Backstage Beauty: Napoleon Perdis at Fashion Week Australia

4832 Australian makeup maestro Napoleon Perdis creates head turning makeup looks to accompany fashion from Sydney's most in-demand designers at Fashion Week Australia. Napoleon and his team rock the runway with makeup looks to compliment Bowie, Ellery and Magdalena Veleska collections.

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Bowie: Napoleon Perdis at Fashion Week Australia

4829 BOWIE
An ethereal beauty emerging from her birthplace of an almost frozen lake, she is protected (and dressed) by nature and the elements. She is an aura.

Natural and spiritual but not fragile. She rises from the water, dewy, glistening. A subtle silver sheen across the eyelids represents the frost from the snow and the glossy lip, the fresh, cold lake water.

Napoleon Says:
"I incorporated the elements of sun, water, ice and wind into this look; I wanted it to be otherwordly yet still full of life. Skin is polished, dewy and sunkissed, the lid is slightly frosted in tones of silver and pearl using China Doll Gel Liner in Silver and the lip has been touched by the cold lake water - reminiscent of melting ice."


Create the look:

(prep: Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal System)4831

Ellery: Napoleon Perdis at Fashion Week Australia

The rich memories of treasured childhood possessions. Luxe colors and beautiful textures; it's all about the finish.

Sophisticated, vivacious and achingly cool.

Napoleon says:
"I love the balance of the playful eyes with the more mature matte natural lip. It's their lips - but better! The Ellery girls are the epitome of cool - in a very effortless way. I used individual lashes on the outer corners of the eye to add a cute little kick, the way Japanese girls like to wear them. Camera Finish Powder was lightly dusted over the skin to set the makeup and give it a lovely velvety-radiant finish, like she's beaming from within."


Create the look:


Magdalena Veleska: Napoleon Perdis at Fashion Week Australia


All things aquatic. The colors, circular formulations and textures of the makeup are all associated with the collection's ultimate muse: the stingray.

Modern and summery. Feminine and pretty with a slightly uncomfortable edge. Her skin has color and is slightly sunburned, offsetting the striking acid lip.

Napoleon says:
"I liken this look to a futuristic Mermaid. She is slightly sunburned, but in this context, it works! Contours are curved and soft, not angular and hard. To get the sun-kissed look, we worked cream textures into the temples and forehead and then added powder to subtly mattify the skin. The brows are strong and polished. The acid yellow lip is a standout. We custom blended China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Alabaster with Loose Eye Dust in Proud Peacock to create the bespoke neon matte shade."

Get the look:

(prep: Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum)