Runway Beauty: Nude Makeup at Camilla and Marc S/S 2013-2014

Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013-2014 officially kicked off today! And at Camilla and Marc, the collection was layered, vivid, textural, opulent and inspired by the Russian Matryoshka doll. “We went with something a little more progressive for Camilla and Marc. We’ve lightened the brows on the girls with foundation for a modern effect. It’s all very creamy and nude! I feel like the brows have injected freshness into a typically very classic beauty look. The skin is very clean, with an understated contour and a simple nude lip.” explained Napoleon Perdis, lead makeup artist for the show.

Blocked out brows at Camilla and Marc S/S 2013-2014

Nude Makeup at Camilla and Marc S/S 2013-2014

To prep the skin for extra hydration, use two pumps of Auto Pilot Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum. Massage into the skin with sanitized fingertips or use Flawless Foundation Brush g18. Using Flawless Foundation Brush g18, blend Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer over the entire face. Spray two pumps of Auto Pilot Moisture Mist over the face and allow the mist to set onto the skin.

Achieve a flawless base with Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation. Begin in the ‘feature focus’ area (the triangle of features – eyes, nose & lips) of the face and work in a circular direction for a perfect finish. Using the The One Concealer, conceal the under eye area. Conceal any blemishes or skin discoloration with the appropriate shade of Mighty Concealer Pen. For best application results, use Full Coverage Brush g12. Set your foundation by dusting Camera Finish Powder Foundation over the hot spots of the face (forehead, nose and chin) using Finishing Powder Brush s25. Lightly set around the eye area using Contour Brush 16b.

Comb the brows into place and lighten the shade of the natural brow colour by spraying the Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation over the brow. Allow the spray foundation to set and re-apply to further enhance the illusion of a lightened brow.

Apply your first coat of Magnif-Eyes Mascara to the lashes. Blend a small amount of The One Concealer onto the entire eye area using Full Coverage Brush g12. Sweep Prismatic Eyeshadow Quad #4 Nude over the entire eye lid from lash line to brow bone using Sculpting Brush 10r. Wash a blend of Eye Pencil Brown Sugar through the socket of the eye using Sculpting Brush 10r. Ensure to contour the inner bridge of the eye. Wash the pencil straight across the socket of the eye when contouring, ensuring the finish is still smooth and blended. Set the pencil application with a blend of Prismatic Eyeshadow Quad #4 Tan and Mocha using Sculpting Brush 10r. Pat Prismatic Eyeshadow Quad #4 Nude onto the mobile lid ensuring a stronger application on the mobile lid and inner corner of the eye. Freshen and brighten up the water line by applying Eye Bright Inner Rim Liner. Define the upper inner water line using Eye Pencil Brown Sugar.

Sculpt the contours of the face by shading with Color Disc Trench Coat. Use Contour Brush 16b for precise application. Blend the application using Reflective Contour Brush 20b. Highlight the top of the cheekbone with a blend of Auto Pilot Lip Service and Loose Eye Dust Ice Storm. Apply using finger tips for a fused finish.

Pat DéVine Goddess Lipstick Gamelia lightly over the lips with your fingertips to neutralize the natural colour of the lips. Coat the lips generously with Lip Lacquer Clearly Glam.

Napoleon Perdis doing makeup backstage at Camilla and Marc S/S 2013-2014

Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics is available at Nordstrom.

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.


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