2011 MTV Video Music Awards: Get Katy Perry’s Candy Confections Look

By  August 29, 2011

We thought Katy Perry looked absolutely adorable last night (from the neck up, of course). So much that we got detailed how-to tips from her go-to guy—Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey—to share with you.

Says Bailey, “On her eyes, I first applied COVERGIRL LiqulineBlast Eyeliner in Blue Boom along the lash line and then blended COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Blue Bomb over the entire lid. I used COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Beige Blaze on the inner corner of the eye and then blended COVERGIRL Intense ShadowBlast in Forever Pink all the way up to the brow brown. The blue and pink colors mixed together created the gorgeous lavender shade. Intense ShadowBlast worked really well for this look because not only did the liquid formula blend together easily, but the built-in primer allowed it to stay in place all night. I finished the eye with NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara in Black on the top and bottom lashes and slightly smudged it into the lash line for a bold look.

I highlighted her cheeks with a coral shimmer blush and then finished the look with COVERGIRL LipPerfection LipColor in Temptress, the perfect balance of pink and coral for lips that really popped.

“I used the St. Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator which I love. Katy just returned from a small vacation so she had a little bit of color so I wanted to make the most of it.  I grabbed the St. Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator to compliment her tan and really give her a nice glow which I applied all over the body including her arms and legs. After her make-up was complete, I applied the St. Tropez Bronzing Rocks all over her face very lightly with a large powder brush to give her a nice bronze finish” explains Bailey.