Katy Perry: My Beauty Routine “Spans an Hour and a Half”
Sometimes it is comforting to know that even celebrities don't wake up looking flawless.
In an interview with Women's Wear Daily to promote her new fragrance "Killer Queen" — which debuts in August — Katy Perry admits that it takes her around 90 minutes to transform into the diva we're so used to seeing.
"I'm a product whore. I have a regimen that spans an hour and a half, and nothing goes out of order," she said, admitting that it could be difficult to do when "sleeping over at a new boyfriend's house." Good news for her, since she and John Mayer should be past that point by now.
Even though it takes a long time, Katy has the talent to prove she isn't just hiding behind her makeup. "I spoke one time at a songwriting thing, and the kids were asking me questions about being an artist," she recalled. "[I told them] all the costumes and the glitter and the glitz and glam is great, but if you don't have the talent, you just look like a freak."
"This is how I view my career: not as a ticking bomb," she continued. "A lot of people do things out of fear. A lot of people make choices [based on thinking] they won't have a career in five years. I know where I am; I know what I do is worth something and does not have an expiration date on it. I'm not making choices — in any capacity of my life, with any kind of endorsement, with any kind of product — out of fear."
And how about that perfume name. How did that come about? "Killer Queen has been in my vocabulary since I was 15, because of the song 'Killer Queen' by Queen. 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," she continued. "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."