The inspiration for the makeup at Alex Perry’s recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia showing was sport luxe – with an edge. Softer translucent elements contrasted by structure and sleek silhouettes. A varsity-inspired colour palette of navy, black, white and blush. The mood he was going for was youthful vitality and health. A fresh-faced glamour that only an Australian girl can pull off. Slightly pretty with the perfect amount of polish.
Napoleon Perdis, who created the makeup look, says:
“If a makeup look can reflect a culture then this is Australia to me. It really speaks to that freshness and vitality for which Australian girls are so admired. So, for Alex’s show, the focus is on the skin, and creating the most translucent texture. I wanted the complexion to look absolutely perfect – like the kind of skin you’re either born with… or you’re not!
“Everything’s about embracing luminosity but without adding a million products. Cheeks are balanced with a touch of matte bronzer, for a natural-looking flush, like the girls have just stepped off the hockey field. This look has an enviable ease to it; minimal effort, maximum impact.”