Shu Uemura (1928–2007) is known as a pioneer in makeup as well as the founder of the major Japanese cosmetic brand Shu Uemura. Naturally talented at art and music, he moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became Hollywood’s first Japanese makeup artist. His breakthrough in the industry was when he was asked to fill in as Shirley MacLaine’s makeup artist on the movie “My Geisha.” Following this job he became more sought after, working with many of the “golden age of movies’” heavy hitters like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball.
After returning to Japan, he opened a Hollywood-style studio for makeup artists and established the company “Japan Make-up,” which later became the Shu Uemura brand in the 1980s. Based on the concept “beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin—true beauty is both physical and spiritual,” the artistic and aesthetic values he founded his company on still continue to challenge makeup artists in finding new and creative forms of beauty.
Shu Uemura Cosmetics have been under the international makeup brand L'Oréal since 2004. With their parent company they have collaborated to create a line of French hair-care products call “Shu Uemura Art of Hair.” The brand has also collaborated to create a line of makeup called Shupette with the creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld.
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You can find Shu Uemura’s main shop in Omotesando Hills, which is near the location of Shu Uemura’s first Beauty Boutique on Omotesando Street. You can also find the brand in most major department stores in Tokyo and throughout Japan. A good way to identify their makeup booths is the creative way they display their cosmetic tools and makeup to depict an artist’s color pallet.
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The Fashion Headline Award 2015 Cosmetics Brand Produced by IID was presented to Shu Uemura, Chanel, Shiseido, Clinique and more.
Designer Yaz Bukey and Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura have launched the collaboration line Yaz for Shu. A presentation was held during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo.
Laque Supreme is the latest lineup of liquid lip rouge from Shu Uemura. The collection is inspired from the qualities of Japanese red lacquerware, with one of the colors specially produced in collaboration with Yamada Heiando.
The limited “mika for shu in beauty wonderland” collection by cosmetics brand “shu uemura” and photographer/movie director Mika Ninagawa will go on sale from Mar 21. Reservation orders can be made from Mar 14.
The anime “Six Heart Princess (6HP) Pink or Black” directed by Takashi Murakami has been viewed on YouTube over 190,000 times in the past 3 weeks since its release.
A collaboration team of “shu uemura” and contemporary artist Takashi Murakami made public on August 29th their 2013 Christmas Collection at Shibuya Hikarie. Top cosplayers from 9 countries including Japan were among the 350 guests to attend the event.
For the Christmas Collection, shu uemura presents the “Six Heart Princess by takashi murakami for shu.”
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of its Omotesando boutique, shu uemura will launch series no. 2 of its anniversary collection named “EYE-conic” from Jun. 1st.
shu uemura will introduce limited items in collaboration with contemporary artist ob on Mar. 20th .
shu uemura introduces its 2013 Spring Summer Make-up Collection “blossom dream”. This collection is created by the brand’s make-up artist Yuji Asano using vivid color flower motifs and incorporating the message “hoping dreams come true”.
shu uemura commemorates the 30th anniversary of their Beauty Boutique by paying tribute to their historical oil cleanser, the “Unmask Collection.”
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