Makeup Masterclass

August 30, 2010

Makeup Masterclass

The most beautiful looks from Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival are at your fingertips thanks to this makeup masterclass from Kate Squires, Creative Team Leader at Napoleon Perdis.

Charlie Brown

Describe the look: Glamorous, a high-maintainence 40s movie star. We had a little liner across the top lash line and then a soft hint of pink on the cheeks. The look was completed with a beautiful tangerine lip – not red, not orange but in between.

• Lips: Devine Goddess lipstick in Hara. We put on one coat and then layered over the top with Devine Goddess lipstick in Anna to take the edge of the orange off. Ana has a little dewiness to the texture so that came through on the final lip.

• Eyes: We did a soft contour on the eyes through the socket with Colour Disc # 67 in Soft Beige, then applied Lash Patrol false lashes in #68. Our Neo Noir liquid liner was used to get that beautiful crisp eye line.

Marie Claire

Describe the look: Simple, effortless beauty. Very much about achieving
a ‘just jumped out of bed’ look for the runway.

• Brows: The brows really define this look. The idea was to keep the focus on brows which shape the face by giving the brows a naturally looking bushy finish with a 3D feel. China Doll Eye Liner in the Earth colour way was used to build up the brows.

• Skin: To achieve the soft, porcelain skin seen on the runway the Napoleon Perdis creative team used the NP Set Memory Foundation which is perfect for getting dewy, glowing skin. Next add a splash of apricot colouring to the cheek to warm the look up, by applying the NP Set
Pasarella Powder Foundation in No. 4.

• Lips: A cheek stain, Barely Blushing in the colour way Barely Buff was actually used on the lips to give them an understated hit of colour, but keeping with the naturally chic theme.

• Eyes: Keeping the look very soft and feminine, the eye was kept nude except for a splash of mascara using the new Napoleon Perdis Mesmerise Mascara which is perfect for getting long, separated and perfectly tinted lashes that open up the eye.

Tip for achieving bushy brows – comb the natural hairs in a straight upwards direction. With every little hair you draw in using the China Doll Eye Liner, you brush up the natural hair with it, then draw in another stroke, brush the hair up, and continue this process to get a thick, untamed looking brow. Remember to extend the brow line – don’t stop where the natural brow stops or the brow will look too thick and made up. Rather, keep drawing in and brushing out the hairs tapering right out to a
soft point at the end of the brow.


Describe the look: A natural, beautiful, luminous bronze look. It was all just about a fresh, simple look for summer. It had no harsh lines and easy for anyone to achieve.

• Eyes – They are softly defined with Colour Disc #39 Iridescent Bronze. Then Ultra Pearl # 28 was swept over all of the eye to warm it up and begin to create the luminosity. We then added a bit more gold to the eye by pressing Gold Beige Loose Dust over the entire lid and tear duct.

• Face – Loose dust # 37 Sand Beige was softly dusted over the entire face to create that beautiful glow. Golden bronze Loose Dust was used over the high points of face where sun would hit naturally like the middle of the nose, tops of cheek bones and centre of forehead.

• Lips – Are more of a nude lip but at second glance you saw a beautiful golden sheen. We mixed NP Set Lipstick in San Francisco and Loose Dust #9 Gold Beige. This gave it a creamy texture and golden flecks.

• Eye brows – Were slightly defined, extending the ends of brows so guests could see the edge of brow to take fine taper out and finish off the eye.

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