Lady Gaga with No Make Up? Yay or Nay?
Lady Gaga and Make-Under are not usually words used in a sentence together, but it’s true, and the singer famed for her outlandish outfit choices has pared herself down to the point she’s hardly recognisable.
Fresh from some time away from the spotlight due to working on her new album, Lady Gaga has emerged with a new look; a far cry from the looks of her past. Gaga, after years of excess and drama bordering on fancy dress, has opted for minimalism with a natural style with a gothic twist. These pictures show her new look, which features bleached eyebrows, dark hair, minimal make-up and a septum piercing.
After so many style progressions of an outlandish nature, perhaps this was Gaga’s attempt to grab the headlines, and it certainly shocked me. I could hardly even recognise her in her new look, which just goes to show how much make-up and clothing comes to define a person.
Above: What would usually be defined as minimal for Gaga.
Gaga has allowed fans a rare glimpse at the real her, exposing a vulnerability that wasn’t available to us before. I wonder what this will mean for the music on her new album, perhaps a departure from her syntho-pop dance tunes.
Lady Gaga is less than a month away from the release of new album Artpop, so this makeover coincides with the promotion of the album Artpop and her single ‘Applause’.
Above: Artwork from her album.
Above: The cover of her new single.
The singer had time out after cancelling her Born This Way Ball tour with a hip injury, but has still been working hard.
“I had six months to beef up my brain and my body. I got to put a giant white or black sheet of paint over my whole canvas and I got to review Artpop again. I was given the time to really be creative because it’s a gazing process, it really is. I have to gaze into the work for long periods of time for it to be good. I have that feeling, that wonderful feeling, when me, Inez and Brandon look at each other and we go, ‘It’s so good. That’s the one.’”
What do you think of Gaga’s new look?