Get ready to step into the glamorous world of Mabel Mora, portrayed by the ever-talented Selena Gomez, as we uncover the beauty secrets that bring her character to life in the hit Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building.
It comes as no shock that Gomez’s appearance in the Emmy-nominated murder mystery series features her own successful make-up brand, Rare Beauty, which she introduced in 2020. For those who were impressed by Mabel Mora’s natural make-up style in the recently-released third season, you’re in for a treat. Gomez has partnered with Hulu to create a special assortment of Rare Beauty items, allowing fans of the show to recreate her character’s exact look.
Arielle Toelke, the head of the make-up department for Only Murders in the Building, broke down exactly which products were used on Gomez’s visage throughout season 3. With the exclusive ‘Mabel Mora’s Must-Haves’ collection, you can recreate the pop icon’s signature stage-ready beauty look in no time.
Mabel’s Marvellous Make-up Journey
Mabel Mora, the daring detective with a flair for fashion and an affinity for mystery, solves crimes, while ensuring her face card never declines. With the guidance of Toelke, you too can now traverse the steps to transform your look, go from day to night, all while paying homage to Mabel’s dynamic personality.
Step 1: Radiant Base
Begin with using the Rare Beauty ‘Tinted Moisturiser’. Embrace your natural skin and radiance for the perfect base.
Step 2: Rosy Cheeks
Mabel’s flushed cheeks are her trademark. Layer the ‘Soft Pinch Liquid Blush’ in ‘Hope’ or any cream blush of your choice for that rosy charm.
Step 3: The Eyes
Eyes take the centre stage. With ‘Perfect Strokes Liquid Liner’, draw a line along your upper lash for a bold look. Mabel Mora rarely wears the winged-eye, unlike Selena Gomez, so be mindful of that.
Step 4: The Fluttery Lashes
Embrace Mabel’s charm with ‘Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara’. Elevate your lashes for an alluring gaze.
Step 5: Luscious Lips
Complete Mabel’s look by applying the ‘Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm’ in ‘Nearly Neutral’ for a touch of luscious colour.
Step 6: The Final Touch
Seal the look with the ‘Always An Optimist 4-in-1 Mist’, and voila, you’re all ready for the spotlight!
Decoding Mabel’s Signature Look
In the world of Mabel Mora, each make-up choice tells a story, from the first swipe to the last spritz. Arielle Toelke shares her insights, “Every season, Mabel’s character has as much fun with her make-up as she does with her clothes, and this year we took that up a notch, making sure that every look could easily transition from daytime sleuthing to date night glam.”
“We always keep her face fresh with the Rare Beauty blush, layering colours and textures, while her eye make-up evolves through the episodes, becoming more sculpted and structured. I can’t wait for the fans to see it on screen and reimagine the looks at home with these amazing products,” she added.
What To Expect From Season 3
Season three of Only Murders in the Building finds Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) investigating a murder of Hollywood star, Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd), behind the scenes of a Broadway show. Aided by co-star Loretta Durkin (Meryl Streep), our trio embarks on their toughest case yet. The show is available for streaming in India on Disney+ Hotstar.