Mon Shu girl, Mon Shu Cleansing oil, Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula

Konnichiwa!  It means “Hello” in Japanese!

Karl Lagerfeld is one busy man!  Not only is he known for luxe labels, Chanel and Fendi, but amongst his many projects, he also collaborated with high street label H&M a few years ago – I remember browsing through the collection but nothing took my fancy.  Fast forward a few years and BAM!  Karl Lagerfeld has caught my attention once again because he collaborated with possibly my most favourite beauty brand in the world, Shu Uemura.  Pictured above is the Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula.  Mon Shu Girl is the face of the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Collection and personally, I think she is CREEPY CUTE!

Review of Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula

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You will either love or hate the Mon Shu Girl packaging, but I guarantee that you will LOVE at least one of the many Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils.  I have used a couple in the range, but I’m not here to discuss them, otherwise we would be here all night!!

The only cleansing oil packaged with the Mon Shu face is the Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula – which is basically the green cleansing oil.  The one which is targeted for women with “ageing concerns” – yep, sounds like me!!  It has one of my favourite ingredients ever – green tea (I would love a cup, right now please) – but pity it doesn’t smell of green tea, but more of a subtle leafy smell.  Out of the oils, the pink one (for pores) smells the best in my opinion.

As with all the other Shu Uemura cleansing oils, you apply this on dry hands onto a dry face and then carefully use water to emulsify and massage your face.  Some may use this on a full face of make-up but I prefer to use a separate make-up remover first and then use this cleansing oil to remove any further traces, i.e. double cleansing.  Plus I ONLY use this if it is a make-up day, but every other make-up free day, I will simply use a cleanser alone.  It means the 450ml will last me for a lot longer.

It leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and super-clean!  It’s especially good for sandpaper-dry skinned ladies like moi.  I encourage you to try this at your nearest SU beauty counter and sometimes the SU girls are lovely and give out little sachet samples of this.  I have plenty from my frequent Shu Uemura shopping trips!

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Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula costs around $110 AUD for 450ml so it isn’t cheap.  I believe the Karl Lagerfeld Mon Shu Girl version doesn’t cost extra – but correct me if I am wrong.  In my opinion, investing in great skincare products is worth it in the long term.  Head to David Jones in Melbourne City or Chadstone for your nearest Shu Uemura counter.  I am super sad that my nearest DJS in Westfield Doncaster doesn’t have a Shu counter which means I haven’t had a chance to check out the other products in the Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld collection in person but thank goodness for the internet and Google.  I did!!!  I wrote this post last week but I was in Sydney a few days ago and boy oh boy!  The collection is SUPER TEMPTING!!!

Here are some piccies of the Holiday 2012 Collection.

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Mon Shu eyeshadows, Mon Shu eyelash curler

7 Comments on Konnichiwa Mon Shu! Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula

  1. Ana
    18/11/2012 at 12:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Looove my shu uemura cleansing oil, I use the pink one everyday and the best part is that even though it is expensive I bought it in January and it still has 1/5 of the product, so if it lasts me a year I think it is not that expensive (i don’t use 3 or 4 pumps as it says on the package, that’s way too much oil for me I use 1 for the face and 1 for neck/chest, a little more if I have heavy eye makeup). Too bad the pink one doesn’t have the cute packaging as well 🙁

    • Ling
      29/11/2012 at 1:18 pm (5 years ago)

      @Ana, Yeah, it is too bad that the pink one isn’t in cute packaging too. Maybe the next SU collection?? What other SU products do you like? I am on a mission to try EVERYTHING 🙂

      • Ana
        29/11/2012 at 1:24 pm (5 years ago)

        @Ling, Hope so 🙂 Unfortunately I only tried the cleansing oil yet, but I’m very curious about their hair products and the new serum, they all look great.

        • Ling
          05/12/2012 at 6:14 pm (5 years ago)

          @Ana, Oooh I want to try their hair products too!

  2. emmabovary
    20/11/2012 at 12:01 am (5 years ago)

    I’ve tried the pink cleansing oil, I quite like the feeling of it I was given a small bottle which lasted quite a while, so I can see how the price of the large bottles is worth the splurge. I agree with you, Mon Shu is creepy cute ;P

    • Ling
      29/11/2012 at 1:18 pm (5 years ago)

      @emmabovary, Yay! My sis just bought a big pink bottle and she’s coming over next week. I may swap it because I like the smell better 😛

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