Few weeks ago I told you about the Total Beauty Awards. If you were curious about the winners do check up at www.totalbeauty.com/awards as the winners have been announced. I was browsing through today to see if anything matched up with my personal favs.
Let me know whatcha agree or disagree about!
By now you know that Shu Uemura is closing down operations within the US however I’ve recieved some clarifying news from Shu in my inbox today, all good news by the way.
Please jump ahead to hear the beauty news on our beloved Shu!
L’Oreal USA will close all U.S. operations of Shu Uemura Cosmetics shortly. L’oreal reports that the brand had bad results during the recession which of course could be the main reason it’s closing it’s doors to US consumers. However, I’ve always felt like the brand wasn’t as well known in the US as it is in Asia or put out there. Finding a Shu counter is a tad difficult sometimes isn’t it? On top of that the company keeps it’s Asian roots which isn’t a bad thing as far as this Muse is concerned but it’s not as marketed to the western side of the market.
According to L’Oreal USA, the move was made to focus on growing larger brands in their current portfolio and even though Shu does incredibly well within Asia, the market worth isn’t particularly high within the US.
Shu Uemura will continue to leave it’s doors open online but how long that is remains to be seen.
Fare well Shu, you’ll be missed.
Will you miss Shu?
Come Summer, Madonna and daughter Lourdes will literally be Material Girls with the new exclusive Macy’s collection they have up coming.
Hitting Macy’s in August, the Madonna Material Girl fashion line will be a junior collection which is collaborated upon with her daughter, Lourdes.
For the record the Muse promises that stranger things have happened than the fact that Payless Shoes is entering the realms of cosmetics.
Yes, you read that right. Think, Payless Shoes Cosmetics. Are you shivering with anticipation yet? I’m not but no worries you might be able to convince me this could be a good thing.