Monday, September 14, 2009

Katy Perry at the MTV VMA's

Jake Bailey, who i had the pleasure of meeting in person this past saturday, created Katy Perry's much-talked about (and loved!) makeup look for this past sunday's VMA's. Jake says the look was definitely inspired by her dress-- an outrageous metal spiked mesh mini by The Blonds.

Jake says: "the dress reminded me of a Gianni Versace book i have called "Rock and Royalty" and the powerful iconic images in it. i wanted the eyes to evoke that type of decadent glamour and of course complement the sparkle of the dress with a little sparkle on the eyes."

"we used NARS Oil Free foundation as Katy's base and a pink shimmer blush for some glow. we kept the lips matte so the emphasis was on her eyes, but the definitely were not without color! for the carpet, Katy wore a matte coral and for her performance and after party, she wore a matte red."

"the eye look was done with black and gunmetal shadows, silver glitter and liquid liner. a great trick to wearing glitter like this, is to blend a little cream shadow onto the area where you want to place the glitter. you should do this once your eye makeup is finished. so as a last step, gently apply the glitter using your fingertip… just a little at a time in order to avoid a mess. once finished use scotch tape to remove any excess glitter that may have fallen on the face. press the tape gently into the skin and it picks it right up.

Katy's lashes were ultra long and gorgeous thanks to CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara."

thanks Jake!

didn't she look amazing?!

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