Our Favorite Katy Perry Beauty ‘Covermoments’

KATY CATS! ZOMG. PRISM IS OUT! Are you freaking? We’re freaking. We’ve been anxiously awaiting Katy Perry’s fourth studio release for months now, ever since she threw that funeral for the ghost of Perrys Past (R.I.P., spinning candy bra), and along with the new music has come a new, modern grunge-meets-jungle queen steez for the singer, who was just announced as the latest face of COVERGIRL (for good reason).

Over the course of her career, Perry has made her mark as a beauty chameleon of epic proportions: there’s no hair color too bright, no eye shadow too dark, no lipstick off limits. Basically, every moment is a #covermoment for Katy Perry. So, to celebrate Prism and her easy, breezy, beautiful new partnership, we’ve picked out a few of her most memorable looks.

WHEN HER EYES MATCHED HER DRESS

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At the MTV EMAs in 2008, Perry wore this eye-catching (heh) Jean-Charles De Castelbajac satin dress and mimicked its thick lashes with her own.

WHEN SHE WAS AN ALIEN

Photo: Capitol Records

In the music video for “E.T. (feat. Kanye West),” KP recruited famed makeup artist, Kabuki (who, BTW, we interviewed here), for all three of her other-worldly looks.

WHEN SHE CHANNELED GRACE CODDINGTON

Photo: ’L’Officiel’

On the September cover of French fashion mag, L’Officiel, Perry bore a striking resemblance to former model and current Vogue creative director, Grace Coddington.

WHEN SHE WAS PRETTY IN PINK RETRO HAIR

Photo: Capitol Records

The single art for “The One That Got Away” had a Teenage Dream-era Perry looking classic and refined (but, you know, with pink hair because Katy).

WHEN HER SMOKY EYES KIND OF SCARED US (BUT WE LIKED IT)

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While sitting front row at the Yves Saint-Laurent show in March 2012, Perry channeled The Craft with some seriously smoky eyes and a bewitching stare.

WHEN SHE WENT TWO-TONED

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At the 2011 Grammys, Perry’s dazzling lavender and green eye makeup played perfectly off her iridescent Armani Prive gown.

WHEN SHE GAVE US ’90 NOSTALGIA

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Katy’s been a huge proponent of ’90s revival in recent months, rocking old school beauty trends like braided raver buns and deep burgundy lipstick at this year’s iHeart Radio Music Festival.

WHEN SHE WENT FULL-ON FLAPPER

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At an industry event in June 2012, Katy committed to a different decade (the roaring ’20s) with a waved faux bob and makeup to match her violet-tinted hair.

WHEN SHE MASTERED WINGED EYELINER

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Seriously, those angles are perfect. Someone teach us ASAP, kthxbai.

WHEN SHE GOT GEEKED OUT

Photo: Capitol Records

As Kathy Beth Terry in her video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Perry somehow managed to make everything we hated about the ’80s (electrical socket hair, frosted lipstick, OUR BRACES EW) look absurdly endearing.

WHEN SHE WENT SNOW WHITE FOR ANNA WINTOUR

Photo: ’Vogue’

In July, Perry stunned on her first-ever cover of Vogue with lightly-flushed porcelain skin, romantic waves and a crimson lip.

WHEN SHE REPPED THE UK WITH HER LASHESS

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At the European Premiere of Part of Me 3D in London last July, Katy embraced Britain with a bespoke pair of Swarovski crystal Union Jack eyelashes.

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