Meet Lianna Perdis: Heir To The Multi-Million Dollar Napoleon Perdis Make-Up Empire

Lianna Perdis is the heir to the Napoleon Perdis empire.
Lianna Perdis is the heir to the Napoleon Perdis empire.

When Lianna Perdis was young, she remembers watching her mum meticulously applying her make-up, while she would sneakily steal whatever lipstick she could get her hands on.

Fast-forward a few years and the daughter of make-up guru Napoleon Perdis is all grown up at 16-years-old and has just released her own line for the luxurious brand, Total Bae, aimed at millennials just like her.

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Now living in Greece with her triplet sisters, dad Napoleon and mum Soula-Marie, Lianna can't wait to get her hands into the family empire, which went from a tiny startup business in Leichhardt to being sold in over 4,500 stores worldwide.

Lianna poses with her father Napoleon.
Lianna poses with her father Napoleon.

Here's she talks to Yahoo7 Lifestyle about the best advice she's ever been given by her maestro dad, her best skincare tips and the top places to visit in Greece.

Have you always known you were obsessed with beauty products?

I have always been really interested in beauty and I used to watch mum apply her makeup. I remember when I was young I loved to get into mums makeup and sneakily apply her lipsticks. Mum wears bright lipsticks a lot and I wanted to be just like her. I used to pick the bright reds and pinks and am sure I made a mess in the process. The older I got the more I watched mum and dad work and I got really interested in the business and product development side too.

What's the best beauty advice your father has ever give you?

He’s taught me so much about looking after my skin - he calls it a ‘Skin-Vestment’. The correct cleansing regime means I have clearer skin and my makeup looks smoother.

Napoleon Perdis Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser.
Napoleon Perdis Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser.

What's your biggest make-up pet peeve?

My dad and I are really loving a natural makeup look at the moment. Natural is cool. I am personally not a big fan of heavy bases with thick chocolate bar contouring - but each to their own.

If you had five minutes to do your make-up what would you do?

Cleanse: I always start my skin with a really good cleanse using Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser and Makeup Remover.

Prep: I apply Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal Serum all over my face to hydrate my skin.

Prime: I then apply Auto Pilot Brightening Skin Primer all over my face to make my foundation look smooth and skin tone look brighter.

Eyes: For the day I keep it simple by applying a few coats of Mesmer-Eyes Mascara.

Lips: A simple sweep of our new pH lip Shine provide super glossy shine, colour and it conditions my lips too.

Napoleon Perdis make-up wipes.
Napoleon Perdis make-up wipes.

What's your general skincare routine?

I love cleansing and looking after my skin. I start by using Auto Pilot Lift Off Wipes to remove my makeup because they are quick and easy to use. Plus, I really like using Balm Voyage Moisture Complex Cleanser & Makeup Remover both morning and night. I also cannot live without Napoleon Complex Skin Renewal at the moment because I have been travelling so much. I need to give my skin some TLC.

Where is your favourite spot to relax in Greece?

I recently had my sweet 16th birthday at Salon de Bricolage and it was incredible. The décor is so cool and it was one of the best nights of my life. I also love chilling out at the all beaches around Athens too.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Still working with mum, dad and my sisters and getting into more product development.