Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Katy Perry and Her Beauty Must-Haves

Not only does singer Katy Perry have a chart-topping single, her 1940s pin-up and makeup style is totally to die for!

To play up her gorgeous blue eyes without going over the top, Katy uses a lot of light, shimmery colors like silver and gold on the eyelid and lower lid. She lines her eyes with a black liquid liner and flicks it upwards at the outer corners. False lashes is applied on the top (try Ardell’s #131) and lots of black mascara on the lower lashes to give her peepers that extra omph.

To warm up a porcelain complexion like Katy’s, a light dusting of blush along the cheekbones is all that you will need. Try colors like peach and soft pink.

When it comes to the lips, Katy likes to rock it in peachy nudes or bright reds.

Katy’s Makeup Must-Haves
At the Warped Kick Off party earlier this year, Katy revealed the following makeup must-haves:

* Laura Mercier Foundation ($42)
* Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($28)
* Maybelline Mascara ($6)
* NARS Lipgloss ($24)
* MAC Lipstick ($14)

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. hi Phyllis! could you give me the site where you ordered your circle contact lenses? when will you order again?

  2. I love Katy Perry! She’s so pretty, she looks like a doll :) In fact, I heard they’re actually making a limited edition doll of her. You’re so gorgeous too, they should make one of you too 😀

    • She maybe gorgeous when made up, but have you seen that photo that’s been posted of her first thing in the morning. It’s bad.

  3. She’s pretty, but her foundation looks so heavy all of the time to me. I hate that. It distracts me from everything else,makeup wise. I wonder if her skin texture causes that effect or do they just pack on the foundation in ample amounts.

  4. I love katy soooo much she is sooo pretty she needs to enter a beauty contest or something she is beautiful and she is too good for travis !!!!! x x x x x

  5. I love katy soooo much she is sooo pretty she needs to enter a beauty contest or something she is beautiful and she is too good for travis !!!!! x x x x

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