Yes, it’s true the “Kose Buys Tarte Cosmetics” rumors are indeed true. WWD announced yesterday that Japan’s Kose company has purchased a 93.5% stake in Tarte Cosmetics.
You might recognize the Kose name from brands like Visee, Cosme Decorte, Softymo, Happy Bath Day, etc….all Japanese brands I have featured and reviewed on Musings of a Muse before.
Kose actually purchased a majority of the company including Tarte’s founder Maureen Kelly’s shares.
Heads up beauty fans abroad as Sephora International Shipping for Japan, Korea, and UK is now in your grasp.
Sephora ships all over the US and of course, into Canada but now Sephora ships beauty to Japan, Korea, and UK.
Sephora offers the following flat rate international shipping costs:
- Japan: ¥1,500 JPY on orders over ¥10,000 JPY
- South Korea: ₩15,000 KRW on orders over ₩100,000 KRW
- United Kingdom: £10 GBP on orders over £75 GBP
Obviously some items won’t be possible to ship and are restricted such as pressurized spray cans, hairspray, nail polish remover, etc…these products are considered hazardous for shipment.
However, all makeup items are a go.
I do wonder if the Sephora Friends and Family sale will be extended to International shoppers as well! That would be truly great for those living abroad.
Read more on the Sephora International Shipping regulations at Sephora.com.
Yup, you read that right! Popular Asian beauty and skincare brand Laneige is now sold at Target and Target.com! As a long time fan of Laneige it’s with great delight I share this news today! No more E-bay, no more online shopping, no more airmail, no more long waiting to get your favorite Laneige products from Asia! Now you can hop, skip, and jump your way to Target and load up on all your favorite Laneige beauty and skincare products.
I’m half asleep so help a sister out today and don’t point out too many of my errors
How’s your week been? Mine in INSANE! I’ve been working hard for a living.
Anyway, beauty news of the day is Ulta is updating their Rewards Program for 2014 kids.
Here’s the deets!
P.S. There’s some mighty fine Shirtpunch swag after this jump!
Heads up Korean beauty and makeup fans as good news Skin Food and Tony Moly are now sold online (not in store) on Urban Outfitters online store!
I saw products like Tony Moly Bunny Mist, Tony Moly Bunny Gloss Bar, Skin Food Royal Honey Mist, and Skinfood Peach Sake Pore BB Cream.
I thought this was very exciting but wish it was in store too! The selection is small but maybe they’ll extend if things start selling well!
You can shop it at www.urbanoutfitters.com.