Katy Perry Shares Her Secret to Feeling Happy About Your Looks
"We took a picture together after your concert last Summer," I tell Katy Perry as her iconic pinup-girl face and lavender hair flashes across my laptop via a Skype conversation.
"So we swapped saliva?" she jokes, not breaking her flirty stage persona.
Though Katy is a prevalent influencer in both the music and beauty industries, I learned quickly that she has no problem getting real (even if that means doing an impression of a frog!) and dishing her personal grooming and life hacks.
When it comes to beauty, Katy is ahead of the curve. She's a red-carpet darling for her rainbow hair hues (sometimes even multiple colors in one night!) and bold makeup color choices. Endorsements from Proactiv and CoverGirl have made her the face of many campaigns. And she's launched a successful line of faux lashes and festive fragrances.
Katy's latest scent, Mad Potion, stays true to her whimsical brand. The bottle is meant to look like a container you might find in Neverland with a silver-glitter cap to conjure the spirit of magical stardust. Go further into her fantastical world with one whiff of the perfume, which, to me, smells like brunch (in the best, sexiest way possible!). The warm fragrance is a concoction of global vanillas (from places like Tahiti, Madagascar, and Mexico) mixed with amber, creamy musk, and jasmine petals. Purchase it for $30 via Twitter's Buy button by following @katyperrypopup.
To help celebrate her newest entrepreneurial venture, I chatted with her about said scent and all things beauty — specifically, which vibrant hair color is the most fun to wear, why Summer is the best time to go makeup free, and what rituals she does to stay sane on the road.