Katy Perry’s AMA Glamour: Makeup Mondays (Glam Slam)

My 4-year-old daughter and the other girls in her class have recently discovered Katy Perry and they LOVE her. Obviously, she’s a huge star with millions of fans, but popular with the preschool set? That I did not know.

Hundreds of lucky fans got to check out Katy in person at Sunday night’s American Music Awards, and when the COVERGIRL beauty hit the red carpet, she sent them into a screaming frenzy!

She looked gorgeous, as usual, and her makeup artist Jake Bailey gives us the beauty breakdown for her two looks of the evening.

The moment I saw Katy’s beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown I knew we would do a red lip. Pairing it with black liner and lots of lashes we created a look that is “classic Katy”.

I started with a sheer application of COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in Buff Beige #825. This foundation is perfect for the red carpet because it provides full coverage but can be blended sheerly for light yet durable coverage. It lasts forever and the 20 SPF is great for a daytime red carpet event because they have to stand in the sun for so long!

For the eyes I started by creating a classic Hollywood eye line using COVERGIRL Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire #410. I love this pencil because you can create the look of a liquid liner but it’s much easier to apply. I accentuated the crease of her lid using Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel #330 and finished with the NEW Bombshell Volume Mascara in Very Black #800 – it creates extreme volume!

I then set the foundation with a light dusting of COVERGIRL+ Olay Pressed Powder in Light #330 and warmed the apples of her cheeks with Clean Glow Blushin Roses #100

I finished the look with a classic bold red lip. I usedCOVERGIRL LipPerfection in Hot #305 with matching liner. I used the liner to perfect her lip shape before applying color.

For Katy’s performance we created a look inspired by her recent trip to Japan. This was a dramatic look and we only had a short amount of time to make the change, so I had to work fast!

I started by dusting her all over with a theatrical powder from Ben Nye called “Super White” to pale out her complexion as quickly as possible. On her lips I refreshed her COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Hot #305 and used the liner to make her lips more bow shaped.

I applied COVERGIRL Checkers Blush in Classic Pink #110 all over the sides of her face concentrating the most pigment on her temples. I finished her look with triangular lashes I created by cutting into a particularly large false lash with small cuticle scissors to create the angular shape. This created her dramatic stage look!

-- Ryan Patterson

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