Napoleon Perdis and Delta Goodrem for Vogue

Napoleon Perdis and Delta Goodrem for Vogue

Napoleon Perdis and Delta Goodrem for Vogue

For the July 2012 issue of Vogue Australia (on sale 6th June), Delta Goodrem and fellow Hollywood resident Napoleon Perdis reconnected for the cover shoot and 8-page fashion editorial. Directed by leading Australian photographer Nicole Bentley and the Vogue fashion team, the highly secretive shoot took place at a private residence in Sydney in April.

"Working with Delta was an amazing experience," explains Napoleon, describing her as incredibly down to earth, genuine, and the ultimate muse for any artist. "With that flawless face and those incredible features, she is the perfect canvas and a true natural beauty."

Napoleon gave Delta a look that he describes as "old-world-meets-today": a classic, matte complexion with Hollywood contouring was pared with a strong, modern focus on the eyes, anchored by an almost-androgynous brow.

"It wasn't a look that I've seen Delta ever wear but she worked it so well and looked incredibly strong and sexy. I just adored working with her and felt privileged to be a part of her first-ever Vogue cover shoot."

The feeling was mutual, it seems. "I am so thankful for your talent," Delta told Napoleon.

How To: Delta Goodrem's Look for Vogue

Apply Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer all over the face to smooth and hydrate the skin.

Apply Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation to the feature focus area of the face (triangle of features; eyes, nose, lips) using Artist Foundation Brush 19b. Blend away to nothing at the jaw and hair line.

Sculpt the face with Napoleon's Couture Contouring technique: Using Foundation Stick in a shade 2-4 shades deeper than your skin tone shade under the cheek bones, temples, jaw line, inner bridge of the eye, socket and nose. The High Definition Foundation/ Concealer Brush g20 is the perfect shape and density for sculpting the face, it will apply the product and blend as you go for easy application.

Highlight the face using Mighty Concealer Pen Mellow Yellow. Take product in a V shape under each eye (the tips of the V should meet the corners of your eye to smooth dark circles and continue product onto the top of the cheek bones to lift). Take a little product along the bridge of the nose, cupids bow and under the shading on the cheek to emphasise your contours.

Now set in place for a matte finish with Camera Finish. Use Polishing Brush 35r for larger areas and Contour Brush 16b for more hard-to-reach areas like under the eyes and around the nose.

For killer contours, set your shading (under the cheek bones, temples, jaw line, inner bridge of the eye, socket and nose) with The Ultimate Contour Palette contour colour. This will not only keep the cream textures in place but also strengthen the intensity of your sculpting.

Apply a very light coat of Mesmer-Eyes Mascara to the top lashes using the fine comb.

Using Contour Brush 16b sweep Color Disc Green Living across the mobile lid, through the socket and along the lower lash line.

Line the inner rim with China Doll Gel Eyeliner Copper and smudge a little into the top lash line.

Line the inner corner of the upper and lower water line with Eye Pencil Onyx Factor to give the eye a feline finish.

Strengthen the brow with Eyebrow Pencil Chocoholic. To create this more masculine shape, fill in your arch a little lower so the lower edge of your brow becomes straight.

Coat lips with DeVine Goddess Lipstick Demeter. Tap onto the lips with your finger tips for a modern finish.

For a very subtle sheen, tap a little Luminous Lip Veil Cafe Au Lait onto the centre of the lips.

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