I just LOVE Ariana Grande’s signature make up look! Youthful, sexy, sassy and still girly, it’s a GREAT look. I love the cat eyes, clear, radiant skin and healthy glow she always sports. It’s SUCH a good look, I decided I might just have to copy it! Here’s how:
How to ‘Do’ the Ariana
Start with a clean, well hydrated face. The look is quite heavy on products so skin must be well moisturized so it doesn’t look fake and “baked”!
A primer is also a must, it creates a smooth canvas for the look, as well as making it last, and keeping everything where it is supposed to be! bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer – Original dramatically improves flakiness, rough and uneven skin. The non-greasy formula glides on skin and applies seamlessly that helps cover fine lines and large pores as well as regulating sebum.
One of the secrets to nailing this look is to do the eyes right. Makeup artists recommend doing the eyeshadow BEFORE foundation and concealer to avoid any fallen flakes from creating unwanted darkness below the eyes.
It’s All in Ariana’s Eyes
Can you believe that all you need to create the illusion of a cat eye shape is eyeshadow? Use a warm, bronzy Hazelnut all over the lids, then blend a soft brown into the creases to avoid any harsh lines. Use a light, close to white shade right under the brows, and a deep brown to the outer bottom corners, to begin winging the eyes out. The trick is to go lighter on the inside and darker as you go out to create the defined “cat eye” shape. To complete the eyes, line the top and bottom with a dark brown eyeliner and use lashings of mascara. To further emphasise the cat like shape, focus on the outer lashes with mascara so that they appear longer. If you really want to go va-va-voom on the eyes, a couple of falsies make the whole look pop!
Ariana’s Beautiful Skin
Use a sponge to apply a good, non-streaky, long-lasting foundation. To wake the eyes up and keep emphasis on them, you can go a shade or 2 lighter than your perfect match, which brightens and wakes up the eyes. Set the areas that need powder with a stippling (dotting) motion to keep in place and avoid excess shine where you don’t need it.
Ariana really has beautiful skin and emphasises her healthy glow with contouring blush, highlighter and bronzer. A gorgeous apricot blush goes on the cheek apples, with bronzing powder swept over the cheekbones and forehead. Dolce & Gabbana The Bronzer Glow Bronzing Powder delivers a natural, sun-kissed glow and can be used to contour and define features, which is ideal for creating a warm glow or a defined, sculpted look.
A gorgeous rosy mauve lipstick adds that finishing touch, and there you have it! Absolutely Ariana, absolutely gorgeous! If you browse the cosme-de website you will find your choice of EVERYTHING you need to nail this look, perfectly!
Coming Up Next…
Can you believe that Summer is nearly over? Yup, so, keeping ahead as we love to do, keep a look-out for the next post for lots of rocking beauty tips in the Fall Skincare Tips – I’ll go through everything you need to know to keep that gorgeous skin just that – gorgeous!