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Lady Gaga's makeup artist reveals the incredible process behind her natural A Star Is Born look - and you might be surprised

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Fiona Ward
Fiona WardActing Fashion and Beauty Editor
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Lady Gaga's makeup artist, Sarah Tanno, has revealed the lengthy process behind the singer's A Star Is Born character, Ally, and her makeup look in the film – revealing that she had to cover every one of her tattoos! Woah. Having been nominated for a Best Makeup award for her work on the movie, she wrote on Instagram: "Bringing Ally to life was such a meticulous process. Everyday removing all of @ladygaga's tattoos. Making one of the most recognisable faces look completely different was challenging. We started Ally with nothing but brow gel and chapstick because Bradley and Gaga wanted her as raw as possible."

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Sarah explained the incredible process behind Gaga's A Star Is Born look

She continued: "Slowly as Ally became a star I would give her looks that would come off as she did it herself. Creating shapes that I haven’t often used on Gaga. Giving her a fresh look for a star." Sarah is also Lady Gaga's go-to makeup artist for red carpet and events (she created her stunning look at the recent Golden Globes), so it was no doubt challenging transforming her into a completely different character.

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It's set to be a very exciting awards season for the Born This Way singer, who is nominated for numerous accolades for her part in the tear-jerking film. Fans will no doubt be looking for any sweet moments between Gaga and co-star Bradley Cooper as the arrive at the likes of the BAFTAS and the Oscars – since the pair have struck up a super close friendship since working on A Star Is Born together.

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Speaking to HELLO! at the UK premiere of the film, she even revealed she has a cute nickname - "ninja" - for Bradley, since she admires his work so much. "You know, I knew I was going to be a part of something special from the moment I heard Bradley sing and when we met to talk about this movie," she said. "He is such an incredible visionary, and he's so precise. Being on set with him every day, watching him work, he's like a ninja."

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