Ariana Grande has opened up about her use of Botox and lip filler, which she said she “hid behind”.

The singer-songwriter, 30, said she stopped using the cosmetics in 2018 during a makeup tutorial video for Vogue.

She used makeup as a “disguise” over the years, she said, especially as she started her career “so young”.

“Full transparency… I’ve had a tonne of lip filler over the years and Botox,” she said, before appearing 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 getting it again one day, I don’t know, to each their own – whatever makes you feel beautiful I do support.”

The 7 Rings singer said she stopped in 2018 because it felt “so much… I just felt like hiding”.

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“I hope my smile lines get deeper and deeper and I laugh more and more, and I just think ageing can be such a beautiful thing,” she added.

“Might I get a facelift in 10 years? I might, yeah, but these are just thoughts I feel we should be able to discuss.”

Ariana Grande said she used beauty to hide. Pic: AP
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Ariana Grande said she used beauty to hide. Pic: AP

Reflecting back, she said her view on beauty has “changed so much” since she was a teenager.

“Being exposed to so many voices at a young age and especially when people have things to say about your appearance at a young age, it’s really hard to know what’s worth hearing or not,” she said.

“But, when you’re 17, you don’t know that yet.”

It’s not the first time Grande has spoken out on appearances.

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Earlier this year, she said in a TikTok video people should be “gentler and less comfortable” about commenting on how other people’s bodies look.

“If you think you’re saying something good or well-intentioned, whatever it is, healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, non-sexy… we just should really work towards not doing that as much,” she said.

“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… we should aim toward being safer, and keeping each other safer.”

She also talked about her own vulnerability, adding: “I was on a lot of antidepressants and drinking on them and eating poorly and at the lowest point of my life when I looked the way you consider my [healthy] but that in fact wasn’t my [healthy].”

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