Ariana Grande is an American singer who is known for her massive voice, a string of number one singles, bagging award after award, iconic high ponytail, and perfect cat eye makeup. One would think that her eyeliner would be her make-up essential, but one would be wrong.
Ariana Grande’s make-up staple is lashes and she says she would “be fine” if she was completely naked, but have her lashes on. The songstress is known to wear eyelash extensions, false lashes, and loves applying a healthy layer of MAC’s Haute & Naughty on top for added effect.
So, what eyelashes does Ariana Grande use to achieve those thick, full, dark, long, lashes that many wish they had? Let’s take a look inside the singer’s make-up kit to find out what her favorite falsies are as well as what else she uses on her luscious lashes.
Ariana’s Penchant for Lashes
Ariana’s love for bold eyes was sparked by her mother, Joan Grande, who instilled in her a deep love for a cat eye. When it comes to her eyelash extensions, she entrusts a lady called Christina, who she describes as “one of my best friends — I love her!”.
The ‘Thank U, Next’ singer also goes to Yris Palmer’s Star Lash Extensions to get her lash extensions done. Other celebrities that make use of Star Lash Extensions include Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, and Pia Mia.
Extensions aside, Ariana is a big fan of false lashes. In an interview with Byrdie, Ariana revealed “I love lashes. I feel like I could be completely naked but have lashes, and I’d be fine. Like, I’ll forget! Just walk out naked and completely forget.”
Ariana has worn Tatti Lashes in the style TL 21 in two of her music videos, her Billboard ‘Woman of the Year’ cover, and for her video appearance at the Grammys. Velour’s You Complete Me Mink Falsies have also made an appearance in Ariana’s music videos.
For special occasions, Ariana dons daring false eyelashes that could easily be mistaken for an Instagram filter. On her birthday in 2020, she wore a set of custom-made glittery false eyelashes that featured tiny pastel flowers on the ends.
Ariana’s Other Eye Makeup
While, of course, Miss Grande would be fine wearing nothing but eyelashes, she rarely does. Her go-to eye make-up is a thing of wonder that reignited one of the biggest eye make-up trends — the cat eye — and cemented her as a beauty icon.
Ariana is a big fan of the cult-classic Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Palette. To prime her eyelids she alternates between Urban Decay’s Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion and MAC’s Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre.
Her favorite mascaras are MAC’s Haute and Naughty Mascara and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Every Ariana look is complete with an expert application of the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in the shade Corrupt.
How Ariana Applies Her Lashes
If you’ve ever wanted to apply your eyelashes the same way Ariana does, you’re in luck. A permanent member of Ariana’s glam squad, Daniel Chinchilla, told Byrdie all about the songstress’s eyelash application.
First, Ariana’s natural eyelashes are curled using Shu Uemura’s Lash Curler or Kevyn Aucoin’s Eyelash Curler before a layer of light natural-looking mascara is applied. Once this layer of mascara is dry, he curls Ariana’s lashes once more.
After the second curling, another coat of mascara — this time one with a thickening formula — is applied to achieve a voluminous base for the false eyelashes. For this step, Daniel usually reaches for MAC’s Haute and Naughty Mascara.
Why is MAC’s mascara, in specific, his go-to mascara of choice? Daniel says that Ariana “loves doing full, full lashes, and this mascara is good if you like a lot of volume!”
Next, Daniel applies a thin line of Duo Eyelash Adhesive to the strip of the false lash. When the eyelash glue has bonded to the strip, which usually takes around 20 seconds, he places the lashes directly onto Ariana’s eyelid.