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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).

Beauty Breakdown: Lady Gaga Hello Kitty Shoot – with pics!

Lady Gaga Hello Kitty by Kay MontanoI’m re-posting this makeup breakdown Kay Montano did for Lady Gaga’s Hello Kitty shoot a few weeks ago, as the pictures have now been released. Shot by celebrated photographers Marcus Klinko and Indrani to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Hello Kitty line, you really have to see these anime eyes to believe it!

Base – Chanel Vitalumiere in No. 20 Clair

Powder – Chanel Translucent powder to create the perfect bas

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 powder to set

Eyeliner – Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Mascara – Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in black

Lashes – 2 sets of MAC eyelashes, 1 on the browbone to create false top lash

Lips – Chanel Coco Pink lipstick (US exclusive).

Beauty Breakdown – Lady Gaga Hello Kitty shoot By Kay Montano

Lady Gaga

“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, 1 on the browbone to create false top lash

Lips – Chanel Coco Pink lipstick (US exclusive), then silver (Fardel silver powder mixed with water), then painted the Cupid’s bow in Chanel New York red for the final shot of her on a Masonic throne wearing an overflowing regal gown made of Hello Kitty dolls!

True Gaga style.

NB The Make Up For Ever Flash case was also used by Kay on her iconic Mario Testino portrait of Kate Moss, featured on the cover of Mario Testino’s book, Portraits.