Whilst we wait to see whether A Star Is Born is truly a masterpiece, one thing is for sure: Lady Gaga’s red carpet beauty deserves a standing ovation.
For the release of the film, Gaga has been gracing red carpets from London to Los Angeles the only way she knows how: with creative rigour and the utmost glamour. With each red carpet, a new, equally spectacular beauty look emerges, all at the skilful hands of makeup artist Sarah Tanno and hairstylist Tom Eerebout. But of course, it takes a superstar to pull off the brave and bold, and in Gaga we trust.
Here, a look at her momentous beauty moments. There isn’t a beauty star brighter.
white liner + curtain fringe in london
Gaga resurrected white eyeliner, opting for a pronounced, chalky line inside the waterline for the London premiere. Referencing the spectacular Elizabethan frill-neck of the archival Alexander McQueen gown, Tanno kept the look “super clean and radiant,” using all Marc Jacobs Beauty. “Soft makeup with major volume lash using Velvet Noir mascara,” frosty makeup was matched with an equally cool hairstyle: a sweeping curtain fringe parted delicately down the middle and elegant chignon at the back, it was beauty mastery.
futuristic eyes + old hollywood hair in Los Angeles
The multihyphenate was so in awe of her makeup look for the LA premiere, she did a full beauty breakdown on her Instagram about it. “To create this Futuristic Old Hollywood style glam by @sarahtannomakeup, she used a soft veil of glitter over the lids @marcbeauty “Sequins” in “Spotlight” pressed all over with fingertips. Lined eyes heavily with “In Doubt” shadow from Smartorial Palette as a liner then added some silver glitter with mixing medium to intensify the metallic effect and finished with a silver metallic foil to the center to mimic the custom Givenchy dress.” She continued, “Brows pushed up and defined with Brow Tamer. Skin simple and clean with Shameless foundation by @marcbeauty.” And the power pout? “Beautiful iconic bright red mouth using Oh Miley lipstick by @marcbeauty.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
a conceptual navy cat eye + sculptural ‘do in Toronto
This was all kinds of spectacular. Beneath breathtaking Armani Privé tulle, an incredible graphic winged eye played out in shades of blue. Again using all Marc Jacobs Beauty “to create this classic but modern fun look,” Tanno paired rich navy with black, because “it’s a nice way to add colour to your look.” The “metallic carved wing” was paired with a sculptural up ‘do by Eerebout, which sat with drama beneath the sequinned cap. In the words of Tanno, “Can she be more iconic?”
monochromatic pink + slicked bun in venice
Although it was hard to tear our eyes away from the sea of Valentino, Gaga’s beauty for the Venice Film Festival was a lesson in refined glamour. Tanno tied in the entire look with pink – even subtly across lids – whilst Eerebout pulled back that iconic peroxide blonde into a high, clean bun. It was Old Hollywood glamour, reimagined, the Gaga way.