The teamwork between the designer and the make up artist is an integral part of any runway, because the result of this collaboration can make or break the show. Alex Perry collaborated with Napoloeon Perdis to create a beauty look apt for his collection in his recent show at Australian fashion week. The result of this is a natural beauty look that still manages to stand out.

Napoleon Perdis is best known for his contouring techniques which enhances a woman’s features to bring out her natural beauty. This is what he did for the Alex Perry show. The look is polished, modern and fresh: a look that anyone can easily do on their own. Read on after the break for the complete steps on how to get this beauty look.

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How to: Alex Perry make up


To prep the skin for extra hydration, use two pumps of Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum. Massage into the skin with sanitized fingertips or use Complexion Perfection Brush 23s.

Next, use a foundation brush (like Complexion Perfection Brush 23s) to blend Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer over the entire face. For a youthful glow, blend Auto Pilot Radiance-Boosting Primer across the highpoints of the face and forehead. Feather the remaining over the whole face.
Curl the lashes and apply your first coat of Mesmer-Eyes Mascara.

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Correct any dark pigment under the eyes and across the mobile lid using The One Concealer. Follow with appropriate shades
from the Pro Palette Concealer to fuse the shades together to match your skin tone. For best results, use Full Coverage Brush g12. Continue to conceal any blemishes or discoloration on the face for a flawless finish using High Definition & Concealer Brush g20.

Set your foundation by dusting Camera Finish Powder Foundation over the hot spots of the face (forehead, nose and chin) using Finishing Powder Brush s25. Lightly set around the eye area using Contour Brush 16b.
Couture Contouring

Using the highlight shade from the Couture Contour Duo; highlight across the tops of the cheekbone, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow, and centre of the forehead. For precise application, try using Contour Brush 16b.

Continue with the Couture Contour Duo to contour the cheekbones, temples, and softly around the jawline if necessary using the Reflective Contour Brush 20b.


Using a sculpting brush like Napoleon’s 10r, wash the contour shade from the Couture Contour Duo through the socket and along the lower lash line. Highlight the brow bone and inner corner of the eye using the highlight shade from the Couture Contour Duo. For a subtle application, try using the Contouring & Sculpting Brush 16r.


Comb the brows and define with Eyebrow Pencil Pale Rider or Chocoholic. Feather the product onto the brow following the natural direction of the hair growth.


To get natural looking lips, use Architect Lip Brush 3h then coat your lips with Luminous Lip Veil Café Au Lait.

Enhancing your natural beauty is one of the best make up tricks you can learn. What’s nice with a look like this is you’ll never risk looking over the top only effortlessly glamorous.

Photos courtesy Napoleon Perdis

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