Katy Perry, Kabuki, E.T.
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Katy Perry’s new music video for her single “E.T.” debuted today online, and she totally transformed herself from mortal to alien for the clip! So, who is responsible for her otherworldly look? That would be makeup artist Kabuki (inset), who most recently honed his futuristic primping skills as a makeup consultant on Tron: Legacy. The cosmetics genius developed three styles for the video: Alien, Fawn and Tribal. “The three looks are like three aspects of the extraterrestrial,” Kabuki told InStyle. “I was very happy about the way Katy’s face suited the makeup, she really brought it to life. When you see it on her, it’s not a mask. She really comes through.” Perry’s fans are so excited about the new look, they started posting video tutorials for how to recreate the makeup, and Kabuki is flattered by the support. “I think it’s great that they’re excited about it! They understand that participating is what pop culture is all about. It’s about feeling that you’re a part of something.” Find out how Kabuki transformed Perry into intergalactic pop star in the gallery!