Get The Look: Katy Perry At The American Music Awards

For Katy Perry‘s American Music Awards hairstyle, Renato Camporo for Fekkai created a very sculpted, modern take on a French twist, while makeup artist Jake Bailey created a retro look using CoverGirl products. Read on for the hair and makeup how-to. 

Renato was inspired for this look after seeing Katy’s red carpet dress. The look was elegant and sophisticated but also innovative. Renato began by applying Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to wet hair in order to give it a firm base. He then blow-dried the hair while brushing it through with a flat brush. He used a one-inch curling iron throughout the hair to create body while giving it a sturdy foundation. Renato then heavily teased the hair. To create the final up-do, he pushed the front of the hair forward and wrapped the rest into a French twist, securing it with hairpins. To complete the look, Renato added an accessory made by Vivienne Westwood by weaving it into the hair with his fingers. He secured the look by spraying the hair with Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray.

Fekkai Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel ($25), and Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($25) are available at and Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.


Makeup maven Jake Bailey wanted to do a sophisticated twist on the “classic Katy” look to complement the Vivienne Westwood couture dress.  He went extra dramatic with the signature liquid liner and lashes and went for a coral (orangey) red as opposed to a classic red to pick up on some accents in the dress.
Here’s the beauty breakdown: 

“I perfected her skin by buffing a liquid foundation onto her skin using a large kabuki brush and set it with a dusting of Guerlain’s Les Viollettes loose powder. I warmed her complexion with a tawny blush from Nars called “madly” and swirled a tiny bit of a coral shimmer blush called “orgasm”…also from Nars on the apples of her cheeks for a little extra glow.
I elongated her eyes using a liquid liner marker from Le Metier. Then, I applied 2 sets of strip lashes and coated them with 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast 24HR mascara (available in January!). This is an extra rich formula that lasts forever. I’ve been using this on all my clients for red carpets lately since I can’t always be with them for touch ups. I lined her lower lashline with COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast eyeliner in “violet voltage” I softened it by blending it out with a small shadow brush.
I used a bright coral red,  COVERGIRL  LipPerfection lipcolor in “flame”. This was the perfect color to pick up on the dresses coral accents and complemented her pink hair 🙂 I had Katy apply the lipstick directly from the tube and I refined the edges using a small lipstick brush.”

I missed the show because I was at the Eagles/Giants game last night, but I loved Katy’s pink look. What were your faves? What do you think of Katy’s hairstyle and makeup?

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