Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Katy Perry At 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

With cotton candy-colored tresses, uber fun makeup and the coolest nails, pop princess Katy Perry showed up at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards last night looking cuter than ever! See how CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey created the look on Katy after the jump!

Katy Perry makeup and nails at 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Katy Perry makeup at 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

“On her eyes, I first applied CoverGirl LiqulineBlast Eyeliner in Blue Boom along the lash line and then blended CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast in Blue Bomb over the entire lid. I used CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast in Beige Blaze on the inner corner of the eye and then blended CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast in Forever Pink all the way up to the brow brown. The blue and pink colors mixed together created the gorgeous lavender shade.”

“Intense ShadowBlast worked really well for this look because not only did the liquid formula blend together easily, but the built-in primer allowed it to stay in place all night. I finished the eye with CoverGirl NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Black on the top and bottom lashes and slightly smudged it into the lash line for a bold look.”

“I highlighted her cheeks with a coral shimmer blush and then finished the look with CoverGirl LipPerfection lipcolor in Temptress, the perfect balance of pink and coral for lips that really popped.”

Photo: Celebutopia.

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. Hmmmm, do you think that the “coral shimmer” blush Katy Perry is wearing is Benefit CORALista? Or any other ones? =D

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