The Divine Marchesa

Napoleon Perdis introduced his new fall makeup collection, The Divine Marchesa, at a press event at his apartment in New York City earlier this week. The collection is exclusive to Napoleon Perdis concept stores and ULTA nationwide. “Napoleon Perdis is a brand that resonates with our customers,†said Lynn Kirby, CEO of ULTA, who attended the event.

Perdis dedlcated the collection to the Marchesa Luisa Casati, an Italian noblewoman who lived from 1881 to 1957, and was the source of inspiration for countless leading artists and designers of the 20th century. “Luisa Casati was no great beauty—she had an ashen complexion, enormous kohl-rimmed eyes and a shocking corona of red hair—but she really worked it,†says Perdis. “She is one of history’s great originals.â€

In October, a lavish coffee table book, The Marchesa Casati: Portrait of a Muse by Scott D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino, will be published celebrating the style icon. The Napoleon Perdis collection will be featured in the book alongside the work of Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and others. The Divine Marchesa collection includes Boudoir Mist Spray Foundation, Dramatic Eye Shadow Quad for ultra-smoky eyes, Black Sapphire nail color, and Ravishing Rose Lip Shine.