As Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon's Victorious and iCarly , she dyed her hair bright red to resemble a red velvet cupcake — her bubbly character's favorite sweet snack. What has stayed constant? The triple-threat has never stepped onto the red carpet, stage, or sidewalk without totally flawless makeup. The songstress told us , "I don't try to do things because they will look a certain way. I try to keep it real with my fans.
Yes, Ariana is picture-perfect and pitch-perfect, but don't let that intimidate you — she's also totally real. Ahead, scroll through all of Ariana's beauty looks to see how much her style has changed throughout the years.
In , she started her career in the musical 13 on Broadway, for which she won the National Youth Theatre Association Award. As a new stage actress on the scene, she appeared in Times Square frequently as at left , rocking wild black curls and natural makeup — a bouncy look to match the cheerleader personality she portrayed. At the AFI Festival opening night in Hollywood, she debuted her signature red locks, wearing coral lipstick and pastel-pink eye shadow.
By then, she had started filming Victorious with fellow cover girl Victoria Justice , and was well on her way to a triple-threat career. At the Los Angeles premiere of Justin Bieber : Never Save Never in , she wore British label Lipsy —but the real head-turner was her flawless gold eye makeup and violet-red hair pulled back into a high ponytail to show off those rosy cheekbones.
She kept lips neutral to complement the eyes. Her plunging neckline, bright-red lipstick, and loose curls reflected an Old Hollywood glamour — with a touch of wizardry. Looking girly and glam with a hair bow to match her cocktail dress, she arrived at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Her makeup was kept to a minimum for the occasion, but her lips showed off a pop of pink to accentuate the best red carpet accessory of all — a bright smile.
Ariana looked all grown up at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, where she matched her lips to her bright-red gown. Her long lashes added dramatic flair without help from flashy jewelry. The brunette starlet wore her hair in loose waves and highlighted her features with shimmering pink lips and eyes — an on-trend holiday-party look.
Her romantic beauty look was completed by matching rose-pink lipstick and eye shadow. She wore gorgeous red sequins and lipstick to match while performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. In spite of the chilly temperature, she radiated warmth with furry earmuffs that hugged her light brown soft waves. She attended The cat's out of the bag!
Feline ears were all the rage in , and the newly minted pop star was rocking the headpiece onstage at Her red lips matched the holly berries on her outfit. She welcomed with soft curls pulled into an asymmetrical half-ponytail and dramatic shimmering eye makeup — a memorably grand entrance into a new year. We should mention that Ariana is a creature of habit. Once the girl finds a look she likes, there's no turning back! Her half-up pony made a comeback at the Grammy Awards, with those same sweet cascading curls, neutral lip, and dark liner rimmed along her waterline.
She let her bold yellow dress take the spotlight and kept her makeup minimal, save for a dramatic cat eye. The half-up pony is back! This time it's pulled straight back with loose waves falling past her shoulders.
The singer's eyelashes are long and wispy to complete her innocent look as if that dimple's not enough! She added a bronzy pop of color to her lids to top off her beachy vibe. It's a rare but pleasant surprise when Ariana rocks a bold lip. The matte true-red lipstick she debuted on the red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards was the perfect pop of color against her golden complexion.
Make that a double! For her performance at the VMAs, Ariana showed off an electric purple shade unlike anything we'd seen on her before. We weren't disappointed! Ariana brought the cat ears back, and with a brand new hair hue. The singer's auburn strands matched her copper lids, and the mahogany lip was a nice splash of color. Her nude makeup and glowy skin should serve as major prom goals for those of you looking to keep it simple. But not for long! Hair goals! Think she was inspired by the bottle of her sweet new scent, Ari?
Is that a bun? Ariana showed off her most elegant style yet at the American Music Awards with this chic updo and a major set of lashes. The star was back to her old ways at the Billboard Awards, with a long ponytail and a black cat eye. What can we say? If it works, it works! Blonde bombshell, of course! What will be next? Long white nails, thick bangs, and the perfect high-pony? Ariana went back to her dark roots to promote Hairspray Live , and completed the look with her signature long lashes and a pink-nude lip.
It was all about drama at the American Music Awards — and Ariana inserted it into every detail. Dark lipstick? Tiny braids and a super long pony? Check and check. For her One Love Manchester show, Ariana wore her signature cat eye and high-pony combo — keeping things simple with her go-to beauty looks. She traded her brunette strands for a moody gray shade her filter has a rosy effect , just in time for winter. This time, it was dyed platinum and sat at the nape of her neck. To say it worked for her is an understatement.
The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer went subtly silver onstage with Kygo at Coachella, giving us unicorn vibes in the best way. Ariana chose her signature high hairstyle, pulled tight off of her face, for the Met Gala. This time, though, she finished it off with a giant silk bow that hung down, nearly to her waist.
A dramatic cat eye topped her head-turning beauty look. Prior to the release of her newest album Sweetener , Ariana went through a number of hairstyle changes.
After wearing loose blonde hair for the cover of British Vogue in June , the pop star later debuted a similar style for the August cover of Elle. She briefly went with a blue-gray shade in July , but was spotted on Sweetener 's release day literally letting her hair down. Days after taking a hiatus from her ponytail, Ariana wore her hair down again for the VMAs. While walking the red carpet, she showed off a sleek style that featured a section tucked to the side.
She may have ditched the pony for this appearance, but the singer wasn't without her cat eye. Ariana was back to her iconic updo style for this October appearance. Performing for the Wicked concert taping, the pop star pulled off an all-green makeup routine. She matched her evergreen dress to dark-green lips, shimmering eye shadow, and a green necklace. Ariana said "Thank U, Next" to her short ponytail, and added extensions for this Ellen appearance.
Curling sections of her ponytail, she wrapped the base of her updo in hair. She also sported iridescent eye shadow, which matched her white suit. Just weeks after this appearance, Ariana shocked everyone when she debuted a new short hairdo. Letting her hair loose once again, Ariana allowed her fuchsia lip to take center stage. Getty Images for Coburn Communications. Ariana rarely wears her hair down, so this French-braided style was a special surprise for fans.
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