Hey there, my lovely besties! Ariana Grande here, ready to spill some of my juiciest beauty secrets. Today, I’m going to take you through my skincare routine and show you how I achieve my cute makeup look. So grab your favorite beverage, get cozy, and let’s dive in!
Skin Prep is Key
First things first, let’s talk about my secret weapon for flawless skin: the Sarah Ford Biocell Oxygen Serum. Sarah has been working her magic on my skin for a while now, and let me tell you, she’s a miracle worker. This serum has transformed the texture of my skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and free from breakouts, even when I’m wearing loads of makeup on set. It’s my obsession!
Next up, I reach for the La Mer moisturizer mixed with SPF. Growing up in sunny Florida, I spent a lot of time in the sun, which is probably why I have some discoloration and freckles. That’s why it’s essential to protect your skin as much as possible, especially when you’re a makeup lover like me.
A Fresh Canvas
Now, let’s move on to my favorite products for the eyes. The R.E.M. Beauty Undereye Cooling Balm is a game-changer. Its cool and plumping texture fills in fine lines, creating the perfect base for your makeup. And those Shiseido eye patches? They work wonders after an early morning meditation session in the car. Trust me on this one.
Time to dive into the makeup world! First, I reach for the brand new R.E.M. Beauty Sweetener Foundation, using the shade Light 8NW. A pump and a half is all I need to achieve that flawless, natural-looking base. Next, I grab the Sweetener Concealer in Light 4G to cover any imperfections.
To set everything in place, I rely on the Anastasia Vanilla Setting Powder. I like to set my makeup quickly to ensure it stays put all day long. Nothing ruins a look faster than makeup that won’t stay in place, right?
The Art of Brows
Now, onto my eyebrows. I’ve been bleaching them for a year now, and it’s time for a touch-up. I fill them in with the MAC Eyebrow Styler in Fling, shaping them to achieve that straight and lifted Audrey Hepburn-esque look. I must admit, brows are a crucial part of my makeup routine. They can drive me crazy, but they’re worth the effort!
Expressing Through Makeup
Before we continue, let’s take a moment to appreciate the power of makeup in self-expression. From my early days in community theater to my music career, makeup has always been a part of my storytelling. I drew inspiration from icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, who used makeup to create their signature looks. And let’s not forget about drag! It’s so incredibly inspiring to witness the creativity and artistry in drag makeup.
Sculpting and Highlighting
Now, it’s time to sculpt those cheekbones. I reach for the Nuria 2 contour and create some magic. As time passes, my forehead seems to slide back, but with a little contouring, I can fix it right up. And let’s not forget about highlighting – I mean, who doesn’t want that perfect glow? Our R.E.M. Beauty Miss Mercury Highlight is my go-to for achieving that shimmering radiance.
Embracing the Journey
You know, as I’ve grown older, my relationship with beauty has shifted. It’s no longer about hiding behind makeup but expressing myself and embracing what’s here. I’ve learned to appreciate the lines on my face that come with age, the smile lines that tell stories of joy and laughter. Aging can be a beautiful thing, and I’m here for it. Who knows, maybe I’ll get a facelift in the future, but for now, I’m enjoying the journey.
The Finishing Touches
As I complete my makeup look, I add a touch of blush with Dior Rosy Glow, blending it in places you wouldn’t expect. It’s all about creating that perfect flush of color. And for a ’60s-inspired cat-eye, I reach for our multi-use eye stick in Intergalactic. Yes, it may seem like I’m coloring like a four-year-old, but trust me, it all comes together in the end.
Beauty is Personal
Before I wrap things up, let’s talk about the importance of embracing our own beauty journeys. Our relationships with beauty are personal and unique to each of us. What matters most is that we feel our best and loved. Let’s break down those beauty secrets and create a space where we can have honest conversations.
So, my beautiful besties, that’s a wrap on today’s beauty secrets session. I hope you enjoyed going through my skincare routine and makeup techniques with me. Remember, beauty is all about self-expression and embracing who you are. Sending you all so much love. Have a beautiful day!
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