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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Napoleon Perdis: Swept Away Christmas Collection

“Australia is the ultimate resort destination,” says makeup maestro Napoleon Perdis. “We’ve tried to capture some of the magic of Australia in our ‘Swept Away’ holiday story.”

And it's quite a collection. The limited edition Napoleon Perdis Swept Away collection is inspired by the crystal clear waters and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef and the vibrant colours of summertime.

The Christmas ensemble spans seven different gift sets, each one with a touch of resort-like glamour. Lip glosses come in juicy fruit flavours, eye shadow and blush colours recall exotic reef fish; even brush sets are inspired by ocean hues.

In a nod to Australia’s sacred coral reefs, all makeup products have been enhanced with marine ingredients, including brown algae (with skin-firming abilities), seaweed extract (for its emollient benefits) and sea salt (for skin conditioning). All the sets are packaged in bright cartons, with hand-drawn images of coral, fish and shells.

“It’s an upbeat, escapist version of holiday,” says Perdis. “It’s bold, colourful and a little dreamy.” Perdis has also created a collector’s item brush set, meticulously assembled from farm-raised conch shell.

No capsule collection would be complete without a gift with purchase: This season it’s the Marine Shell Lip Balm, a hydrating, melon-flavored lip treatment with vitamins A, C and E that comes packaged in a transparent shell component.

The Swept Away Collection is:

Tropical Heat (RRP $69)
Three colourful multi-kits with luminous makeup options. Each one has a quartet of eye shadows, a duo of blushes and a bright lip gloss with mini-applicators included.

The Siren Lip Gloss Pack (RRP $49)
Five pretty glosses for luscious-looking lips. Ingredients in the formula include vitamins A, C and E and algae extracts to soften skin. Flavors include passion fruit, orange, pineapple, mango and strawberry. All glosses come with a brush applicator.

Bronze Bombshell (RRP $49)
A duo of bronzing products for a heavenly glow. The combination of the exotic coconut-scented lotion and shimmering gold-flecked powder creates a luminous glow whenever you need it. Nourishing ingredients include vitamins A, C, and E and algae extract (in the lotion) to moisturise the skin and is suitable for all skin types. The powder has a cute starfish design.

Great Escapes Brush Set (RRP $99)
An eight-piece, travel-size brush set, available in two hues: teal or cobalt. The set includes foundation brush, concealer brush, powder brush, slanted eye shadow brush, eye blender brush, lip liner brush, eye liner brush and a brow brush/lash comb.

Swell Shell Brush Set (RRP $299)
Packaged in a black satin box, and made from farm-raised conch shell, this three-piece brush set has pearly shell handles and antibacterial brushes. The set includes a powder/contour brush, a definer/liner brush and an eye shadow brush.

All products on-counter now.

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