Ariana Grande's Makeup Artist Showed Me How to Re-Create Her Most Iconic Looks


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I might be showing my quirkiness a little bit here, but believe me when I say that I'm always prepared (with notes) to argue with anyone who tells me they didn't like Ariana Grande's iconic video for her hit single "Thank U, Next." I know I'm being a tad dramatic, but when a piece of *art* captures and re-creates the iconic movies of your teen years perfectly, you tend to go a little overboard on the love and affection. 

Although it has been years since the video's release, I was delighted to learn recently that Grande and her brand R.E.M. Beauty decided to give the people what they want in the form of a gorgeous new Thank U, Next collection that pays homage to the video. In addition to receiving the news about the launch, I was also excited to learn that Grande's longtime makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla shared a few tips in a YouTube video on how to create one of Grande's iconic looks using the new collection. Don't worry, I made sure he didn't stop at just one look, either. I asked Chinchilla for a second look he would choose to re-create, along with the products he'd use to do it. Keep scrolling—lots of invaluable makeup advice ahead.

Look One: "Thank U, Next"


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Chinchilla brought Grande's iconic look up to date for 2023 by using a few key products listed below. In addition to his recs, I've included a few of my own favorites you can use to achieve it too.

Get the look:

Look Two: Coachella 2019


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Chinchilla loves this glowy look he created on Grande for Coachella in 2019 and would bring it back in a heartbeat. "I would re-create her Coachella look because it was gorgeous and glam," he says. "It's also a look that is very wearable! It was so bronzy and sun-kissed." A few products you could use to re-create the look are below.

Get the look:

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.