Birthday girl Ariana Grande loves standing out — from her music to fashion and beauty, the 27-year old likes to do her own thing. With massive fan following and frequent collaborations with top stylists and designers, her style game is at par with her high notes. How did she do it at such a young age? Like all the great divas before her, Ari perfected a signature look that is so unique that we’ll forever associate her with it. We are talking about the tanned complexion paired with a classic winged liner and high ponytail — and here’s how you can recreate it!
Here are five things to do to get Ariana’s signature makeup look!
Ariana has great skin and since she practically spends her life under stage lights, she makes sure her skin remains glowing and healthy by prepping it thoroughly before going over it with makeup. She likes to use a potent hydrating moisturiser to make her skin soft, glowy. Her go-to formulas include ingredients like avocado, fruit oil, hyaluronic acid and peptides.
For someone who’s makeup has to stay put through high energy live shows, under hot lights, a matte base is a perfect idea. Ariana likes to keep the base simple and matte by applying foundation with a beauty blender and following up with translucent powder to set it. Ariana very rarely wears a lot of colours in her makeup, so a flawless base is necessary to amp up the glam factor.
The winged liner
One of Ariana’s go-to accessories back in the day were cat ear headbands. While she still brings them out sometimes, they have been replaced with a cat-eye liner instead. Her signature cat-eye makeup can be achieved by drawing a neat wing with a black eyeshadow and a thin angled brush. Define the waterline with an eyeliner pencil and add extra drama with a liquid liner to intensify the wing.
Follow this easy guide to perfect the classic cat-eye!
The dramatic lashes
Ari was once quoted saying, “I love lashes… I feel like I could be completely naked but have lashes, and I'd be fine.” That’s how much she loves their dramatic effect. For her bright-eyed lash look, curl your lashes after you are done glueing them down. Swipe on some mascara to add more oomph.
Ariana’s signature look won’t be complete without a high ponytail. Apparently, the reason why she likes to wear her hair up all the time is to hide the damage from constantly dyeing it red for the Nickelodeon show Victorious. Her love for hair extensions has no limits and have featured in her songs too. So, if you are recreating her signature look, follow this simple guide to wearing (and maintaining) ponytail extensions.
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