“Today I’m channeling Indian Bettie Page princess!”
That’s Katy Perry tweeting about her Grammy look before hitting the red carpet yesterday. Leave it to Katy to combine the retro glamour of the famed ‘50s pin-up star with the exoticism of India, a special place for Katy, who just got engaged to British star Russell Brand there.
Along with a beautiful engagement ring, Katy brought back a variety of bindis from her trip and together with celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey, they used this as inspiration to create her look for this year’s Grammys.
To perfect her skin, Jake used Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation and to set the look, he dusted Guerlain Les Violettes Matte Touch Powder all over the face.
Next, Jake highlighted the apples of her cheeks with CORALista blush from benefit.
Keeping with the exotic feel, Jake used a mixture of shimmery plums and golds on her eyes. “I was going for a more colorful version of the traditional smoky eye,” Jake says. He used COVERGIRL’s double-ended smoky eye stick, smokyshadowblast in Purple Plume, by first applying the angled end of the shadow stick, the deeper plum, over the entire lid and blending it into a smoky halo. He then applied smokyshadowblast in Bronze Fire, using the round, golden end to line along the lid and inner corners of her eyes to brighten the look.
To complete her smoky eye, Jake created an ultra-long lash look with several coats of COVERGIRL lashblastlength in black.
To balance her dramatic eyes without overpowering them, Jake finished her look with a matte lip, using COVERGIRL OUTLAST Lipstain in Wild Berry Wink.
I think Bettie herself would have approved!