POPSUGAR: When you're changing up your hair, what's your motivation?
Carly Rae Jepsen: Usually it's spontaneity. I get to a point with my hair where I just need to change it for fun. The red was inspired by Disney. They asked me to play Ariel for the diamond release of The Little Mermaid. They did a new music video for "Part of Your World," and I got to play the part of her in real life. They said, "It's contemporary so you can be a brunette." But no, Ariel has to have red hair. So I dyed it extremely red for that, and then after, I toned it down for my day to day.
PS: What are the beauty essentials that you're always carrying with you?
CRJ: I always have mascara in my bag. On days off, I'm usually a mascara-and-go kind of girl — that and concealer. I like to be a total tomboy on those days. Usually I also have a pen and paper in my bag to scribble down any ideas, and my camera, my phone, a little lip gloss, and red lipstick. I use Lady Danger by Mac Cosmetics. It's kind of the perfect colour red for dressing you up when you're not wearing a lot; you just need that and then you slick your hair back and it's fine.
PS: Was there ever a style that you look back and think, "I never should have tried that"?
CRJ: Oh, absolutely. That's half of the fun of experimenting is looking back and thinking, "What was I thinking?!" I think it's part of being brave. You have to be willing to make some doozies, and every once in a while those happen. But most of the time with trying something new, I find I'm happy that I experimented. But I think the biggest blooper I made on stage was when I was wearing a pink thong and I spun during one of the songs and flashed the audience. It was halfway through the spin when I realised. It was really awkward, but I just played it up and asked, "Did you like my pink underwear?"
PS: Who are the women you look up to beauty-wise?
CRJ: I always thought Kate Bosworth was super classy. I love her style and how she comes across in any interview. She's just really composed and classy. I also like Rachel McAdams: she's kind of darling, so she's hard not to love.