Runway Beauty Recap at Spring/Summer 2012/2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

Australian makeup maestro Napoleon Perdis once again created a series of gorgeous beauty looks at Spring/Summer 2012/13 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Gypsy inspired makeup at Camilla MBFWA Spring 2012/2013

At Camilla, the look is all about a raw, jet-setting Gypsy with a “raw, earthy smoky eye and the just-bitten lip stain”.

Camilla MBFWA Spring 2012/2013 makeup face chart

An edgy “revolutionary time traveler” inspired the metallic brows and lips at Ginger and Smart. “Her skin is just stunning, a standout, but I also adore the versatility of this look. Simply blend Off Duty Tinted Moisturizer with Pro-Palette Concealer for that go-to glow. I’ve worked gold accents onto the lips and brows for that metallic edge” said Napoleon.

Metallic brows and lips at Ginger and Smart MBFWA Spring 2012/2013
Ginger and Smart MBFWA Spring 2012/2013 makeup face chart

The look at Talulah was a Californian girl with a modern 60’s twist. This called for dewy skin that is “warm and bronzed with cream textures and a soft flush to the cheek”, along with lashings of mascara and nude lips.  

Dewy skin at Talulah MBFWA Spring 2012/2013
Talulah MBFWA Spring 2012/2013 makeup face chart

“Polished and fresh” was the idea behind the look at Toni Maticevski. “This is a statement brow with a kick! The focus is a clearly polished arch, graphic and balanced yet still feminine and beautiful. No brushes required here: your greatest tool for this look are your fingertips! Use the warmth of your hands to press product into the skin for a fused effect” said Napoleon.

Strong eyebrows at Toni Maticevski MBFWA Spring 2012/2013
Toni Maticevski MBFWA Spring 2012/2013 makeup facechart

Finally, at Miss Unkon, Napoleon gave models a messy, feminine look with smudgy gray shadow and winged out liner.

Smudgy eye makeup at Miss Unkon MBFWA Spring 2012/2013
Miss Unkon MBFWA Spring 2012/2013 makeup face chart

Hope you guys like these looks!

Images: Courtesy of Napoleon Perdis.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. The look of Miss Unkon is my favourite. :)
    I like to take a look at facecharts, it’s always very interessting!!

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