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Shu Uemura Leaving the US: FAQs

Your Shu Uemura Questions, Answered


As just reported, Shu Uemura products will be leaving American stores in the near future. (How do you say "huge disappointment" in Japanese?) A lot of you had questions about what this means for fans of the brand, and we've found answers. For the scoop, keep reading.

Should I stock up on my favorites now?
If you've been wanting to try out certain products in person, now's the time. You don't need to hoard eyelash curlers, though; ecommerce will allow you to shop online.

Will the products go on sale before they go away?
Sorry, bargain hunters. No dice.

Will I still be able to get my favorite items?
Yes, but only online at shuuemura.com. The cosmetics and skin care will be phased out of department stores, and the brand's boutiques will be closing.

Is this the end of Shu Uemura?
Not at all. The brand will continue to be sold in stores in Japan, for instance, and new products will be available online in the United States.

What about the Art of Hair collection?
Shu Uemura's hair care line is unaffected by this change, so you'll still be able to find Art of Hair in salons. Everything else — skin care, lashes, and color cosmetics — will be leaving stores.

Source: Flickr user Jerome

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Beauty Beauty 5 years
Nordstrom near me does, as does Barneys.
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
I wonder which department stores carries Shu? I would like to try out their foundation.
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Not April Fool's, and nope — no discounts. Rose Dot, L'Oréal (Shu's corporate owner) decided it was a better business strategy.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 5 years
What a bummer! Thank goodness for internet shopping, though!
flowergirl flowergirl 5 years
Oh.. not April Fool's? Sadness...
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 5 years
I heard this from a blogger. I agreed with her that it's hard to find the brand, and not easy to remember the product names. If it was more widely sold, maybe consumers would be interested. I really don't know much about it, and haven't seen it in a store anywhere close. I was much sadder about Max Factor. It hurt when 2000 Calorie mascara left.
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