Australia’s leading makeup artist, Napoleon Perdis, was again Makeup Director of the David Jones Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Launch. Napoleon created two exclusive looks for the event.
Featuring pops of bright, matte colour on the eyes and lips and a complexion that is fresh and flawless, both looks are punchy, powerful and totally on-trend for Spring/Summer.
“Spring/Summer is always about colour and this year it’s no different. Working with stylist Kelvin Harries, I had a preview of the some of the pieces and noticed that there’s a strong trend for saturated primary colours – especially reds, oranges, and pinks. So I’ve reflected that direction through to two strong lip hues to anchor the whole look: a matte orange and a matte red.
The other strong message for this season: it’s all about pastel power! I love a pastel palette for Summer – for David Jones I’ve customized two gorgeous shades of eye shadow in a powdery blue and a soft spearmint. I’ve added some white into both hues to keep it chalky and totally matte. I think the spearmint is my favourite…and it looks amazing against brown eyes. The clash of pastels against the red and orange lips is a really modern way to wear colour – just keep it matte!
The look overall is definitely pretty – but pretty powerful!”
Working on the fashion launch also meant working with the glorious and beautiful Miranda Kerr.
"Miranda has amazing, feline-like eyes that don't need much definition. I did some contouring work in her sockets with some subtle neutrals from a lab sample of my new Ultimate Nude Palette (not available until October) and applied lots of Mesmer-Eyes Mascara to further accentuate those brilliant blue eyes".
"Then I managed to talk Miranda into lining the inner rim of her eyes with a brown pencil for a more casual smoky eye. She actually applied the liner herself and loved it. For lips I customized a colour for her which was a blend of DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Aphrodite pressed into the lips with some of my new NP Set Lip Balm With Benefits in Baja".
"Miranda is the perfect canvas: blessed with extraordinary looks and an amazing body but much more importantly, she's truly, deeply comfortable in her own skin. And I think that only comes with age and life experience."