Katy Perry: My Beauty Routine Takes An Hour and a Half!

07/12/2013 at 10:35 AM ET

Katy Perry fragrance Killer Queen Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Katy Perry is many things, according to a profile of the singer in Friday’s WWD, but “low maintenance” is not one of them.

The singer, who is launching her latest fragrance “Killer Queen” in August, confesses that her makeup routine alone takes up a good chunk of her morning.

“I’m a product whore,” she says. “I have a [beauty] regimen that spans an hour and a half, and nothing goes out of order.” (She also added that this can be challenging “if you’re sleeping over at a new boyfriend’s house!”)

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But that level of perfectionism also applies to her fragrance-making, she shares. “There isn’t any point for me to put out something that doesn’t stand out,” she says of the “powerful, edgy, sophisticated” fragrance — “because that is so not like me.”

So will we see standout fashion and beauty products from the star next? She’d like to, but “this circus act can only juggle so many balls,” she tells WWD, also noting, “I wouldn’t say never on anything, but my heart isn’t drawn to that area just yet.”

For more from the star on her upcoming launch, check out her WWD interview, then tell us: What do you think of the latest fragrance from Perry? Would you buy her fashion or beauty products if she launched them?

–Alex Apatoff

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tshape on

90 minutes isn’t extreme for a person getting ready for the cameras. if women are truly honest about how much time the spend primping on makeup – those who don’t wear it would be shocked. we’ve all worked with, attended school with, or have a friend or family member who wears extremely excessive makeup that looks perfectly applied, and you can bet it takes at least an hour – if not two hours – to apply. makeup is time consuming, and doing it right, is a learned skill that takes practice.

V on

The first time I saw Katy Perry on TV my first thought was “Wow her blue eyes really pop” and my second thought was “I’ve never seen so much eye liner” which led to my third thought, “She wears way too much make-up.” Honest.

V on

@ tshape: I agree, if you’re putting on STAGE make-up, it should and does take at least an hour. I used to be in theatre, and I’ve seen the processes for hair and make-up before photo shoots and film, so I realize that takes a lot of time. But this article seems to imply this is how long it takes Katy on regular, ordinary days (like when she’s at a new boyfriend’s house) to fix her hair and make-up. In my opinion, an hour and a half on regular, no-show days is too much. Why does she feel she has too look like a cover model on normal days?

Brooke on

That is so sad. Hopefully she will find deeper meaning for her life someday, Instead of spending a portion of each day trying to look as far from real as possible.

Sunny on

This is encouraging girls because EVERYONE can look good by an hour and a half make up session…even a dude.

Lisa M. on

I’m not surprised it takes her 90 minutes. Since she’s a celebrity, even if she’s going out in “regular life,” she probably feels like she has to be “made-up” in case she gets photographed somewhere and winds up in a magazine. I used to model part-time, and eyes alone would take the makeup artist about 45 minutes.

DollFace on

90 minutes? What is she doing? Going through metamorphosis?I take 5 minutes…eyeliner and lipgloss.

RG on

A very large part of her job is her image, so it doesn’t surprise me that she has to take painstaking steps to look picture perfect. The paparazzi and our expectations of what a celebrity should look like is ridiculous! And, let’s face it… celebrities don’t make it big on talent alone, though they should. If you don’t look like a supermodel, the message seems to be “pack up your act, and go home”.

arijana on

haha what is she trying to hide? i do my makeup professionally and for weddings and etc within 10-15 maybe 20 mins tops

bummed1 on

Just as long as Tammy Faye Bakker? Hmmmmmm
Wondering what she’s trying to cover up…

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