High-End Makeup Brands
How awesome is it when Oprah does her Favorite Things episode? I swear I love seeing all those chicks in the audience going buck freaking wild when she says she’s giving them a tin of popcorn or a moisturizer, I mean you get the same reaction with the popcorn as you do when she says she’s giving away a free car. It’s screaming and tears and sobbing and OMGZZZZZZZ all over the damn place, hells some people fall down and convulse in excitement. Popcorn, car, whatever it’s Oprah and those women are all about Oprah and the swag!
Today, I was reading Bargain Swaps for Oprah’s Favorites on Total Beauty and I was wondering HOW many of those favorite things match up with my own?
Jump ahead to take a little quiz to see how many of Oprah’s favs are some of yours!
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?
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.
But this isn’t a post about Nina, it’s a post about snagging yourself a Lancome Juicy Tube FREE!
“I believe beauty starts with healthy, glowing skin. Traveling through Asia, I’ve discovered that many brightening skincare lines do not address women’s immediate need to cover dark spots. I used my makeup artist’s perspective to create this simple 5-step regimen: It includes skincare to give you brighter, smoother and clearer skin over time—and treatment makeup to give you a beautiful, even complexion instantly.” -Bobbi Brown
I imagine by now we all know how the Muse feels about whiter, brighter skin. Good skin, starts with good skin care. If I learned anything in my makeup life, I learned that indulging in cheaper skin care just doesn’t cut it. Splurging on a good skincare regime is always in order as far as my recommendations go.
I can’t say I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing much of Bobbi Brown Skincare but the few pieces I have tried, have been amazing.
Introducing Bobbi’s ritual for fresh, radiant, lit-from-within skin, the Bobbi Brown Brightening Skincare.
Would you buy it?
Mmmm Chanel Paris-Shanghai Makeup Collection has my eye this morning! Such basic colors we all have in our makeup library but we probably never considered pairing them up in such a a dramatic fashion right?