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How to Get Lady Gaga's Big 'Bad Romance' Eyes

Make your eyes look huge and dramatic, like Lady Gaga's in the bathtub scene of her "Bad Romance" video, with these step-by-step instructions.


  • Step 1: Brush a thin line of purple shadow under the white cream shadow to define the extended eye whites you've created. Then glue a pair of fake bottom eyelashes along this purple line – as opposed to your real lash line -- to further bolster the illusion of oversized eyes.
  • TIP: The effect of Lady Gaga's oversized pupils was very likely computer-enhanced. Circle contact lenses mimic the look, but no major U.S. lens maker sells them, and buying them without a prescription can lead to eye damage.
  • Step 2: Put on nude lipstick, a generous amount of blush, and a short, curly blonde wig, and you're good to go!
  • FACT: Lady Gaga ranked No. 4 on Forbes magazine's 2010 Celebrity 100 List, after Oprah, Beyonce, and James Cameron.
  • Step 3: Extend the whites of your eyes even further by applying a thick layer of white, cream-based eye shadow under your eyes.
  • TIP: Don't darken your brows; you want the focus to be on your eyes.
  • TIP: Lady Gaga likes Make Up For Ever's #116 lashes for stage performances and red carpet appearances.
  • Step 4: Brush purple eye shadow on your eyelid crease to create depth.
  • Step 5: Apply a little white highlighter to the center of your eyelids, on the inside corners, and just underneath your outer brows. Then use a white eyeliner pencil on the inside of your lower eyelid to create the illusion that the whites of your eyes are bigger than they really are.
  • Step 6: Apply as many as 4 full strips of false eyelashes, one at a time, followed by a thick layer of black liquid eyeliner on your upper lash line.

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