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This is How to Get Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Look: Exclusive

Lady Gaga performs onstage during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston.
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Lady Gaga performs onstage during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston. 

On Sunday, Feb. 5, Lady Gaga stunned the crowd when she jumped from the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium with a sky of flying drones behind her and performed a six song mashup of the pop singer's greatest hits. But the "stars" (powered by Intel) weren't the only things sparkling; in addition to Gaga's custom silver Versace jumpsuit, the singer's makeup -- a matte red lip, purple eye shadow created with Marc Jacobs Beauty and clusters of carefully-placed eye mask crystals -- was perfectly on point. "I took inspiration from all of the iconic looks throughout Gaga’s career and just elevated it into something new," Sarah Nicole Tanno, Lady Gaga's makeup artist told Billboard. "I wanted her to be able to look at this 10 years from now and have it feel timeless.”

The Eyes:

Tanno started the look with the eyes by applying Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow in Au Revoir 406, a pewter shimmer, as a base for the feminine yet bold shimmery eye. She then lined the eyes with Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Violet Femme 82 and blended it into the base for a soft lavender effect. Next, she applied the purple shade of About Last Night Style Eye Con No. 20 eyeshadow palette to add depth to the crease of the eye and then brightened the purple tones of the crease with Style Eye Con No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow palette in The Tease 202.  

For brightness and luminosity around the eye, Tanno highlighted the brow bone with the lightest pink shade from Style Eye Con No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow Palette in The Lover 220. To add definition and outline, she used Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42 all along the lash line to create a dramatic wing and finished it with Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer to bring the wing to a sharp point. She proceeded to apply Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Pink of Me 59 in the water line to open the eyes. Tanno finished Gaga’s eyes by adding multiple layers of Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara to the top lashes and Feather Noir Ultra-Skinny Lash Discovering Mascara to the bottom lashes for drama.

Overall, Tanno wanted to keep the eye shimmery and glamorous to complement Gaga’s crystal eye mask for the beginning of the show, and keep them classic and feminine for the latter part.

The Brows:

To punctuate the eye, Tanno created perfectly groomed brows on Gaga in two steps. First, she applied the Marc Jacobs Beauty Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown 8 to fill in and create natural color. Then, she brushed the brows into place with Beauty Brow Tamer Grooming Gel.

The Face:

To prep the skin, Tanno applied a thin layer of Marc Jacobs BeautyUnder(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer which soothes the skin, extends makeup wear and evens skin texture. To create depth, Tanno started by applying a small amount of Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer to the high points of gaga’s face and then applied Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer in 7 Bright to the sculpting points.

For an even complexion, Tanno used Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation in 44 Medium and finished by highlighting under her eyes and the bridge of her nose with Remedy Concealer Pen in 6 After Hours. To set the face, Tanno applied two beauty perfection powders: Featherweight Foundation in 360 Golden to add warmth and contour, and #instamarc Light Filtering Contour Powder in Dream Filter 20 on her cheekbones and forehead.


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The Cheeks:

To tie the eyes and lips into the look, Tanno used Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in 500 Lush & Libido on the apples of Gaga’s cheeks for a soft rose color that’s feminine and natural for a performance.

The Lips:

Tanno wanted to create an iconic bright red lip to serve as both the perfect classic juxtaposition to the sparkling glamor of Gaga’s crystal eye mask and the focal point for when she removed the mask. She started by prepping the lips with Lip Lock Moisture Balm to hydrate and moisturize and then followed with Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Dashing 206. After the first layer, she blotted and then reapplied the same shade to create the perfect candy apple red lip. For a final touch of glamor, Tanno finished off the look with a touch of Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss 332 Hot Hot Hot

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