Glam Before and After
Glam Before and After
Ariana Grande
Name: Ariana Grande
Jobs: Singer and actress
Famous For: "The Way," "Dangerous Woman"
Ariana Grande
Name Ariana Grande
Jobs Singer and actress
Famous For "The Way," "Dangerous Woman"

“Somethin’ ‘bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman. Somethin’ ‘bout you, somethin’ ‘bout you,’ somethin’ ‘bout you makes me wanna do things that I shouldn’t…” Rising to fame on Broadway in the 2008 production of 13, Ariana Grande launched her music career in 2011 when she sang on the soundtrack of Music from Victorious but didn’t truly become a household name until 2013 when she released her first studio album, Yours Truly, which featured her first Billboard hit single, “The Way.” Often compared to a young Mariah Carey, Grande starred as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon series Victorious and went on to release several hit singles and studio albums including My Everything and Dangerous Woman that skyrocketed her to international fame. Today, the 24-year-old has one of the best-selling voices in the industry and, apart from being ranked as one of the most influential women in the world, is a beauty icon who encourages her fans to be themselves through her lyrics and her own appearance. So, apart from her iconic ponytail that just seems to get higher, tighter, and bigger with each red carpet walk, concert, and premiere, what’s Grande’s beauty routine? Let’s find out!

SKINCARE

Lancer Skincare The Method Nourish Moisturizer ($125) Lancer Skincare The Method Cleanser ($55)
Lancer Skincare Contour Firming Concentrate ($185) Lancer Skincare Caviar Lime Acid Peel ($90)
Lancer Skincare Eye Contour Lifting Cream ($95) Lancer Skincare Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30 ($55)
Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil ($48)

Grande keeps her skincare routine simple and swears by Dr. Lancer’s products. “He’s a dermatologist in Los Angeles and his products are really, really great,” she says. “They make your skin so soft and so clean, and I use it every morning and every night. I try not to fall asleep with my makeup on ever, but I fail all the time, I think everybody does.”

Some of her favorite products from Dr. Lancer’s line include The Method Nourish Moisturizer ($125), The Method Cleanser ($55), the Contour Firming Concentrate ($185), the Caviar Lime Acid Peel ($90), the Eye Contour Lifting Cream ($95), and the Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30 ($55). Apart from Dr. Lancer’s products, she also loves Josie Maran’s 100% Argan Oil ($48) and good old-fashioned coconut oil, both of which add moisture to her daily skincare routine. In fact, the 24-year-old calls herself “a Half-Glamazon, Half-Granola Chick,” because she loves coconut oil on everything from her hair to her face and body! “I know it’s hard because we get tired, but scrubbing your face, washing your face and then moisturizing is so important,” she says about keeping her skin hydrated and healthy. “A lot of people think that putting a drying solution on your spots will dry it up but actually oil breaks down oil—so putting on a good lotion and just sticking to your routine is the only thing you can do.”

FOUNDATION, BRONZER & BLUSH

L’Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation ($12) Laura Mercier Loose Brightening Powder ($28)
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($16) MAC Paint in Bamboom ($40)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($24) Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder ($42)
Bobbi Brown Finishing Powder ($57) Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick ($48)

While Grande admits that she doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking or experimenting with different products, she does have a few favorites and that starts with her foundation. Typically blending a few different products to create the right shade for her complexion, Grande uses some of MAC’s most popular brushes—the 132 Foundation Brush ($35), the 135 Large Flat Powder Brush ($42), and the 140 Full Fan Brush ($42)—to apply her foundation. Depending on the event whether she’s shooting a music video, walking the red carpet, or going out with friends, Grande starts with Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($16) before applying L’Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation ($12). She highlights and removes blemishes with the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($24) and the MAC Paint in Bamboom ($40) before setting her look with the Laura Mercier Loose Brightening Powder ($28).

