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Lady Gaga Makeup

Baby I was born this way. • Posted by Lizzeh

Lady Gaga "Born This Way" Skeleton Makeup!

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Lady Gaga "Born This Way" Skeleton Makeup!


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    Begin with a clean face. Prep with primer (I used Primer Potion from Two Faced). I also applied a cover up that was a few shades lighter than my skin tone to create that "dead-white" look.

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    Add the darkest spots to your face (around the eyes and on the nose) Go up your your eye brows and follow down under your eyes. For the nose, create to peaks on the top (I ended up making the nose peaks higher in a later image)

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    Start adding the skull features. I used a flat edged brush with black eyeshadow to create the lines, then went it with a grey to add shadow. You can either follow my lines, or make your own!

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    To create the jaw bone, start by creating two black dots on both sides of your face. I found this easier than drawing one and then drawing the other!

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    Begin to create the jaw line. I used a small shadow brush for the large areas and a angled brush for the defined line.

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    Once both jaw lines are drawn, go back in with your grey and start to create the skull lines under your eyes and on your cheeks. [NOTE: If you mess up, just use a makeup remover pad and clean away the area! It's very easy to fix!]

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    I skipped a lot, but to draw the teeth, i used a liquid black liner,. I simply drew stright lines down my lips, and to the two spots on my cheak. Add cracks to the bottom of your chin with the liner as well. Add more skull effects with your grey, and then go in with your liner and add some defined areas where the black is darkest.

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    Draw your neck using your angled brush. I simply drew a wind pipe, and added some lines on each side.

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    For your hands, use your shadow again, and create a skeleton hand look. This does not have to be perfect. I simply followed the indents in my hands and then created bone fragments. Use your liquid liner to write G-A-G-A on your fingers.

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    Completed hand! On this hand, write L-A-D-Y!

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    Both hands!

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    To complete this look, i added pink extension to my hair and put it in a side pony-tail. Wear a tux looking outfit with shoulder pads if you have! Enjoy!