Ariana Grande Fans Think Her R.E.M. Lip Oil Honors Mac Miller

Ariana Grande, Mac Miller
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Forever in her heart! Ariana GrandeMac Miller may have been subtly honored by R.E.M.’s beauty label.

“When you get the R.E.M. Beauty lip oil ‘Picking Petals’ and realize Ari keeps dropping us little reminders of Mac,” TikTok user Kaylie Vazquez wrote over a July 6 clip of herself testing out the peachy product.

In the background of the video, Grande, 29, and Miller’s song “The Way” can be heard, specifically the lyric when Miller raps: “Picking petals off the flowers like / Do she love me, do she love me not? (love me not).” The comment section of the video has since been filled with fans agreeing that the lip oil’s moniker is indeed a nod to the late artist.

“It’s the only reason I bought it,” wrote one user.


forever missed 🤍 #macmiller #arianagrande #rembeauty #makeup #beauty @r.e.m. beauty

♬ the way – favsoundds

A second fan wrote: “I think I might get this one just for this reason.” Another said: “I didn’t need to try at 5:30 in the afternoon, but here we are.”

Another social media user pointed out that Miller’s favorite song from Grande’s album Sweetner was “R.E.M.” Vazquez responded: “Omg you’re so right!!! Wow I love that.”

The beauty label was launched by Grammy winner in November 2021. Chapter 1 was the first drop. It contained an eyeliner, pencil liners (mambo), mascara, and three eyeshadow palettes. Each iteration is designed with an intergalactic theme.

Miller, realname Malcolm James McCormick, was 26 when he died from an accidental overdose on September 2018. According to the autopsy report, the “Self Care” rapper had a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

The “No Tears Left to Cry” songstress and Miller dated for two years before splitting in May 2018. One month later, Us WeeklyGrande got engaged to be announced by the media Pete DavidsonAfter only a few short weeks of dating, Miller was dead. Miller was found dead in Los Angeles five months later.

Grande, now married to a real estate broker, will be turning 50 in 2020. Dalton Gomez, reminisces on her ex-boyfriend’s love for music and their relationship.

“I think that nothing mattered more to him than music ever,” the “7 Rings” singer said in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “And he was the kind of person who woke up and rolled into the studio, tumbled out of bed, into the studio next door. Nothing was more important. Talk about losing time and forgetting to eat. Remind yourself to take care and be a person. He was a person who gave literally every single second of his thought and time and life to his music.”

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