When we saw Katy Perry's Instagram photo on Valentine's Day we assumed her curly bob with blunt bangs was one of those 1950s housewife costume wigs. Then, when we saw this photo of the pop star on the Elle Style Awards red carpet, we realized she might have really chopped her locks.
Say it ain't so! Let's face it… this matronly hair does not belong on a 29-year-old woman, no less a pop star! Did Katy catch a glimpse of Taylor Swift's new bob and feel compelled to follow suit? But what's with the hot roller curls? Even we can't come up with an excuse for that one.
Forget the awful hair for a second… We loved her makeup! The sheer rose-tinted eye shadow made Katy's blue eyes sparkle and that creamy pinky rose lipstick was ultra-flattering with the singer's skin tone and dark hair.
Get the Look: To copy Katy's rose-hued makeup palette, start by prepping upper eye area with concealer or an eye primer. This will ensure your eye makeup doesn't absorb into your eyelids and disappear before you leave the house.
Next, apply an ivory matte eye shadow like Bobbi Brown Bobbi's Essentials Eye Shadow in Ivory to the entire upper eye area. Then, with a flat eye brush, apply a matte pale pink eye shadow like NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Birthday Suit to the lids.
Now, you want to use a contouring eye brush to apply a matte dusty rose eye shadow like Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Dizzy right above the creases in a back and forth windshield wiper motion. Blend like crazy.
Add definition to the eyes by lining the upper lash line with a very thin line of black liquid eyeliner. Then, use a matte brown eyeliner pencil like Wet n Wild Color Icon Brow & Eye Liner to line the lower lash line.
Next, dip an eyeliner brush in the matte dusty rose eye shadow and apply over the brown eyeliner on your lower lash line. Blend with a smudger or Q-tip. Finish your eye makeup by applying 2-3 layers of your favorite volume-building mascara.
Get Katy's rosy lips by first exfoliating lips with a sugar scrub, homemade lip scrub of baking soda and water, or your toothbrush. Then, with a lip liner pencil that matches your lipstick or skin tone, line the entire lip area. Now, using a lip brush apply a rosy pink lipstick like Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Turn On.
See how the light makes Katy's skin look practically illuminated? Complete this makeup look by lightly dusting on a light-diffusing highlighter powder like Cle de Peau Beauty Luminizing Face Enhancer along the cheekbones, the center of your nose, and your chin.
We're not even attempting a Beauty Bailout for Katy's hair. What's done is done and all we can hope for is that the pop tart dips into her vast wig collection until she grows out her tresses a bit. All we can ask is that in the meantime she tables the hot rollers and goes a bit sleeker. We're sorry but not even Katy Perry can make the June Cleaver look happen.