In Vogue's latest beauty secrets video, Ariana Grande said that she previously got lip fillers and Botox.
The singer said that she "stopped in 2018" because she felt like she was "hiding."
Grande said that now, she wants to "see my well-earned cry lines and smile lines."
Ariana Grande revealed that she previously got lip fillers and Botox, but stopped five years ago.
"I feel like my relationship to beauty has changed so much over the years, especially because I started so young," Grande, 30, said in a video for Vogue's beauty secrets series, released on Tuesday.
"Being exposed to so many voices at a young age, especially when people have things to say about your appearance, it's really hard to know what's worth hearing and not," she continued. "But when you're 17, you don't know that yet."
Grande, who rose to fame as a teenager playing Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon series "Victorious," has since become a Grammy-winning musician. She's also a successful creator in the beauty world, with multiple best-selling fragrances and a cosmetics brand called r.e.m. beauty, launched in 2021.
The musician said that over the years, she "used makeup as a disguise or as something to hide behind." This included fuller hair and thicker eyeliner, she said.
"And that can be so beautiful at times and I still do have love for it and appreciation for it," Grande added. "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."
As Grande began applying her lip products, she said: "I've had a ton of lip filler over the years and Botox."
Grande explained why she chose to get enhancements and what made her want to give them up.
"I stopped in 2018 because I just felt so... too much," she said. "I just felt like hiding, you know?"
While speaking, the Grammy-winning singer's voice began faltering.
"Didn't expect to get emotional," she said.
"For a long time, beauty was about hiding for me, and now I feel like maybe it's not," Grande continued.
"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," she said. "But I know for me, I was just like, 'Oh, I wanna see my well-earned cry lines and smile lines.'"
Grande said that she wants to embrace the aging process.
"I hope my smile lines get deeper and deeper, and I laugh more and more," she said. "I just think aging can be such a beautiful thing."
The "Sweetener" singer also acknowledged that she may still "get a face-lift in 10 years," but she wanted to be transparent about her current relationship with beauty.
"These are just thoughts that I feel like we should be able to discuss," she said. "If we're sitting here talking about beauty secrets, fuck it, let's lay it all out there."
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