beauty, beauty products, cosmetics, makeup, makeup trends, Napoleon Perdis

Australian cosmetics king Napoleon Perdis appeared on US program The Broadcast to discuss the makeup trends fresh from the catwalks and how anyone can recreate those runway looks.

His top trends to recreate this season are: a softer, smoky eye, modern matte skin and a hint of tint on the lips.

What are Napoleon’s tips for gorgeous matte skin? “A golden tan has been a sign of luxury and leisure since Coco Chanel returned from a trip to the French Riviera with sun kissed skin in the 1920s. While today’s sun goddesses protect skin with SPF, an enviable glow remains in demand, especially going into the warmer months.

“Update the look for 2014 by choosing matte textures that create a believable kiss of color. These products can also double as contouring tools for defined cheekbones. I’m all about an expensive looking complexion and a matte finish keeps the look sophisticated and chic.”