How to Recreate 2 Iconic Lady Gaga Beauty Looks — Straight From Her Makeup Artist
Lady Gaga thinks you should know: you don't have to recreate her beauty looks. The intention behind Haus Laboratories, in fact, is for you to "use these products as tools for self-expression," said Sarah Tanno, the star's longtime makeup artist. "There are no rules — just enjoy the process."
Still, any Lady Gaga fan worth their weight in Monster merch knows the woman is a beacon of makeup inspiration — the kind that could shape an entire persona — and who are we to deprive you of your creative outlet? I know I'd personally give my left leg for her Met Gala lashes (and frankly, I know I'm not alone), which is why we're serving up the next best thing: a step-by-step tutorial to two (of 1.2 million) iconic looks.
"She always used to say that for her, it was watching her mother put on her lipstick and be brave for the day that made her love makeup," said Tanno. "I see that come full circle in Gaga's life, where maybe she's not feeling her best but we put on her face and she goes out there and she does it — no matter what it is. It's like her armor."
"The tips and tricks are built into this makeup; it's not the product that makes it crazy, it's about what you do with the product and how the product works."
To recreate these two in particular, we used a handful of the new Haus products (which are now available on Amazon) and a mix of other brands, too. "[The response] has been all over the place," she said. "Some people expected it to be super crazy, but the truth of it honestly is we have very sophisticated taste in makeup. The tips and tricks are built into this makeup; it's not what the product is that makes it crazy, it's about what you do with the product and how the product works."
Coming right up: proof of Tanno's makeup magic that'll leave you all Gaga, ooh la la.