I used primer this morning, because Target's newest star, Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis told me to. I met the beauty king (don't call him a queen - he's married - and yes, he does his wife's makeup for special events) at the downtown Minneapolis Target store. He's in town this week for meetings at the bullseye headquarters about his budget line, NP Set. Perdis is a ton of fun - sassy, stylish and genuinely thrilled to make women - not just Debra Messing (who really does look that fab, he says) - look that good. "Not to prime is a crime!" he says. And who am I to protest? So, I used his Primer today. It should make everything else go on smoother, he says. And I suppose it did. I don't really know. The only thing I find that really makes a difference in my makeup is having someone else apply it. Still, the product did feel and smell nice. I'm now looking forward to Perdis' TLC series debuting Monday, "Get Your Face On," where 12 aspiring makeup artists compete to be a Perdis protege. I just hope they have their own faces on. Perdis has no patience for people who don't try. Have they never heard of mascara?
Want to know why Perdis believes you should put your mascara on first? Read all about it in the St. Paul Pioneer Press next weekend!