Get The Look: Katy Perry Dark Horse Makeup with COVERGIRL

If there’s one song that has been playing in my head on repeat – and, ok, in my car (sorry to all my passengers in the past couple of months) – it’s been Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J).  I’m hooked.  And yes, I proudly sing it at the top of my lungs when I don’t think anyone is around.

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Anyways, the music video for this infectious song is set to drop today (in the meantime, check out the preview here), and I’ve got a quick look at the makeup Katy will be rocking in the video. I’ve also got the products used along with a tutorial from COVERGIRL celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey, who created this Egyptian style look.  Read on to learn how to get the Katy Perry Dark Horse Makeup and let me know what you think below!

How to: Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Video Makeup by Jake Bailey

The central element to this look is definitely the intricate liner. This eye makeup is based on the “Egyptian Eye” also known as the “Eye of Horus” which is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. An appropriate look for Katy’s regal character in this video!

To create this look I used COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion to draw the intricate design around her eyes. It was an adaptation of several references that I found online, but I liked this one the best. It was important that I use a long lasting liner as it was a long day under hot lights and I needed it to stay in place. Once the liner was complete I added some sparkle with the Bombshell Shine Shadows. I used the Shine Shadow in Gold Goddess on the center and inner area of her lids and Ooh La Lilac on the outer corners. Before the Shine Shadow dried completely I tapped a bright purple glitter on top of the Ooh la lilac and a peach glitter on top of the Gold Goddess areas. I finished the look with a strip of false lashes and two coats of Bombshell Volume Mascara. The first coat is a rich volumizing formula that works Katy’s own lashes into the false pair and adds extreme volume. The second end was used to add depth with a wet looking “lacquer” finish. 

When doing an intricate eye look, especially one with glitter, I always do the eyes first. There’s no point in trying to achieve a flawless complexion, cheek and lip if you’re going to be dropping shadow and glitter all over it! Once the eyes were finished I buffed a thin layer ofCOVERGIRL Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation all over her skin and neck using a flat tipped Kabuki brush to buff it out thinly and evenly. I then mixed a touch of Shine Shadow in Golden Goddess with an apricot cream blush on the back of my hand and blended it onto her cheeks and cheekbones for warmth and glow. 

The look was finished with a bold blackberry lipstick called Euphoria by COVERGIRL LipPerfection. It’s one of Katy’s favorite colours!

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 I just wanted to take a second to focus on Katy’s eye makeup here.  I think it’s absolutely stunning.  The colour combo and instensity of it is fantastic, and with a little adjustment to the eyeliner (remove the lower lid liner and tone down the top if necessary), I think it’s extremely wearable.  I just might have to give this a try…

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  • Victoria Ess

    I love her eye makeup!! I agree that it’s totally wearable, with the exception of the bottom lid eyeliner

  • Iulia Zwicker

    Such a good idea to do the eyes first! I always do them after the face, and then like you said, I end up with sparkles all over the place!

  • zeta_mcmillan

    i love the look with the eye shadows, mascara and liner. Amazing eyes!!

  • Amy Livesay Hart

    I like the eyes, but I would make the pattern match on both sides.

  • Richard Hicks

    She looks great hee. Only can imagine how long it took to get the effect

  • Melinda Jana

    I love Katy Perry’s looks. Would love to attempt the eye makeup sometime, with some modifications.

  • Susan T.

    Katy Perry is always an original! I love that eyeshadow colour too!

  • oxy-moron

    illuminati whore…left her gospel roots to join the hollywood sodom and gamorra anti Christ “elite”..

  • loredana marin

    She looks like Madonna here.