Beauty tips from Sarah Tanno, Lady Gaga's makeup artist

Beauty tips from Sarah Tanno, Lady Gaga’s makeup artist

Avant-garde and brimming with creativity, Sarah Tanno can boast of being part of the very closed circle of greats. makeup artists. She likes to break the makeup codes, never repeat the same makeup and see things in a big way. Characteristics which have, without a doubt, seduced Lady Gaga, since she is the one who has been hiding behind the singer’s beauty looks for more than 10 years.

But recently, the make-up artist has taken on a new role: that of artistic director of Haus Labs by Lady Gaga, the clean and innovative cosmetics brand, launched by the interpreter of Bad Romance in 2019.

“It’s been an incredible adventure working with Gaga on this project, because it’s something we’re both passionate about,” she tells Marie Claire. She was present and involved in each stage of the brand’s development: from the first meeting on this subject, through product testing to the shades which had to be validated on each skin tone. She inspired us all to create the best products and formulas.”

With a plethoric offer containing more than 125 references, including 51 shades (yes, yes) of a foundation best seller and award-winning on several occasions, ultra-pigmented blushes and lip oils that are as comfortable as they are aesthetic, Haus Labs has nothing to envy of other make-up brands. And good news: since March 26, 2024, it is finally available exclusively at Sephora in France.

The opportunity for Sarah Tanno to reveal to Marie Claire her most confidential makeup tips.

Marie Claire: How to get a perfect complexion in just a few minutes with Triclone foundation and concealer?

Sarah Tanno : “If you want to only wear a very small amount you can apply half a pump of foundation to your fingertips and apply it directly to the skin, as if it were the last step of your skincare routine. On the other hand, if you want to have more coverage, simply use our brush dedicated to its application and modulate the coverage according to your desires. And no matter how much you apply, its strong point is “is that it will always look like it creates a ‘your skin but better’ effect.”

Haus Labs blushes are ultra pigmented. How to master their application like a pro?

“For me, it’s all about face shape. I find that the most flattering place to apply blush is between the contour and highlighter, this gives a rejuvenated and lifted look to the face. And for a natural tanned effect, you can always apply it lightly to the bridge of the nose.

Another tip that I particularly like is to use two different shades. This will bring dimension and light to the face. For example, I use the shade ‘Fire Moon’ (peach color, Editor’s note) instead of a contour. Then, I use a brighter color, like ‘Pomelo Peach’ (coral color, Editor’s note) which I apply to the cheeks.”

Your eyeliner strokes on Lady Gaga are always done to perfection, no matter their size or thickness. What is your ultimate tip to never miss one?

“I like using Haus Labs eyeliner because it was designed to be easy to use, even for beginners. We also created it based on Lady Gaga, because she has very sensitive eyes and wears contact lenses contact. So it was mandatory for us to develop a gentle eyeliner that does not irritate the eye area.

To use it, I draw a line with the pencil tip, then depending on whether I want to do a cat eye, a smoky eye or any other kind of liner, I shape it with the brush tip. The trick is to take it step by step, without rushing.”

Lady Gaga wears a nude lip perfectly. How to reproduce it?

“We have several types of neutral shades (we don’t use the term ‘nude’ because it doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone). I have several favorite products to achieve it: I use the pencil ‘Le Monster’ lips from Haus Labs which has a matte finish and which allows you to outline and redefine the contour of the lips.

I like to use two different shades by redrawing the outline with the darker pencil of the two and applying the lighter one in the middle of the lips. And for a neutral but glossy finish, I layer a light coat of our ‘PHD Hybrid lip glaze’ which looks like a gloss but feels like a lip oil. Absolute comfort.”

Among all the Haus Labs products, which is your favorite?

“As a make-up artist, without hesitation the Triclone Skin Tech foundation. We spent more than two years developing it, we spent hours in the lab and we are not only proud to be able to offer so many shades, but also proud of its performance because creating products clean and maintaining a high level of performance takes a lot of time.”

Discover a selection of the editorial staff’s favorite Haus Labs products below.

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