One of the most highly-anticipated Red Carpet walks at the 2019 Oscars was Lady Gaga. She arrived in a structured, matte black, strapless Alexander McQueen gown with sculpted hips. The dress was ornamented with a gigantic 128-carat Tiffany yellow diamond, which was last worn by Audrey Hepburn for a Breakfast At Tiffany’s promo shoot. But the cherry on top of the Red Carpet outfit was Lady Gaga’s Oscars makeup look created by Marc Jacobs Global Artistry Ambassador, Sarah Tanno.
According to Tanno via an Instagram post, “Lady Gaga’s Oscars makeup was all about being soft, fresh, and young. We didn’t want anything to distract from this special moment.” Gaga stunned everyone on the Red Carpet with a fresh, dewy face, a subtle pink lip, and a steely gray eyeshadow.
This is how Sarah Tanno created Lady Gaga’s Oscars makeup look.
To achieve the look, Tanno exclusively used Marc Jacobs Beauty products. For Gaga’s face, Tanno started with the Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer ($44), because it helps get less coverage from a foundation. She lightly blended a tiny bit of the Shameless Youthful Look 24 Hour Foundation ($46) in the center of Gaga’s face, and then added the new Accomplice Concealer and Touch-Up Stick ($32 each, launching on Apr. 23). Tanno noted that she wanted Gaga’s natural skin to shine through, which is why she didn’t go for too much coverage. She set the skin with the new Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder in Muse ($32, launching on Apr. 23), which also helped protect against flash photography.
The eyes and lips were kept fairly neutral.
For Gaga’s eyes, Tanno used the neutral shades in the Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Steel(etto) ($49) to gently define her crease. Tanno tightlined the eyes with a soft gray matte eyeliner, the Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Steel(etto) ($24). Finally, she finished off with a few swipes of the Velvet Lash Primer ($26) and Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26).
Lastly, the soft pink lips were achieved with a soft tapping of the Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Slow Burn ($30), which allowed the natural texture and color of Gaga’s lips to come through.
The 2019 ceremony marked Gaga’s second and third Oscar nominations, for Best Original Song and Best Actress In A Leading Role. Both nominations were for her performance in A Star Is Born. Gaga ended up walking away with the trophy for Best Original Song, “Shallow,” which she performed with her costar and director, Bradley Cooper, at the awards ceremony.