Ariana Grande underwent cosmetic treatments from a very young age to meet beauty standards imposed by society, something she now regrets. The singer posted a video to share her beauty secrets, but suddenly, the topic changed, and she ended up talking about something more personal.
The also actress confessed that for a long time, “beauty was a way to hide” and for that, she used “a ton of lip fillers over the years and Botox.” However, she noted, that she stopped using it in 2018 because there came a point that “I felt like it was all just too much.”
“I just wanted to hide,” she tearfully recalled, admitting that she “didn’t expect to get sensitive.”
Ariana Grande Against Criticism for Appearance
Earlier this year, Ariana Grande spoke out against criticism about her appearance and asked her fans to avoid making “well-meaning” comments about whether someone looks “healthy,” “unhealthy,” “petite,” “sexy,” “not sexy,” etc.
The ‘Side to Side’ performer noted in her video tutorial for Vogue that “I feel like my relationship with beauty has changed so much over the years, especially because I started so young.” She admitted that being “exposed to so many voices at a young age when people have opinions about your appearance, it’s really hard to know what’s worth listening to and what’s not.”
“Over the years, I used makeup as a disguise or something I could hide behind (…) I wore more and more hair and thicker and thicker eyeliner… That can be so beautiful at times, and I still love and appreciate (makeup), but I think as I get older, I don’t like that as the intention anymore,” she added.
Ariana Grande Supports Beauty and Feeling Good
Nowadays, she said, everything has changed, and instead of using makeup as a mask, she uses it as “a way to express myself and accentuate what I already have.” “Our ties to beauty are so personal” (…) Here we are talking about ‘beauty secrets’ but isn’t the secret that we all just want to feel our best and be loved?” she added.
Finally, Ariana Grande didn’t rule out going back to using fillers and Botox, stressing that she will always support “whatever makes you feel beautiful.” “I know I want to see my well-earned cry lines and smile lines. I hope my smile lines get deeper and deeper and that I laugh more and more, I think getting older can be such a beautiful thing. Could I get a facelift in 10 years? I could, yes, but these are thoughts that, I think, we should be able to discuss if we’re here talking about beauty secrets,” she concluded.
This story was written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva