Shimmering Selena: A Glittering Night for a Good Cause at the Rare Impact Fund Benefit in LA

Selena Gomez made quite the entrance when she arrived on the red carpet for the Rare Impact Fund Benefit Supporting Youth Mental Health in Los Angeles on Wednesday. As the host of the event, all eyes were on the 31-year-old singer and actress as she first stunned in a halter-neck silver glittering gown with a beautiful rose embellishment, reminiscent of a mermaid tail. Later, she switched to a stylish purple flower frock and accessorized both looks with matching silver earrings and rings. Selena wore her raven hair in a sleek bob and sported soft glowing bronze makeup that highlighted her naturally stunning features. Amongst those who showed up to support the star were her kidney donor Francia Raisa, her ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner, and her co-star Martin Short from Only Murders in the Building. Selena launched the Rare Impact Fund to address mental health issues, and donates one percent of all Rare Beauty product sales to the fund.

Sparkling! Selena Gomez had all eyes on her as she arrived on the red carpet ahead of her hosting duties at the Rare Impact Fund Benefit Supporting Youth Mental Health in Los Angeles on Wednesday

Double take! The singer and actress, 31, first wowed in a mermaid tail halter-neck silver glittering gown with a stunning rose embellishment before slipping into a stylish purple flower frock

Dazzling! Selena Gomez was the center of attention as she made her way down the red carpet for her hosting gig at the Rare Impact Fund Benefit, which supports youth mental health, in Los Angeles. The multi-talented star caught everyone’s eye with her fashion choices, starting with a gorgeous silver glittering gown with a mermaid tail and a beautiful rose accent. Later, she changed into a chic purple dress adorned with flowers.

Stunner: The singer and actress stunned in the sparkly number

Selena Gomez made a stunning appearance in a sparkly outfit during her most recent red carpet appearance. She wore a fun purple minidress that resembled a hibiscus flower and paired it with silver strappy heels to enhance her petite frame. Gomez, who launched her cosmetics brand Rare Beauty last year, aims to raise $100 million to provide mental health resources to youth regardless of their socioeconomic background. Her friend Francia Raisa also attended the event and wore a one-shoulder silver gown that hugged her hourglass figure. Despite ongoing feud rumors, Raisa clarified earlier this year that there is no ill will between them. Raisa made headlines in 2017 for donating her kidney to Gomez during her battle with lupus-related organ damage. She explained in an interview that she knew she was a match and felt it in her heart that the donation would happen.

Stylish: The star accessorized the stylish look with a pair of matching silver earrings and silver rings

Fashionable: The celebrity completed her fashionable outfit by adding a set of silver earrings and rings that matched her style.

Sleek look: Selena wore her raven tresses in a sleek bob and accentuated her naturally stunning features with just a touch of glowing bronze makeup

Chic appearance: Selena donned a chic bob hairstyle with her dark hair, and she highlighted her innate beauty with a hint of shimmering bronze makeup.

Charitable: The Rare Impact Fund was launched by Selena as part of her commitment to address issues of mental health. One percent of all her Rare Beauty product sales is donated to the fund

Selena has taken a charitable approach towards mental health by creating the Rare Impact Fund. This initiative is a result of her dedication to tackle mental health issues. The fund receives one percent of all the sales of her Rare Beauty products as donations.

Good cause: One of the brand's goals is to eventually raise $100 million so that mental health resources can be provided to youth regardless of their socioeconomic class

A noble objective set by the brand is to gather $100 million as a contribution towards providing mental health facilities to youngsters, irrespective of their financial background.

It had a lengthy train

The train was quite long.

Chatting it up: Gomez was pictured chatting it up on the red carpet

Having a conversation: Gomez was seen engaging in a lively conversation while on the red carpet.

Flower power: For her second red carpet look, Gomez stunned onlookers in a fun purple minidress shaped like a hisbiscus flower

“Embracing the flower power trend, Gomez turned heads with her second red carpet appearance. The young star looked stunning in a playful mini-dress that resembled the shape of a hibiscus flower, leaving everyone in awe.”

