Katy Perry surprised us at last night's Grammy Awards with a fresh new look – complete with purple hair! It was a far stretch from the midnight-black ponytail and red lips we saw her rock at the Super Bowl last weekend. Katy's glam squad, COVERGIRL style advisors, stylist Johnny Wujek and makeup artist Jake Bailey, decided to take the popstar in a different direction for the iconic night of music.
Katy’s tousled lavender lob was partnered with a heavily beaded, sparkly Zuhair Murad dress that was seen walking on the spring/summer Haute Couture runway in Paris. As for her makeup look, Bailey decided on a dewy rose/nude palette. His goal was to achieve a “balanced” look where all key features were in play: eyes, cheeks and lips.
The balanced look is very easy to recreate, following these easy application steps, according to Jake Bailey:
Step 1: Colour-match your skin and apply COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation, and then with a flat-tipped kabuki brush, buff out evenly over the face and neck for a flawless complexion (Katy used Natural Beige).
Step 2: Lengthen and arch your brows using COVERGIRL Pow-Der Brow + Liner (Katy used Medium Brown).
Step 3: For your eyes, use COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Premium Eyeshadow Quads in Blooming Blushes. Begin with the darkest shade blending it into the crease and outer corners of your eyes to elongate and add depth. Then use the second darkest shade along the middle of your lids, the third shade on the inner lid and the lightest shade as a highlighter concentrated on the innermost corners of the eye and to highlight the brow bone creating a multidimensional eye in soft complimentary colours.
Step 4: Create Katy’s signature cat eye with COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner.
Step 5: Finish off the eyes with two coats on the top and bottom with COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara. Tip: Bailey placed a piece of cardboard in between Katy’s lashes and eyelid while applying the mascara to prevent mistakes.
Step 6: Touch up the skin and dust lightly with COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder to set. At the same time, brush away any shadow fallout.
Step 7: Take the paler shades from the COVERGIRL Clean Glow Blush compact and apply it lightly onto the apples of her cheeks for a warm glow. Then take the darkest shade and blend it into the hollows of your cheeks to accentuate your cheekbones.¨¨
Step 8: Finish the look by coating your lips with a warm nude lipstick called Sultry Sienna from the COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick collective and topping it with just a touch of COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lip Gloss in Melted Toffee for shine.