What Ariana Grande Really Looks Like Underneath All That Makeup

Ever since she landed her breakout role as Cat Valentine on the hit Nickelodeon series "Victorious," Ariana Grande has been the epitome of glamour. She was only 17 years old when she started playing Cat, a role she took to its own spinoff series, "Sam and Cat," co-starring with Jeannette McCurdy (via Biography). Grande took her tween scene role and series and turned them into a successful pop career in which she has to make sure her makeup is flawless every time she steps out on the red carpet or gives it her all in a sold-out concert.

With eyelashes that seem to go on forever, dark liner that make her eyes pop, pouty lips, flawless foundation, and highlighter that always seems to give her face just the right contours, Grande seems to be a makeup maven. Of course, like anyone else, she takes it all off and lets her skin breathe sans all those colorful cosmetics, but how does she keep herself looking so fab with makeup and without?

Ariana Grande has inspirations for her fantastic look

Ariana Grande's mom might be the envy of mother's everywhere, because her daughter aspires to look just like her, as she told Byrdie.

"My mom always does a cat eye, too — a thick black line on top," Grande said. "I remember being like, 'I wanna look like a mix of my mom and Scary Spice.' I remember saying those words when I was a little girl — that was the goal, when I was, like, 4 ... My mom is fly. She's the baddest. My whole life, she's always worn custom-made, black, tailored outfits. Black only — I've never seen her wear another color."

Grande also admitted that the signature part of her makeup look is also her favorite. "I love lashes," she declared. "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."

And what about her flawless look under all that makeup? What does she do to make sure her skin looks fantastic even if all she's wearing are lashes? It's actually a simple product you can find anywhere. "You know what I actually use on my face as well as my body?" she asked Byrdie. "I feel like people would think it would make you break out, but it doesn't make you break out: coconut oil! Like, cooking oil. I put it everywhere — in my hair, on my body. It's the answer."

Ariana Grande doesn't stress about her skin

Although she is only 28 years old, Ariana Grande still described herself as "over the hill" to Byrdie in 2020. Of course, she doesn't mean she is old; she just means she doesn't have to worry about hormonal breakouts that teenagers often suffer from. That allows her to take things a little bit easier at night when she's tired and just wants to go to bed. "It doesn't matter if I exfoliate or if I'm too tired — as long as my makeup is off, I'm fine," she said.

She also has hopes for the future. "I hope to be doing exactly what I'm doing now, which is making music, spending time with incredible people whom I love and who love me, and we're good around each other," she told Byrdie. "Rescuing way too many animals — more than I have room for. Hopefully at that point I'll have more room for them, for more animals. I really love my life right now and I'm very appreciative and I'm grateful, so I hope that I just keep going and doing what I'm doing. I'm not gonna take it for granted."

That future looks like it might also include a brand-new business venture that capitalizes on Grande's sense of beauty and style.

A new beauty line for Ariana Grande?

Ariana Grande already has a perfume line sold at Ulta named for some of her hit singles, including "R.E.M." and "God Is A Woman." As of this writing, the title "R.E.M." is popping up again with Grande fans noticing a new Instagram page called "R.E.M. Beauty" that Grande's mom even follows. Page Six reports that billboards for R.E.M. Beauty are popping up around Times Square in New York City, with Grande's friend, Doug Middlebrook, posting the billboards on his Instagram story. In addition, Grande's company, Thunder Road, Inc. has applied for a host of trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

Like her perfume, her beauty products also look like they will be named for her songs, with trademark applications for items such as Flourishing Volumizing Mascara, At the Borderline Eyeliner, and Midnight Shadows. So, all signs are pointing towards Grande taking her love of all things cosmetics and turning it into a business venture.