Napoleon Perdis (yes, THE Napoleon Perdis, the talented and famous Australian makeup artist!) is our latest guest blogger on Fashion Club! He's a native of Sydney, Australia and has had his own amazing line of makeup for the last 15 years.
This is what Napoleon Perdis has to say about back-to-school beauty trends...
School's almost back in session, and what's not to love about a new beauty trick to kick off the new academic year looking oh-so-fabulous? Here are my back-to-school beauty tips to try:
Prep: Put your skin in A+ shape with a skin-nourishing primer. All you need is a pea-sized amount applied to your face before foundation application and your makeup will look fresher and last longer. I suggest my new NP SET Primers like the Brightening and Calming Pre-Foundation Primers. The Brightening Primer helps up your glow count while the Calming Primer is amazing at reducing redness and evening out skin tone.
Mascara: I like to think of mascara as a cup of coffee for the complexion – you can’t start your day without it! If you like to experiment, try the Twiggie-look (also a fall runway fave) by applying extra coats to the bottom lash line. It’s dramatic, yet sweet and cool.
Eyes: For quick and easy smokey eyes, all you need is a long-lasting black pencil and a little smudge action. Rim the upper and lower lash lines with a pencil and then smudge with a brush (or Q-tip) and go.
Cheeks: You can't go wrong with a hint of pink or peach swept across your cheeks. To get a natural flush, simply sweep the color along the apple of the cheeks with a blush brush and smile like you mean it for the best results.
Lips: Nothing says glamour quite like a ruby red lip. It's not only a classic shade but a real face-changer and is right on trend for fall. Refresh with a red gloss for quick touch-ups between classes.
Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics has over 65 concept stores and over 4,500 point-of-sale locations in Australia and New Zealand. In the United States, the brand has three Napoleon Perdis concept stores, including the flagship on Hollywood Boulevard, and is represented at over 300 Ulta stores across the country, as well as at select independent retailers, including Planet Beauty and Dermstore.com.