If you haven’t, the weekend is a great time to get caught up on all the action here at Temptalia. These are some of the can’t-be-missed-posts from the past week!Star studded: We nabbed a quick interview with Napoleon Perdis, an amazing makeup artist and founder of the line Napoleon Perdis and academy in Sydney.Temptalia Asked You all week, and one of the most informative posts was getting the chance to learn about everyone’s skincare routines – if you haven’t found yours, check out all the answers and products recommended by our readers. We asked everyone for their top three makeup tips for beginners last week, and I shared my top ten make up tips, too!Contests: We announced October’s contest (c’mon, enter! you know you want to!), as well as September’s winner (and check out her winning post here).MAC Cosmetics: We shared with you the inspiration behind the Alexander McQueen collection (this coming Thursday!), Metal-X Color Story, Antiquitease: Royal Assets Color Story, some sneak peak Holiday 2007 photos, Antiquitease (the collection) Color Story, The Originals Color Story, more blurbs about Holiday 2007 (Authentics, Antiquitease, Finery), and mark your calendars with the launch dates.Product Reviews: Don’t miss a review of Treat Beauty’s lip scrub and balm; Crazy Rumors’ coffee and tea chapsticks, Principessa’s Bellezza Box (great holiday gift!);Still wanting your beauty fix? Check out links to other great beauty blogs! Continue reading →
Treat Beauty was founded by Marnie Massie who found herself having sensitive skin, but couldn’t find the right set of products available to her, so what did she do? Create her own line of natural alternatives to soothe her dry skin! Marnie wanted her products to not only be natural and cruelty-free, but delicious, and she really hit the mark. I recently tested out these two lip products from Treat Beauty: Kiss and Make It Butter lip scrub and Sweet butter Rose Tinted lip balm.
I recently had the amazing opportunity to interview makeup artist Napoleon Perdis, who is also the founder of Napoleon Perdis, the makeup line. He first debuted his cosmetic line in 1995, and you can find it quite readily all throughout Australia and New Zealand. He also launched his own makeup academy the same year in Paddington, Sydney.
Some of Temptalia’s favorite Napoleon Perdis products have been their gorgeous Blush Patrol, which is a baked and pressed powder with darling swirls of pink and raspberry, along with their Empress nail polish. I also love the matching Empress gloss (it’s a great color, because it looks like a lip stain and is so lightweight, perfect for on-the-go).
What’s the feelings and ideas behind the line and how Napoleon approaches beauty?
Napoleon’s philosophy is focused on female empowerment and individuality taking a cross-generational, multi-ethnic approach to beauty. For this reason, in the span of a decade, Napoleon Perdis has made his mark around the globe with inspirational and customised capsule collections of products that empower women and give them the tools they need to bring the perfect look into their own reality.
Enjoy our interview!
Temptalia: First, thank you so much for taking my questions! What inspired you to start your own line, and what keeps you inspired to pursue and expand the line?
Napoleon: I was inspired by my Greek mother. I would watch her put her makeup on everyday and I was immediately attracted to color and glamour. I have four daughters and I just love women. That’s what keeps me inspired.
What do you do to relax? How do you wind down after a long day?
I used to play with makeup, actually! Now, I watch trash TV to wind down after I come home from law school, but sometimes I play with makeup to have a little fun, too.
P.S. – What do you have planned for this weekend? It’s fall recess for me, so it’s a four-day weekend. The boyfriend and I are heading to Monterey to visit the aquarium and have dinner (it’s our two-year anniversary!) on Monday.
I used Painterly paint pot on lid, Blanc Type eyeshadow on inner lid, Pen ‘n Pink eyeshadow on middle of lid, Fig. 1 eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Pen ‘n Pink eyeshadow above crease, Blanc Type eyeshadow on brow, and Raven kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Petalpoint blush with Lovely Lilac beauty powder to highlight and Emote blush to contour. I had Rougette mattene lipstick with Atmospheric lipglass and a dusting of Lovely Lilac beauty powder on my lips.
What is your favorite lipstick? Who makes it, what kind of color is it, and what makes it so fabulous?
My favorite lipstick is by MAC and it’s called Mari-sheeno. It’s this gorgeous deep coral with pink undertones in it.