For contour and color, Grande uses Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder ($42) and Bobbi Brown Finishing Powder ($57). She brushes the apples of her cheeks with the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick ($48) using the MAC 129 Powder Blush Brush ($35).

EYES

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23) Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette ($49)
Make Up For Ever in Amber Metallic ($21) Make Up For Ever in Crystalline Grey Beige Diamond ($21)
Make Up For Ever in Pink Ivory ($21) NARS Single Eyeshadow in Fez ($25)
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Super Watt ($22) Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Cookie Crunch ($12)
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in Hollywood’s Calling ($12) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil ($20)
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara ($23)

Eye makeup is Grande’s favorite part of her beauty routine. She starts by better defining her brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo ($23). She typically blends several different eyeshadows for inspiration with many of her favorite hues coming from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette ($49). She also likes Make Up For Ever shadows in Amber Metallic ($21), Crystalline Grey Beige Diamond ($21), and Pink Ivory ($21) as well as the NARS Single Eyeshadow in Fez ($25) and the MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Super Watt ($22). Other favorites include Sephora’s Colorful Eyeshadow in Cookie Crunch ($12) and Hollywood’s Calling ($12).

When it comes to her favorite tools, Grande uses the MAC 228 Mini Shader Brush ($20), the 239 Eye Shader Brush ($20), and the 252 Large Shader Brush ($32) to apply her eyeshadows. She uses the Mac 209 Eyeliner Brush ($20) to create a smoky eye after applying the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner Pencil ($20). Her must-have products for every occasion are false lashes, which she trims and adheres to her lash line using dark adhesive. “I love lashes,” she says. “I feel like I could be completely naked but have lashes, and I’d be fine.” She blends her natural and fake lashes together with a few coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23).

LIPS

NARS Lip Gloss in Dolce Vita ($26) MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Grande Dame ($23)
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick ($37) NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita ($26)
MAC Velvet-Tease Lip Pencil in Aim to Please ($20) MAC Lipstick in Instigator ($17)
MAC Lipstick in Sin ($17) MAC Lipstick in Deep Love ($17)
MAC Lipstick in Smoked Purple ($17)

To finish her look, Grande likes to experiment with different lip colors from vibrant reds and rosy pinks to dark plums and everything in between. Using her favorite lip pencils like the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita ($26) and the MAC Velvet Tease Lip Pencil in Aim to Please ($20), she layers a few lipsticks to create the perfect shade. Some of her favorite lipsticks are Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pure Couture Lipstick in Boise de Rose ($37) and NARS Lip Gloss in Dolce Vita ($26). Other standards in her makeup bag are MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Grande Dame ($23) and MAC Lipsticks in Instigator ($17), Sin ($17), Deep Love ($17), and Smoked Purple ($17).

OVERALL LOOK

Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler ($16) MAC 129 Powder Blush Brush ($35)
MAC 132 Foundation Brush ($35) MAC 135 Large Flat Powder Brush ($42)
MAC 140 Full Fan Brush ($42) MAC 195 Concealer Brush ($25)
MAC 209 Eyeliner Brush ($20) MAC 228 Mini Shader Brush ($20)
MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush ($25) MAC 252 Large Shader Brush ($32)

Grande credits her mother for inspiring her look as a beauty icon. “My mom always does a cat eye, too—a thick black line on top,” she says. “I remember being like, ‘I wanna look like a mix of my mom and Scary Spice.’ I remember saying those words when I was a little girl—that was the goal, when I was, like, 4…. My mom really is fly. She’s the baddest. My whole life, she’s always worn custom-made, black, tailored outfits. Black only—I’ve never seen her wear another color. And she adds a pop of color on her lip.”

Taking inspiration from her mother and developing her own sense of style, Grande’s look inspires her millions of fans as the 24-year-old artist tells her most loyal listeners, “Be yourself and don’t listen to any trends.” After all, marching to the beat of her own drum is exactly why so many people adore the one and only, Ariana Grande!

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