When Lady Gaga takes the stage this Saturday at Coachella, be prepared for a monster of a spectacle. The singer always brings it. Yahoo Beauty talked to her longtime makeup artist,Sarah Tanno, about working with Gaga and keeping her looks forever fresh. â€œWith Gaga, we have the opportunity to really go for it with her. Her body looks amazing. She is so cool.Â We donâ€™t overthink anything,â€ says Tanno.
Yahoo Beauty: First of all, congrats on being named the global artistry ambassador for Marc Jacobs Beauty. I know you use the brandâ€™s products on Gaga all the time.Â
Sarah Tanno: I love their products and I love their brand. Marc really embodies pushing beauty boundaries, and thatâ€™s the reason I like this makeup and why I do it.
Whatâ€™s your beauty aesthetic when working with her, especially for the Super Bowl performance?Â
Her and I have been doing quick-change makeup and crystal eyebrows for years. Itâ€™s never been on such a big platform that people have noticed. Itâ€™s a fun way to elevate beauty in an unconventional way. Itâ€™s just a way to push boundaries and have fun. I paired it with a feminine pink lipstick.
And the Grammys?
For the Grammys, again, we were coming down from the Super Bowl. It was such an incredible thing to be part of. I had to come up with something cool. Last year, I did the David Bowie look. I finally got the new HighlinersÂ from Marc. No one makes a good red eyeliner. Thereâ€™s no better time to do a cool rock â€˜nâ€™Â roll fashion face. Everybody does a winged eyeliner. I wanted to do a new shape of a wing liner. I brought it out past her eye and then I rounded out and brought it all the way across the lid. It was interesting and still looked pretty and sexy. Normally if I do a bold eye, I would pair it with a neutral lip. But we wanted the whole face to be super bright. We played around with a bunch of lipsticks. We loved this bright magenta called Boy Gorgeous. Thereâ€™s something so wrong about pairing red and pink, but itâ€™s so right.