Ariana Grande’s makeup artist reveals the secret to nailing her cat-eye
Ariana Grande is known for a few things - her insane vocals and iconic high ponytail for starters. But one thing the singer is never seen without is an impeccable cat-eye.
Makeup artist Ashley Holm, the woman behind Ariana’s most well-known makeup looks (from the ‘God is a woman’ video clip to the Met Gala) recently shared the top tips and tricks she has picked up from working with the singer.
“Everything from bronzed chiseled cheeks, sun-kissed highlighted skin, matte lips, winged liner and wispy lashes,” Holm tells Refinery29 of Ariana’s go-to look. “[She’s always] working on ways to play off her staple look using different products, colours and techniques.”
One thing that never changes? The singer’s love of a perfectly flicked liner. “Eyeliner and eyes in general are a major focus for our looks,” Holm explains. “I’m constantly switching up the brands and products I use, but right now I’m loving the Smashbox Jetset Waterproof Liner and Nudestix Rock N’ Roller Eyeliner Ink.”
Holm’s number one trick for replicating Grande’s perfectly winged liner: “use an angled eyeliner brush to extend the wing and make sure the wing is angled upward towards the tail end of your eyebrows to lift the eyes up.”
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Do you have any tricks to nailing a winged liner look?