3 Lady Gaga Eye Makeup Trends That You Can Actually Wear
When it comes to copying our favorite celebrities’ style, Lady Gaga’s isn’t exactly the easiest fashionista to channel. While the avante garde, usually custom-made numbers work for Gaga’s super artsy image, they’re not exactly pieces you can go pick up at Forever 21. But this weekend Gaga sported a few beauty looks that we can definitely replicate – just maybe in a slightly more subdued context.
In typical Gaga fashion, the musician rocked a super intense version of the up-and-coming red eyeshadow trend. Not only did she sport an unusal eye color, but she also extended it into something of a giant cat eye and topped the whole thing off with a glossy finish.
How to wear it IRL: Combine red and gold for an interpretation of this look that’s more suitable for everyday wear. Feel free to add a glossy edge if you like by adding on a dab of Vaseline or lip balm, and apply a cat eye effect with liquid liner rather than using the red shadow to create the shape. To see exactly how we got this look, check out our beauty tutorial.
Alright so this one is admittedly a little bit crazy, and TBH it’s kind of hard to tell exactly what’s going on here. However, Lady Gaga’s makeup artist cleared it up a little bit when she posted an Instagram showing off the look and describing it as “smudgy marbleized metallic eye balls.”
How to wear it IRL: This is definitely a statement eye, so don’t be afraid to go bold here. The key to rocking a similar (albiet slightly cleaner) look to Gaga’s is by using the same colors (green + purple) and incorporating a whole bunch of glitter.
If you don’t want quite as much shimmer on your lid as the green and purple look, move that sparkle up and onto your brows. Lady Gaga rocked blinged brows multiple times this weekend, but this isn’t the first time she has proven to be a fan of the style. At a recent charity concert, Gaga also sported crystallized brows.
How to wear it IRL: Get a similar look by copying the instructions this makeup artist uses when explaining how to apply Benefit’s Bling Brow kit, which came out last holiday season (and is currently unavailable). Even though you don’t have the kit, all you really need is a pair of tweezers and some gems with adhesive to add a little bit of sparkle to your brows. If you really want to make sure the gems stick, dab a little bit of eyelash glue onto the back.
Which of these eye makeup trends would you wear? Share with us in the comments below.
(Photos via @ladygaga)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)