Lady Gaga Hello Kitty photo shoot

Lady Gaga Hello Kitty Shoot by Kay Montano

I’ve posted this breakdown before but I couldn’t resist posting it again, as it was on the cover of the Observer magazine in the UK this weekend. It’s such an extraordinary photo, and an extraordinary makeup – done by none other than Kay Montano! Here’s what she used on the world’s biggest pop star.

Kay Montano on the Hello Kitty Shoot: “Gaga art directs everything! She is a stream of ideas and suggested I paint Japanese cartoon style eyes on her eyelids which added a surreal edge to what would otherwise have been a cutesie look.

Base: Chanel Vitalumiere in No. 20 Clair

Powder: Chanel Traslucent powder to create the perfect base

Eyes: Make Up For Ever Flash Colors 12 color box of crème makeup to paint exaggerated green Japanese eyes on her eyelids, with MAC Prep+Prime to set

Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Mascara: Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in black

Lashes: 2 sets of MAC eyelashes, one on the browbone to create false top lash

Lips: Chanel Coco Pink lipstick (US exclusive), then silver (Fardel silver powder mixed with water).

5 thoughts on “Lady Gaga Hello Kitty photo shoot”

    1. They can barely put a foot wrong with me – every collection just seems to get better and better. I’m currently lusting after the blush Espiegle!

    1. It IS pretty full on but I love it. What’s even more amazing is that Kay had about half an hour to do it (they were on a very tight schedule), and Gaga was on the phone most of the time. That’s when you know someone has an extraordinary level of skill.

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