How to Look and Act Like Ariana Grande [with illustrations]
We all know or have heard of the lovely and talented Ariana Grande - a girl next door look with huge eyes, curly brown hair and charming dimples. But have you ever looked past that and wanted to know the key items she dresses in, the makeup she wears, and all of her favorites? This article will teach you all that, and more, so you can gradually start to look and act nearly like the beautiful Ariana Grande.
Part 1 of 2: Look Like Ariana
Get Ariana-worthy hair. Ariana is well known for her "red velvet" hair color that she has on Sam & Cat.
However, her hair stylists actually use a temporary glaze to achieve this color, so her hair is back to her natural color (brunette!) Nevertheless, if you are sick of your brown hair try spicing it up a little, such as getting an ombre or black highlights. Those are some color alternation Ariana has rocked in the past two years.
Ariana's signature hairstyle is a voluminous half-up half-down do, with curled ends. To accomplish this look, slick the top half of your hair back into a sleek ponytail and tie it carefully. Then curl the ends of your hair. This gives you a major boost in the process. Now here new hairdo is a high sleek ponytail. You can tease your hair to get volume(hair is thick no need) or add clip on extensions like her. Wrap your hair around the ponytail then add a bobby pin. Recently, Ariana has been seen with sleek straight hair (Kid's Choice Awards, EMA's e.t.c.)
For a more detailed explanation, look at photos or watch tutorials on YouTube.
Keep your make-up simple and understated. Ariana uses simple, fresh makeup that doesn't distract from her natural beauty.
She only uses the basics; concealer/foundation, mascara, a thick line of eyeliner, and a fresh, natural color of eye shadow. She likes to finish off her look with a swipe of pale pink lip gloss.
Ariana wore a lot more eyeliner and mascara when she was younger, so you can try that if you want your eyes to appear larger. She claims that since she's Italian, she has dark circles under her eyes, so she always wears concealer.
Ariana has also confessed that she hates when red carpet stylists put too much makeup on her, so keep your makeup simple. Don't overdo it.
Two days a week Ariana tries not to wear make up at all in order for her skin to breath. That's a really good thing that you should do.
Ariana uses Hoola bronzer by benefit and Laura Mercier or MAC blush. One of her favorite brands is Urban Decay. So stock up on these brands for a true Ariana-style make up look.
She currently has a makeup tutorial on her YouTube channel (osnapitzari) with all of her favorite products. You can watch that for some more tips.
Steal her style. Ariana's style is cute, girly, retro, and sophisticated. She has many different personalities when it comes to style. You can see her in anything from a Dolce & Gabbana dress, to a flirty high-waisted skirt, to jeans and her favorite sweatshirt.
Ariana wears classy dresses for award shows and premieres, but they're usually strapless - so don't feel pressured to wear those if you're not comfortable. However, Ariana also likes flowery, bubblegum sundresses that let her girly personality shine.
If you like her newest look go with big sweaters and her loved tall boots(doesn't have to be heels).
Ariana wears a lot of two-piece sets, such as crop tops, bandeaus, or bustiers with a skirt or a pair of high-waisted shorts. If your school has a dress code or if you're not allowed to show that much skin, opt for camisoles instead.
To have an Ariana inspired wardrobe, you'll need a few essential pieces, such as nude pumps, flirty and floral sundresses, crop tops, American Apparel skirts and high-waisted shorts and bandeaus.
Ariana's favorite clothing stores are Nasty Gal, Wildfox Couture, Forever 21, Topshop, American Apparel, Brandy Melville, Abercrombie, LF Stores, and Urban Outfitters. Her favorite designer is Kenley Collins, who custom makes a lot of outfits for Ariana.
Accessorize like Ariana. Ariana doesn't wear too much jewelry, so stick with a simple bracelet or necklace. She likes simple and sophisticated pearl earrings and necklaces -- just like her 50s movie icons Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
In terms of shoes, Ariana mostly wears high heels (her favorite pair are her nude pumps). But if you're still pretty young, go for a pair of pretty ballet flats.
If you're going for a more casual Ariana look, get your hands on some Vans skate shoes, which Ariana wears a lot.
Ariana's favorite brand of nail polish is Chanel, but don't worry if you can't afford it. She usually wears pale pink or vibrant red.
One must have accessory is a cute Rilakkuma iPhone case, in the shape of a little brown bear. This is often caught on camera when Ariana takes selfies on her phone!
Take good care of your skin. Ariana's skin is very healthy. She was born and raised in Florida, so she has a nice, naturally tanned skin color.
To get beautiful, glowing skin like hers, drink lots of water (one of her personal tips) and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Ariana's favorite fruits are strawberries and grapes, and she eats them a lot to keep her skin looking healthy.
Wear sunscreen everyday to protect your skin from sun damage. This is especially important if you live some hot and sunny like Ariana (who currently lives in L.A).
If you suffer from acne, make sure you wash your face twice a day (don't wash it any more than that because it can irritate your skin and cause even more acne) and use a spot cream containing benzoyl peroxide or to get rid of any pimples.
· 4 years ago