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Lady Gaga's on-trend TV looks

Published 16/10/2015

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Lady Gaga's make-up artist Sarah Tanno has explained how she creates the singer's American Horror Story beauty looks.

Lady Gaga channels Daphne Guinness with her American Horror Story looks, according to her make-up artist.

The singing sensation has joined the cast of the programme's latest series, Hotel, as The Countess. Cosmetics expert Sarah Tanno is Gaga's full-time make-up artist and jumped at the chance to work with her on the small screen venture, in which she rocks red lips and bleached eyebrows.

"I wanted her to look like a bomb Daphne Guinness, a model that could be on the cover of Vogue Italia shot by Steven Meisel," Sarah told "I think that's why (show creator) Ryan Murphy wanted me and Frederic (Aspiras, Gaga's hairstylist) on it. He wanted somebody who could really interpret fashion and elevate the show."

Along with the blonde brows Sarah highlights Gaga's skin, glosses her eyelids and applies winged eyeshadow to give her a gaunt look. No mascara only adds to this vibe and Sarah has discovered a whole new world of lipsticks from working on the show.

"I had noticed Emma Roberts's colour last season (AHS: Freak Show)," she added. "I'd never seen a brighter, more perfect red. The head make-up artist gave me this lip palette and it's been my favourite thing."

With Halloween just around the corner, Sarah thinks Gaga's look would make the perfect choice for a costume. Rather than bleaching eyebrows she suggests covering them in brow wax before applying a light-coloured skin product. As for the musician's glowing complexion, Sarah often uses Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation in a pale shade while Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate Duet is used to contour.

Gaga has spoken about her delight at appearing on the TV show, recently explaining her alter ego's journey in the series. "There is a journey for my character, in particular, through haemophilia and her need to drink blood to survive and to stay young, and that’s entwined with other stories about a need for sex, a need for freedom, a need for drugs, a need for attention, a need to survive," she told The Hollywood Reporter.

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