As a youngster, I usually felt like music saved my life. The intimacy of lyrics, the emotional launch, a momentary sense of belonging. So I’m a specific mush in the case of artists who’ve really modified individuals’s lives and care about greater than promoting data.

I can’t muster enough phrases to explain how ecstatic I’m to have Girl Gaga on our Better of Magnificence cowl. She’s not solely had an enormous yr on the awards circuit for A Star Is Born; she’s additionally simply given beginning to a brand new enterprise that’s intensely significant to her: her magnificence model, Haus Laboratories.

She practices and preaches concerning the transformational energy of magnificence. Inventive and risk-taking together with her look, Gaga has usually subverted the picture of a pop star. I’m satisfied that she — like Rihanna (who lined this subject final yr) — can pull off any look. She’s that uncommon peacock who can change lanes from goth to glam rock to basic Hollywood main girl within the blink of an eye fixed.

Gaga’s unapologetic sense of individuality has modified many followers’ lives. So I used to be touched to listen to how a lot she says magnificence saved hers. She teared up speaking to government magnificence director Jenny Bailly about how magnificence and her make-up artist, Sarah Tanno, (who did her make-up for our cowl shoot) have impressed her. “I like Sarah a lot,” she mentioned, her voice cracking. “She’s actually picked me up off the ground and put make-up on my face to vary my complete day.”

So we have a good time the joyful, mood-altering, transformational energy of magnificence collectively within the pages of this Better of Magnificence subject, our most iconic of the yr — the one which many readers canine ear and store from and dangle onto for ages. Within the 4 years that I’ve been at Attract, it’s been a pleasure (and typically a ache!) to lug residence luggage upon luggage full of merchandise, slather myself with lotions, swatch highlighters, and masks my days away to assist scrutinize the 7,000 or so merchandise we take a look at for these awards.

Girl Gaga on the 2019 October Better of Magnificence Cowl

Julia Clancey turban worn as a costume. Make-up colours: Glam Assault in Angel Child and Rose B*tch, RIP Lip Liner in Arc, and Le Riot Lip Gloss in Ethereal by Haus Laboratories.

However I’m infinitely happy with the work that the Attract group put in right here. We hope you take pleasure in it.

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