Mr. Shu Uemura passed away on 29 Dec 2007 at the age of 79 in Tokyo (Time). He had acute pneumonia. Like many others who make their self-named brand famous he had sold the controlling stake to cosmetics giant L’oreal, but he retained creative control.
This is the man who popularized the concept of using oil on your face in the form of cleansing oils as a makeup remover and as part of the skincare regime. His Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil
This is the man who gave women the world over the perfect tool to curl their eyelashes in the form of the Shu Uemura Eye Lash curler – giving you perfectly curled lashes every time.
This is the man who made wearing false eyelashes an art form. Where else can you find the Shu Uemura False Eyelashes Mini Black Crystal
This is the man whose makeup brushes are legendary. His by now infamous Botan brush with red bristles cost hundreds of USD! On a personal note, I love the Shu Uemura Cheek Brush – Natural Brush 17
He will be missed in the creative makeup world, but his name and legacy will live on I’m sure. RIP Shu Uemura. The makeup world mourns your passing but we thank you for your contributions and your legendary products.