I am always more attracted to the international beauty brands (well the grass is always greener on the other side!), and have been dismissing some great products from our local beauty heroes such as Napoleon Perdis. I finally had a chance to try them out, and I have to say I am utterly impressed by his products – what they deliver are on par with the premium brands, with a more affordable price tag. Today’s post is for sharing my top 3 favorite products from the brand.
The Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation with SPF20 is such a wonderful foundation that completely surpassed my expectations! It’s a medium to full coverage foundation that gives a flawless finish whilst still looking very natural. It has a milky cream and opaque consistency, so a little product goes a long way. Most thick foundations do not spread easily, but with this product, application is a breeze and it wears and sets beautifully on the skin without the need of loose powder. I prefer to apply it with the fingers, as the warmth from the fingers help the foundation blend out easily and meld into your skin for a radiant, polished and milky finish. It covers the pores completely, and diffuses other imperfections and uneven skin-tone so it does not look cakey and flat on the face. Packaging is not the most user-friendly, as you tend to squeeze more product out than needed, and the brush feels too stiff as I am spoilt by Suqqu brushes!
The Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Primer is another must-have product from Napoleon, and it is now a staple product in my makeup kit. It has a lovely lightweight texture that glides on like milky lotion, and feels very hydrating and helps the foundation to wear better. It gives the skin a soft-focus finish with a dewy glow, and best of all it does not enlarge the pores. There is no color to it, so it goes on translucent and won’t look streaky. It has the right amount of shimmer so it’s easy to wear for a boost of radiance without looking greasy. You can either wear a small amount of it all over the face (underneath or mix with your foundation) for a healthy glow, or you can apply a bit more for highlighting purposes that gives a dewy and slightly wet look.
The Ultimate Contour Palette is all you need for a multi-purpose face palette. The powders are very finely milled with a silky and buttery touch to it, and are easy to apply and blend. All the colors are very basic and right on point, which is a good thing because most of us are after a practical palette for everyday use. The colors are flattering on most complexions, and thumbs up for having the contour shade in matte finish which makes it a true contour product.
Highlighter: A shimmery neutral champagne color and it also makes a great eye shadow color
Blush: A semi-matte coral color with a soft glow
Contour: A matte neutral medium brown color