Haus Laboratories Eye Armor Kit
Let’s be real: Not everyone can create the perfect cat-eye — not even Gaga. So, Tanno and Gaga created winged liner stickers that do all the heavy lifting for you. The kit includes 10 pairs of wings (they’re deceivingly opaque on one side, like real eyeliner ink, but sticky with reusable adhesive on the other) and an Eye-Lie-Ner pen. Add the winged sticker to the outer corner of your lid, use the pen to connect the edge of the sticker to the rest of your upper lashline, and you have perfect liner in seconds. “It’s a functional and easy way to do [your eyeliner],” confirms Tanno.
There are two flick shapes available (five pairs in each kit); one is thicker and shorter, while the other is thinner and longer. Better still, each sticker has a curved base to make them more comfortable on the face when you open and close your eyes. As for application, Tanno suggests looking straight ahead in the mirror, that way you can decide exactly where you prefer your winged flick.
The idea of sticker makeup initially came years ago, when Tanno was developing new makeup looks for Gaga’s tour. “For a while, I was using sticker embellishments on tour because I had to do quick-change makeup looks backstage,” Tanno says. “I hated the way it looked when I had to do it really fast because I couldn’t have precise lines.” So, she reached out to Face Lace founder Phyllis Cohen to develop something that would last through the backstage makeup changes and onstage sweat. “Phyllis helped me design all of these cool eyeliner and eyebrow shapes,” says Tanno. “That really became our thing through the whole tour — and that went right into the Super Bowl.” By February 2017, Gaga was flying into Houston’s NRG Stadium, rocking a face of rhinestone decals — which would later inspire another launch…