Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs makeup brand is taking the beauty world by storm. But are its bold formulas worth the hype for your unique skin needs, or will its ingredients clog your pores?
Our skincare experts put this makeup brand to the test, and their findings may surprise you. From long-lasting wear to skin-loving ingredients, our Haus Labs review has all the details you need to make an informed decision.
Empowering you with knowledge is our top priority. Our reviews of other brands’ products in this post are not paid endorsements—but they do meet our medically fact-checked standards for ingredients (at the time of publication).
Haus Labs is Lady Gaga’s makeup brand. According to its website, products are “high-tech, high-performance, and high-pigment”—we expect nothing less from Gaga! Haus Labs products are formulated to work well with other skincare products, and the company claims to avoid “more than 2,700 questionable ingredients” in its formulations. The brand says it uses innovative technologies to push the makeup envelope, offering a lineup that includes products for the face, lips, eyes, and cheeks.
According to Haus Labs, its products are cruelty-free and vegan (just like Curology’s skincare!). The brand claims that it prioritizes the safety, quality, and sustainability of each ingredient to create high-performing makeup. Per the website, Haus Labs is “committed to giving customers the tools they need to be their true creative selves.”
Gaga’s brand is all about creating makeup that’s not only high-performing but also kind to your skin and the planet. Here’s a quick rundown of some of Haus Labs’ must-have products:
This award-winning lip oil boosts lip health with prickly pear oil, which may have anti-inflammatory properties that help calm lips,¹ and plant squalane, which may help moisturize lips.² The oil provides a hint of sheer, shiny color, and it’s sold in four colors, as well as a clear option that’s great for those just looking for a bit of shine.
This foundation was made for anyone who wants their makeup to do double-duty as skincare. It offers natural-looking, buildable coverage and is infused with ingredients that may work to improve the look and feel of skin over time. This weightless makeup contains fermented arnica, which may help reduce inflammation for a more even skin tone.³ It also includes BioFerment 7 Complex, a combination of ingredients like fermented green tea, marine algae, and tomato leaf extract, and “IntelliZen 7 Complex,” a blend of medicinal herbs like chamomile flower, dandelion root, Panax ginseng, and tiger grass.
If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, don’t worry—this foundation is generally suitable for all skin types and offers an impressive range of 52 shades.
This powder helps minimize the appearance of skin imperfections, fine lines, and wrinkles. It’s designed to control shine and set makeup and is formulated with fermented arnica oil, which may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,⁴ and plant squalane, which can help moisturize the skin.⁵
This highlighter offers a radiant, natural-looking shine that melts onto the skin. It contains silver vine extract, which has been shown to reduce the signs of skin aging, such as wrinkling, in mice.⁶ This innovative formula is talc-free and smooths and illuminates the skin. Choose your favorite of 10 shades to add a glow to your skin.
Designed for use with the Triclone Skin Tech Foundation, this brush helps the product go on with a seamless, blended finish. It has soft, dense, synthetic bristles and an ergonomic aluminum handle for pressure control and ease of application. The brush’s angled shape also hugs the contours of the face.
This eyeliner is made with eco-friendly ingredients and offers a rich, intense, and long-lasting color payoff. It’s smudge-proof, waterproof, easy to apply, and has a built-in sharpenable, plastic-free cellulose barrel. This eyeliner contains vitamin E, which is a potent antioxidant,⁷ and argan oil for hydration.⁸ It’s available in 13 matte colors and five shimmery shades.
This clean brow pencil is great for filling in, defining, and shaping brows. It’s easy to use, and the thin tip allows precise application. The pencil is transfer-proof and contains micronized pigments for even color release, plus vitamin E, which may help protect the skin.⁹ It lasts up to 24 hours and is available in 13 shades.
Choosing the right shade is one of the essentials of wearing foundation. Haus Labs’ Triclone Skin Tech Foundation comes in more than 50 shades, making finding a true match for your skin tone relatively easy. Follow these steps to narrow down the choices:
Know your skin type: From normal to dry, combination, and oily, knowing your skin type can help you choose a foundation that will benefit your skin.
Consider your undertone: Be mindful of your skin’s undertones when choosing a foundation shade—are yours warm, cool, or neutral?
Take Haus Labs’ color match quiz: If you’re foundation shopping online, this quiz will help determine which shade matches your skin.
Do a swatch test: Swatch the foundation along the jawline to ensure it matches your face and neck.
Check it out in natural light: Gauge how well the shade matches your tone by looking at the foundation on your skin in natural light.
We know you’re tired at the end of the day, but removing makeup before bed is a must-do. If you plan to give Haus Labs makeup a shot, pick up a bottle of Curology’s Micellar Makeup Remover. This cleansing water has a silky gel texture that gently removes makeup and cleans and lightly moisturizes the skin. It’s dermatologist-designed for all skin types, and it’s quick and easy to use at the end of a long day.
Founded in 2014 by a board-certified dermatologist, Curology is here to make getting effective skincare easy. Our in-house licensed dermatology providers will review your skin concerns and provide a personalized prescription formula to help meet your skin goals.
We offer full-service skincare products made with clinically proven ingredients that treat acne, signs of aging, rosacea, and more. Our experts help take the guesswork out of skincare by determining the products your skin needs. Curology offers custom formulations with proven ingredients like tretinoin and clindamycin.
Signing up is easy. Just answer a few questions and snap some selfies to help us get to know your skin better. If Curology is suitable for you, we’ll pair you with one of our in-house licensed dermatology providers. The best part? You can also choose to use any of our recommended products, like our cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreen, and lip balms.
Choosing the right shade is one of the essentials of wearing foundation. Haus Labs’ Triclone Skin Tech Foundation comes in more than 50 shades, making finding a true match for your skin tone relatively easy. Follow these steps to narrow down the choices
Know your skin type
Consider your undertone
Take Haus Labs’ color match quiz
Do a swatch test
Check it out in natural light
Bardaa, S., et al. The Effect of Prickly Pear, Pumpkin, and Linseed Oils on Biological Mediators of Acute Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Markers. BioMed Research International. (2019).
Sethi, A., et al. Moisturizers: The Slippery Road. Indian Journal of Dermatology. (2016).
Kriplani, P., et al. Arnica montana L. - a plant of healing: review. J Pharm Pharmacol. (2017).
Kriplani, P., et al. Arnica montana L. - a plant of healing: review. J Pharm Pharmacol. Ibid.
Sethi, A., et al. Moisturizers: The Slippery Road. Indian Journal of Dermatology. Ibid.
Kim, Y.J., et al. Effect of A. polygama APEE (Actinidia polygama ethanol extract) or APWE (Actinidia polygama water extract) on wrinkle formation in UVB-irradiated hairless mice. J Cosmet Dermatol. (2022).
Keen, M.A., Hassan, I. Vitamin E in dermatology. Indian Dermatol Online J. (2016).
Lin, K., et al. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. (2018).
Keen, M.A., Hassan, I. Vitamin E in dermatology. Indian Dermatol Online J. Ibid.
Donna McIntyre is a board-certified nurse practitioner at Curology. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA.
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Donna McIntyre, NP-BC