American music star, Ariana Grande has revealed why she stopped using lip fillers and botox when she was 25, and how she is accepting her aging process.
“Full transparency: As a beauty person, as I do my lips, I’ve had a ton of lip filler over the years and botox,” she said during a makeup tutorial. “I stopped in 2018 because I just felt so too much. I just felt like hiding, you know?” Her voice broke a bit.
According to her, she started using those things because of the beauty pressure that came with being a child actor.
“I feel like my relationship to beauty has changed so much over the years especially because I started so young. You know, being exposed to so many voices at a young age, especially when people have like, things to say about your appearance and stuff at a young age, it’s really hard to know what’s worth hearing and not.
“But you know, when you’re 17, you don’t know that yet. I, over the years, used makeup as a disguise, or as something to hide behind. More and more and more hair, the thicker the eyeliner, whatever, and that can be so beautiful at times, and I still do have love for it and appreciation for it, but I think as I get older, I don’t love that being the intention behind it anymore.
“I think of it as self-expression now and accentuating what is here. Our relationship to beauty is so personal. We’re here talking about beauty secrets, isn’t a secret that we all just want to feel our best and be loved?
“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 because I just felt so too much. I just felt like hiding, you know? Didn’t expect to get emotional.
“For a long time, beauty was about hiding for me. And now I feel like maybe it’s not since I stopped getting fillers and Botox and maybe I’ll start again with it, I don’t know, to each their own, whatever makes you feel beautiful, I do support [it]. But I know for me, I 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 is such a—it can be such a beautiful thing. Now, might I get a facelift in 10 years? Might, yeah! But these are just thoughts that I feel like we should be able to discuss if we’re sitting here, talking about beauty secrets. F*ck it, let’s lay it all out there.”