Leave it to Katy Perry to sparkle on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet. (What, you thought she'd show up looking subdued?) Her dazzling eye makeup created maximum drama, but by pairing it with matte lipstick colors (coral for the red carpet, red for the performance) and soft pink blush, makeup artist Jake Bailey kept things from looking too Xanadu. Want to make a commitment to sparkle motion by mimicking Katy's look? Well then, just keep reading.
Bailey used black and gunmetal eye shadows, silver glitter, CoverGirl Lash Blast Length mascara ($7.50), and liquid eyeliner to create this eye makeup look. But here's how he applied the glitter so precisely — without creating a mess. "A great trick to wearing glitter like this is to blend a little cream shadow onto the area where you want to place the glitter," Bailey explains. "You should do this once your eye makeup is finished. So as a last step, gently apply the glitter using your fingertip . . . just a little at a time in order to avoid a mess. Once finished, use Scotch tape to remove any excess glitter that may have fallen on the face. Press the tape gently into the skin and it picks it right up." Easy as that.