When Soula-Marie Perdis was studying finance and actuarial studies at Sydney’s Macquarie University, she never dreamed of having a career in cosmetics.
But when the Greek-Australian met her now-husband and business partner Napoleon Perdis, her life took a dramatic turn.
“I met Napoleon at Macquarie University,” Soula-Marie told the Sydney Morning Herald back in 2014.
“He had long, straight hair, went barefoot, and was doing arts/law,” she added.
“We were total opposites, but he rocked my world.”
From an early age, both Soula-Marie and Napoleon had a particular interest in makeup.
At age 13, Soula-Marie dreamed of one day having her very own bag filled to the brim with makeup products.
Napoleon was no different. At the same age, Napoleon discovered a love for makeup when he began helping his mother get ready to go out.
After finishing up at university, Soula-Marie and Napoleon both entered the corporate world.
While Soula-Marie got stuck into her career working for a finance firm, Napoleon had a series of corporate jobs.
Although it wasn't quite socially acceptable at the time for men to be interested in makeup, Napoleon began doing bridal makeup on the weekends and it was soon clear that his true passion lay in makeup.