Lady Gaga’s Beauty Evolution

Mar 15 2017 by
Categories : Makeup & nails

Charting the singer’s most iconic hair and makeup looks over the years.

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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: The NewNowNext Awards in 2008.
    Why we love it: For her first TV performance, Gaga rocked her soon-to-be signature heavy blonde bangs. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: The Z100 Jingle Ball in 2008.
    Why we love it: OTT feather lash extensions, why not? 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: In Blackpool, England 2009.
    Why we love it: Because if you’re Lady Gaga, you don’t tone down your beauty look ever- even to meet the Queen!
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2010 Grammy Awards.
    Why we love it: Makeup Artist Billy B created four different looks for Gaga on this night. The most memorable? Her neon yellow wig and bright pink lip – in her eponymous M.A.C Cosmetics Viva Glam shade. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
    Why we love it: The infamous meat dress we can forget, but her lavender wig and glam makeup are actually pretty gorg. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011.
    Why we love it: Green glitter brows, graphic black liner and metallic blue lips. Why pick one statement beauty look when you can have three? (Note: this rule only applies if you’re Lady Gaga.) 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2011 MTV VMAs.
    Why we love it: Because Gaga embraced gender fluidity before it was cool to. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the Capital FM Jingle Ball in 2013
    Why we love it: That lip tho. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2013 American Music Awards.
    Why we love it: Gaga gave us major Donatella vibes at the AMAs with bleached brows and platinum waves. 
  • 10/23

    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the Alexander Wang’s spring/summer 2015 show.
    Why we love it: Back with the bleached brows, Gaga keeps it gorgeously eccentric with short blunt bangs and rose-gold eyes.
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party in 2015.
    Why we love it: Gaga worked the oxblood lip trend her way: pairing it with a dramatic smoky eye. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2015 Oscars.
    Why we love it: This ultra-feminine bun and cat eye solidified Gaga’s new status as a red-carpet bombshell. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the Grammy Awards in 2015.
    Why we love it: Makeup artist Sarah Tanno gave the singer smoky emerald eyes to match her Lorraine Schwartz pendant. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At a premiere for American Horror Story in 2015.
    Why we love it: Celebrating the start of her acting career, she serves up old-Hollywood glamour. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2016 Super Bowl.
    Why we loved it: It’s power hair and makeup at its finest – lots of volume and sparkle. Pro secret: The ruby red eye, which was inspired by her metallic suit, was created using M.A.C Cosmetics Red Glitter.
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: New York Fashion Week in February 2016.
    Why we loved it: Because she’s actually pulling off a tang-coloured pixie cut, duh!
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: With Bieber at the Saint Laurent Los Angeles show in February 2016.
    Why we love it: Gaga’s bleached eyebrows and boyish bob are enviable to say the least.
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2016 Oscars.
    Why we love it: The Marilyn blonde bob and sparkly, peach-toned makeup is perhaps her chicest moment to date. 
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: The 2016 Met Gala, of course!
    Why we love it: While most opt for sleek and chic when it comes to Met Gala beauty, Gaga stayed true to her rock star aesthetic with bleach blonde curls and bright red lipstick.
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: Prancing around Soho, NYC in May 2016.
    Why we love it: Because we are gaga for a high ponytail paired with heart-shaped sunglasses.
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday party at the Empire State Building in 2016.
    Why we love it: Her thick, full lashes and well groomed brows stand out even under the chicest of wide-brimmed hats.
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: At the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in Paris.
    Why we love it: Gaga looked like a VS angel herself with dewy, glowing skin and shiny blonde locks.
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    Lady Gaga's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

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    Where: Lady Gaga at the 59th GRAMMY Awards on February 12, 2017. 
    Why we love it: Have you ever seen more chiseled cheekbones?!
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