Gaga’s ‘Fame’ Game-Face Is Seriously Goth


Lady Gaga's Fame fragrance might not be available until next week (unless you're in Tokyo), but the futuristic, neo-goth "trailer" for her scent—directed by Steven Klein—hit the internet this morning, complete with the requisite full-body latex, black oil, and an army of tiny, inky men (little monsters?) swarming her naked body. There are also a whole lot of close-ups of her deeply pigmented mouth. We have makeup artist Stephane Marais to thank for that.

So, keen to go goth, Gaga style? (If the fall runways were any indication, most of us will be at least be dabbling with the trend post-Labor Day.) For eyes, try Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Graphite Shimmer Ink and a heavy helping of Clé de Peau's limited-edition Satin Eye Color in 118 to achieve the pop star's high drama. Gaga's lip color, meanwhile, oscillates between a deep mauve (We'd use MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Bittersweet, slicked over with Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Rouge Tribal), and a seriously rich violet (we like Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Lust or CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Blendable Lip Duo in Intense, if you're feeling thrifty). Just add Deborah Lippman's True Blood collection polish in Let It Bleed and you're ready to claw your way to the top.

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  • Andrea

    OMG i can´t wait to smell this..she is fabulous!

  • AsphodelJones

    Mother Monster can't do anything wrong, I'm an unrepentant fan.

  • Marcia

    Even though I'm a big lover(and wearer) of black lipstick, I just find deep violet lips to be so much more sophisticated. The trailer for Gaga's perfume is simple fantastic(unlike those of her pop star companions) and I can't wait to see the full thing.

  • Jennifer Monforton

    I actually like a bit of a gothic look for fall. I've been seeing lots of deep lips on the Fall 2012 runways, which I guess isn't totally novel- darker shades always inch in as the weather gets cooler- but this year it's appealing to me more for some reason. That NARS Rouge Tribal Larger Than Life gloss looks amazing!


  • gigi

    very interesting look! gigi.
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  • Marcela Hernandez

    please do a lisa eldridge post would be amazing !!!


    My MAC Prince Noir is my go to lipstick for violet cravings. Thanks for this post!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Don't know about the fragrance, but the video is amazing visually.