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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guest on

no wonder she is so unrecognizable without makeup

kw on

Takes me 10 minutes

Summer on

That’s ridiculous. I can understand an hour and a half for special events or her concerts, but on a normal day? It takes me maybe 10 minutes on a normal morning, maybe 30 if my husband and I have a date night or I have a big meeting at work. I agree with PP – no wonder she looks like a different person without it!

heather on

well that is just kinda ridiculous..I mean, 90 minutes!? It takes me 20 minutes TOPS to do hair and make up.

toc on

the uglier you are the longer it takes

lol on

You girls who are saying you take 10 minutes to get ready must look like a bunch of dogs. The frizzy hair, ponytail and no makeup thing isn’t doing it for your man; try spending some more time on yourself and maybe you’d look half as good as Katy.

AMY on

@LOL….Really? No sweetie it’s called the ones who only take 10 minutes have natural beauty….we don’t need to cake on the mask!

Sophia on

She got even more of my respect for being honest. Definitely better than the celebrities who claim to have little make-up when in reality they have a bunch of stuff on their faces and the “little make-up” actually means “natural colors”.

Roxy on

She has very bad acne so its the civerip that takes her that long; and I guess none of u could tell so 90mins is worth it when u are self-employed lol

Roxy on

*cover-up lol

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