Katy Perry has launched a new collection with CoverGirl, including her KatyKat gloss, glitter lip kits, lush lashes and two new eyeshadow palettes. Get your hands on it in stores or online now. Katy also spoke with PeopleStyle about the line and how makeup gives her a chance to take on a new character, liberates her and brings out her inner confidence.
“I love makeup’s power to transform and empower,” the American Idol judge tells PeopleStyle. “It could be a day look gloss that you glam up with some glitter to go out. It’s a little whisper of a lash to put new curtains on the windows to your soul. There’s something for everyone in this collection, and it allows anyone to be anything!”
“The short hair obviously really puts your face at the forefront — there’s nothing to hide behind! I focus on clean, beautiful skin, and then a statement eye or a statement lip,” she shares. “I love playing with unexpected colors for my eyes, so the Cool Kat Palette is a favorite at the moment. And with the weather getting warmer, especially here in South America where I’m on tour, Katy Kat Gloss is such a cheerful way to dress up your smile.”
“I love that we have both a warm and a cool eyeshadow palette — all pressed into the shape of kitty faces, naturally,” she shares. “I’m really excited to finally add glitter to my collection.”
And if you’re not sure how to incorporate the look into your makeup routine, she has a few pointers: “You might think that glitter is only a stage look or only a night look, but you can just pat on a touch of glitter on your lips (or even on your eyelids!) for that subtle shine for your day. Never dull your shine for anything or anyone.”
“Self-care is definitely about balance, especially when I’m on the road,” she says. “I take time for massage and acupuncture to help my muscles and joints recover from running around the stage for two hours every show. I do yoga, I meditate, and I try to eat well to keep my energy up and to avoid getting sick while I’m traveling.”
And she makes sure to focus on herself on a regular basis. “Taking time for myself is definitely important — I’m a person who puts a personal stamp on everything I do, from my tour to my makeup line, so it’s easy to get swept up into a vortex of work and approvals, but I also get energized and refreshed from having the privilege to do what I love for a living and be able to express myself in so many ways creatively.”