Thursday, September 17, 2009

katy perry's look at the 2009 vmas

J'adore Jake Bailey and Katy Perry.

Jake for his a-mazing makeup and Katy for her sheer genius in the recording studio.

Love. Them.

Here's how Bailey did her makeup for the VMAs this past Sunday...

Katy’s look was definitely inspired by her dress; she wore an outrageous metal spiked mesh mini by “The Blonds.” The dress reminded me of a Gianni Versace book I have called “Rock and Royalty” and the powerful iconic images in it. I wanted the eyes to evoke that type of decadent glamour and of course complement the sparkle of the dress with a little sparkle on the eyes.

We used NARS Oil Free Foundation as Katy’s base and a pink shimmer blush for some glow. We kept the lips matte so the emphasis was on her eyes, but the definitely were not without color! For the carpet, Katy wore a matte coral and for her performance and after party, she wore a matte red.

The eye look was done with black and gunmetal shadows, silver glitter and liquid liner. A great trick to wearing glitter like this, is to blend a little cream shadow onto the area where you want to place the glitter. You should do this once your eye makeup is finished. So as a last step, gently apply the glitter using your fingertip… just a little at a time in order to avoid a mess. Once finished use scotch tape to remove any excess glitter that may have fallen on the face. Press the tape gently into the skin and it picks it right up.

Katy’s lashes were ultra long and gorgeous thanks to COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara.

For Katy’s performance I prefer to use a long-wear lipcolor so that the color doesn’t go all over her or the mic when she’s on stage. I used COVERGIRL Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Ever Red-dy. I also prefer using long-wear lipcolor when I send her to the after party so he can be sure she’s looking good all night long. For an everyday stain look, try COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstain in Wild Berry Wink.

Some really great tips from a fabulous artist.

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1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

where did she get her shoes? they are adorable!!

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