Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of visiting with @NapoleonPerdis at his Hollywood concept store for a lovely luncheon while he and his wonderful team told us about his new ROCK ON Collection. This collection consists of a Mattifying Mineral Primer and an Advanced Mineral Makeup with SPF 15.
The Mattifying Mineral Primer is something completely new to me. Its a translucent powder that can be used as a primer BEFORE applying the liquid mineral foundation and AFTER to set the liquid. SUPER COOL RIGHT? The powder gives you a a great canvas to prep the face with and gives you a flawless airbrushed look after. It’s also rich in antioxidants like grape seed extract, white tea extract, and aloe vera which we all know is amazing for your skin! Comes in a great no mess container that I love!
The Advanced Mineral Makeup is a creamy liquid mineral-rich foundation that contains SPF 15 and is packed with ingredients like natural bark extracts to absorb oils, sodium hyaluronate and squalane to boost collagen production and keep your skin hydrated. Its oil free and hypoallergenic, great for those with sensitive or oil-prone skin.
I think the idea of using a powder as a primer is GENIUS! The mineral powder as Napoleon said, “gives the Mineral Makeup something to stick to.” For those that are shiny/oily prone like me, I feel like using a powder as a primer gives me the reassurance that I won’t be getting shiny anytime soon instead of worry if the primer I use is going to help or make it worse! The liquid mineral makeup was really light on my skin and gave me a nice dewy look. From previous experience with mineral makeup (like Bare Minerals) I always turn out somewhat shimmery or too dewy or just not enough coverage. The foundation was very buildable and what I liked most was that it acted like a normal foundation but that its a mineral makeup which is soooo much better for your skin. The foundation with a light dusting of the Mattifying Mineral Primer before and after gave me the perfect face. Not chalky look at all. I found that throughout the day as I was wearing it, I didn’t see my makeup disappearing which happens a lot with mineral makeup I find. Staying power is a HUGE plus in my book 🙂
At the ROCK ON event Napoleon also let us play with his new Better Off Red Collection which is “A Collection that Celebrates the Classic.” Napoleon has revamped red lips with a new line of seven lip colors that come in different textures and hues. The collection consists of a lip palette, three different lip glosses (two of which I consider more like liquid lipsticks and one self-adjusting clear gloss), three lipsticks each a different shade of red, and a red nail color called Red Corvette.
Swatched above (left to right) are: Undercover Red Lip Gloss which is the self-adjusting gloss that morphs into your own shade of red, Lady In Red which is a bright red with a satiny finish and Front Row Red which is a long-lasting, dark red color with a matte finish both of which contain nourishing ingredients for your lips!
I fell in LOVE with Front Row Red… My new fav red lip color 🙂
A quick color swatch of the Red Corvette nail color
The Better Off Red Collection will launch August 1, 2011 at Napoleon Perdis Concept Stores, Dillard’s and Von Maur department stores and www.napoleonperdis.com.
“I’ve crafted a collection of red lip shades for all skin tones and ages to prove that red can be anyone’s color – no excuses!” – Napoleon Perdis
Just a few photos from the event! Had lots of fun with the ladies of Napoleon’s team 🙂
xo, June <3