When you watch pop stars perform, do you ever wonder, "How TF does their face stay fully made up while they're popping and locking and, presumably, sweating up a storm?" Well, in the very specific case of Katy Perry and her Super Bowl halftime performance makeup, we have the answers straight from KP's makeup artist himself, Jake Bailey.
"I decided to go with a classic Katy look—elongated cat eyes, lots of mascara, super sparkly gold and silver glitter, and a bold red lip for glamour and showmanship," Bailey said. "I wanted her to glow and sparkle for her big moment in just nine steps!" And lucky for us, he broke down precisely what those nine steps were!
STEP 1: To create a sheer and flawless canvas I began by buffing a dime size amount of COVERGIRL Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation in Natural Beige all over her face and neck.
STEP 2: For an elongated cat eye, I used COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx and painted a glitter adhesive just above the black liner, and carefully placed a mix of gold and silver glitter on the adhesive with a tiny eyeliner brush for precision.
STEP 3: Then, I applied COVERGIRL Eye Shadow Quads in Blooming Blushes to add warmth and dimension. I love this palette because it takes the guesswork out of getting gorgeous eyes, it has numbers for the shades—1,2,3,4—so I know just how to apply! I used the fourth shade to define the crease and the first shade to highlight the lids.
STEP 4: I finished the eye look with an aggressive lash curling and two coats of new COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black that left her lashes voluminous and touchably soft throughout her performance! No time for flakes during this performance.
STEP 5: To give her brows shape and structure, I added COVERGIRL Pow-der Brow + Liner in Dark Brown.
STEP 6: For extra dimension, I warmed her cheeks using COVERGIRL Clean Glow Blush in Roses using the lighter shades on the apples of her cheeks and the darker shade in the hollows of her cheeks.
STEP 7: Then, I added COVERGIRL truMAGIC Luminizer to her cheekbones and brow bones for a shimmery glow.
STEP 8: Moving on to the lips, I lined and shaped her lips using COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Hot. I then applied a coat of new COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Seduce Scarlet—truly a classic red, for a classic Katy look.
STEP 9: I topped it off with a tiny dollop of COVERGIRL Lip Lava in Mauva Lava for a fun and bold lip look!
There you have it! A look appropriate for the biggest game of the year!
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