

We wouldn’t be surprised if Selena and Nicola used this chubby stick of cream bronzer to amplify their glow while on holiday.

Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, £22 here

Arguably the most famous product in the line-up, having found viral fame on TikTok. The formulas are *very* pigmented, so you only need to blend the tiniest amount to create a healthy, flushed glow.

Shop our favourite Rare Beauty pieces

Perfect Strokes Volumising Mascara, £19 here

This mascara was an instant hit with beauty editors when the brand first launched in the UK last year. It creates just the right amount of volume, with lashes looking lengthened and thickened but not clumpy.


By Editor