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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vva on

Definitely not a natural beauty.

Kris on

Does she do this everyday??? How ridiculous. I love make up and can spend my entire paycheck in Sephora but even when I’m getting ready to go out, it will take me 60 mins to do both my hair and make up. When I go to work in the morning, it’s eye cream, moisturizer, under eye concealer, eyebrows, maybe a little foundation, lipstick, some bronzer….10 mins. If she is using 10 different eye shadows and liners to do the smoky eye, then that can take a while. But wait until she has kids…, you won’t be able to spend 90 mins a day making yourself up unless you have nannies doing everything. Really silly that her time isn’t that valuable.

rebel on

900 minutes to cake on makeup? Geesh!

Sophia on

90 minutes? So ridiculous and I seriously doubt she does her own make-up

HK on

I was about to say how ridiculous it is that it takes her that long. Then I thought about my own routine. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, sometimes none at all, but I am acne prone which means I have a whole cleansing, treating and moisturizing song and dance I have to go through in the morning before I put on makeup (and evening before bed), and I consider that part of my makeup routine, as makeup application usually follows it). My routine certainly doesn’t take 90 minutes, but it’s non-negotiable (or I will breakout) and takes longer than I would like. Having seen Katy Perry without makeup (personally I think she looks almost the same), I’m assuming that a chunk of the that time is spent washing her face, applying lotion, and other non-makeup items.

Jeeny on

…..and yet they call her a “natural beauty”!

Brandi on

I am a girlie girl and I love beauty products and makeup. Doing my makeup is relaxing to me. I enjoy taking my time and not rushing. On most mornings, it takes me 45 min but uf I rushed, I can do it in 10. She may just enjoy taking her time.

Brandi on

*it I’m rushed

Diva on

To each their own, it takes me two hours to get dress, doesn’t matter if it’s an important event, pleasure or work. I just like to take my time, this includes everything, bath, hair, make-up etc.

Charli on

I could see an hour and a half for a photoshoot but I can’t see spending an hour and a half on makeup just to leave the house. I would end up being a shut in. lol

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