As Director of Makeup at Napoleon Perdis, it’s safe to say Siobhan Kelly knows her stuff.
In the midst of preparing for the Kookai AW’15 Runway show, we caught up with Siobhan backstage (looking flawless, natch) to talk about the biggest beauty trends for the season, common makeup mistakes and the three essential products every woman needs in her bag.
The look for the season
"The makeup look we created for the Kookai runway was all about wearability," says Siobhan. "It was inspired by a busy woman – the CEO by day and the life of the party by night. The look is sunkissed, golden and luminous, finished off with a juicy, luscious pink lip and big lashes. No look is complete without a false lash. The colours are all neutral, so they suit every skin tone."
"There are two key products to the look – the Lightswitch Luminizer Paletter which is a collection of shimmery cream luminsers and the Nude You Palette, which launches on Sunday. It's your key essential nude colours that can be used for contouring, eyes and brows. It's very versatile – all the staff want it badly!"
Love the skin you're in
"The biggest makeup trend Napoleon is about this season is investing in your skin. He calls it 'skinvesting'. It's all about using the correct cleansers, balms, primers and lip treatments to keep your skin looking smooth before any makeup is applied.
"If your skin is massaged and hydrated, the makeup sits on top of a smooth surface and it doesn't require a tonne of touch ups.We actually dedicate about a quarter of our makeup time to pampering the skin with massages for any model or celebrity we do".