Dream team: Gomez was joined by Ashley Cook and producer Raquelle Stevens

The ultimate trio: Gomez teamed up with Ashley Cook and producer Raquelle Stevens to create magic.

Familiar: She kept on the same shiny chandelier earrings, which complimented the jewels on her dress

Casual: She continued to wear the sparkly chandelier earrings that perfectly matched the gems on her outfit.

Speaker: Once inside the event's interior venue, Gomez addressed attendees from a lucite podium

After entering the venue of the event, Gomez stood on a podium made of lucite and spoke to the audience.

Third look: For her stage time, Gomez showed a lot of leg in a velvet minidress

It had a animal and floral pattern

On the third occasion, Gomez flaunted her legs in a velvet floral minidress during her performance on stage.

Co-stars: She had a tender moment with One Murders In The Building co-star Martin Short

Fellow cast member, Martin Short, shared a heartwarming moment with her on the set of their show, One Murders In The Building.

Gomez presented the Make a Rare Impact Youth Award to Adia Fadaei and Seika Brown

During the award ceremony, Gomez had the honor of presenting the Make a Rare Impact Youth Award to Adia Fadaei and Seika Brown.

Rare Beauty: Gomez launched her cosmetics Rare Beauty brand in 2020

In 2020, Selena Gomez introduced her own line of cosmetics called Rare Beauty.

Selfie queen! Before heading out for the night, she snapped a couple selfies of her transformation from casual to glam

Selfie queen! Before heading out for the night, she snapped a couple selfies of her transformation from casual to glam

She’s got the selfie game on point! Prior to stepping out, she captured a few shots of herself showcasing her shift from laid-back to glamorous.

“I wasn’t coerced into doing anything. It was purely out of the goodness of my heart, and I’ve been extremely fortunate ever since,” stated the speaker. She went on to describe herself as a “walking success story,” mentioning that she now takes better care of herself than before. The speaker and Gomez formed a strong bond after meeting in 2007 and attending various red carpet events together. However, their relationship has been rocky since Raisa donated her kidney to Gomez, with the two even having a falling out for several months. Nevertheless, they seem to have reconciled since then, and Raisa was present at Selena’s recent event. H.E.R., a singer who also attended the soirée, looked chic in a vibrant print silk blouse and coordinated pants, paired with striking red platform heels. She styled her black hair in a side ponytail and adorned herself with a pearl necklace.

Supportive: Also joining her at the event was her friend Francia Raisa, 35, who confirmed that there is 'no beef' between them earlier this year, despite ongoing feud rumors

Her friend Francia Raisa, aged 35, was also present at the event. Earlier this year, Francia confirmed that there were no issues between them despite rumors of an ongoing feud. It’s great to see her being supportive.

Matching: Raisa matched Selena in a stunning one-shoulder silver gown that clung to her hourglass figure and featured a similar mermaid-style bottom

Raisa looked equally gorgeous as Selena as she donned a stunning silver gown with one shoulder. The dress perfectly hugged her curves and had a mermaid-style bottom, just like Selena’s.

Beauty: Selena's kidney donor wore her brunette tresses in a chic updo, with a few strands left to frame her face

Appearance: The kidney donor of Selena sported a chic updo with her natural brown hair, leaving a few strands to elegantly frame her face.

Friends again: Since donating the kidney to Gomez, the pair has had a precarious relationship, at one point feuding for months. But it appears things have smoothed over between them since, with Raisa supporting Selena at her event

Buddies reunited: Following Raisa’s kidney donation to Gomez, their friendship encountered a rough patch and they even had a falling out for several months. However, there seems to be a positive shift in their relationship now as Raisa recently backed Selena up at an event.

Fashionable: Singer H.E.R., 26, looked fashionable at the event in a bold print silk blouse and matching pants

Red hot: She added height to her look with red hot platform heels

Stylish: Singer H.E.R., who is 26 years old, appeared to be stylish during the occasion as she wore a daringly printed silk blouse combined with matching pants.

Family affair: Gomez's little sister Gracie Elliott Teefey (right) and another family members named Haven attended the charity event

It was a family affair as Gracie Elliott Teefey, the younger sister of Gomez, accompanied by other family members named Haven, attended the charity event.

