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.
Check it chicks!
Everyone was quite excited about all the new Soap & Glory products that popped up in the UK a few months ago. Particularly the Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed Face Mask and the Soap & Glory Fab Pore Hot Cleanser.
Beauty news of the day?
They are all available at Target for purchase. I was shopping the bulls eye this weekend and came across all the new bits. They are located on a front cap display prior to entering the beauty section.
They are also available online however it’s saying 3 to 4 week deliver time…mmm better off checking in store.
And do share if you hauled from your local Target.
The folks over at Total Beauty have selected over 50 categories of beauty products to take part in their 2010 TotalBeauty.Com Beauty Awards.
Everything from mascara to shampoo and beyond will be taken to task and tested out to see which deserves the Total Beauty Award. Total Beauty is inviting readers to join and select the “Readers’ Choice” on their fav beauty bits!
Voting ends March 31st so visit www.totalbeauty.com/awards to join in!