Ariana Grande has hilariously spoken out about the fact that she “is just as terrible at makeup now, as she was then” referring to a makeup tutorial video the singer uploaded on Youtube 8 years ago. Since the video was posted years ago, her makeup routine has surely changed, as well as her favorite products.
Ariana is said to have worn the Iconic London Lip Plumping Gloss in the shade ‘Nearly Nude’ in her 7 Rings music video, and has since become a staple and one of her go to products.
While Ariana has not been openly public about her makeup secrets, some of her makeup artists have been willing to speak out about the techniques and products they use on her. After her makeup tutorial in 2012, the star has yet to publish another with similar content.
Ariana Grande Makeup Tutorial
In her iconic makeup tutorial, Ariana shows her fans what was then her go to makeup look. She begins to prep her lips by wiping them clean from any excess foundation, and then generously applies Strawberry Chapstick, which she refers to as “classic”. After demonstrating her face and eye routine, she explains that she prefers to use the Inglot Soft Precision Lip Liner in the shade ‘74’. Next, she applies Maybelline 14 Hour Lipstick in the shade ‘Fuschia Forever’ on top. The star claims this product helps the lip liner stay on longer. With this, the star concludes the makeup tutorial. A few years back, Ariana clearly preferred a pinker toned lip color, instead of her currently coveted nude.
Ariana’s Makeup Artists
Over the years, Ariana Grande has had the opportunity to work with several celebrity makeup artists who have created some of her most iconic looks from music videos, award shows, and street styles. Some of them have openly shared the products they have used on the singer in the past.
In the video above, Daniel Chinchilla gave the As/Is following a peek into his go to makeup routine which he has done on Ariana Grande and other famous celebrities. He begins the lips routine by applying the Lise Watier Lip Crayon in the shade ‘Ginger’. His technique consists of lining the lip and slightly filling it in as well, since layering liner and lipstick allows each product to stay on longer. He then applies the Smashbox Alway On Matte Liquid Lipstick, using an angled brush for more precision. Here Ariana sport’s a similar lip look:
Another Youtube video (below), published by Good Morning America, features Patrick Ta, who has also worked closely with Ariana Grande. He demonstrates the signature look he does on his clients, including Ariana, and what techniques he implements.
Ariana Grande has also been known for sporting a dark, wine colored lip at award shows. This color is more appropriate towards the nighttime, which is why Ariana sticks to nudes during the everyday. Patrick Ta demonstrates how he favorites the Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick in the color ‘Dark Fantasy’.
Even though Ariana Grande has yet to share her go to makeup products, her fans can get a general idea of what products are used on her and her makeup aesthetic from social media and what makeup artists that work with her have to say. The singer’s makeup style has evolved throughout the years, as has her career.
The makeup she wore during her Victorious on Nickelodeon era has changed much from what we see her wearing today. Ariana tends to follow a consistent pattern when it comes to her style, and prefers to focus on the hair and eyes, and leaving the lips nude. While she is usually seen with matte lipstick, the singer does play around with nude gloss as well.