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Watch: Beauty Reimagined, featuring fashion artist Camille Olsen-Ormandy

Long before there was J-Beauty, there was Shiseido. Innovating since 1872, the Japanese beauty authority famously marries Eastern traditions with high-tech breakthroughs—resulting in future-focused skincare and a visionary makeup collection that reflects the unparalleled innovation and true DNA of Japanese beauty. In celebration of Shiseido Makeup’s launch into MECCA, we partnered with artist Camille Olsen-Ormandy to explore the relationship between art and beauty, and skin and makeup.

For the Sydney-based artist with a penchant for portraiture (her favourite medium being oil paints), ceramics and design, one might say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, her roots revealing a lineage of esteemed Australian artists—her parents, Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen, artists and founders of Dinosaur Designs, and her grandparents, the Archibald Prize-winning John Olsen and Valerie Strong.

With a colour-struck studio situated just across the hall from her bedroom, Olsen-Ormandy’s interests in fashion, colour harmony, styling, and people are inherent at first glance of the space, and the works featured. “Creativity in its purist form,” the artist describes, “is always about self-expression.” Evident in her evolving styling choices as well as her art, Olsen-Ormandy prides herself in this sense of expression and individuality, which, she says is “just about change,” celebrating the ideal that although unfixed in its nature, change is “the one thing that’s always fixed in our lives.”

In describing her art and makeup, the artist uses the word “unexpected”—explaining that it’s a true “point of difference” that pulls you into an artwork, or a person. Through this understanding of her profession, Olsen-Ormandy has learnt about makeup, and the “different undertones in skin, blush, and lipstick.”

“Through my art, she says, “I’m always trying to show that colourful side to life.”

Camille Olsen-Ormandy wears:

Shiseido Treatment Softener

Shiseido Facial Cotton

Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Cream

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation

Shiseido Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder

Shiseido LacquerInk LipShine

Shiseido Kajal InkArtist Shadow, Liner, Brow

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