Lana Del Rey’s An All-Beige Beauty For ‘Complex’

Lana Del Rey on the February/March issue of ’Complex.’
Photo: Courtesy of ’Complex’/Glynis Selina Arban

There’s something incredibly hypnotizing (and perhaps even debilitating) about Lana Del Rey’s flawless beauty game. I mean, with big doe eyes like those and pillowy lips like that, it seems like an easy feat to play up her already-gorgeous features. But in the February/March 2012 issue of Complex, Lana stayed true to her retro roots by wearing simple ’60s makeup staples—cat eye liquid liner, full fake lashes, thick dark brows, and a nude lip. In her 1950s movie poster-inspired cover shoot by Glynis Selina Arban, she looked absolutely GORGE amidst a rainstorm in a sheer Betsey Johnson Peter Pan collar trench over a vintage corset. Her thick, barrel-curled locks stayed in tact (um, if her hair doesn’t frizz in 100% humidity we’re officially giving up on life), and her barely-visible stiletto nails peek out from behind her hand to reveal red and gold painted tips. And, since she’s the self-proclaimed “gangster Nancy Sinatra,” her outfit wouldn’t be complete without a two-finger ring AND some giant hoop earrings.

Lana Del Rey in the February/March issue of ’Complex.’
Photo: Courtesy of ’Complex’/Glynis Selina Arban

Inside, we see Lana in a ’70s kaleidoscope effect spread, which TOTALLY reminds us of the Queen II album cover with tons of floating heads against a stark black background. Here she wears nothing but a vintage nude silk robe paired with a downtrodden, beautifully sad gaze—but even still we’re mesmerized by her delicate features. The spread continues with more retro beige ensembles including a body-conscious macrame Betsey Johnson dress and white chiffon Eres gown. Overall, we love Lana’s vintage vixen apparel and troubled old movie star vibe, but DANG. Cheer up, girl! You’ve got a modeling contract now and with that face and those pipes, what more could a girl need?

To see the rest of the fashion spread, visit

Photography Glynis Selina Arban
Styling Allison Miller and Johnny Blueeyes
Hair Anna Cofone
Makeup Pamela Cochrane

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