Form-fitting: Model Iskra Lawrence, 33, wowed in a mauve bustier silk top and matching skirt with a sizzling side slit

Looking stunning in a form-fitting mauve silk bustier top and matching skirt with an alluring side slit, model Iskra Lawrence, who is 33 years old, left everyone in awe.

Blondie: She opted for gentle makeup and wore her blonde tresses flowing down her back

Blondie chose a subtle makeup look and let her blonde locks cascade down her back.

Fashion statement: Sofia Carson, 30, made a playful fashion statement in a black and turquoise mini dress with elbow-length gloves

Tres chic: The actress finalized her look with black tights and pointed-toe black heels

Sofia Carson, a 30-year-old celebrity, showed off her playful style by wearing a mini dress in black and turquoise. To complete her look, she added elbow-length gloves for an extra touch of flair.

Sweet: Selena's Only Murders in the Building co-star Martin Short,  73, looked sharp in a black suit with a red and white tie

How cute! Martin Short, Selena’s partner in Only Murders in the Building, looked quite dapper at the event wearing a black suit paired with a red and white tie.

If you've got it! YouTuber Alisha Marie out her toned legs on display in a little black dress, which she wore with black studded heels

Sizzling! Model Larsen Thompson was red hot in an off-shoulder fiery dress and matching scarlet heels

Alisha Marie, a popular YouTuber, flaunted her well-toned legs in a stunning black dress and paired it with chic black studded heels. Meanwhile, model Larsen Thompson looked absolutely gorgeous in a red hot off-shoulder dress and matching scarlet heels.

Simple and elegant: Taylor Lautner's wife Tay Lautner looked elegant in a simple black dress and beige sandal heels

Effortlessly chic: Tay Lautner, the wife of Hollywood heartthrob Taylor Lautner, exuded an understated elegance in her sleek black dress and complementing beige sandal heels.

Simply lovely: CEO of Thrive Global Arianna Huffington, 73, looked lovely in a black lace dress

Chic and stylish: She was joined by Darnell O. Strom who looked dapper in a navy suit

The CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington, looked absolutely stunning at 73 years old, wearing a beautiful black lace dress. She was accompanied by Darnell O. Strom who looked quite sharp in his navy suit.

Handsome: Kylie Jenner's ex-boyfriend Tyga, 33, looked handsome in a black suit and matching silk black shirt

Looking Dapper: Tyga, who is Kylie Jenner’s former beau at the age of 33, sported a suave black suit which he paired with a matching silk black shirt, giving him a dapper look.

The 33-year-old model, Iskra Lawrence, impressed everyone with her stunning mauve bustier silk top and matching skirt featuring a sizzling side slit. She completed her look with crystal-adorned clear heels and gold hoops, while keeping her blonde tresses down and wearing subtle make-up. Sofia Carson, 30, made a playful fashion statement in a black and turquoise mini dress, paired with elbow-length gloves, black tights, and pointed-toe black heels. Martin Short, Selena’s Only Murders in the Building co-star, looked sharp in a black suit with a red and white tie. Alisha Marie, a YouTuber, flaunted her toned legs in a little black dress, which she paired with black studded heels. Model Larsen Thompson was red-hot in an off-shoulder fiery dress and matching scarlet heels. Tyga, Kylie Jenner’s ex-boyfriend, looked dapper in a black suit and a matching silk black shirt. Twilight star Taylor Lautner, 31, Selena’s former boyfriend, also graced the event and looked wonderful in a black short-sleeve velvet button-up and matching pants. His wife, Tay Lautner, looked elegant in a simple black dress and beige sandal heels. In 2009, Taylor and Selena briefly dated before his famous romance with her pal Taylor Swift.

Support from the ex: Also supporting her at the event was ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner, whom she dated back in 2009

Dapper: He was pictured arriving to the event

Her former flame, Taylor Lautner, was also in attendance at the occasion to show his support. The two had previously been romantically involved in 2009.

Brief romance: The duo briefly dated in 2009, months before his famous romance with Selena's pal Taylor Swift

Short-lived love: They had a brief fling back in 2009, just a few months before he started dating Selena’s friend Taylor Swift.

