Katy Perry’s COVERGIRL Beauty Look at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards by Jake Bailey
Red Carpet Look:
Katy had a very clear idea of what she wanted for the GRAMMYs this year. She wanted sexy eyes, elegant lashes and she wanted to GLOW! I was quick to agree as I had seen the ethereal gown she was going to wear – stunning!
I started by prepping her skin with the new Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream. This is perfect to use under makeup as it delivers lots of moisture but still feels lightweight and foundation glides smoothly over it.
Once the moisturizer had absorbed, I got to work on the skin. Since we were going for maximum "glow" I mixed equal parts COVERGIRL CGsmoothers BBcream and COVERGIRL TruBlend Liquid Foundation on the back of my palm before buffing it all over her face and neck with a soft brush for sheer coverage and a polished glow.
I started the eye look by painting a delicate line onto her lashline and a subtle "cat eye" wing in the outer corners of her eyes using COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner. I then coated her lashes with COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume Mascara, top and bottom. I used Step 1 to get that volumized look and then applied Step 2 for the intense jet black wet lash look. I then applied COVERGIRL Bombshell Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess into the crease of her eyelid and highlighted her lids and browbones with COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Blazing White. I finished the eye look with a strong brow and a coat of clear mascara to hold them in place.
Once I finished with the eyes, I warmed and highlighted her complexion using COVERGIRL TruMagic Sunkisser and Luminizer. I blended the Sunkisser along the hairline and into the hollows of the cheeks to add warmth and dimension. I then took the Luminizer and used it to add a golden glow to her cheekbones, tip of her nose and just above the cupids bow of her lips. Once I set the makeup with COVERGIRL + Olay Pressed Powder, I dusted a little bit of shimmery coral blush on the apples of her cheeks.
I finished the look with a fresh coral/pink shade, COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipstick in Heavenly, and tipped it with a touch of balm for extra shine.
Once Katy walked the red carpet it was time to take her into the performance look. The performance was going to be dark and dramatic so we needed to make a change but had very little time. I made a quick change by adding a strip of spidery false lashes and adding another coat of COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume Mascara for extra intensity. I took my COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner and extended her eyeliner outward to look a little more "wicked."
The fastest way to dramatically change your look is always the lips. We went from a fresh coral pink to a deep cranberry and she was instantly transformed from ethereal red carpet bombshell into a sultry witch. The shade we chose was COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipstick in Euphoria. She liked the colour so much that she kept it on for the rest of the show as it went perfectly with her post performance outfit.
Katy’s GRAMMY Nails by Kimmie Kyees
Katy wanted something really simple and chic to go with her red carpet dress and her performance look. We chose a light pink polish called COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Everbloom. It offered just a subtle hint of colour to keep the focus on her gown and flawless face.
P!NK’s COVERGIRL Beauty Look at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards
P!NK hit the carpet in a show-stopping red gown. Her fabulous dress was complimented perfectly by a graphic eye and a nude lip.
P!NK has great skin and she totally showed it off tonight. To help create the perfect glow, P!NK wore a small amount of COVERGIRL TruBlend Liquid Makeup, mainly through the T zone, which uniforms the skin and gives a photo finish for the base. After the foundation, she doesn’t need much! Just a little COVERGIRL TruMagic Luminizer to add highlights to the high planes of the face, cheekbones, jawline and crest of the upper lip. Then, COVERGIRL TruMagic Sunkisser to create the sculpted the cheekbones, jawline and temples to add warmth and dimension. Another great use for the TruMagic Luminizer is for your body just for a little glow.
To start the bold eye like P!NK’s, apply COVERGIRL TruBlend FixStick on the lid, brow bone and the inner corner of the eye. It adds a touch of brightness and defines the brow. The next step is eyeliner. P!NK had a sharp black line along the base of her lashes COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black also helped her eyes totally pop. Then, just a quick curl of the lashes and COVERGIRL Bombshell Volume Mascara for red-carpet worthy eyes! The new Bombshell Volume Mascara adds volume and intensity, which creates this amazing wet-lash look.
The brows were perfected and elongated using COVERGIRL Brow & EyeMakers Pencil in Soft Blonde and set in place with clear gel—COVERGIRL Professional Natural Lash Mascara never fails to keep pesky eyebrow hairs in place.
P!NK showed off her amazing lips with a great nude colour. She wore COVERGIRL Queen Collection Lip Color in Coffee Break (shade not available in Canada, try COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipstick in Delish for a similar look) and LipPerfection Lipliner in Seduce to create the perfect red carpet pout.
For P!NK’s performance we kept her beauty look the same as her red carpet look. The only addition was some small punked pyramid crystals to the ends of her lashes for some extra sparkle.
P!NK’s COVERGIRL Nails Complete the Look!
P!NK rocked not one, but two polishes tonight! She layered COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Fawn under one coat of COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in to create that perfect, pinky nude.