Katy Perry Covers InStyle, Reveals Makeup Secrets

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Katy Perry on the October cover of InStyle

The October issue of InStyle is totally to dye for.

Sporting a sequined Emanuel Ungaro gown, Louis Vuitton belt, and, oh yeah, pink waves that would make Jem jealous, Katy Perry brings the hair-color-not-found-in-nature trend (seen on the Spring 2012 runways) to the newsstand with her playful yet glam cover.

And while the pop star—who also wears jewelry from Diamond in the Rough, Deborah Pagani, and Jennifer Fisher—admits she has the kind of sugar-coated side you might expect from someone with a candy-colored coif, she's no pushover.

“I’m not going to sit and be steamrolled; I’m going to stand up against things that are unjust,” she tells the magazine. “I am full of unicorns and Care Bears 99 percent of the time, but don’t open Pandora’s Box of that other 1 percent—because it’s there!”

We got it. The self-professed "design-blog junkie" opens up about her current favorite piece of furniture: a dentist's chair that she uses for makeup applications while on tour. (Best idea ever?)

"I can lie back and wake up looking like a million bucks—I call it my Sleeping Beauty makeup,” says Perry, who dons a printed Miu Miu dress, Adeler jewelry, and a Frenchie-esque retro pinup 'do in the fashion spread.


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Think pink: Perry goes pinup with Old Hollywood-worthy waves.

Approaching her first wedding anniversary with hubby Russell Brand, the VMA winner also discusses whether or not we can expect pink-haired progeny anytime soon.

“Not yet," she says. "I think if you’re married, it’s often in your future ... I think in the future—the very far future—when I have children, I’ll have a more open approach, setting boundaries and showing them what their decisions and choices will breed.”

Playing them "Last Friday Night" should do the trick, right?

For more of Katy Perry's interview and photo shoot with Jenny Gaga and Tom Betterton, visit InStyle online and pick up the October issue, on sale September 23.