Velvet: He rocked a unique black velvet co-ord

Velvet was seen wearing a one-of-a-kind black velvet co-ord outfit.

Hot couple: He also hung out with his stunning spouse Taylor

The attractive duo was seen together as he spent time with his gorgeous partner Taylor.

On her way: H.E.R. was seen making her way to the event earlier in the day

In transit: H.E.R. was spotted en route to the occasion earlier in the day.

Francia posed for shutterbugs before hitting the red carpet photo op

Before stepping onto the red carpet, Francia paused to take some photos for the cameras.

Navigating: Sofia navigated the side walk in her black heels as she arrived

Getting Around: Sofia made her way down the pavement with her stylish black heels upon her arrival.

Tyga also offered a smile on the sidelines before getting in front of cameras on the red carpet

On the red carpet, Tyga flashed a grin while waiting to pose for photos.

Say cheese! Tanya Rad and Sofia Carson posed for a photo inside the event

Cheese! Tanya Rad and Sofia Carson took a snapshot while attending the occasion.

Pose up: Sofia Carson struck a pose by one of the stands advertising Rare Beauty

Sofia Carson confidently posed next to a Rare Beauty stand, showcasing her natural beauty.

The group of girls consisting of Quigley, Kelsey Darragh, Larsen Thompson, and Alexandra ‘Lexi’ Hensler appeared effortlessly fashionable when seen together.

Elyse Cohen, VP of Social Impact & Inclusion at Rare Beauty and President of the Rare Impact Fund, Arianna Huffington, and Darnell O. Strom spent time in front of the cameras

Elyse Cohen, the Vice President of Social Impact & Inclusion at Rare Beauty and also the President of the Rare Impact Fund, was recently joined on camera by Arianna Huffington and Darnell O. Strom.

It’s time to party! Lexi Hensler and Iskra Lawrence were seen grooving to the beats of the performers for the night.

Packed house! The event was filled with eager attendees

The venue was bursting at the seams with enthusiastic participants!

Speaker: Like Gomez, Martin Short also spoke on stage

During the event, Martin Short took to the stage, just like Gomez did.

He was accompanied by a full band

He had the support of a complete ensemble of musicians.

Elyse Cohen, VP of Social Impact & Inclusion at Rare Beauty and President of the Rare Impact Fund, spoke on the brand's impact

During a recent discussion, Elyse Cohen, who holds the position of Vice President of Social Impact & Inclusion at Rare Beauty and also serves as the President of the Rare Impact Fund, shared her insights on the brand’s influence.

Performers: H.E.R. was among the night's high-profile performers

Artists who graced the stage during the event included H.E.R., who was one of the most prominent performers of the night.

The hitmaker belted out some of her most popular tracks

The artist sang some of her most well-known songs with great passion.

The stylish singer got into the groove as she let her band shine

The fashionable vocalist hit her stride by allowing her band members to showcase their talents.

Marshmello performed a killer DJ set after H.E.R.

After H.E.R.’s performance, Marshmello took the stage and delivered an amazing DJ set.

He rocked his signature mask and mixed his tracks on a futuristic table

He sported his iconic mask and spun his music on an advanced console.

Benny Blanco partook in the charity auction

Benny Blanco participated in a philanthropic auction.

Jordan C. Brown and Colton Underwood beamed for cameras

As the cameras flashed, Jordan C. Brown and Colton Underwood couldn’t help but smile with excitement.

Arianna Huffington, the CEO of Thrive Global, was looking stunning in a beautiful black lace dress as she attended an event alongside Darnell O. Strom, who looked smart in a navy suit. Selena’s Rare Beauty brand has been achieving great success in the tough makeup industry and has much to celebrate. Not only does the brand have charitable aims, but it also sold around $70 million worth of blush products alone last year, according to Bloomberg. In 2020, Gomez explained that it was essential to her to incorporate a meaningful social cause into her brand’s agenda. She highlighted that society is often bombarded with images that make people feel inadequate or pressure them to achieve unattainable perfection. Gomez herself has been open about her mental health struggles and has received messages from many young people facing similar difficulties, making this issue close to her heart.

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