Target set the beauty world ablaze earlier this month with the release of three new prestige beauty lines — JK Jemma Kidd, Pixi by Petra Strand and NP Set by Napoleon Perdis.
NP Set, by famed Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis, may look a little familiar to Perdis fans. The logo harkens back to his first major makeup release, aptly named Napoleon Perdis. The line sells at Ulta stores and at a slightly higher price point than Target’s NP Set.
But that’s the beauty of Target, right? — good prices on quality merch.
What Sets NP Set Apart?
The new line is huge, with more than 80 face, lip and cheek products priced between $12-$30. NP Set bridges the gap between the other two big beauty lines to launch at Target, combining the color vastness and artistry of the JK Jemma Kidd line with the breezy fun of Pixi by Petra Strand.
Breezy, Elegant Packaging
The subtle tropical colors, clean lines and minimalist packaging evoke beach umbrellas and rolling surf — a sense of relaxed elegance, which even carries over to the glossy white compacts and lipstick tubes.
Pretty Colors and Textures, But Limited Staying Power
I tested five items from the line, and most delivered nice texture and beautiful, pigmented color.
There are several things I like about these products, but the one issue that consistently came up was their staying power.
I had trouble keeping this stuff put! For some reason the items I tried weren’t as long-lasting as the products by Pixi or JK Jemma Kidd, fading and creasing within hours, so, if there’s any room for improvement in the NP Set line, that’s it.
Of the items I tested, my favorites were the eye and lip products.
NP Set by Napoleon Perdis Show Loose Dust Duo in Australia, $26
Dust Duo, a double-sided eyeshadow duo, has built-in sponge tip applicators perfect for gals on the go.
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