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Our 7 Fave Ariana Grande Beauty Looks To Celebrate Sweetener Day!

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“Right now I’m in a state of mind. I wanna be in like all the time”. Why? Because it’s Sweetener Day! A day devoted to celebrating the release of Ariana Grande’s fourth Grammy award-winning album, Sweetener!

So, get ready to relive the Sweetener era through Ariana’s Insta posts and learn exactly how we, and every other Arianator (I’m sorry, I know we don’t like the fan name!) can recreate these sweet moments

Barry M Cosmetics False Lashes Barcelona Babe

The upside down Sweetener cover will forever be iconic! The platinum hair, the perfect makeup, the enviable lashes! I pretty much own every top and sweatshirt with it on, to be honest, too – and I know all other fans can relate! The Barry M Cosmetics False Lashes Barcelona Babe is your first step to recreating this stunning look – fluttery, voluminous falsies still offer a natural, defined look. What I love most is how lightweight and super lengthening they are! Under £5, you’ve gotta “get it, get it, get it, get it.”

NYX Professional Makeup Mystic Petals Eyeshadow Palette – Midnight Orchid

Ariana’s God Is A Woman music video was a cultural reset –  nothing short of a masterpiece. We all know we’ve re-enacted the lilac bath scene at home with a bath bomb (sorry not sorry)! A less cringe, more beautiful way to recreate this magical moment is to use NYX Professional Makeup Mystic Petals Eyeshadow Palette – Midnight Orchid.  A palette “flourishing” with 10 highly pigmented shades in enchanting lilac, sexy violet and pinky rose tones. In GIAW, Ari’s eyes are a soft lilac hue with a hint of shimmer. And this floral inspired palette has a bronze shimmer and a dreamy pastel lilac perfect for this look. But, if that’s not your thing, you have eight other creamy shades to choose from, so “have it anyway you like, yeah”.

GHD 20th Anniversary Edition Hold Hair Straighteners

We cannot celebrate Sweetener Day without reminiscing about the Sweetener World Tour! The visuals, the stage, the moon! This tour was everything, but what caught my eye the most was Ari’s hair! A high pony, cute curly waves, super sleek and down… there were so many styles.

You can recreate her enviable straight pony by using the GHD 20th Anniversary Edition Hold Hair Straighteners. I used to use the cheapest pair of straighteners I could find but, last month, I treated myself to a pair of GHD’s, and I will never go back. They are worth every penny! They glide through your hair so effortlessly for snag-free styling and leave your hair as shiny as Ariana’s Grammy. The barrel is rounded for curling too, so if that’s more your vibe you can create wavy looks too. The sleek, exclusive 20th Edition design is stunning and has completely upgraded my hair game. My friends know when I’ve straightened and am feeling my hair – “you got your Ariana ponytail on today Soph?”.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

The second thing that caught my eye at the Sweetener World Tour was how flawless Ariana’s makeup looked in the up-close camera during The Light Is Coming. Even after dancing around for an hour and a half, nothing had budged! Of course, she must have used setting spray!

There is only one setting spray that keeps your makeup put in place to perfection. That is, of course, the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, which is designed to keep your makeup in place for 16 hours! For a strong-hold setting spray, I love how lightweight and soft this mist is. It’s formulated with temperature control technology too, so keeps makeup in place, even in the most humid of temperatures! No wonder it’s the UK’s number one premium makeup setting spray! Trust me, I’ve tried other setting sprays but “I go back to you, back to you, back to you everytime”. 

Top Tip: Spray two to four times, eight to 10 inches away from your face in a T formation.

Lottie London Frekle Tint

Just before Ariana’s fourth album was released, the most followed woman on Instagram graced the cover of British Vogue. And on this, she showed off her blonde locks in a very natural, off duty look. With this Ari also  taught us that a natural makeup look is just as beautiful, and her beautiful freckles under her eyes and on her nose took centre stage.

If you’re a girl with freckles then I’m jealous! You’re beautiful! For anyone (unlucky) like me, we can join in on the fun with the Lottie London Freckle Tint. The fine applicator brush is key to get those perfected freckles. A sprinkle of freckles will give your makeup base, no matter how thick, a more skin-like appearance! One of the most value for money freckle tints on the market – “baby, I just want you to be mine.” 

Top Tip: Once applied, set with your favourite translucent powder to give your new freckles that lasting power.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder

“Some days, things just take” my breath away! Including Ariana’s live vocals during Breathin’ (you know exactly what note I’m talking about) AND her highlighter in this music video. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but, for me, a good highlighter as sparkly as a jewel is my best pal. 

My current bestie is the wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in my favourite shade, Precious Petals. And it’s the perfect shade to recreate Ari’s shimmering cheekbones. The intense shimmering pigments are buildable, blendable and work alongside other make up products incredibly well to give you a natural, seamless look.

Top Tip: Apply to your cheekbones as well as your brow bone and cupid’s bow for a radiant glow. A little goes a long way, so this product is an absolute bargain for under £5!

MAC Liquid Eye Liner

My top three songs from Sweetener? ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ is up there! The performances of this song, the VMA winning music video… Everything about this song is magic! And we all know Ariana is known for her infamous cat eye, which is showcased beautifully in the NTLTC video…

The MAC Liquid Eye Liner – Boot Black is a long-lasting, smudge proof eyeliner that glides effortlessly across your lid – and its firm, tapered applicator gives you full control to pull off the ‘Ari wing’ yourself. It’s pigmented, dries in 15 seconds and can also be used to create a whole host of graphic designs! “I’m lovin, I’m livin, I’m pickin it up!”.

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Sophie Page

Sophie Page

Beauty & Lifestyle Writer

You know how people say putting on your favourite clothes can instantly boost or change your mood? Well that's how I feel when I put on my favourite makeup. Makeup isn't to cover up, it's to show off our personality - and I love how everyone does their makeup in their own unique way! I never leave the house without a tinted lip balm in hand, and just like everyone right now, I love a good dupe!


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