When it comes to Australian success stories, Napoleon Perdis rolls off the tongue. He’s built a makeup empire from scratch. The phrase “It’s a crime not to prime” is synonymous with him and last week he was the official makeup partner for Myer’s Fashion Launch. We caught up with the beauty heavyweight to talk autumn trends and – you guessed it – his bestselling primer.
What’s the most popular NP product at the moment?
“My most popular product of all time is my Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer, $59. It’s a cult classic as it suits all skin types and truly helps to make the skin look and feel smoother and assists in helping your foundation going the distance. I always get asked why my customers love it so much and the truth is, it’s because it actually works!”
What’s a lip colour that will dominate this autumn?
“A definite must have which works all year around is a creamy nude shade. This season it’s all about peach tones. It’s flattering to all skin tones, makes your lips appear fuller, and requires minimal touch ups.”