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?
Look out Sephora you aren’t the only kid on the block with a new toy! Sephora Vending Machines may be popping up at your local airport but The Body Shop Vending Machines will be creeping into your supermarkets and your airports very soon.
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!
It’s a case of makeup deja vu when I came across the mark Keep It Glowing Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow Duos.
Reminds you of anything.
Don’t jump…think…anything come to mind?
Shrug, sometimes you have to give in and just buy the pretty pink packaged skin care….
It’s a girl thing.