Katy Perry's new video is out—and OMG, even if you're not a fan, you should probably watch it. That's because "This Is How We Do" is a showcase of probably the most questionable beauty looks you've ever seen in the course of three minutes.
Think: skinny eyebrows; bleached eyebrows; scrunchies; long, square-tipped red nails; cornrows; bowl cuts; and Gwen Stefani buns. Really. It's a lot to digest.
And yet somehow she pulls if off? Maybe? Or it could be I'm still starstruck from getting the chance to meet her recently, thanks to CoverGirl. Let's just hope these looks aren't predictive of any future beauty trends, because if skinny brows come back in style, I give up.
Here's the opening one, '60s-inspired Mod with an asymmetrical bowl cut, Twiggy lashes and bleached-out brows:
The next one is a little closer to her usual style—I love Katy in a sharp bob. Note the pink eyeliner (which Dior now makes and it's AMAZING). Plus, flower hair ornaments and blue balayage.
Here's the scary skinny brow one. Note the nails as well!
I love this graphic Mondrian look—how cool, right? YSL actually makes an eyeshadow palette that's a nod to this classic '60s design.
This one is probably the most normal and pretty. Why yes, those would be dangly pizza slice earrings.
Here's the one that probably shocked me the most. Wet cornrows with green tips, bleached-away brows and some liberal use of pink glitter eyeshadow on the lids. Don't try this at home, kids.
I like this high, tight, super-curly ponytail with red lips, however. Again, no eyebrows. Why?
Here's that scrunchie I was talking about. It's baby pink and it's voluminous. Can people stop trying to make scrunchies happen? Once was surely enough...
Thrown into the mix was this blue-haired "tennis" look. After seeing all the previous ones, it seems almost boring now, huh?
This Gwen Stefani-style '90s hair didn't get a ton of play, maybe because Miley Cyrus has been wearing it lately as well. Her skin looks amazing here, though.
And here's another one that's almost conservative, given the context. The eyebrows are finally back, and with a dip-dyed high ponytail, blue eyeshadow, pink lipstick and the longest, squarest red nails.
Are you impressed? Disturbed? Praying that we won't be encouraged to wear these trends in six months' time?
Have a watch, and then let me know which look is your favourite! PS: Keep an eye out for the twerking ice cream cone...