Ariana Grande is someone to respect. She combines brilliance with self-deprecation.
R.E.M. Beauty mogul, 29, uploaded a TikTok video on Saturday in which the 7 Rings singer makes fun of her younger self by donning a lot of makeup for a gloomy appearance. The first two seconds of the 14-second clip feature Grande attending a makeup tutorial and getting ready to explore uncharted territory. However, Grande had other ideas.
"I've been doing my homework and I wanna talk to you about something," her old self says before Grande interjects, "Do you think your eyes are a little too smokey for every day?"
Her old self conforms.
"Yeah, I'm going through a phase," she says, "Is that OK with you?"
Grande responds with a snarky "sure" and then looks around awkwardly to ease the tension.
The video's also overlayed with the text, "Me to old me who wouldn't dare be seen without a thick cat eye and an over drawn lip."
Grande's fans got a kick out of the video. One fan wrote, "you’re so beautiful :’)," while another added, "we love both versions of @arianagrande :)))." Another fan wrote, "THE OLD MAKE UP OMG SLAY QUEEN."
The video posted to TikTok was almost two months after Grande addressed fans' "concerns" about her body in an open letter, begging them to be "gentler and less comfortable commenting on people's bodies, no matter what."
"There are ways to compliment someone or to ignore something that you see that you don't like that I think we should help each other work towards," she added. "Just to aim towards being safer and keeping each other safer."
Grande urged fans to be "gentle with each other and yourselves."
"You never know what someone is going through," she said, "so even if you are coming from a loving place and a caring place, that person probably is working on it or has a support system they are working on it with."