1) Not always made in Japan!?!?
When we were shipped Shu Uemura’s eyeshadows, we found they are not made in Japan now. Designed in Japan, and made in Koera. We were surprised to know that. When I (Cherry) used them… almost 10 years ago, as I remember, they were made in Japan. Those days, Shu Uemura was owned by Kanebo, and now, they are owned by L’Oreal. It could be the reasons.
2) Harder plastic case to soft plastic case
There is another changing; as I remember both the eyeshadows and blushes were refills, but they were with harder plastic cases. But now, they are with soft plastic cases. We do not know the Shu Uemura products out side of Japan, but at least in here, they are with soft plastic cases now