In case you haven’t been doing your beauty homework, our friend Lady Gaga launched a makeup brand a while back. It’s called Haus Labs, and although it’s not available in stores in Australia, you can buy it online (though, you’ll have to pay some steep international shipping fees in the process).
The range has garnered a lot of attention with products like the Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation going viral on social media for its amazing shade range, skin-friendly ingredients, and natural yet glowy finish.
Now, following the huge success of her foundation, the singer and actress has added a new concealer to the range – Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Concealer, which offers medium buildable coverage and comes in 31 shades.
WATCH: Here’s what to do if you can’t find concealer that matches your foundation. Post continues below.
Following the recent launch, Lady Gaga recently shared a ‘Get Ready With Me’ (GRWM) makeup routine using the new concealer.
Applying the formula under her eyes, she shared with her followers, “I start at the inner corner of my eye and usually drag it across.
“I do one on each side to brighten the eyes. I go to three to brighten the center of the face, nose, forehead and under the chin.”
It all looks pretty standard.
Gaga then takes a brush and blends the product under her eyes using sweeping motions. “I just start by pulling it up,” she shared.
Check it out below:
Enter: 15-year-old professional makeup artist, Nikki La Rose-Bonaldi — aka @makeupbynikkilarose.
He posted a video in response to Gaga’s tutorial, in which he shared his thoughts on the process — and what you should do instead.
“This makeup mistake was actually (sadly) inspired by seeing Lady Gaga,” she shared.
And yes, please go ahead…
LaRose-Bonaldi said she can’t look away from Gaga’s dangerous concealer application technique, and how the singer goes “back and forth” with her makeup brushes, blending in the product and applying it to her skin “really. Pulls aggressively”.
“You could see her skin pulling. Like, her skin was going back and forth with a brush with concealer,” LaRose-Bonaldi shared, mimicking the motion. “My skin is burning from doing this right now.”
“Now, this is not the way you want to blend under your eye. This is the last thing you want to do. You don’t want to do this speed effect. It’s absolutely torturing me to do this right now. ”
Oh. Oh no.
“I’m going to show you my favorite tips and techniques that I want you to try if you’re having any kind of difficulty with your under-eye concealer. You want to be gentle, okay?”
And that means a lot. The skin under your eyes is extremely delicate, and this area is thinner and more susceptible to damage than the rest of the face. Meaning? It really doesn’t want (or need) to be tugged and pulled on a regular basis.
Instead, La Rose-Bonaldi says to opt for a gentle, expert-approved technique.
“That’s the kind of motion I want to see when you’re applying your concealer,” she shared, gently applying foundation under her eyes instead of swiping or pulling the formula.
“This will be the most flawless, but also a gentle way to blend concealer under your eyes.”
Check it out below:
“I’m using the flat side of the brush to tap on my product first — and I’m still getting good coverage as I let it dry. So I maintain coverage by using a patting motion instead of swiping.” I am a movement.”
Remember, “Swiping makes it blend in. Padding makes it blend out,” she adds.
So there you have it!
What do you think of Lady Gaga’s technique? Share with us in the comments section below.
Feature Image: Instagram/@makeupbynikkilarose; @hauslabs.
Are you going to be a mother or do you have a child 6 months of age or less? Take our survey for a chance to win one of four $50 gift vouchers!