this was forever ☾
February 21, 2016



Fusing fashion and lifestyle, Maison Kitsuné enters the world of beauty with an exclusive collection for shu uemura. With their expert eye, intermingling eastern and western influences, Maison Kitsuné transforms shu uemura’s art of beauty into an art of mixing. From Paris to Tokyo, two worlds collide playing with cultural icons.

Who is Maison Kitsune?
Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and creative directors, conceived Maison Kitsuné in 2002. A trip to Japan inspired them to bring their passions together around a single concept: a one-of-a-kind brand that unites fashion, music and design. The name “Kitsuné” meaning “fox” in Japanese and a symbol of versatility, struck them as the most obvious choice. Maison Kitsuné men’s and women’s wear strikes a perfect balance between tradition and modernity, comfort and simplicity, chic and laid-back.


It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of cleansing oils, especially ones by Shu Uemura. So I was beyond thrilled when I was sent this Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil from the Holiday 2015 collection. If you want to take a look at my last Shu cleansing oil review, click here.


This cleansing oil formula effortlessly removes all stubborn make-up and impurities to leave skin soft, smooth, hydrated, nourished from within and with a glowing with a radiance. Made in Japan, it contains eight botanical origin oils. I can honestly say that this is by far, my favourite cleansing oil since it’s from the Ultime8 range. I find this range to be the most moisturising and much thicker in consistency, which I enjoy. It’s rich and my skin still feels hydrated after my cleansing regime.


Of course, being a Shu cleansing oil, it’s no surprise that it removes all kind of make-up and impurities effortlessly. I love the packaging as well; it’s cute and perky. Another thing that most people might not notice is the different languages that are present on the box. I find it so frustrating when I purchase products, only to find out later that all the instructions are in a language that I cannot comprehend.

Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil available at The Bay for $48.00 CAD.

RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (3/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)