IN FULL BLOOM WrappedWra in the gen­tle arms of the hol­i­day sea­son is a star­burst of coloursc that sets you on the peak of beauty. By Freya Lim. “I

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Beauty Bazaar -

Shi­seido Fes­tive Camel­lia Pal­ette ’m not a flower per­son,” Yo­hji Ya­mamoto says; and don’t we know it. The highly con­cep­tual Ja­panese de­signer is well­known for his avant-garde cre­ations – he made up one of the mould-break­ing van­guards cham­pi­oning a new streak of fash­ion when he first de­buted in the ’80s with his no­to­ri­ously in­tel­lec­tual col­lec­tion. Just ob­serve his Au­tumn/Win­ter ’15 col­lec­tion, in which clothes with col­laps­ing tent-like sil­hou­ettes and mul­ti­planed can­vases are de­scribed as “un­der con­struc­tion.”

Hardly one to be branded for fem­i­nine de­signs, Ya­mamoto jus­ti­fies his fas­ci­na­tion with the del­i­cate blos­som, “The camel­lia flower is al­ways beau­ti­ful; from the mo­ment it blos­soms with its great­est en­ergy to the mo­ment it dies.” The flower has in fact ap­peared on many of his de­signs, and when he ac­cepted the op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate with Ja­panese beauty brand Shi­seido, the de­sign high­lighted his deep­est re­spect for women. “By depict­ing this beau­ti­ful camel­lia, which is filled with dig­nity and vi­tal­ity un­til the end of its life, I have re­lated the camel­lia’s most beau­ti­ful mo­ments to those of a woman.”

For the longest time, Shi­seido’s cre­ations were signed, sealed, and de­liv­ered with the mark of a flower as the sym­bol of beauty. This ir­re­sistible col­lab­o­ra­tion in the form of a mul­ti­colour pal­ette for the face and eyes, chris­tened Fes­tive Camel­lia in light of the hol­i­day sea­son, con­tin­ues in this vein; with, of course, the camel­lia at the cen­tre of it all.

In line with Ya­mamoto’s vi­sion, Shi­seido’s il­lus­tri­ous makeup artis­tic di­rec­tor, Dick Page, played with some of the most gor­geous shades in­spired by the camel­lia that work to ac­cen­tu­ate the eyes and bring colour to the cheeks, per­fect­ing the evening glow. To un­der­line its so­phis­ti­ca­tion, the six dif­fer­ent hues housed in the pal­ette have a tex­ture that is un­de­ni­ably smooth. The beau­ti­ful shades are also de­vel­oped with a unique for­mula to en­sure that they can be used as both eye­shadow and face colour.

El­e­gantly dressed in camel­lia-pat­terned silk spe­cially printed in Ky­oto, cou­pled with an asym­met­ri­cal de­sign sparked by na­ture’s whimsy, the pal­ette is at the height of fash­ion. The re­sult: an ul­ti­mate­m­ate com­pan­ion for women and, as al­ways,ays, ab­stracted from the idea of love. Shi­seido Fes­tive Camel­lia is avail­able at all Shi­seido coun­ters na­tion­wide.

COLOUR CODE “Sun­set Camel­lia fea­tures lu­mi­nous brown,

gold, and plum shades on the eyes, set against del­i­cately tinted lips and cheeks.”

Heart

Sui He mod­els for the new Yo­hji Ya­mamoto col­lec­tion with Shi­seido

Japon­ica

Petal

Dick Page pre­par­ing Sui He for the cam­paign shoot

Shi­seido Veiled Rouge in Caprice

Yo to

hji Ya­mamo

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