Short of adjectives to describe Ariana Grande’s look in her Focus Music Video? Wondering what kind of makeup you need to get that very enticing look? Ariana Grande has come a long way since she just started out. Well, Ariana has a lot going for her – her celeb power and great bone structure but with a little effort, you can look just as great as she does. Makeup Ideas Mag is going to give you the low down on how to get the perfect Ariana Grande “Focus” inspired makeup look.
Perhaps nothing is more outstanding in Ariana’s appearance than her eyes. You’ll have noticed that her makeup gives her the dramatic cat eye. With a little effort, you too can get a cat eye as dramatic as Ariana’s.
The final appearance of your cat eye is greatly influenced by the eyeliner you choose and the kind of brush you apply it with. For best results, choose the smoothest eyeliner you can get and apply it on using a skinny eye brush – were you to use a thicker brush, bristles will show.
If you are not naturally endowed with bushy eyelashes, you can fake this look by applying mascara on the lashes. For the eye shadow, use neutral colors. Use the eyeliner to create the intensity you need and help make your eye the focus of your make up. You can do this by highlighting all around the eye and smoking out the top line.
For best results, make sure that you have some makeup remover around to correct any mistakes you might have made in the application of the eyeliner.
You might have noticed that in the video Ariana’s lips have a natural pout. If yours are naturally thin lips, the secret to the pout-y look is the lipstick you wear. To give your lips that luscious look, apply only neutral or nude lipsticks – if you apply lipstick that is too far removed from the natural look of your lips, the end result is not in the least flattering. Additionally, colors that are either too bright or too dark make your lips look even thinner. Once the lipstick is in place, the trick to making the lips look fuller and truly luscious is the application of some shiny lip gloss at the center of the lips.
Proper use of your lip pencil will also assist in the creation of an illusion of puckered lips. To achieve this, trace the pencil around your lips (not on the lips) and then proceed to smudge the line to remove the line.
If you are naturally endowed with a lot of hair, re-creating Ariana’s hairstyle should be a no brainer. For those with less hair, some hair extensions will come in handy. Begin by combing your hair backwards and then create a ponytail by holding the top half of the hair together. Wrap the ponytail with a hair band and then (to cover up the hair band), use a strand of hair from the lower half and wrap it around the hair band.
Checkout some photos of Ariana Grande’s great Focus music video makeup look.