The exact foundation Katy Perry wore for inauguration night

Plus why the star changed up her make-up look before her iconic performance

Katy Perry visits the SiriusXM Studios on August 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California
(Image credit: Michael Kovac / Contributor via Getty Images)

This week saw the inauguration of President Joe Biden take place, and as part of the evening celebrations, Katy Perry performed her hit "Firework" in front of the Washington monument. Her make-up artist has now shared the foundation she wore for the iconic performance – and it's a classic.

Both Katy Perry and Lady Gaga opted for red lipstick for inauguration day, most likely because of the bold color's powerful connotations. With her platinum blonde hair scraped back into a low bun, her complexion was sculpted to perfection and complete with a warm nude eye and red lip.

If you're looking to recreate Katy Perry's inauguration beauty look for yourself, you're in luck, as her make-up artist has revealed the exact products he used to create the look.

What foundation does Katy Perry wear?

Ahead of the performance, Katy's make-up artist Michael Anthony used two shades of the iconic Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (4.5 and 5.5) to perfect her complexion. This formula is the something of an A-list go-to, with Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Meghan Markle all reported fans.

"For Katy's inauguration performance, I kept thinking about timeless beauty – how looking at work from the past, I'm reminded of how far we've come," Anthony told Allure. "I wanted to look back on this and be reminded of how special this day was, so I took extra time in sculpting Katy's features with slightly different tones."

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Although in her Instagram post Katy is wearing pink lipstick in "Riolto", he switched to red shade "Fiamma" shortly before her performance. Both were the Lip Maestro Liquid Matte Lipstick by Armani Beauty.

An iconic look for an iconic day!

Lucy Abbersteen
Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, InStyle and Woman & Home, and regularly contributes to My Imperfect Life. Most recently she was Junior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. Covering skincare, haircare, make-up and wellbeing, her job involves anything from picking the brains of the world's top dermatologists to swatching the latest and greatest foundations. When she's not got beauty on the brain, you're most likely to find her spending time with dogs (her sister owns one very sassy cockapoo), reading or sleeping. She's also a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race, rosé and and house plants that stay alive.