Katy Perry’s Most Daring Beauty Looks, From Pastel Purple Bobs to Platinum Pixies

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Becoming an overnight Hollywood musical sensation with her hit song ” I Kissed A Girl”, singer Katy Perry and W‘s September cover star, has solidified her spot as a beauty trendsetter on the red carpet. Known for her theatrical costumes and eccentric styles while both on stage and the red carpet, Perry has proven to embrace every hairstyle, color and cut over the years. From pastel blue, pink and purple tousled waves and up do’s to green bobs and most recently, her platinum pixie, Perry has never been afraid to play with color. And when it comes to makeup, Perry opts for dramatic smokey eyes and bold, playful lipsticks to pair with her adventurous style. Here, we take a closer look at Perry’s most daring beauty moments on the red carpet.


A fresh faced Katy Perry arrives at the MTV Presents: Next Generation Xbox Revealed event with a taupe smokey eye and wavy locks.


Wearing a bob with blunt bangs and a frosted smokey eye, Perry arrives at the Gridlock New Year’s Eve in 2008.


Wearing shoulder length tousled waves with a glossy, Barbie pink lip, Perry attends the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.


Back to blunt bags with long tousled curls, Perry attends the Grammy Nominations Concert Live – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night event.


At the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards, Perry wears her tousled bob with a dark smokey eye and satin pink lip.


Opting for a sleek, twisted high pony, Perry attends the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards.


Playing with color at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, Perry wears her aqua blue curls with a sleek blue cat eye.


Back to her dark brunette waves, Perry wears a multi-colored smokey eye instead at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.


Wearing her cotton candy pink tousled bob with a matching lip, Perry arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.


Playing up her elegant waves with layers of purple highlights, Perry arrives at the Katy Perry: Part Of Me premiere.


At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Perry opts for a turquoise blue french twist instead that she pairs with a pale pink lip.


Perry’s look at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards was all about natural, polished waves and a neutral smokey eye.


Pairing her sleek, braided up do with a satin maroon red lip, Perry attends the 15th NRJ Music Awards.


Back to her tousled bob, in jade green instead, Perry arrives at the Congressional candidate Marianne Williamson press event in 2014.


Perry looks elegant at the 56th Grammy Awards with her sleek, braided up do and subtle cat eye.


Opting for an edgier look at the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, Perry pairs her brunette pixie with an exaggerated taupe smokey eye.


Wearing pastel purple tousled waves with creamy nude lip, Perry arrives at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.


A sleek up do with blunt bangs, bleached brows and blue mascara was the look at the 2016 Costume Institute Gala.


Debuting her blonde waves at the 59th Grammy Awards, Perry radiates with luminous skin and a mauve lip.


Elevating her blonde waves with an asymmetrical pixie, Perry arrives with a neutral smokey eye and lip at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.


Perry gets experimental at the 2017 Costume Institute Gala, wearing a dramatic navy blue smokey eye with a dark burgundy lip.


Debuting her latest do during Paris Haute Couture week, Perry joins the platinum blonde movement.