Lady Gaga Shares Her Beauty Secrets

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From her outrageous outfits to over-the-top makeup and hair, normal isn’t exactly the right word to describe Lady Gaga. Now in the latest issue of People, the pop sensation spills some of her quirky and rather disturbing beauty secrets.



“Gaga, who calls her mother Cynthia Germanotta and Princess Diana her beauty influences, says her mom taught her to wash her face with Ivory soap. When asked how many nights per week she goes to bed wearing makeup, she replies, “Seven. That is not good for your skin, but I’m blessed with good genes.”

What is good for her skin? The sunblock she carries around in her beauty bag. “I don’t like to tan my face because it’s bad for wrinkles,” she explains.

The natural brunette, known for her now white-blonde locks, says she misses her dark hair when she has to “get a chemical haircut because my blonde hair is falling out.” And that’s not the only damage fame has done: she admits that she’s dying for a foot massage, to relieve her achy feet after all those days spent walking in sky-high heels.

But Gaga – whose favorite fragrances growing up were Versace Baby Rose Jeans and Revlon’s Jean Naté – says that above all, the best beauty tip is to be yourself. “Just go with your gut,” she urges. “Whenever you try to be someone else, it’s boring.””

Perhaps that’s why she’s skipping mascara and fake lashes these days. “I think it’s more modern not to wear [either]. I just wear eyeliner.”



While I definitely do NOT think anyone should sleep with makeup on, I am totally with Gaga on the importance of sunblock and her be-yourself attitude. I wear sunblock with SPF 30 all year round (click here for my favorite) and tanning beds don’t even exist in my dictionary. Plus makeup is meant to be fun so if you like that blue lipstick or crazy fake lashes, WEAR IT AND OWN IT! With makeup, you can always take it off at the end of the day!

So what do you guys think? What are some of YOUR beauty secrets?

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, Glamour.com, 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.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Agree with the SPF. I feel naked and vulnerable when I walk out without any sunscreen on my face. I’m shocked that she sleeps with makeup on sometimes though! That’s a huge no-no for my skin.

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