Beauty Breakdown: Katy Perry’s Hairstyle And Makeup At The 2011 MTV VMAs

As per ush, Katy Perry celebrated her VMAs with candy colored hair and makeup. Makeup artist Jake Bailey used CoverGirl to create her cosmetic concept while Fekkai’s Renato Camporo styled her hair. 

Says Jake Bailey, “The overall look was bright and fresh to play off her colorful dress.”  For more details and for the full hairstyle and makeup look Katy Perry wore at the 2011 MTV VMAs, read on…

Jake provided the makeup breakdown: “On her eyes, I first applied COVERGIRL LiqulineBlast Eyeliner in Blue Boom along the lash line and then blendedCOVERGIRL 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 lavendar 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.


Renato Camporo was inspired by a modern take on a 1940’s Hollywood look. To get the look, he began by creating a side part to the wet hair. He applied Fekkai Full Blown Mousse throughout the hair to build a strong and reliable base. Renato then blow-dried the hair using a round brush. Once the hair was completely dry, he used a ½ inch curling iron to add shape. After letting the curls cool off he allowed the curls to set for 15 minutes and then brushed through the hair. Renato used Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairpsrayto secure the look, adding a lasting finish and shine. To create the final touch, Renato took a one-inch strand of the hair and pinned it back with a vintage hairpiece, securing it with a bobby pin.

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