Watch Drag Queen Gottmik Do Ariana Grande's Makeup | Video
Ariana Grande and "Drag Race" Star Gottmik Are My New Favorite Beauty Duo
Long-lost friends Ariana Grande and Gottmik met for the first time in a video shared to R.e.m. Beauty's YouTube account on March 1, and the silliness levels are off the charts. In the first episode of "Wingin' It," Grande, who's been friends with Gottmik online for years, asks the "RuPaul's Drag Race" superstar to do her makeup using products exclusively from her R.e.m. Beauty line. "He's coming. I'm so nervous," Grande says just before Gottmik steps into the frame in a full face of makeup and a wig cap. "I've been such a fan of yours for such a long time," she adds.
"I'm sorry. I'm just really enjoying myself."
At the beginning of the video, while jokingly filming a standard beauty-YouTuber intro, Grande can't help but cry-laugh. "You're like actually crying," Gottmik says, laughing. "I'm literally going to cry too." After Grande insists that he "take the creative reins," Gottmik throws on a high-ponytail wig and gets to work creating a smoky winged-eyeshadow look on the giggly singer. "I'm sorry. I'm just really enjoying myself," Grande says with a laugh as she pauses to smile between every step of the beauty routine.
Once Gottmik is finished with her eyes, Grande excitedly reaches for her favorite lip-stain marker, swearing when the pigment accidentally bleeds too heavily onto her lips. "The f*cking pigment that just came out," Grande says before Gottmik jokes, "It's giving berry-eater." Describing her favorite products in the collection, Grande adds, "They're very yummy and plumping, and I love them. I love every shade . . . I [also] like lip stains because they don't go anywhere."
To create Grande's look, Gottmik uses the Midnight Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in Babydoll ($24), the Midnight Shadows Lustrous Liquid Eyeshadow in Comet ($16), Midnight Shadows Lustrous Liquid Eyeshadow in Telescope ($16), the Interstellar Highlighter Topper in Miss Mercury ($22), the At the Borderline Eyeliner Marker in Midnight Black ($19), the At the Borderline Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Midnight Black ($17), the Flourishing Volumizing Mascara in Midnight Black ($15), the Practically Permanent Lip Stain Marker in Miss Berry ($16), the On Your Collar Plumping Lip Gloss in Scrunchie ($17), and the Dream Lashes Faux Mink Lashes in Eternally Meowing ($16).
"The amount of time effort and love she put into this collection is BEYOND and I'm so excited to show you guys how we play with it!! So proud of you gorge love you SM 😭🖤," Gottmik captioned an Instagram post on Tuesday. Watch the unofficial beauty duo hang out — and squeeze some makeup tips into the convo along the way — here.