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. Gravity-defying ponytail. Overdrawn lipstick. Duh, it’s Ariana Grande.
Popstar beauty cannot be contained. The point was proven yesterday when we witnessed Ariana Grande isn’t just bringing her musical talent and a lively personality to the upcoming season of The Voice – her trendsetting beauty looks are coming along for the ride. The masterfully executed look – with razor-sharp wings and my skin-but-better glow was all the talk, most beauty fanatics would have zoomed in a little closer to appreciate her makeup. While replicating Ariana’s fashion for your next night out may be a little far-fetched, but you sure can recreate this makeup. The look is distinctive in style yet super versatile in the sense that the wearer can make it their own by changing up colours and playing with angles to complement their eye shape. Here’s a step-by-step that features a few alternative products you can use to get the look.
The key to ace the base is to use a few soft-focus and luminous products in conjunction with your skin-perfecting routine. We recommend using a luminescent moisturiser on your skin that gives it a hefty dose of hydration and a radiant glow. Then follow it up with a primer to get a silky-smooth canvas and diffuse the appearance of skin texture and fine lines giving a blurred finish. Wait for at least 5 to 10 minutes to ensure the products really sink into your skin and then proceed with the other steps.
Then grab your foundation and use a buffing brush to get an even base. It is best to apply foundation starting from the centre of the face and then blend it out evenly using a makeup sponge or a brush. Use a push-press and patting motion for a more second-skin like finish. Opt for a liquid texture foundation like this one to retain max glow.
Next, go in with your powder to give that dreamy, hazy feel to your skin. All you have to do is dab the powder in the hollows of your cheeks, your upper forehead, and a teeny bit on your nose and chin. It helps in taking down some of the wetness and blurring out the pores. To make these matte areas even more creamy, add some concealer on top of the powder, dabbing and blending it on with a fluffy brush. Then go over the concealer with a light dusting of powder, this will give you that really fluffy, cloudlike look like Ariana’s.
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.
Press a pale pastel pink eyeshadow to define the outer corner and the crease. Use a clean 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. To finish the eye, stick on a pair of fluttery false eyelashes.
Apply a peachy creamy 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 pink-toned lip pencil and then apply a lip gloss in the same hue all over your lips.
This look will instantly pump up your glam, trust us!
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