At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, singer Katy Perry looked “quintessential Katy” in her signature bright red lips, black liquid liner and big lashes. Get the breakdown of the look straight from her makeup artist Jake Bailey!
“I first prepped her skin and then matched her skin tone to CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation in Warm Beige and began by buffing a thin layer all over her face and neck using a flat tipped, soft bristled kabuki style brush for a seamless airbrushed effect. I highlighted her under eye area and cheekbones with CoverGirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Concealer in Light/mMdium.
I began her eye makeup by blending a warm brown shadow, CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Scorching Cocoa into the crease of her eyelids and a pearlescent white shadow CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Blazing White onto her eyelid and browbone for highlights. I also dusted some of that same pearlescent shadow onto the ridge of her cheekbones for an extra glow. I then created a sharp jet black cat eye using CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Liner. I finished the eye look with several coats of CoverGirl Bombshell Volume Mascara.
I then sculpted her cheekbones using the darker shade from the CoverGirl Clean Glow Blush compact and added warmth to the apples of her cheeks with the paler peachier shades in the compact.
I completed the look by lining her lips with CoverGirl LipPerfection Lip Liner in Hot and the matching CoverGirl LipPerfection Lip Color shade in Hot 305. I topped the lipstick with a coat of CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Crystal Flame for a metallic sheen. Just before she left I dusted her with a touch of CoverGirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Powder in light/medium to keep her looking fresh for the red carpet.”
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