Napoleon Perdis is an Aussie brand I’ve seen around for years but have never had experience with so when RY.com.au wanted to send me some of their products I thought I better take myself to my local Napoleon Perdis counter in order to get better acquainted with the brand. After playing around with several products that caught my eye I ended up requesting samples of the following three; the Stroke of Genuis Liquid Cashmere Foundation *, the Light Switch Luminizer Palette * and the Complex Skin Renewal Serum. *
Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminizer Palette:
This was an instant must grab item. Having dry, somewhat textured skin, I find cream products are easier to work with.
This little palette contains five different toned cream highlight products; a bronzed tone, a pink blush/lip tone as well as a gold, a silver-lilac and a champagne toned highlight. The shades are subtle once worn and blend nicely into skin. If you are after a crazy, high beam sort of highlight then this won’t be for you. This product is more suited to those of us (myself included) that prefer a more subtle, classic highlight to radiate the face without making skin almost reflective. I’m really into this product!
Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashemere Foundation:
Not so crazy about this one. The finish of this foundation is quite powdery and on my dry skin it just clings to dry patches and doesn’t do anything for my complexion in general. I think it’s more geared towards those of you with oilier skin types who prefer a mattified look.
The formula is on the thicker side and is squeezed out of the attached foundation brush. The brush itself, while a great idea in theory, is a little too stiff and tough for my liking. I’m also wondering how difficult it would be once it comes time to wash the brush and have water/cleaning product not travel up into the foundation tube. It does have a click-turn on/off valve to control the flow of the foundation though which may counteract that problem.
Napoleon Perdis Complex Skin Renewal Serum:
This skincare product is put on before primer and foundation. It has anti-ageing benefits to it and formula-wise is a little on the tacky side at first, which helps makeup stick to your face. It claims to hydrate your skin while improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. If you follow me on snapchat (diaryofange) you would know I only received these products this past week so obviously I haven’t been using it long enough to attest to it’s potency and effectiveness but so far I like the feel of the formula and find my makeup sits on my face a little nicer.
The stand out product for me is definitely the Light Switch Luminizer palette. I’m into a soft, classic sort of makeup look and this product is just perfect for my toned-down preferences. I love the soft, natural glow it gives and would recommend it as one of those products that’s great for all skin types and all ages.
Check out the rest of the beautifully packaged Napoleon Perdis range at RY.com.au.