Betty Takes Fashion Week: Backstage Interviews Plus Makeup and Nail Trends
We chatted with makeup artist Napoleon Perdis backstage at Elise Overland. Plus, we got the scoop on the hottest spring makeup and nail trends.
-The Betty Editors
We’ve got the scoop on all the hot beauty trends for next spring from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week! Read on to see the beautiful looks featured on runways like Derek Lam, Vena Cava, Jason Wu and more.
Faye Brennan Interviews Makeup Artist Napoleon Perdis for Elise Overland:
It was such a pleasure interviewing Napoleon Perdis (at top with model) last season during Fashion Week, so I was thrilled to meet up with him again backstage at Elise Overland’s Spring/Summer 2011 show.
“Elise likes a strong, feminine and natural presence,” Napoleon explained of his makeup choices, “so the emphasize was to bring out the lashes and the eyes. This was my modern take on the ’60s – a take on Twiggy’s eyes – and I made sure it didn’t look costumey.”
Napoleon used his Mesmer-Eyes Mascara for the long lash effect, and Color Disc eyeshadow in Trench Coat on the eyelids. “The lipstick is a nude with a slight pink edge to it to give kind of a glamour [Goddess Lipstick in Hess],” says Napoleon. “The cheek is just contour, nothing else… it was very easy actually for me, compared to the other intense looks I’m doing this Fashion Week!”
Just before the models left their makeup chairs, Napoleon sprayed on his Auto Pilot Hyaluronate Spritz to create that “Just out of the shower” dewy look. Well done, once again, Napoleon!
Next: Makeup looks for Derek Lam and Thuy… red eyeliner anyone?