“Get up within the morning feeling like P. Diddy,” Kesha sings within the opening strains of her 2009 breakout single ‘TiK ToK.’ It’s arduous to imagine it’s been a decade since we first heard the glittery social gathering anthem that launched her profession. Two primary albums and Grammy nominations later, Kesha remains to be very a lot the identical jubilant and fun-loving artist we met ten years in the past. However lately, it’s secure to say Kesha wakes up within the morning feeling like…effectively, Kesha.
“I just lately had my aura photograph taken,” she tells ELLE.com, throughout a break on set from her newest secret undertaking. “I used to be all these completely different colours, and that is how I really feel. I really feel extra connected to paint than I do even my bodily being.” Kesha’s love for coloration makes her newest enterprise all of the extra becoming: Kesha Rose Magnificence, a group of 5 eyeliners, eyeshadows, and lip merchandise launching this week.
Kesha Rose Magnificence
“I like to brighten the skin in line with how I really feel on the within,” she provides. “If I am feeling turquoise and pink, then I will do one eye turquoise, and one eye pink. And for me, that makes me really feel glad. Then I will most likely throw glitter on high as a result of that’ll make me glad. Then I really feel like my most real self.”
Forward, Kesha talks her new make-up line, ten years of ‘Tik Tok,’ and why her cat and Submit Malone is perhaps greatest mates.
Who’re your magnificence icons?
My fashion icons are androgynous…Males, virtually extra so than ladies. I actually look to David Bowie for nearly all the pieces fashion and makeup-wise. I’d all the time suppose, Would this make David Bowie proud? Would Iggy Pop put on this? However once you go extra traditional, Grace Jones, Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot. I simply love anybody who’s not afraid of coloration.
For this make-up line, I wished to embrace just a little extra of my affinity in the direction of coloration. I’m placing out a make-up line and what’s ironic is that I need individuals to really feel stunning after they’re carrying it, however not from an exterior place. There’s so many colours and alternative ways to put on every product, that I simply y need individuals to play with it and use it incorrectly—as a result of there is no such thing as a right approach. And that is all the time how I’ve had essentially the most enjoyable with make-up.
Kesha Rose Magnificence
An enormous standout from the ‘Elevating Hell Music Video’ are the ‘80s make-up appears to be like. How did you create these appears to be like?
Collaborating with my make-up artist Vittorio Masecchia. We talked about how we wished to seize this essence of the televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker—this actually excessive ’80s realness. We wished to completely go there with the pink from the attention to the forehead bone, and all the way in which down the cheek. Actually not be afraid of taking over the mascara, and play the a part of the character in that video. It is a interval piece. I simply wished to completely commit.
What’s your go-to product from Kesha Rose Magnificence?
Depends upon what I am doing. On the AMAs purple carpet, I did a black smokey eye: Black eyeliner blended with Tonight from the FTW shadow palette for only a classically nice, enjoyable cat-eye, smokey eye look. I like the That B*tch Lip Gloss as a result of it is moisturizing. It smells good. It plumps your lips, after which it turns them a child pink relying on the pH stage of your pores and skin.
Kesha on the AMAs
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You have been carrying these glittery, colourful make-up appears to be like because the starting of your profession. So I’ve to ask: Have you ever watched the HBO present Euphoria?
I’ve heard a lot about it. Completely trustworthy. I have been touring round and selling shit and all these items. I have never had an opportunity to really watch it but. I actually wish to see it as a result of everybody’s simply been telling me it is like make-up porn.
It grew to become an enormous magnificence second over the summer season, with all these individuals carrying glitter and coloration. However you wore make-up appears to be like like that ten years in the past. You’re like the unique Euphoria woman.
It’s simply rigorous make-up! Simply individuals not giving a fuck, not sticking to guidelines, and utilizing a ton of glitter. That every one appeals to me as a result of I consider myself as a glitter queen. I am obsessive about something sparkly. I really feel like I am like a Christmas tree. The tattoos, the sparkles, and I put on gentle up sneakers quite a bit. I enhance myself as a result of it is enjoyable.
Kesha in 2009.
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On the AMAs you sang ‘Elevating Hell’ then stunned us all with ‘TiK ToK.’ What was it like creating that efficiency?
Effectively, it has been ten years since Tik Tok got here out, and it simply felt like the best time to revamp it a bit. ‘Tik Tok’ was the primary tune that had my title on it that I used to be singing on the radio. I wished to play my single that simply got here out this 12 months, after which I wished to throw again to 10 years in the past, after I was nonetheless a really joyous, glad individual that was celebrating life in a nihilistic approach. I’ve gotten a lot shit for all the pieces over time. And in some unspecified time in the future, as soon as you’ve got gotten sufficient shit for all the pieces you do, you form of stopped caring.
Did you see any artists you liked on the AMAs?
I used to be loving all the pieces. I liked being there and I met Submit Malone for the primary time. I really feel like he and my cat share a really kindred spirit. I took an image of Mr. Peeps and I drew on all the identical tattoos that Submit has on his face. They simply seem to be they might be greatest mates.
Did you inform him that?
Wonderful. What’d he say?
I feel he simply thought I used to be excessive. (laughs) I don’t know! He looks like he is a superb time man. I additionally liked seeing Taylor Swift carry out. It introduced me and my mother to tears, simply seeing what number of smash songs she has.. She’s simply so gifted. Attending to see her, and her dad and mom had been there–that was a fantastic second. I like Selena Gomez’s new tune. I by no means really received to fulfill her earlier than, both. However I received to provide her an enormous hug, and I feel her new tune is de facto courageous.
Kesha Rose Magnificence
Kesha Rose FTW Eyeshadow Palette