Shu Uemura
premium quality, innovation and design

Renowned as a true pioneer, Shu Uemura was the first to merge makeup and art via makeup performances on stage and his seasonal Mode Makeup collections, with which, he continues to inspire and awe twice a year.

Shu Uemura cosmetics are developed based on elements from art, nature and technology. From the unique presentation of his eye shadows, the makeup removal efficacy of his cleansing oil, to the meticulous range of his handmade makeup brushes, each product has been formulated and designed to perfection.
  • Placed in the "Hall of Fame" by InStyle in 2002, the Shu Uemura eyelash curler is a must have.
  • make-up artist Gina Brooke recommends Shu Uemura false eyelashes, she had 30 pairs custom made in mink for Madonna before on of her tours.
  • Shu Uemura face paper has been described as the "to die for" item to return skin to its fresh state by NYMetro.

from the Shu Uemura website :
Art is the way of life
Mr. Shu Uemura began as a makeup artist in Hollywood in 1955, having discovered his talents in art, Makeup and hair design while being bed-ridden under medical treatment in his late teenage years.

His first substantial opportunity came during the filming of Paramount's My Geisha, starring Shirley MacLaine when Ms. MacLaine's makeup artist fell ill and Mr. Uemura was called to substitute. Upon completion of Ms. MacLaine's intricate and laborious geisha makeup, Mr. Uemura had transformed the actress's Caucasian face entirely into a Japanese geisha with Asian features. There was ovation from everyone who witnessed the transformation, including Ms. MacLaine herself.

Subsequently, over the next few years, he became the makeup artist of choice amongst Hollywood actresses as well as Frank Sinatra and actor Edward G. Robinson. In 1960, Shu Uemura developed his first product - Unmask Cleansing Oil. A few years later, he opened his first makeup school in Tokyo to give comprehensive tutelage to professional makeup artists.

In 1983, he unveiled his first "open workshop/concept" cosmetics boutique in Omotesando, Tokyo. It's open-sell environment, coupled with his extensive color and brush displays attracted much attention. For many, this truly innovative concept resembled an art supplies store much more than a cosmetics boutique.

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Eyelash Curler
Eyelash Curler
With so many tools to choose from, how do you know which is the best? Sometimes it's not that hard, and with most professional make-up artists using Shu-Uemura's classic eyelash .. read more