|Above: The details of event.|
Last week, I had distinct opportunity to attend a master class hosted by Napoleon Perdis (who I interviewed HERE) and Elle magazine Beauty/Fitness Director Emily Dougherty. Held at the pristine Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy in Hollywood, the evening was rife with demonstrations, fresh spring trends and mingling with fellow beauty-minded individuals.
Kindly scroll on for details and images from the event as well as the Bottom Line...
|Above: Elle magazine Beauty/Fitness Director Emily Dougherty and Napoleon Perdis discussing the trends for spring.|
|Above: The presentation screens strategically placed throughout the room guaranteed that every audience member could view the demonstrations.|
|Above: The white eyeliner trend is all about brighter, larger eyes.|
|Above: The second look Napoleon created, featuring white eyeliner and bold red-orange lips.|
- No Makeup Makeup...using Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum, China Doll Foundation (also reviewed HERE) and the brilliant Couture Contour Duo.
- White Eyeliner...centering on the China Doll Eyeliner in Yang.
- A Bold Orange Lip...featuring DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Hara and matte skin from the Camera Finish Powder and Foundation.
Some tips I learned from Napoleon during the presentation included carefully lifting the eyelid when applying mascara to get right to the root, using a brown eyeliner pencil to add contour to the orbital area and adding a bright white liner to the lower waterline to dramatically open up the eye!
|Above: Napoleon, Emily and the lovely models from the demonstrations.|
|Above: BP, Napoleon and Emily. What a rare treat to visit with both of them at the event!|
|Above: Laura (my blog assistant and mom!) and BP.|
|Above: Amidst the crowd of beauty lovers eager to meet Napoleon and Emily.|
|Above: Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations Luis Santos + BP.|
|Above: BP and Napoleon Perdis Digital Marketing Executive Diane Sievert. We've communicated for months and it was wonderful to finally meet in person.|
|Above: A glimpse of the vibrant aesthetics of the Napoleon Makeup Academy.|
|Above: The Napoleon Perdis flagship store, adjacent to the NPMA.|
|Above: Attendees exploring the gorgeous offerings at the store.|
|Above: The line to purchase...watching the products in action during the class was definitely inspiring.|
|Above: My favorite product from the demonstrations...the Couture Contour Collection, replete with two specialized brushes and a dual sided powder compact for contour and highlighting.|
|Above: A glimpse of the Couture Contour Collection in action...I love how the white side of the contour compact contains absolutely no shimmer; this is both genius and unique!|
Bottom Line: Napoleon Perdis is a truly kind and generous innovator in the beauty industry. His acumen for technique, flair for color and sincere motivation to make women look their very best are a winning trifecta, indubitably cementing his revered post in the makeup world. Additionally, getting the chance to meet Emily Doughtery from Elle was epic; I was both floored and flattered that she is familiar with Beauty Professor! All in all, it was an evening to remember...I have my eye on the Couture Contour Collection and can't wait to try my newly acquired techniques from the class.
--The Beauty Professor
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