Inspired: Katy Perry E.T. Makeup

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I may talk about how much I love makeup a lot on this blog, but rarely do I truly feel happy and proud of what I've accomplished. I may like it, but I'm usually plagued by what I could do better. For this Katy Perry look though? I'm pretty much ecstatic with all it, especially considering I wasn't going to cover my brows (I'm too lazy for that).

Initially I really didn't like the song E.T. or the video. They were both so weird and I think I was distracted by my own personal detest for Kanye West. With time though (and through listening to YouTube covers of the song funnily enough) I came to appreciate it more and be able to see the video and look beyond the crazy. And beyond the crazy there is some pretty damn spectacular makeup. I don't know what it is with me lately and the not at all wearable looks, but they've really been speaking to me and inspiring to try bigger and bolder things.  On this one though I got some help through a YouTuber by the name of Promise Phan, a great transformation artist, who did a very user-friendly tutorial on the look. You can find that here, and a lot of the tricks I used for my own interpretation of the look were based off of her work.

Quickly through my first trial though I realized that I wasn't going to be able to do it exactly without covering my brows. I'm wary of doing this for a few reasons, but mostly because I just don't understand how I can put gluestick across my brows and not rip out hairs when I took it off later. Luckily just filling it and emphasizing the heck out of my own brows gave me a dramatic enough look to make it work on my own. Next I took quite a few screen shots from the music video itself. Here are just a few:

Unfortunately my magic bag of tricks doesn't come equipped with blonde braids and a blonde wig, but I think you get the general idea from my take. I had a lot of fun and in general this didn't take a whole lot of time, maybe 2hrs? I'm not sure because unlike my Day of the Dead trail I wasn't as unsure or as apprehensive at how things were turning out, lol. Anyway now it's time for some pretty pictures!

I had to kind of take a guess at the products I used, because it was a lot of back and forth with this or that. For the most part the list looks like this

Products Used:
~~Tarte Holiday Kit (matte browns)
~~BIOELEMENTS Brown-Black Eyeliner
~~RIMMEL London Soft Kohl Liner Pencil in 07 Pure White
~~Estee Lauder Double Wear Shadow Creme in 07 Golden Apricot
~~LORAC little black dress (?) palette, light highlight eyeshadow
~~MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
~~Wet n Wild 8-pan palette in 737 Blue Had Me At Hello, matte black eyeshadow

But yep, that's it. I hope you guys enjoyed my latest inspired look and that you're having a great day!

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