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There are two kinds of people in this world who dress up for Halloween: the ones that love scary costumes and the ones that prefer a cute look. If you are searching for an easy Halloween costume idea that’s cute and you are a super fan of Ariana Grande, we’ve got you covered! In this episode of Accidental Beauty Blogger, host Nurys Castillo will show you how to transform into the pop star (singing voice not included) using three simple beauty products.
And it wouldn’t be an Ariana Grande look without the ponytail. So Yahoo Lifestyle tapped celebrity and editorial hairstylist Rachelle Hawkins to assist Nurys with perfecting this celebrity-inspired ‘do. First, she created two sections at the top and bottom, keeping in mind that the height of the pony depends on where top part lands. Next, Rachelle added three braids — one on each side of the head and another in the middle — for texture and dimension. The hair pro recommends using Amika Haute Mess Texture Gel and a boar bristle brush to slick back strands before wrapping on a ponytail hair extension.
Watch the video above to see Nurys use a highlight-boosting skin serum, liquid eyeliner with a wing stencil and matte red lip color to get into character as Ariana Grande for Halloween. Then, read below for more details on what Nurys loves about each of these products.
What is life without summer glow, my friends? Ariana definitely rocks one year round. I personally love a dewy look — one that looks so good that you can’t stop staring in the mirror. Do you know what product can help you achieve this? Glossier Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid is an oil serum that is packed with nourishing oils (but it won’t make your skin super greasy) that delivers an instant and long-lasting glow. I use this as a highlight on my cheekbones, but you can apply as a final step in your skincare routine for a well-moisturized look.
Yahoo Lifestyle Beauty Director Dana Oliver told me she had the perfect matte lip color to recreate this Ariana makeup look. The singer really went for a bold red hue here, and Pat McGrath’s MatteTrance Lipstick in the shade Elson 2 gave me just that! This highly pigmented formula goes on so smoothly, that you will forget you are even wearing lipstick. I ended up wearing this product all day long because I was so obsessed with the color and texture.
What is an Ariana Grande makeup look without the cat-eye? Virtually impossible! But if you are anything like me and struggle with drawing on liquid liner, then you’ve got to try L’Oréal Paris Flash Cat Eye Liquid Eyeliner. The cap is designed with a wing stencil to help you achieve a seamless flick. There is no way I would have been able to get the winged eye right without the stencil.
The Ultimate Must-Have
My ultimate must-have is Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick in Elson 2. Once I added the fiery red lip color, I was really able to envision my transformation into the superstar. It is so hard to find a non-drying matte lipstick, but this will definitely be my go-to for a long time.
Go try your hand at this Ariana Grande makeup look for Halloween and sing your heart out! Thank you, NEXT!