Lady Gaga poses for her closeup on Allure magazine’s October 2019 cover, wearing a Julia Clancey turban as a top with a braided hairstyle.

For accompanying images lensed by Daniel Jackson, the pop star shows off makeup from her Haus Laboratories cosmetics line while embracing an opulent wardrobe of outfits.

In her interview, Lady Gaga talks about how makeup helped her self image.

I never felt beautiful, and I still have days that I don’t feel beautiful,” she says. “All of the insecurities that I’ve dealt with my whole life from being bullied when I was younger, they come right back up to bite me. Then I put makeup on, and before I know it I feel this superhero within. It gives me those wings to fly.”

See more photos of the editorial below.