1 Mar 2011

Lady Gaga Born This Way Music Video Makeup

I was totally inspired by Lady Gaga's sexy-androgynous-futuristic music video for Born This Way, and immediately was so drawn to this look. Although prosthetics are used in the face for the video, especially for the cheekbones, shoulders and forehead, I wanted to imitate the angular look by contouring. The eyes are very oval and extremely dark blue and black.

I didn't show how I cover my eyebrows in this video because quite honestly I'm not particularly good at it, but I use the glue stick method. There's many videos on Youtube that show you how to do that.

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+ 15, Ben Nye concealer wheel, glue (for eyebrows), Ben Nye Contour Nr.1, MAC Copperplate e/s, Illamasqua Blush in Intrigue

Illamasqua Alluvium pigment, Essence Glamourama e/s, Essence Black Mania kohl eyeliner, MAC Nr. 42 lashes,

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Absorb

Mavala - Lagoon


  1. I know everyone is GOO GOO for GAGA but she gives me the creeps. She's uncomfortable to watch. 0_o

  2. I also liked that eye makeup, Thanks for the video.

  3. WOW I am LOVING the color of that blue eyeshadow! Very very pretty :)

  4. Very cool! Thanks for not adding the third eye on the chin!

  5. Anonymous1:12 am

    I like how you gave an alternative to having prosthetic face pieces with the contouring. Looks fabulous! You're such an inspiration to try new and fun things :)

  6. I can't wait to watch your YT video at the weekend! I've just had YT blocked at work, I'm really missing your videos. You look so beautiful x

  7. Love this look a lot! :D

  8. Your makeup looks so beautiful that I didn't even notice your eyebrows are covered!

  9. Anonymous7:47 am

    Gorgeous as always! What is the nail polish you are wearing for the Born this Way tutorial? Thanks!

  10. I love the makeup you did! AWESOME! But I do not support Lady Gaga in the slightest and never will.

  11. Anonymous12:22 am

    You give a good tutorial! Not quite the same as the look in the video, but good interpretation of it anyways. Had you angled the tape on the temples to connect with the corner of the eyes, and brought the centre triangle down rather than up the horns would have been more similarly shaded to recreate her prosthetic ones!

  12. WOW! I would never imagine that this tecnique would give just an incredible result like this, its amazing! It looks just like her, and you're very breve to do this kind of look on youtube, it definily looks aawsome!
    *sory about the bad english, i'm brazilian, and i love your blog!

  13. Anonymous8:22 pm

    Der neue Indefectible Eyeshadow von L'Oreal in "All Night Blue" ist eine gute Alternative für das Illamasqua-Pigment...nur so am Rande/für die, die's interessiert ;)

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland,

  14. Wow, great job! But you are much prettier than Lady Gaga... ;)