Katy Perry’s Makeup for the 2010 Grammy Awards

Katy Perry arrives at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

I have a sweet spot for Katy Perry, I have no idea why, I just dig her.  Her album is a blast to listen to in my car, and she has a surprisingly rich voice (download her version of Black & Gold, it's excellent).  She is quirky, fun, and brings back the look of Betty Page in a fresh way.  And, she is engaged to Russel Brand, so double points there!

Her look last night at the Grammy's was a colorful version of the smokey eye, inspired by her recent trip to India

Celebrity makeup artist, Jake Bailey worked with Katy, and shares his look below:


EYES:  Keeping with the exotic feel, Jake used a mixture of shimmery plums and golds on her eyes. “I was going for a more colorful version of the tradition smoky eye,” said Jake.

  • Jake used COVERGIRL’s double-ended smoky eye stick, Smoky Shadow Blast in Purple Plume by first applying the angled end of the shadow stick, the deeper plum, over the entire lid and blending into a smoky halo.
  • He then applied Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire, using the round, golden end to line along the lid and inner corners of her eyes to brighten the look.
  • To complete her smoky eye, Jake created an ultra-long lash look with several coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length in black. “The best thing about this mascara is that you can apply coat after coat to get maximum impact without losing separation and elegance,” said Jake.


  • To balance her dramatic eyes without overpowering them, Jake finished her look with a matte lip, using COVERGIRL Outlast Lipstain in Wild Berry Wink. “I love these Lipstains so much because you can line and shape the entire lip without sacrificing your own lip texture,”

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