Stunning Ariana Grande Makeup Looks from Over the Years

Speaking to Ariana Grande’s makeup artists, one thing is clear: She is a true artist. She’s not only carved out a space as a trailblazer in the music industry; she’s also become a fixture in the beauty sphere, especially with R.E.M. 

Beauty (which she’s been secretly wearing on tour and on the red carpet for years) and her successful line of Ariana Grande perfumes (speaking of which, I’d like to go on the record and say that her Cloud Eau de Parfum is as good as you’ve heard, if not better). 

It’s also worth noting that Grande’s beauty team regularly lauds her collaborative nature and kindness—a trait not always seen in superstars of her size. 

“It’s always a collaborative vibe working with Ari,” says makeup artist Michael Anthony. “She makes me feel so empowered and valued by celebrating my creativity and my ideas. We just have so much fun creating together.”

All this is to say that Grande is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to beauty. And throughout her long career, she’s served us some seriously head-turning looks. Scroll on for 13 of our all-time favorite Ariana Grande makeup looks over the years.


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Simple Glamour

It’s fair to say that Dangerous Woman set the stage for the classic Ariana Grande glamour we’ve come to know and love. 

Though she’s missing her signature winged liner, the kept brows, seamless base, and bold lashes are staples in the star’s makeup repertoire. Even on a black-and-white album cover, the look packs a punch without feeling overly done up.

Soft and Sweet

Justice for Ariana’s short-wing era. There’s something simple and classic about this look—we love it as much today as we did in 2016.

Modern Angel

From the Sistine Chapel-inspired Vera Wang dress to the stunning makeup, Ariana Grande’s 2018 Met Gala look is simply iconic. 

The key, apparently, is starting with a strong base. Her skin is glammed up while still looking fairly natural, allowing her classic winged liner to take center stage. 

With just a pop of highlighter in the inner corner and strong contouring, the result is a new take on classic old Hollywood glamour.

Glossy Glam

These bronzed eyes, sharp liner wings, and nude lips from the 2020 Grammys were a classic Ariana Grande glam moment. 

To recreate this look, makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla says it’s all about playing up the eyes while keeping the lips glossy and nude. And it’s actually not that hard to recreate, since she was actually wearing her own line, R.E.M. Beauty, that night—a full 22 months before the brand actually launched. 

To create the eye, Chinchilla used the At the Borderline Eyeliner Marker in Midnight Black to achieve that classic cat eye look. Then, he added her At the Borderline Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in the same shade to her waterline to add a little more drama. 

For the lips, she rocked the Plumping Lip Gloss in VCR—which Chinchilla swears is the perfect neutral color.