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Katy Perry Spends Almost Two Hours on Her Makeup Routine

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Katy Perry is known for her edgy image and her fanciful, full makeup looks. But the singer revealed that it takes her almost two hours to put her face on. That’s right! Perry spends 90 minutes achieving her signature long-lashed look.

“I’m a product whore,” the singer said. “I have a regimen that spans an hour-and-a-half, and nothing goes out of order.” There’s something to be said for routine and being a one-woman glam squad. But 90 minutes is a long time to get ready. We’re glad we’re not the ones waiting for her while she gets all dolled up.

In her interview with fashion and beauty trade WWD, Perry also spoke about her new perfume, Killer Queen, which borrows it’s name from a Queen song. She put a lot of thought into making sure her latest Eau de Katy has an unforgettable aura.

“‘Killer Queen’ has been in my vocabulary since I was 15, because of the song ‘Killer Queen’ by Queen,” Perry admitted. “Freddie Mercury painted the lyrics of this woman who I wanted to be. She seemed very powerful, and she captivated a room when she walked in. I named my company ‘Killer Queen’ after those lyrics. I feel like, after all this time, it was appropriate to use that name in association with something I did. I feel like I’m falling, finally, into that woman Freddie painted.”

As for the way the actually scent smells? It took nearly three dozen tries to perfect the perfume’s formula, making it a labor of love.

“It took us something like 30 or 35 tries to get it right,” said Perry.

She deeply detailed the notes and accords that went into the recipe, saying, “I wanted some floral [notes], like jasmine, but I also wanted red velvet flower, which is incredible — it gives it the edge that makes it Killer Queen. It does have a bit of a gourmand thing to it — but gourmand like high tea at Claridge’s. I wanted the scent to have a little bit of ambiguity. I was attracted to scents in the last couple of years like Alien by Thierry Mugler and Black Orchid from Tom Ford. They’re too strong for me to wear all the time, and I didn’t want to them to be [copies], just to have a hint of ambiguity like they do. It’s sophisticated, but it’s not alienating my main group of people.”

The main group of people being her Katy Cats, of course.

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