Makeup King Napoleon Perdis took us back to the Golden Age at last night’s Myer Spring 15 Fashion Launch with a bronzed beauty look, inspired the Mediterranean and Grecian Summers.
“The look I’ve created for the Myer Spring 15 Fashion Launch is best described as fresh with a subtle touch of glam”
STEP 1: CLEANSE – Your makeup is only as good as the skin it sits on top of, so treat your skin to a re-texturizing cleanse before starting your makeup routine. Be it a single or double cleanse, the aim is to soften and nourish the surface of the skin so it looks and feels more flawless and most of all allows your makeup to wear better throughout the day. Massage Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser and Makeup Remover over the skin using the Cleansing Muslin Cloth, rinse the cloth under water then remove most of the cleanser, a little residue will leave the skin looking fresh all day.
STEP 2: HYDRATE AND PRIME – To emulate the epitome of health skin needs hydration, opt for a serum that plumps the skin without leaving a physical texture on the surface; smooth Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum over the face. Not to prime is a crime, so drench the skin with Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer for a fresh foundation finish will last all day.
STEP 3: ADD ESSENTIAL STRUCTURE – Before any colour or coverage goes onto the face, start with your brows and a rich coat of mascara. These essential steps map out the rest of your look for you, telling you when to stop; with your brows done and your eyes defined with mascara, you may find you need less foundation, concealer and colour in your face, resulting in a more natural look. Define the brows with Eyebrow Pencil Pale Rider and/or Chocoholic and apply a rich coat of Long Black Mascara to the top lashes.
STEP 4: REFLECTIVE CONTOUR – Out with the chocolate bars and in with reflection; be it luminous or matte reflection, you can enhance your bone structure using only highlights, which will give you a more natural look that’s suitable for every day. To achieve this natural looking contour, blend Light Switch Luminizer Palette Gold, Pink Ice or Silver over the high-points of the face, the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow and brow bone.
STEP 5: PERFECT YOUR COMPLEXION – For fresh skin that requires minimal touch ups, opt for a semi-matte finish. For lightweight coverage, blend Off Duty Tinted Moisturiser all over the face or for more coverage, stipple Foundation Stick through the feature focus area of the face. For blemishes and dark circles, try using Foundation Stick also as your concealer!
STEP 6: BOOST YOUR BRONZE – When you can’t get to the Mediterranean, you’ll need to fake that golden glow with a bronzer. For an everyday look, use a matte bronzer or for something more glam, dial the look up using a bronzer with a fleck of gold; apply Matte Bronze using a large brush like Polishing Brush 35r to step the bronzer around the perimeter of the face, over the cheekbones, across the nose and over the eye. For added warmth and sheen, lightly sweep Bronze Patrol over the high points of the face.
STEP 7: GET GILDED – Paint the eyes with a golden metallic sheen; mix China Doll Gel Eyeliner Double Happiness and Loose Eye dust Copper Element and blend over the mobile lid using Full Coverage Brush g12.
STEP 8: GLOSS UP – To finish the look, try a simple slick of gloss that smooths your natural pigment and complements your beautifully bronzed skin. Try something not too pink and not too peach, but somewhere in between: coat the lips with Luminous Lip Veil Caramel Kiss.
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