She's the wife of makeup maestro, Napoleon Perdis and has raised four gorgeous girls with the oldest, Lianna recently releasing her very own makeup line within the brand, Total Bae. So we chatted to the queen of the house (and the business) to find out how she brings the family together, and what beauty tips she's bestowed upon Lianna.
"Family is very important to both Napoleon and I. We were both raised with strong family values, so whether it’s Mother’s Day or just your regular Sunday, we strive to come together at least twice a week for a family meal. I feel spoilt each day by my girls and I'm blessed and grateful for all of my experiences as a mother. I adore that they’re all sweet in their own way and often go out of their way on Mother’s Day. Who doesn’t love a little extra attention from the ones they love?"
On Mother's Day...
"One year we went out to a fabulous restaurant and indulged in delicious food and dessert, and another year we stayed home in our pyjamas all day and ordered take out. Both were fabulous in their own way. So long as I’m with my girls, whether in heels and a full face of makeup, or pj’s and my hair in a bun, I’m happy."
Top beauty tips...
The importance of Cleansing
"We taught Lianna the importance of cleansing from a young age. Not only is it one of the most important steps to achieving flawless makeup and a healthy glow, but it also gives skin a fresh start and helps your makeup sync effortlessly with your skin. A smooth, hydrated surface will always give you your best base."
"This is a non-negotiable. Lashes are so important to me and I always make sure to apply mascara at the beginning of my makeup application to open up my eyes and create a roadmap for the rest of my makeup. I’m in love with our new Total Bae Own it! Mascara created by Lianna in collaboration with Napoleon. I’m proud of what a fabulous product it is and think of them both each time I apply it."
Less is more
"Foundation application can make or break your look. There is nothing more distracting than a light coloured neck and orange or incorrect shade face. It’s always best to choose a shade which matches your natural skin tone so you appear naturally flawless."
SPF is you BFF
"I’m a true believer prevention is better than cure. I’ve taught my daughters the importance of applying sunscreen, even when they’re not wearing makeup. As well as the face, I ensure to never neglect the hands and décolletage – all exposed skin needs to be protected. I really love that our Multi-Defence SPF 50+ Sunscreen has a matte finish so it doesn’t make my skin or foundation look shiny or oily like most sunscreens do. I like to set a good example for my daughters and am proud to see they also take the time to apply sunscreen, too. Lianna is so diligent she doesn’t leave the house without it!"
Blush is back!
"Although it never officially went out of style, I’ve noticed a lot of younger girls are sticking to strong contours and skipping blush altogether. I prefer blush as it adds warmth, looks natural and completes the whole look. My personal favourites are matte pink or peach as they complement all skin types and look fresh and youthful."
"Napoleon and I encourage our daughters to express their creativity and this (of course) includes makeup. I’m a big believer in the power of a bold lipstick and that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I love seeing Lianna experiment with her look to reflect her mood and watch her go from a dark smokey eye one day, to a bold red lip and false lashes the next. It’s like creating art, but most importantly, having fun."