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?
Ahhh tools! Anyone that does some sort of trade has a set of tools. Mechanics, Carpenters, and of course, most important, Make Up Artists. These tools are used to sometimes fix something or create something entirely new.
Although I’m not a make up artist I still have my fair share of beauty tools that I favor each and everyday to apply my makeup and create my eye looks.
As the New Year starts, take a step back with me as I look through some of my very favorite beauty tools.
I’ll feel festive in the Spring when the new Shu Uemura Spring Collection 2010 releases. Paging Shu, did you guys get the memo we are heading into Spring Collections not Holiday ones?
in Bare Escentuals
, Bath and Body Works
, Bobbi Brown
, Giorgio Armani
, Korres Natural Products
, Shu Uemura
, Steals and Deals
, The Body Shop
, Too Faced
More stealin’ and dealin’ today with Cyber Monday well under way! Some of these I posted previously on my Black Friday post but there are tons more that have been included. Later today I’ll post some other finds.
Do let me know of any going ons in the sale world that I missed!
Oh my gosh, dudes, seriously there are so many sales going at the moment it’s obscene. It’s not even Cyber Monday yet but the sales are out in full force.
Enjoy some seriously great promo codes after the jump!