cosmetics guru shu uemura dies

Japanese makeup artist Shu Uemura, who won acclaim in Hollywood and built an international cosmetics brand under his name, has died. He was 79: Cosmetics Guru Shu Uemura Dead at 79.

Uemura first gained acclaim for his work with Shirley MacLaine's makeup on the 1962 film My Geisha (boooo), which catapulted him to renown within the U.S. show business community and made him a favorite among Hollywood's top actresses.

He later launched a successful international cosmetics brand. I'm told that Shu Ueumura makes a kickass eyelash curler, if such a thing can exist. For that, I tip my hat. Rest in peace.

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