Sarah Tanno-Stewart (Sarah Nicole Tanno, born February 1, 1981) is a make up artist from Los Angeles. Sarah became a makeup artist around 2001. Sarah has also worked with Fergie, Katy Perry, and Kelis. Some of Sarah's more well known work is with photographer Chadwick Tyler. She moved to New York in 2009 and became the Haus dancers makeup artist from 2009 to 2014, when she became Gaga's day to day makeup artist in September.
I remember watching the VMAs in 2009 when she performed "Paparazzi" and Kabuki, the makeup artist, did her makeup. She was hanging from the rafters, dripping in blood, and I was like, Oh, that girl is badass. If I could work with anyone, it would be her.
The next day (September 14, 2009) I was back at the MAC counter where I was working and we were all talking about it, and I said, "I know I said I didn’t want to work with celebrities, but I would die to work with her." And it was so crazy — literally 20 minutes later I had a Facebook message from her manager at the time, who I knew from having worked with Fergie on a couple of things. She asked if I would be interested in working with Lady Gaga and if I wanted to come meet her in Washington to do her makeup for the last couple shows of The Fame Ball tour.
It was crazy because she wanted me to do hair, too. I went to hair school and I can do regular hair, but this is Lady Gaga. I was not trained or ready to do the level of hair that Gaga needed. I totally faked it. Billy B, who was working with her for everything at that time, came in and wanted his assistant to take over the tour and do Gaga with the look he created. Gaga didn’t want to lose me completely, so she asked me to come on board and do her dancers. I was really bummed out at the time, but I took the hit.
For five years, I just did my homework and studied and watched what she liked, what she didn’t like, and what worked on her face — and that helped me to develop my style, and it taught me a lot about makeup and what I love. I had to do a lot of homework to keep up with her because her references are so incredible and she’s such an artist. It wasn’t an easy process, but I earned her trust, and I’ve been full time with her since 2014.
—Sarah to Refinery29 (Feb 22, 2019)
In September of 2014, Sarah became Gaga personal day to day and event makeup artist.
Other than The Fame Ball dates, Sarah was the dancers makeup artist for these events.