Ariana Grande debuted a very different look on the July cover of British Vogue, sporting pared-back makeup in lieu of her signature winged eyeliner and epically long lashes. And we are LOVING her new makeunder.
Appearing almost barefaced, Ariana’s makeup was kept quite natural and fresh, putting her glowing complexion on full display. But it was the scattering of freckles on her nose and cheeks that caught our attention.
She posted a collection of images on her Instagram, writing “thank you @britishvogue♡ I don’t even know where to begin to express my love and gratitude @edward_enninful ☁️
shot by @craigmcdeanstudio love n thanks to @kphelan123@chrisappleton1 @markcarrasquillo”
Perhaps Ariana is taking cues from fellow celebs such as Kylie Jenner, Demi Lovato and Emily Ratajkowski, who are just some of the latest stars to embrace their freckles on social media. And let’s not forget Meghan Markle, who recently wowed the world on her royal wedding day with a stunning low-key makeup and her natural freckles on full display.
OR perhaps Ariana has fooled us all with the most realistic faux freckles ever! Faux or not, we think she totally pulls them off.
For those who don’t have the naturally sun-kissed mark of freckles, we recently learned an unexpected way you can use a root touch-up spray to fake it and apparently it works an absolute treat.
Ariana also opted for a more carefree hairstyle, ditching her trademark brunette ponytail (we repeat: NO ponytail) for loose blonde waves. Styled by none other than celebrity hair king Chris Appleton (he also tends to the locks of Kim Kardashian and J.Lo), we’re seriously loving this new look and think it’s a refreshing change from Ariana’s original style.
Want to have a look back at some more celebrity beauty evolutions? Check out Meghan Markle’s transformation from wide-eyed starlet to the Duchess of Sussex and Chirssy Teigen's most glamorous hair and makeup looks.
What do you think of Ariana’s natural beauty look? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Inset image credit: @arianagrande
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.