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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
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!
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.