Get the look: Lady Gaga’s debut at the Venice Film Festival

Get the look: Lady Gaga’s debut at the Venice Film Festival

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

Image: Instagram | @sarahtannomakeup

Lady Gaga’s makeup artist, Sarah Tanno, reveals how to achieve the soft pink smokey eye and lip combo the star wore at the premiere of her new film

No question about it, Lady Gaga is the hottest topic at this year's Venice Film Festival. While everyone's attention is most likely riveted on her bonafide diva Valentino gown, those with the eagle beauty eye might have noticed that her makeup has been expertly colour-matched to her fluffy frock. Created by Marc Jacobs Beauty global artistry ambassador, and the star's makeup maestro of choice, Sarah Tanno expertly wielded soft, modern pinks for a look that's radiant yet sultry. Perfect for stepping out on the red carpet or for hot date nights, here's how to re-create those smokey peepers and oh-so-kissable lips:

Start by prepping with the Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer. Next, you'll want to lay down a base all over the eyelids using the Highliner Glam Glitter Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Glitz Blitz, which is a copper shade with peach glitter. Its velvety formula gives you time to do a quick blend into the skin despite it being technically a liner, so fret not. Now go for the matte version in Pink of Me and trace the soft powder pink Highliner along the lower waterline to open up the eyes. Define the crease with a light brown shade using the new O!Mega Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Big O!, followed by Daddi-O!, a matte chocolate brown, pressed into the upper lash line then softly smoked out under the eyes.

To really amp up the iridescence, Tanno also used the shade 'She Said' from the Fantascene Eye-conic palette as the finishing touch all over the lids to get that soft pink undertone. Finally, glide the Magic Marc'er liquid eyeliner in Blacquer across the base of the eyes, thickening the line towards the outer corners, and top it off with the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara for extra fluttery lashes.


Tanno actually customised Lady Gaga's pink pout in order to get that particular ombré-looking effect and lightly glossy texture. First, line the lips with a flattering rosy nude using Poutliner in Honey(bun) before slicking on the Le Marc Lip Crème lipstick in Georgie Girl. The cotton candy pink is the perfect lighter tone to complement the lipliner without looking like you've just stepped off the '90s throwback train wearing a harsh, visible lipliner.