Get the Look: Katy Perry in 'If We Ever Meet Again'

Friday, June 18, 2010


Katy Perry has this smoky, silver look in the 'If We Ever Meet Again' video. She is also testament to the fact that sometimes you should just ignore the silly 'makeup rules' like the one telling you not to match a heavy eye with a dark lip.

So here's how you get the look:

You will need

A silver eye palette. Here are a few affordable, good options:
NYX Eyeshadow Palette in 'Smokey Eyes': USD 8.95 + USD 5.95 postage
This seller has multiple items in stock: USD 8.49 + USD 6.96 postage
Celebrity Secrets Smoky Eye palette: GBP 2.85 + GBP 2.80 postage

A red lipstick:
Revlon Renewist Lipcolor in Red Reinvented: GBP 1.95 + GBP 1.95 postage
L'Oreal Color Riche in Raisin Rapture: AUD 7
Boots No 7 Color Lock in Foxy: USD 0.99 + USD 4.90

Red lipliner:
Styli Style Flat Lip Pencil in Marbella: USD 3.99 + USD 5 postage
Styli Style Flat Lip Pencil in Left Bank: USD 4.99 + USD 5 postage
CoverGirl Outlast Smoothwear Lipliner in Ruby:  USD 1.99 + USD 5 postage

Dramatic false eyelashes:
Set of 10: AUD 1.99 + AUD 5.49 postage
If you are more of a high-end-products only type person: She Uemura velvet eyelashes: AUD 35.69
Set of 10: AUD 1.29 + AUD 3.19 postage
Single pair: AUD 1.99

Now we begin!

Prep your skin. Then take the lightest colour in your silver palette and layer in onto your eyelids from the lashline to the crease.

Then, take a slightly darker grey and blend it at the outer and inner corners of your eyes, leaving out the middle part of your eyelid.

Using a thin brush and a black eyeshadow, start at the very end of your lashline and wing the eyeliner out, aiming for your eyebrow. Then, curve it back into your eye at the crease (like a cross between a 'V' and a 'C') and line the shadow into your crease, halfway into your eye. Layer the eyeshadow quite thickly, and colour in the winged part very slightly.

Blend the black shadow with a blending brush.

Take a silvery, shimmery shade from your eye palette. Lightly brush it into the middle part of your eye (the area that you didn't layer the darker grey shadow on). Make sure it is nicely blended into the black shadow.

Line your eyes with a liquid or gel eyeliner. Then, glue on the false eyelashes. Use a black glue so it looks natural.

Sweep a light beige shadow underneath your brow line.

Take a lip pencil and line your lips. Katy Perry's lips are nice and full here, so if you want, you can line your lips slightly outside your natural lip line - not too much, though.

Fill your lips in with your red lipstick. To create an illusion of a fuller lip, dust some bronzer underneath your bottom lip. Also, a great trick to use is to take your silver shadow, blend it with a little clear lip gloss, and dab it onto the middle of your bottom lip. Only the middle!

Finish up with some blush, and you're good to go!

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