Beauty

Shu Uemura is Closing All Counters and Boutiques in the Philippines

L'Oréal Philippines has confirmed the sad news.
Comments

We hate to break it to you but Shu Uemura is exiting the Philippine market. By April of this year, all counters and boutiques will be shut down.

In a statement released to Preview, Shu Uemura's official distributor said, "L’Oréal Philippines has become a strong market player in the local beauty market. To prepare for our future and to strengthen our position, we have decided to make choices within our brand portfolio. We have made a decision to discontinue the sales of Shu Uemura products in the Philippines."

Many beauty junkies who are mad for the brand—us, included—are surely upset by this news and will certainly miss a number of Shu Uemura products: Its cleansing oil—which was the first product of Mr. Uemura—has been a cult favorite, as well as its eyelash curler, which every beauty girl probably has.


The cosmetics brand has also been known for its fun-filled and festive collaborations that have always had us hankering for limited edition palettes, tubes, and what not, if only for the lust-worthy packaging. How could we forget Karl Lagerfeld's Mon Shu Girl and Viktor & Rolf's line of over-the-top false eyelashes? Tsumori Chisato's whimsical makeup line inspired by The Little Prince had us wearing shimmer on our eyelids. We also had fun playing with those falsies adorned with pink feathers and crystals, which were part of Shupette, the line inspired by Karl Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette. And most recently, Shu Uemura has teamed up with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to outfit its products in psychedelic flowers—too cute!


Shu Uemura X Takashi Murakami

There's a whole gamut of Shu Uemura products that we wish we could still try on at the counters but perhaps we'll have to content ourselves with purchasing online. If it's any consolation, you can still stock up on your favorites before the final store, the Shu Uemura branch in Power Plant Mall, bids sayonara on April 30, 2017. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

How do you say "I'll miss you" in Japanese?

This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
A new book details Hughes' tendency to manipulate and deceive the women in his life.
 
Share
If it weren't for these revolutionary entrepreneurs, the world as we know it, would've been very different.
 
Share
Plus, the former First Lady reveals the story behind that hug that broke royal protocol.
 
Share
Say goodbye to your flakes and irritation.
 
Share
The 17-piece collection includes one gown that looks strikingly similar to gown the Duchess of Sussex wore to her evening reception.
 
Share
 
Share
The honorific title is given to those who have promoted friendships and collaborations between Italy and other countries.
 
Share
Even Google is getting in on Prince Charles's 70th birthday celebrations.
 
Share
Clarence House just released the new photos in honor of the Prince of Wales's milestone celebration.
 
Share
Cheers to the days when beautiful celebrities didn't take themselves too seriously.
 
Share
The 13-bedroom home on "Billionaires Row" is for sale for $135 million. If it achieves the asking price, it would be the most expensive house sale in Palm Beach history.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US