Monday, June 29, 2009

Expert Make-up Tips from Napoleon Perdis!!

The city of Houston was taken by storm, when the vibrant, boisterous and all around adorable celebrity make-up artist Napoleon Perdis came for a visit last week. If you don't know his name, you should. Not only did he have his own show on TLC, but he has also made up the faces of celebrities like Debra Messing, Evangeline Lilly, LeAnn Rimes, Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus and oodles more.

The fabulous Napoleon was kind enough to hang out with me at the St. Regis, share his stellar cosmetic line NPset (now at Target), and teach me some expert make-up tips and tricks. Want to know his secrets? Here they are...

Mascara First
Before anything else. Really. Don't apply a drop of foundation or concealer until you swipe that mascara wand. When I asked why, Napoleon explained, "mascara gives you the map for the make-up for your face." Once your eyes get that wake up call, you may find that you don't even need much additional make-up. How brilliant!

Update your Look
So many of us get cozy with certain colors or products and never try anything new. Sometimes even for decades! Don't allow yourself to get stuck in a cosmetic rut. I played with the NP Denim Set (pictured below) over the weekend, and found Napoleon's palette to be an excellent cure for make-up monotony. The colorful palette even includes instructions for applying both a.m. and p.m. looks. SO much fun.

Play with color
While we were playing with NPset, Napoleon applied a touch of orange shadow to my eyelids. Orange?? Why would I ever try orange eye shadow? Well man I wish I would have. It was subtle, made my eyes pop, and just plain looked amazing. What a shock!

Don't go far boys and girls, I've got lots more of Napoleon's expert ideas to share. Check back very soon!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I heart Napoleon! So juiced up to try his new line!!!