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  • [upbeat music]

  • - Hi, Vogue, it's Ariana Grande and I am here today

  • to walk you through some of my skin prep

  • and do a, hopefully, cute makeup look.

  • I'm gonna start with the Sarah Ford Biocell Oxygen Serum.

  • Sarah's been doing my skin for a couple of years now.

  • She really transformed

  • the texture of my skin.

  • It's so soft and smooth,

  • and I still have breakouts all the time

  • when I'm using a lot of makeup on set,

  • but it keeps my skin as clear

  • as possible and non-reactive as possible,

  • so I'm very obsessed.

  • Next I'm going to use La Mer moisturizer

  • and I'm going to mix it with some SPF.

  • Growing up in Florida, I spent a lot of time in the sun.

  • I think that's probably where some of my discoloration

  • and my freckles and everything comes from.

  • It's important to protect your skin as much as possible

  • when you are using so much makeup.

  • Clearly I wear a lot of makeup.

  • I'm sure everybody's gonna be like, "Who?"

  • Next I'm going to use R.E.M. Beauty Undereye Cooling Balm.

  • This is one of my favorite products we have.

  • This has like my favorite texture in the world.

  • It's super cool.

  • And plumping so it fills out any little fine lines

  • and creates like such a smooth base for your makeup.

  • I'm also gonna use these Shiseido

  • eye patches. [paper rips]

  • Which way are they supposed to go, world?

  • Because I do them this way,

  • but I have to be wrong.

  • At like 4:00 in the morning,

  • I'm always with my headphones doing my meditation in the car

  • and then I get ready for a day on set.

  • So they've been on for like a good four hours now.

  • So I'm gonna take these off.

  • Now I'm gonna get into my makeup.

  • The first thing I'm going to use

  • is our brand new R.E.M. Beauty Sweetener Foundation.

  • I'm using the shade Light 8NW.

  • I'm gonna use like a pump and a half.

  • [upbeat music]

  • Next I'm gonna use Sweetener Concealer.

  • My shade is Light 4G.

  • And I'm gonna get ready to set

  • with this Anastasia Vanilla Setting Powder.

  • I like to set pretty quickly after I apply.

  • I just try to make sure that nothing could possibly move.

  • [upbeat music continues]

  • I'm gonna go a little bit out of order

  • and start to fill in my eyebrows

  • 'cause I'm sure they're probably driving you crazy too.

  • I am currently like half-Glinda.

  • I've been bleaching my eyebrows for a year now

  • and I definitely need to touch them up.

  • I'm gonna fill them in with this MAC Eyebrow Styler

  • in the shade Fling.

  • I like to make the ends really short

  • and kind of shave them and ruin them [laughs]

  • and then draw the shape I like

  • which is more of a like kind of straight and lifted

  • Audrey-Hepburn-ish-shaped brow.

  • So I'm gonna try to do that.

  • [upbeat music continues]

  • I kind of have eyebrows now.

  • I don't know what I'm gonna do next.

  • I feel like I'm going in a strange order today

  • but I'm just gonna go with the flow

  • and we'll figure it out together.

  • I started doing family theater

  • and community theater in Boca Raton, Florida, [chuckles]

  • which is crazy, when I was like eight years old

  • and I always associated each character I played

  • with a different makeup kit.

  • So when I was Annie, I remember using a different blush

  • or a different, like even though I was eight

  • and it was so minimal makeup,

  • that was always a really fun thing to me.

  • And then in music,

  • I don't know like a different look for each song and video.

  • It became such an important piece of the puzzle,

  • and it's such an important part

  • of being an artist and of storytelling.

  • And also from watching drag, I love drag so much.

  • It is so inspiring to me.

  • When I was on Broadway doing "13,"

  • I used to go afterwards to like see the queens

  • and sometimes I would end up singing

  • and that was just a really joyous

  • and important part of my life.

  • I'm going to use this contour.

  • It says Nuria 2

  • because I stole this from my makeup artist.

  • I have a massive forehead to begin with,

  • and my hairline is sliding back more and more every day.

  • So I have to [laughs] contour it more and more

  • as time goes on.

  • [upbeat music continues]

  • I'm gonna do my little button nose trick that I like.

  • And then I'm going to highlight

  • using our R.E.M. Beauty Miss Mercury Highlight.

  • I'm not flipping you off, but maybe, you know.

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  • I was always fascinated by Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe

  • because you could tell

  • that they were doing these makeup tricks

  • before anyone really had it figured out yet.

  • You look at like Audrey's gorgeous brows that she drew

  • and the way she did her lipstick

  • like slightly like over here.

  • And then Marilyn had her own tricks.

  • It's just, and she,

  • I think, she used to use Vaseline as highlight back then.

  • It's just so cool.

  • It's always fascinated me.

  • I love, I've always loved makeup.

  • I don't know what I am doing.

  • This is the most discombobulated makeup video

  • on Vogue's channel.

  • I'm gonna do Bobbi Brown.

  • I'm gonna take this pink that is over here, this, that one,

  • and just kinda

  • my whole lid basically but also my whole face.

  • [upbeat music continues]

  • One of my favorite things to do

  • is to create like a '60s looking cat eye.

  • And I'm gonna use our multi-use eye stick in Intergalactic.

  • I'm really concerned about making sure

  • you guys are seeing everything.

  • I'm in the process of doing so,

  • I can't see a goddamn thing I'm doing.

  • I am just coloring like a four-year-old.

  • But it will come together. Trust me.

  • My next step is gonna be blush

  • and I'm going use Dior Rosy Glow.

  • Something I do with my blush that also makes no sense

  • is I, like, go in my eyebrows and my this

  • and kind of everywhere.

  • Something else that I fell in love with recently

  • is doing like a shadowy version of a cat eye

  • instead of a liquid line, back to the Bobbi Brown.

  • I'm gonna mix that guy and this one.

  • Oh, my God, I'm allowed to use this, I just found out.

  • We have hope.

  • [upbeat music]

  • I feel like my relationship to beauty

  • has changed so much over the years,

  • especially because I started

  • so young.

  • You know, being exposed to so many voices at a young age

  • and especially when people have, like, things to say

  • about your appearance and stuff at a young age,

  • it's like really hard to know

  • what's worth hearing and not,

  • but you know, when you're 17 you don't really know.

  • You don't know that yet.

  • I, over the years, used makeup as a disguise

  • or as something to hide behind,

  • and more and more and more hair,

  • more and more thicker, the eyeliner,

  • the whatever. [chuckles]

  • And that can be so beautiful at times.

  • And I still, I still do have love for it,

  • I'm doing mascara, and appreciation for it.

  • But I think

  • as I get older,

  • I don't love that being the intention behind it anymore.

  • I think of it as self-expression now

  • and accentuating what is here.

  • Our relationships to beauty are so personal.

  • Like we're here talking about beauty secrets.

  • Isn't the secret that we all just wanna feel our best