Lady Gaga's Giant Metallic Foil Lashes Rule the Met Gala Red Carpet
The look took over a month to put together.
As the co-chair of this year's Met Gala fundraiser and the undisputed queen of campy chic, Lady Gaga did not disappoint with her red carpet look on Monday night, which involved a burlesque style performance, four outfit changes and a set of show-stopping gold falsies.
While she cycled through a series of looks including pink cape dress and a corseted black dress, followed by a pink corset dress and finally a crystal bra and panties, the one thing Gaga didn't change was her hair and makeup. The look, created with her Haus of Gaga glam team of makeup artist Sarah Tanno and hairstylist and wig designer Frederic Aspiras (who also accompanied the star on the red carpet, giving her touch-ups along the way), took over a month to put together, with Tanno presenting 60 swatches of lipstick to Gaga before settling on the perfect shade of pink.
Taking inspiration from the coffee-table book Backstage Dior by celebrated fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit, Tanno started by creating a glowing canvas on the face using Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème from Marc Jacobs' new skincare line, followed by Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick and Instant Blurring Beauty Powder for a soft-focus, flawless glow. She camped up the look with a fuschia pink cheek and a neon fuchsia lip (which Gaga reapplied while Tanno held a mirror for the star) using Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Flaming-oh!
The highlight of the look, however, was a set of over-the-top metallic false lashes, which Tanno created by cutting slices of gold leaf to make five-inch-long individual lashes. Tanno accented the eyes with thick black winged liner and placed iridescent gems along the upper lash line and crystal tear drops below the eyes. Finally, longtime hairstylist and wig maker Frederic Aspiras topped off the camp creation with a custom platinum wig with little bows made of hair dotted around the crown of the head.
"Inspired by one of Lady Gaga’s most iconic hair looks, this truly stands out as a note of camp-style," said Aspiras. "I decided to deconstruct the Iconic Bob and hair bow and give the Bob a new rippled wave shape and make multiple mini hair bows throughout the hair."