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Napoleon Perdis

How to Find the Right Red Lipstick

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 11.25.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Just like the little black dress is a wardrobe classic, a swipe of red lipstick is all you need to always look chic and glamorous. However, no one shade of red lipstick will suit every woman, which is why I've created a how-to guide to finding the right red for your skin tone this holiday season.

Look Great on the Go -- Powerhouse Makeup Products for the Frequent Flyer

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

From the airport to the board room, I want to make sure I look my best and, most importantly, well-rested! Here are a few of my favorite go-to products for travel to ensure you look fabulous from take-off to touchdown.

Summer Loving: Tips for an Easy Summer-to-Fall Beauty Transition

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 11.30.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Who says you can't incorporate those quintessential summer looks into your autumn beauty regime or fake some convincing color?

The Cult Of Beauty

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 09.18.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

What exactly is beauty? It's impossible to define in any succinct way; beauty means different things to different people, cultures and eras.

Hair Apparent: Easy Ways to Sync Your Hair & Makeup Like a Celeb

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 08.10.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

How do these starlets skip around the color wheel faster than you can say 'Bumble & Bumble'? It's all about careful color customization.

Fashion Week Favorites: A View From Backstage

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

2011-05-20-Screenshot20110519at9.02.52PM.jpg I just got back from Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in Sydney where I directed the looks for 17 shows from go to whoa.

Coast to Coast: The Beauty Looks of L.A. and NYC

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 06.12.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

South Cali girls can pull off bright hues and rock bronzed skin year round, while New Yorkers tend to be seasonally appropriate, with statement skin that relies on a regime that can adapt to all that wildly different weather.

Makeup Through the Ages: A Fresh Spin on Beauty Classics

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Elizabeth Taylor's passing really got me thinking about looks that defined that time. I've taken each statement from the 1920s to 1980s and put a new spin on it.

Runway to Reality Part II: New York Fashion Week Makeup Looks

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

2011-02-18-fashionweek.jpgAnother fashion week has come and gone. 10 fashion shows, about 660 makeup brushes, 99 pairs of false lashes and 224 models.

Runway to Reality: Makeup Looks Fresh Off the Runway

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

The looks vary from minimal to dramatic, and I -- while assisted by my incredibly talented team of makeup artists from the U.S. and Australia -- have been churning out head-turning makeup looks for fashion week.

New Year, New You: 5 Easy Beauty Resolutions for 2011

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Look for mascaras with hard-working ingredients like candelilla wax, beeswax and allantoin to keep lashes in top-notch form.

A Festive Face: Holiday-Perfect Makeup Looks

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

No matter what you're celebrating -- the Winter Solstice, just wrapped Hanukkah or looking forward to 2011 -- you'll surely need festively fab makeup looks.

The Best Face to Bring to the Gym: Workout Safe Makeup Looks

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

The modern-day woman is a marvel: She's juggling a full-time job, raising a family and squeezing in a workout session. My wife, Soula Marie, is my ultimate muse and before she takes off for a jog in Runyon Canyon, she applies a smidge of makeup.

Le Freak, C'est Chic: Last-Minute Halloween Makeup Tips

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

In the mad rush to pull a guise together, it's important to ensure your makeup doesn't look scarier than your costume. Here are three simple and stylish looks that will transform your basic look into something frightfully glamorous.

Witty in Pink: Celebrating the Most Flattering Makeup Shade

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

The formerly saccharine makeup color, associated with Malibu Barbie and her kind, has emerged as the most universally flattering shade around.

Faking It: The Secret to Long, Lush Lashes

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Not everyone can boast Kim Kardashian's buxom lashes, so why not try falsies? They're undeniably fun and an instant way to enhance the eyes.

Glitz Tricks: How to Make Glitter Work

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

In makeup, few things are as polarizing as glitter. Shimmering shades rank laughably low on most people's makeup must-have lists. But a swipe of iridescent dust on the eyes, cheeks or lips can be a magical thing.

Breaking the Model Mold: Australia's Samantha Harris

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

2010-08-20-sam.jpgHow often do you hear about breakthrough Australian Aboriginal talent? Enter, Samantha Harris.

Turning Back the Clock... One Minute at a Time

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

I've long extolled the virtues of using concealer, foundation and bronzer to resculpt your face without having to go under a knife. But lately, I see makeup and injectables working together.

Revealed With a Kiss: The Return of Lipstick

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

After years of gloss domination, lipstick, especially red lipstick, is finding more fans -- on the catwalk, on the sidewalk and on the red carpet.

I Spy With My Little (Smoky) Eye: In Praise of the Femme Fatale

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Kicking ass always looks best paired with ultra-smoky eyes and scarlet lips. Here are some of my favorite cinematic vixen looks -- and how to replicate them.

Think Ink: Why Black Liner Is Eternal

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Even a whisper-thin line skimmed just on the lash line will give you more arresting eyes, but I'll bet in no time you'll be wanting to go thicker. Heavier. Hotter. Smokier. To get inspired, try my simple eyeliner techniques.

Aisle Do's: A Guide to Bewitching Bridal Beauty

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

The key to bridal beauty is makeup that goes the distance -- and lasts through the ceremony, the tears, the kissing, the hugging, the champagne, the cake and the dancing.

An Eyebrow Raising Affair

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Thin is not in -- at least when it comes to eyebrows. At the recent round of shows, makeup artists on both sides of the Atlantic showcased the most resplendent brows we've seen for decades.

Driving Under the Influence of Makeup

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Far be it from me to ever admonish a woman for wanting her lashes to look enviably lush, but there is something quite frightening about conflating your beauty regime and your daily commute.