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Japanese makeup artist Shu Uemura got his start in 1950s Hollywood beautifying
movie stars like Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine before moving on to develop
his own skincare line and run a private makeup atelier in Tokyo. Mr. Uemura opened his first boutique
in 1983, and has since expanded his artistic empire to locations around the
world. New York’s
flagship store offers the full range of his cosmetic and skincare creations, as
well as signature beauty tools like his much-celebrated eyelash curler and
handmade sable and goat-hair makeup brushes. The boutique’s minimalist design
keeps the spotlight on the colorful products, and six stations stockpiled with
testers encourage customers to sample the goods. There’s even a sink where you
can try the brand’s revered Cleansing Oils. The most unique feature, however,
is the Tokyo Lash Bar, where customers can choose from false eyelashes of all
colors and sizes and enjoy free applications. (The brand is known for creating
fab lashes, including mink and diamond ones for Madonna and Oprah.) In back is a private studio where, by appointment, makeup experts Soul Lee and Heidi Sternberg teach
clients how to apply a customized color palette, shape their brows, and apply
lashes. The latest trend in eyewear—individual lash extensions—is also offered.
parties can book after-hours atelier services for up to twenty people, with Champagne and hors
d’oeuvres included. The best part: the price of the service is redeemable in