September 21, 2011
Isn’t that one of the prettiest palettes you’ve ever seen? The Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Contour Palette is from the Romeo and Juliet inspired ‘Love Unleashed’ collection and was released as part of the brand’s sponsorship of the Australian Ballet. The palette contains a contour shade, a blush and a highlighter and is designed to give you “a-list cheekbones”. I don’t know what a-list cheekbones are, (my cheekbones have yet to be invited to any sort of red carpet event or date a Jonas brother) but this is a gorgeous product and I am loving it.
Because the colours are so heavily pigmented I can see them working for a variety of skin tones, and they work best on fair skin if applied with a light hand. They also last exceptionally well throughout the day (the blush in particular) and don’t require much in the way of re-application throughout the work day. The Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Contour Palette retails for $45 AUD and is available for purchase from the Australian Ballet online store. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)
April 30, 2011
Finished up in April: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lift Off Face Wipes & a sample of the Philosophy Purity Facial Cleansing Cloth.
April 26, 2011
When the Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol first landed on my doorstep, my initial thought was “Oh honey, no”. This did not look like the kind of product I could wear easily. I had instant flashes of myself all Snooki‘d up and to be honest I was slightly terrified. To my pleasant surprise, the Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol looks lovely on fair skin. Granted, it’s a lot darker than the blushes I usually opt for but it wears like something similar to a bronzer on my complexion and I like it.
The top swatch is the product applied with a brush, and the bottom is a straight out finger swipe. Hello pigment! For those of you who aren’t big fans of shimmery blush (or bronzer for the fairbears) this won’t be for you. For those of you who want to look like your cheeks are naturally bronzed and glowing magically in whatever light happens to be hitting your face – jackpot. As an added bonus, the product contains Vitamin-E, to help maintain soft & supple skin. The Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol retails for $60 AUD and can be purchased online from the Napoleon Perdis website. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)
April 5, 2011
Truth be told, I am someone who has been rather cautious of skin care products created by cosmetic brands. I’m not exactly sure why this is, but for some reason I’ve always had it set in my mind that brands that stick exclusively to skin care are usually the best. This myth was promptly dispelled with my discovery of the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lift Off Face Wipes. These are the first makeup wipes that I’ve used that don’t leave my skin coated in a strange (and kind of gross) liquid film after using them. They are alcohol-free and contain lanolin and chamomile to help “soothe and refresh your skin” and they don’t irritate my sensitive skin at all. They do a pretty good job of removing makeup, but as I’m used to a very deep clean (thanks to Dermalogica precleanse) I tend to use 2 of them if I’m not going to use anything else to help clean my skin. Otherwise I’ve been using one before and after my gym sessions to remove most of my makeup, and then help refresh my skin afterwards. Tip – if you want to help lengthen the lifespan of your makeup wipes, store them face down. The Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lift Off Face Wipes are currently available for purchase for $19.80 AUD (for 25 wipes) from online skin care store Ry. (note: this product was sent to me for consideration for review.)
April 3, 2011
These posts are often quite shameful, as I feel so happy and proud of myself when posting my ‘empties’ post for the month and then BAM – 150 new products to fill my cupboards with. Oh well. The new additions for this month are: Bath + Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla Anti-Bac Foaming Hand Soap, NP Set Say Goodnight Night Cream, NP Set Wake Me Up Day Cream, NP Set Purifying Facial Cleanser, NP Set Detoxifying Facial Toner (all sent for consideration for review), Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask (sent for review), Chanel Rouge Coco in Teheran, The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion, The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Stick, The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, Napoleon Perdish Blush Patrol, Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol (both sent for consideration for review), Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Elevating Shampoo, Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Nourishing Conditioner, Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Thickening Gel Creme, The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz, Kim Kardashian’s Fragrance (sent for consideration for review), The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Lotion & Bath + Body Works Fresh Strawberries Anti-Bac Foaming Hand Soap. Not a bad effort!
March 20, 2011
Looking back, I think this might have been the very first Napoleon Perdis product that I ever bought. I still love it to this day and I feel like it might actually last until the end of time. After a quick bit of google research and a trip to the Napoleon counter today it’s come to my attention that the loose dust eyeshadows are now packaged differently, and there seems to be a new colour naming system. Which to me makes more sense because the whole numbered shadows thing seems kind of confusing (and slightly boring) to me. The colour #9 was apparently ‘Golden Beige’, but this isn’t marked on the packaging anywhere.
The Napoleon Loose Dust shadows have a similar consistancy to a pigment, and they can be used in a few different ways. Personally I use this shade as a highlight, and all over lid colour and occasionally as a liner (just add water to a little bit of product and voila! this also makes for a particularly striking shadow when used wet). You only need a small amount of the loose dust for maximum colour payoff, so this product is definitely great value for money. It contains a lot of shimmer, so if you’re sparkle averse this product probably isn’t for you. I don’t think this particular shadow is in production anymore, but you can currently pick it up for $23.80 AUD from Active Skin online.