It was a hive of activity backstage at the Myer Autumn/Winter ‘15 launch last night! And for the second consecutive season, Napoleon Perdis was the mastermind behind the stunning makeup look. Drawing inspiration from the 70s and icons such as Jane Birkin and Cher, Perdis has created a sharper, more structural look for a “modern interpretation that will warm any winter makeup statement”.
As the canvas, the skin was all about looking fresh and illuminated, similar to its appearance after a morning cleanse. To emulate this, models’ faces were cleansed with Auto Pilot Hydrating Milk Cleanser, hydrated with Complex Skin Renewal Serum and finally prepped with Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer. Napoleon artists emphasised the importance of using both makeup remover as well as a cleanser for their different functions.
Big eyes and feathered lashes were central to this makeup look. Artists revealed a key tip when applying your face is to always start with your brows and mascara after cleansing. This allows you to pare down or add onto your makeup look if need-be! In light of this, the models lashes were treated to a coat of show-stopping Mesmer-Eyes Mascara, followed by grooming and defining brows with Browtox for a ‘European, Milan style’.
Returning to the skin canvas, imperfections were concealed with The One Concealer before Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum was lightly buffed into the skin. Backstage, Perdis emphasised the importance of contour using the Light Switch Luminizer Palette. The hollows of the cheeks were contoured with bronze whilst high points of the face were softly highlighted with the gold. Finally, for a true matte finish the face was set with Camera Finish Powder Foundation.
The importance of contouring carried onto the eyes using Colour Disc Amazon Jungle, Trench Coat and Pink Ice in the Light Switch Palette. Creamy coloured liner was then applied along the waterline to open up the eyes before the upper and lower lashline was painted in China Doll liner. The dreamy eyes worked to evoke a sense of innocence about the look.
Perdis aimed to ‘emphasise the femininity of the eyes’ by using lots of false lash on the top and lower lash lines. Lashes Cherry Blossom along the lower line furthered the natural ‘doll-like eyes’, before a second coat of Mesmer-Eyes mascara was applied to define, separate and lengthen.
To complete the look, Tinted Lip Balm Lily was swept over the lips for a soft hint of color, before the Rose shade from the Light Switch palette was buffed into the centre of the lips.
Ultimately, Perdis says, “I’ve aimed to create a look that’s perfect for everyday, but easy to up your glam factor for nighttime”.
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