Photographer-filmmaker Mika Ninagawa on
her third collaboration with Shu Uemura. Why the theme ‘In Beauty Wonderland’? To me, make-up is a way to open the door to the unknown, the magical element that takes you from your regular life to an unknown new world. The sense of adventure that accompanies this journey is what I wanted to express. Your Shu Uemura essentials? I love the false eyelashes, and I’ve been using the cleansing oil for a long time. From this collection? The spiral eyeshadows. Photography philosophy? I only photograph when I’m moved to do so. A photo has to have soul. All the things I want to convey are visualised through my images. If people feel happy looking at them, I will be very happy. The Mika Ninagawa x Shu Uemura In Beauty Wonderland collection is in all Shu Uemura stores. Your thoughts on the beauty of Asian women? They combine strength and flexibility, and that is true beauty for it has the power to draw people.
Shu Uemura In Beauty Wonderland False Eyelashes, RM80
Shu Uemura In Beauty Wonderland Spiral Eyeshadow Duo, RM100