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Beauty News: Shu Uemura Exits US Market

Sayonara 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?

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Steal This: Lancome Juicy Tube FREE At Nordstrom

Morning chicklets!

Anyone score the new issue of Seventeen magazine? Lord knows I’m far from 17 years old but I got a copy because I wanted to read the article with Nina Dobrev, she’s as cute as a cuppycake isn’t she?

She’s wearing Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow in Griffith on her eyes which I thought was pretty special, not loving the mod bubblegum pink lips though, yak.

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But this isn’t a post about Nina, it’s a post about snagging yourself a Lancome Juicy Tube FREE!

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Wants It: mark Keep It Glowing Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow

It’s a case of makeup deja vu when I came across the mark Keep It Glowing Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow Duos.

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Reminds you of anything.

Don’t jump…think…anything come to mind?

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MAC Art Supplies Review: MAC Art Supplies GreasePaint Stick Review and Swatches

Hey chicks!

As you know MAC Art Supplies is coming atcha April 1st, just round the corner now, and with it 8 new shades of MAC Greasepaint Sticks. Likey!

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Jump for a little sneak peek of two shades of the new MAC Greasepaint from the MAC Art Supplies release.

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Yay or Nay: Sephora Stores

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I love Sephora. Don’t you?

When I was younger visiting Toys R’ Us was like heaven. All those toys, aisles and aisles of them! When I grew up bookstores and electronic stores and..ahem…office supply stores (yes, I have a thing for office supplies, sue me) held the same exciting appeal as Toys R’ Us did and actually still do. I actually have a Kindle 2 and a Sony Reader plus I have an Ipad on the way but I can honestly say there is nothing in the world like a stroll and a browse through Barnes and Noble. I love the quiet, peaceful aisles, the smell of new books combined with a hint of some flavored coffee drink from the cafe. In my minds eye, this must be what heaven is like if it exists.

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