Celebrity Hair and Makeup: Katy Perry at 2011 American Music Awards

To complement her gorgeous Vivienne Westwood couture tube dress at the 2011 American Music Awards , makeup artist Jake Bailey gave Katy Perry a classic makeup look with liquid liner, lashes and coral red lips while Fekkai Celebrity Stylist Renato Campora created a very sculpted, modern French twist updo on her.

Katy Perry makeup at 2011 American Music Awards

Katy Perry hair at 2011 American Music Awards

“I perfected her skin by buffing a liquid foundation onto her skin using a large kabuki brush and set it with a dusting of Guerlain Les Violettes loose powder. I warmed her complexion with a tawny blush from Nars called “Madly” and swirled a tiny bit of a coral shimmer blush called “Orgasm”… also from Nars on the apples of her cheeks for a little extra glow.”

“I elongated her eyes using a liquid liner marker from Le Metier. Then, I applied 2 sets of strip lashes and coated them with 2 coats of CoverGirl LashBlast 24Hr mascara. This is an extra rich formula that lasts forever. I’ve been using this on all my clients for red carpets lately since I can’t always be with them for touch ups. I lined her lower lashline with CoverGirl LiquilineBlast eyeliner in “Violet Voltage” I softened it by blending it out with a small shadow brush.”

“I used a bright coral red, CoverGirl LipPerfection lipcolor in “Flame”. This was the perfect color to pick up on the dresses coral accents and complemented her pink hair. I had Katy apply the lipstick directly from the tube and I refined the edges using a small lipstick brush. ”

Renato began by applying Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to wet hair in order to give it a firm base. He then blow-dried the hair while brushing it through with a flat brush. He used an one-inch curling iron throughout the hair to create body while giving it a sturdy foundation. Renato then heavily teased the hair. To create the final up-do, he pushed the front of the hair forward and wrapped the rest into a French twist, securing it with hairpins. To complete the look, Renato added an accessory made by Vivienne Westwood by weaving it into the hair with his fingers. He secured the look by spraying the hair with Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray.

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.


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