Mariah Carey may be the Queen of Christmas, but Katy Perry just proved she also deserves the crown when it comes to celebrating the holidays. The 35-year-old singer just released a new holiday song Cozy Little Christmas along with a festive music video where she served some serious beauty lewks. For one, her hair was styled like a literal Christmas tree adorned with glittering baubles. However, the most striking part was her eye makeup, which included a candy cane liner.
Katy’s makeup artist Anthony H. Nguyen shared some behind-the-scenes pictures on set showing a closer look of her eyes. First, he kept her makeup minimal on the lids with a taupe color blended on the crease. This allows for the colorful liner to really shine. Above the lash line, he created a dramatic winged eyeliner with white-and-red stripes mimicking the stripes of a candy cane and he topped it off with full set of false lashes.
In order to recreate the candy cane trend, all you need is two liners: a red and white one. And in case you’re wondering, red and white liners do exist! Our suggestion? Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in the color Snow ($22, sephora.com) and NYX’s Vivid Bright Red Eyeliner ($4.90, ulta.com) are the perfect combo to easily line your eyes.
First start with the white liner and draw on the cat-eye shape across the lash line. Then, go in with the red liner and paint diagonal stripes above the white. The NYX eyeliner comes with a thin brush so you can easily draw on the stripes. Katy has seven stripes in total, but you can draw less, especially if you don’t opt for a thick wing on the outer edge. To complete your holiday look, do like Katy did and pair the candy cane liner with a bright red lip, frostbitten blush and faux freckles.