I have to be honest, I have a bit of a girl crush on Katy Perry. She seems girly while at the same time being down to earth and fun. I feel like we have some things in common (get your minds out of the gutter, I have not shagged Russell Brand - although I did see his act live and I have to be honest I was pretty shocked at how blatantly women were throwing themselves at him FROM THE AUDIENCE). I mean she was quite a tom boy during her early years but when she started wearing makeup she LOVED it and is known for fun and fab makeup looks - believe it or not I didn't wear makeup at all until I was about 18 or 19. When I was on a plane last year I decided to watch her movie Part of Me - I thought I would be singing along obnoxiously with my headphones on but instead I found myself holding back the blubs when she broke up with Russell Brand - it was emotional (but she didn't make a big drama out of it - God I love that girl). Katy like myself tends to vere towards the loud and fun makeup, at the Grammys Last week Katy went for a different look altogether by wearing very neutral eyes and neutral lips. It was a beautifully simple look that she paired with a mint green dress which, ahem, put her best front forward.
I love the look, it's so simple and pretty and was even more impressed with Katy when I learned that her makeup artist Jake Bailey created the look using products from Rimmel London. So we can all create the look. How freaking cool is it that she used affordable makeup ?
I recreated the look below following Jake's instructions. Jake started by mixing Rimmel BB Cream in light with Rimmel's Match Perfection (I just used Perfect Match Foundation) I was really impressed at how long lasting Match Perfection was on me - I have an oily t-zone and this stayed on with a nice finish all day. On the eyes Rimmel's new ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Black was used along the lash line - this is an amazing liner which you could be fooled into thinking came from a high end brand, it's pigmented and soft and very long lasting - the Glameyes Eye Shadow Trio in Orion was then used to contour the eyes creating a very natural look. To complete the look Scandaleyes Mascara was used and Katy used some of her signature lashes (it wouldn't be Katy without some flash lashes - I didn't apply lashes). I think it's interesting that Jake applied the liner before applying the eye shadow - I always apply the liner last but this seems to allow you to perfect the liner and the placement of the shadow.
My new favourite product is Rimmel's Lasting Finish Blush in Pink Rose - the colour didn't make me excited when I first swatched it but on the face it creates a beautiful natural and warm glow. It's my new obsession.
On the lips Katy continues the natural trend by using Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 003 (I used Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint in Nothing But Nude to line and create a base). I am a big fan of the Kate Moss collection of lipsticks for Rimmel, they are pigmented and high quality with a smell of sweeties. Normally I love bright vibrant lips and you never really catch me in the nude, so to speak. I really like how this lipstick feels and looks on the lips - it's not corpse like, it is naturally pretty.
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