Singer Selena Gomez Has Many Opportunities Coming Her Way

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Shaylen Stancil, Contributing Writer

Throughout the global pandemic, singer and actress Selena Gomez has continued to stay busy throughout several months of quarantine. Her newest projects are not related to singing or acting, allowing her to branch out into new territory and expand her brand.

On Sept. 3, Selena released her own makeup line with Sephora called “Rare Beauty.” According to the Rare Beauty website, Gomez said that “Rare Beauty is about breaking down unrealistic standards of perfection…it can be more than a beauty brand.”

Gomez hopes that with her products, people will feel less alone in their struggles with self-esteem issues and other personal insecurities. On the brand website, she promotes the ideas of self-acceptance and that being “rare” simply means being yourself.

Products in the Rare Beauty line include concealers, highlighters, brushes, powders, lip products and 48 foundation shades.

Along with her makeup line, she launched the “Rare Impact Fund” with a goal of raising $100 million to provide and fund mental health services and resources in communities that are lacking.

In an interview with Refinery 29, Gomez said, “I want people to feel like they have a community to turn to and resources that are helpful to them.”

Gomez has been open about her struggles with mental health and now she desires to help people that are struggling and remind them that they are never alone in their battles.

Gomez has also made the most of her time in quarantine by starting a cooking show, “Selena + Chef,” which was filmed over video chat. In the series, Gomez is taught how to cook by various professional chefs including Tanya Holland and Angelo Sosa.

Each guest on the show also had the opportunity to talk about a food-related charity of their choice and then would donate $10,000 to that charity.

Season 1 of “Selena + Chef” is available to stream on HBO Max with a subscription. The first episode is free for anyone to enjoy.

In Aug., Gomez announced that she was the executive producer of the newly released movie “This Is The Year.” On Aug. 28, there was a virtual premiere hosted by TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio.

Longtime fans also experienced a blast from the past when she revealed that former “Wizards of Waverly Place” co-star David Henrie was the movie’s director. According to IMDb, in “a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams, a nerdy high school senior and his best friends embark on a road trip to see their favorite band at the biggest music festival of the year.”

Currently, the movie is not available to be streamed online and it is uncertain whether it will be released to the public again in the near future.