A sign of an icon is that they can be identified by just a few of their beauty features. Here’s an easy one: Platinum blonde curls. Bright red lipstick. A mole. Obviously, Marilyn Monroe. Here’s another one: Dramatically winged cat-eye. Wispy lashes. Long, gravity-defying ponytail. Overdrawn lipstick. Duh, it’s Ariana Grande.
Pop-star beauty cannot be contained. The point was proven yesterday when we witnessed Ariana Grande isn’t just bringing her musical talent to the upcoming season of The Voice – her trendsetting beauty looks are coming along for the ride. The masterfully executed 60s-inspired beauty look – with razor-sharp wings and French girl red lip was all the talk. Fans love emulating her distinctive, mod beauty looks, and this one is no exception. Her hair and makeup were an ode to the swinging decade, with her exaggerated ‘60s-style cat-eye being a real focal point. From her hair to out-to-there eyeliner and cherry red lips, it is all timeless and (dare we say) Iconic. Her eye makeup is a vibe we’d very much like to invite into 2022. With year-end celebrations around the corner, it’s the perfect makeup choice – whether you’re hopping a plane to a far-flung destination or holing up at home with friends. If you want to mimic the icon’s glam, keep scrolling for a step-by-step that features a few alternative products you can use to get the look.
Guarantee a flawless canvas by smoothing on a fast-absorbing moisturiser. Go in with a mattifying primer after, focusing on the side of the nose, hairline, forehead, and around the mouth. Then, buff in a matte foundation. Start in the centre of the face, on the apple of the cheeks, and slowly blend out. Dab on a concealer onto the areas that need it most, kuje to cover up any blemishes or redness. Finally, sweep on a featherweight translucent powder to seal it all in and give a dreamy, hazy look to your skin.
Brush your brows in place. Then, use a brow pencil to draw thin, hairline strokes and fill any sparse areas. Then, comb through them with a clear gel.
For the eyes, first apply an eyeshadow primer or concealer all over your lids. Then, dab a hint of a pale pastel pink eyeshadow to define the eye socket and the crease area. Then take a lighter shade of pink on a clean fluffy brush to softly blend the colour on the entire lid. Create a dramatic wing with a black liquid liner, making sure the line is thinnest near your tear ducts and gets thicker as it goes along and is razor-sharp towards the ends.
Curl your lashes and coat them with a volumizing mascara. To make them look extra fluttery, stick on a pair of falsies.
Pick up a matte bronzing powder with a wide, soft brush, and swipe it across your cheeks. Lighten up your touch as you move across the hairline and jaw. Apply a peachy cream blush on the apple of your cheeks, directed towards your temples. Then, use a highlighting powder on the high points of your face.
Line your lips with a coral red lip pencil and then apply a high-shine lip gloss in the same hue all over your lips. Seal your hard work using a makeup setting spray.
This look will never go out of style!
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