FOTD: Lady Gaga Telephone Inspired Black Lipstick With Blue Smoky Eyes Makeup Look

was not the only to rock black lipstick in the new Telephone music video. Lady Gaga too, rocked it with matte skin, denim blue eyeshadow and pink blush. Flashback to the 80s anyone?

Since black lipstick is already super dramatic to wear on its own, I opted for glowy skin, a shimmery navy blue eyeshadow and left the cheeks bare to make the look more wearable.

Lady Gaga Telephone Makeup
Lady Gaga Makeup Tutorial

What I Used

* Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup SPF15 in #Limpide 10
* Jane Clubbing Eyeshadow
* MAC Blue Flame Eyeshadow
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
* Lashes in #Au Naturale
* Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara in Extreme Black
* MAC Black Knight Lipstick
* MAC Nightmoth Lip Liner

Step by Step How To

1. Even out the skin with Chanel foundation.

2. Darken eyebrows with Jane Clubbing.

3. Apply MAC Blue Flame on the eyelid. Blend Jane Clubbing onto the crease and smudge on lower eye.

4. Line both upper and lower lashlines with MAC Blacktrack.

5. Apply fake lashes on top and Rimmel mascara on bottom lashes.

6. Define the lipline with MAC Nightmoth. Fill in with MAC Black Knight using a lip brush.

So are you digging this more or do you prefer Beyonce’s black lipstick paired with winged out eyeliner? Share your thoughts!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I love it with the Blue Flame eyeshadow !
    But I prefer the Beyonce’s look on the video. I think Lady Gaga’s face is too pale with this dark lips and I don’t like the pink blush.
    Your version is better !!

  2. I feel that Lady Gaga looks abit like Cher here. And Phyllis, your make up really looks much better than hers!!

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