Saturday, May 16, 2009

Katy Perry's Makeup

I've been listening to Katy Perry like crazy in the last few months, and one thing that everyone seems to love about her is her pin-up girl glam makeup. So I thought I'd post a few hints on how to take a page from her makeup book.

Skin: This is the type of look that needs "the works". Concealer, foundation, and powder. The idea is to go for matte with a bit of shimmer, rather than a sheer glow. But keep it natural, you still don't want too look like you're wearing a mask.

Cheeks: Pull out your girliest, bubblegum pink blush and fluff onto the apples of your cheeks.

Lips: There's no halfway here. Katy either has nude lips, or bright pink, red, etc. It really is up to you, but if you're going for a night look try going bright.

Eyes: This is the key to the whole look. There are several elements that go into this eye. First brush your entire lid with a shimmery off-white or beige eyeshadow. Go from lashes to brow. If you want a bolder look, pick a bright shimmery color (like the lime-green in the "Hot-N-Cold" video) and go over the lid, just from lash to crease. If you want to keep it subtle go over this part of the lid with a light pink shimmer, or just another layer of the off-white.

Next use liquid eyeliner to create the "cat eyes". Again, if you want a dramatic look make a thick line with a bigger "swoop", and if it's a more subtle day look, keep it thinner. This is the key to the whole pin-up look, so take your time here and make sure you like it.

False eyelashes are the finishing touch of Katy's look. If you want to go all the way, you must have these. If you choose to go without them, make sure you use plenty of mascara, on both sides of the lashes, and do several coats. You want long, thick lashes.

1 comment:

lisa malane said...

hey katy u rock and u look cute in this picture i just want to say im a fan of ur music and i want u to keep up the gud work and keep make song that rocks and that will cross over to every culture im outie duces