Ariana Grande is keeping it real about her beauty secrets. The singer admitted to using fillers and Botox until 2018 but added that she’s gained a new perspective on beauty.
In a short excerpt clip, she tells fans that beauty was about “hiding” for her. The clip shows Ariana Grande in a “get ready with me” style for Vogue. The outlet published the full eleven-minute video on Sept. 12. As of Sept. 14, it’s trending #16 on YouTube.
“Full transparency as a beauty person, as I do my lips, I’ve had a ton of lip filler over the years and botox. I stopped in 2018 cause I just felt so too much. I just felt like hiding. Didn’t expect to get emotional,” Grande said as her eyes got watery. “For a long time, beauty was about hiding for me and now I feel like maybe it’s not.”
And while she’s not closed off to cosmetic beauty surgery in the future, Grande says she’s learning to enjoy aging.
“Since I stopped getting fillers and botox, and maybe I’ll start again one day, I don’t know. To each their own, whatever makes you feel beautiful, I do support, but I know for me, it was just like oh. I want to see my well-earned cry lines and smile lines. I hope my smile lines get deeper and deeper and I laugh more and more. And I just think aging can be such a beautiful thing.”
The circulating video caps at about 1:15, and near the end, Ariana Grande jokes about the possibility of getting a facelift in 10 years. However, as someone inspiring beauty trends, Grande said she felt it essential to be upfront.
“These are just thoughts we should be able to discuss if we’re sitting here talking about beauty secrets. F**k it, let’s lay it all out there.”
In her promo for the video on Instagram, Ariana wrote, “Most nervous I’ve been in so long and definitely not the best I’ve ever done my makeup but had a very lovely time.”
Ariana Grande Has Previously Discussed Body Positivity
Her beauty secrets openness follows a message she delivered online in April. At the time, the “7 Rings” singer addressed concerns about her body via TikTok.
As someone who understands being in the public eye, Ariana felt people should be more gentle with their comments and critiques about other people’s bodies.
“And personally, for me, the body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body. I was on a lot of anti-depressants and drinking on them and eating poorly and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you consider my healthy, but that, in fact, wasn’t my healthy,” Grande said.