Napoleon PerdisNapoleon Perdis has always sought to demystify and democratize the art of makeup. Since picking up his first brush at the age of 13 to help his glamorous mother primp for a soiree, the self-taught beauty impresario has aimed to conjure the celebrity in every woman. A native of Sydney, Australia and now based in Los Angeles, California, Napoleon Perdis infuses his makeup collections with a feel-good message of female empowerment: all products have built-in educators and pro-tips, and each season, runway trends become a wearable reality. Napoleon Perdis launched a small makeup studio in the Sydney suburb of Leichhardt in 1992. Three years later, he debuted his first concept store on Sydney´s Oxford Street, boasting a full cosmetics collection, including foundations, eye shadows, lipsticks and accessories. Vivid, vivacious color soon became a Napoleon Perdis trademark. As a specialist in bridal and special events makeup, Perdis learned early on in his career about color´s uplifting benefits. Working closely with women of different skin colors, skin types and ages, he also developed an immense appreciation for the uniqueness of every face. The Napoleon Perdis philosophy is not dictated by fashion: it´s about celebrating and elevating your natural beauty with confidence-building products. Today, Napoleon Perdis has more than 55 stand-alone concept stores. In 1993, Napoleon launched the Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy, which currently has eight campuses across Australia and New Zealand and one on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, underscoring his message of makeup education. In addition to managing the various strands of his business, Napoleon Perdis is still an in-demand makeup artist with an array of devoted clients.