beauty queen: katy perry
red lips, long lashes, can't lose.
Luckily for the rest of us, we can all copy Perry's glamour with Covergirl products from your corner drugstore. According to the singer's makeup artist Jake Bailey, the look was inspired by her embellished gown. "The moment I saw Katy's beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown, I knew we would do a red lip," he explained. "Pairing it with black liner and lots of lashes we created a look that is 'classic Katy.'" Read on for Bailey's how-to on starting your week the easy, breezy way. Plus, click through the gallery to copy her polka dot nails!
"I started with a sheer application of Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation. 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!"
LENGTHEN AND LINE IT: Covergirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Black Fire, $8.75; Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel
FINISH IT: Covergirl + Olay Pressed Powder in Light, $6.99, Clean Glow Blushin Roses, $7.82 and LipPerfection in Hot, $5.99
Nail artist Kimmie Kyees used Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in Slick Black as a base color and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On to create Katy Perry's polka dots. Complete the look with Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat.