Lady Gaga before and after
Here we are again. Lady Gaga is in the early stages of a beauty transformation, but this time it's not wacktacular or neon-bright. In fact, her bonkers style may be gone for good. Yes, the notoriously outrageous fashion icon was spotted this weekend sans OTT theatrical make-up and instead sporting a bare-faced complexion, bleach blonde eyebrows, jet black hair and a rather punky new septum piercing. She's barely recognisable!
Friends close to the 27-year-old songtress claim she is struggling to distinguish between her stage alter-ego and the ‘real girl’ Stefani. With her third album, Artpop, out later this year, perhaps this is Lady G’s moment to try out yet another quirky look ahead of the release? And when you've gone to every extreme possible, what else to try than simply stripped back?
Givenchy S/S 2013
LG's stylist Brandon Maxwell revealed, “I think that this time it is about letting some of it go and the focus being on the music because now she’s comfortable being naked and being who she is. The world has seen everything." He also said of her new look: "It’s more toned down and pulled back and chic. It’s also that we’re making suits out of things that they would not normally be made out of, like plastic, but they’re super well-tailored and clean."
So where has the singer’s latest beauty inspiration came from? Although Lady Gaga has been known in the past for her outlandish make-up looks and extravagant hairstyles, the star’s new look couldn’t have been more different to her usual repertoire. Gaga appeared to shun her wig collection for what looked like jet black hair extensions, and her bleached blonde eyebrows echoed the Spring Summer 2013 Givenchy shows, where models were seen with barely-there brows, delivering a quasi-futuristic feel to the catwalk.
Gaga's latest inspiration?
Our beady Grazia eyes also couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Gaga’s new look and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara’s gothic beauty. With a slick of metallic shadow across her lids and lips stained in a deep berry hue, maybe Lady Gaga sees herself as the next Lisbeth Salander…
So what do you think of Gagaloo’s new look? Although it’s a far cry from her zany beauty statements (which we secretly love), we have to admit that this is bare-faced beauty at its best. The new minimalist look really showcases the star’s plump lips and she pulls off the bleached brow look with aplomb thanks to her deep-set eyes and carefully arched brows.
It's a far cry from the, err, adventurous looks we've seen from her in recent years - for proof, see Gaga's craziest beauty moments in the gallery below...