Napoleon Perdis Slim Aarons Collection

You may not know the name but you most definitely would have seen Slim Aarons’ work. Mr Aarons was the man behind one of the most iconic images to represent the 1960-70’s era. ‘Poolside Gossip,’ which was shot at a Palm Springs home in 1970 designed by famous modernist architect Richard Neutra, is the inspiration behind the limited edition colour collection from Napoleon Perdis.

The collection is split into two segments. The first is a 3-piece set which I’ve managed to get my hands on two of the items to swatch for you. The second part is a trio of double-ended eyeliner pens, which again I’ve grabbed a couple of to show you. 

Limited Edition Colour Collection

Napoleon Perdis Slim Aarons Makeup

Napoleon Perdis x Slim Aarons 3-piece set

Paying homage to the sunkissed complexions seen on the attractive people in the Poolside Gossip image, this collection contains the three products you need to master the look. They come packaged in a vibrant cosmetic bag with a print of Poolside Gossip on the front.

  • Champagne Days Cream Highlighter – A multi-purpose highlighter to add a flattering, creamy golden sheen to skin.
  • Matte Bronzer – The perfect, pressed powder bronzer with a modern matte finish.
    Fabulous for fair skins.
  • Entitled Creme Lipstick – The ultimate nude lip: face-flattering and hydrating.

Australia $150 from David Jones, Adore Beauty, Myer and Napoleon Perdis concept stores.

USA $145 from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

Napoleon Perdis Matte Bronzer Swatches

Matte Bronzer – Swatches are sweep (left) and blended (right)

Napoleon Perdis Slim Aarons Creme Lipstick

Creme lipstick in Entitled

Slim Aarons Entitled Creme Lipstick Swatches

Before (above) and After (below)- Entitled Creme Lipstick


Two-Faced Eyeliner Duo

Napoleon Perdis Slim Aarons Eyeliner Pens

Two-Faced Eyeliner Duo

The dual-ended eyeliner pens provide colourful liquid eyeliner in a choice of applications to suit your look. One end has an angled marker style pen and the other a thin brush-like applicator. The angled marker could technically be used in two ways as well, as I’ve shown in my swatches, you could draw it dragging the thick side or turn it to use just the thin angle. I like this because if you make a mistake using the thin options you can switch to the thicker side and fix it up quickly.  There are three colours available:

  • Privilege – Emerald green
  • High Society – Turquoise blue
  • Power – Chocolate brown

Australia $35 each from David Jones, Myer and Napoleon Perdis concept stores.

USA $35 each from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

Napoleon Perdis Slim Aarons Eyeliner Pens

Two-Faced Eyeliner Duo in High Society (left) and Power (right)

Were you aware of Slim Aarons? Would you wear any of these products? Let me know by commenting below!

Napoleon Perdis’ own claim is that they do not test on animals, however they do not appear on any official cruelty-free list. Their policy is not published on their website.

Animal ingredients are used in their products.

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