The Perfect Eyebrow Shape For Your Face

Having your eyebrows done right will not only help bring out your eyes, but also improve your face’s overall symmetry. Learn about which eyebrow shape suits your face and look younger and beautiful.

Round Face
If your face is round, you should make your eyebrows very angular as a rounder face lacks definition. High-arched and perfectly angled brows can define your facial bone structure.

Square Face
To soften the angularity of a square jaw, rounded eyebrows are the way to go. But beware of making your eyebrows appear too round, as you do not want to create a rainbow shape.

Long Face
A long face makes your features look vertically stretched out. It is important to extend the tails of eyebrows beyond the outer corner of the eyes to play up the horizontal features and balance the face shape.

Heart-Shaped Face
Due to a petite jaw line and emphasis on the upper part of the face, it is best to keep eyebrows thin, well-manicured and exceptionally groomed. The tight eyebrows on the top part of the face will serve to balance a smaller chin.

Oval Face
For this well-proportioned face shape, classic, balanced eyebrows are a perfect choice.

The right eyebrows will make you look fresh, rested, and more attractive. Raise an eyebrow with perfectly groomed brows!


The Miraculous Pitera™: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

As we age, signs of aging such as wrinkles, dryness, dullness and sagginess start to appear on our skin. When combined with environmental factors like UV rays and harsh weather, the problems could become more serious. This is when a powerful skincare product comes in helpful.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, also known as the Miracle Water, has over 90% Pitera™ - the miracle ingredient discovered by SK-II scientists in a sake brewery, where they chanced upon the soft and youthful hands of aged sake brewers. A rigorous search of over 350 kinds of yeast was conducted before the unique yeast strain that held the secret to crystal clear skin was found.

Pitera™ is a clear liquid derived from natural fermentation process, which is full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids; enhancing the skin’s rejuvenation process. Used as the second point of your ritual, this Essence gently exfoliates the face to improve skin’s texture and clarity for a crystal-clear complexion.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence works magic in a short time. After just 14 days, your skin is visibly transformed in 5 aspects: spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmness is improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated.

Beautiful skin starts with proper cleansing and using effective products. Try out this much-loved and best-selling signature item today!


Post-Party Skincare Tips

The festive season involves a lot of partying, drinking and lack of sleep – all which can take their tolls on your skin. Now it’s time to get your skin back in shape. We’ve compiled 4 tips to help you regain soft, refreshed skin.

Tip 1: Purify Your Skin
We understand that you just want to flop into bed after a night out partying. However, wearing makeup while you are asleep can cause irritation and block pores. Use a mild cleansing milk product to cleanse your face, or if you just want your bed after a few drinks, face wipes come in handy too.

Tip 2: Hydrate Your Skin
Alcohol has a dehydrating effect on your body and skin. A lack of moisture will make your skin look parched and lifeless. Drink lots and lots of water for several days after a party and if possible, right before bed, and keep your skin moisturized with hydrating cream or anti-oxidant face oil. 

Tip 3: Use a Targeted Mask
Masks are a great tool to get your complexion back to its pre-party state. Start with a hydrating mask to replenish moisture. If you're dealing with breakouts (which can result from too many indulgences), opt instead for a blemish-busting mask.

Tip 4: Stay natural
If you have to attend an event after partying, try to avoid heavy makeup. Instead, apply a tinted moisturizer that would give a toned and refreshed look to your face. Also, avoid eye makeup as it would further deteriorate the condition of the skin around the eyes.

So there we go – 4 simple after-party tricks to keep you in good shape for the next holiday season!


Christmas Party Makeup Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s the best time to trade in matte eyeshadow for glittery shades, and nude lip gloss for red lipstick. Here are our guides on how to create the glamorous, Christmassy look. 

Tip 1: Bronze Glittery Smokey Eyes
We all love Christmas because everything is beautifully glowing. The same is true for eye makeup.

1. Apply a light bronze gold color over the lids, then a dark brown color on the outer corners. Blend the two colors.
2. Take a light gold shimmery color and dab on the inner corners of the eyes.
3. Pat brown glitter all over the lids.
4. Finish off by drawing black eyeliner and applying mascara. 

Tip 2: Highlighter & Bronzer
To get a shimmering look, apply highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bone and bridge of the nose. Warm up your skin by applying bronzer on the forehead, under the cheek bones, and along your jawline. 

Tip 3: Rosy Cheeks
Give your cheeks a rosy tint by mixing and applying complementary blush colors, one darker and one lighter. Or start off with the lighter shade and then layer the darker hue over it.

Tip 4: Red Lips
Your Christmas makeup is never complete without bright, red lip color. Opt for mauve or reddish shades alternatively if you are not a fan of bright red.

Tip 5: Burgundy Nails
Burgundy-colored nails are your festive must-have for an instant reaction. It has a modern feel that will never go out of style.

Do you have any ideas on doing your Christmas makeup? Share with us in the comments below!


Are You Applying Moisturizer the Right Way?

Applying moisturizer seems pretty easy, right? If you are the slap-it-on-and-go type, think again! Putting on moisturizer properly helps give softer, smoother skin. 

Here’s how to make the most out of your hydrating regime.

Choose the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type
One of the keys for hydration is to pick a product that is suitable for your skin, because an unsuitable product may cause breakouts and irritation. 

Oily skin: Look for lotions instead of creams. Find formulas that have exfoliating ingredients, such as lactic glycolic and salicylic acids.

Recommend: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Dry skin: Definitely use a cream, especially in the winter weather. There is more oil in a cream, therefore it is more moisturizing. 

Recommend: Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance

Combination skin: Lotions with no acids, something simple such as Cetaphil, Aveeno, or Neutrogena.

Recommend: Neutrogena Fine Fairness Clinical Muiti-Protect UV Fluid

Normal skin: Moisturizers with natural oils work well.

Recommend: Dr.Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel

Sensitive skin: Avoid moisturizers that contain perfumes and other chemicals.

Recommend: Avene Very High Protection Mineral Cream 

The Best Time to Apply Moisturizer?
Within a minute of cleansing. This is because your skin is still moist and will receive the maximum benefits of the moisturizer. 

Massage It In
Take some moisturizer on your palms and rub your hands together, as it will warm up the cream and allows faster absorption on the skin. Gently massage it into your skin in small, circular motions to promote better penetration.

Remember, the keys to moisturizing skin are choosing the right product and applying it at the right time and in the right way. No more dryness and flakiness this winter, but beautiful, bouncy, and supple skin!  


Foundation Tips for Mature and Young Skin

Foundation is one of the most complex beauty products because of the wide variety of formulas, textures, and ways to apply it. However, there are easy ways to achieve that fresh, glowy finish no matter what your age is. Follow these 6 simple tips to apply a perfect foundation. 

1. Prep Your Skin

The first rule to applying foundation is to make sure that your skin is well-hydrated. It helps foundation to glide on more smoothly. For mature skin, slathering moisturizer on beforehand will instantly plump up your skin and make fine lines less visible. Primer is a skippable step unless you have to minimize pores and correct redness, or your makeup has to last through the day.

2. Choose the Right Foundation

Acne is a common skin complaint for young people, but that doesn’t mean they cannot use foundation. Choose a product with labels such as "non-oily,” “hypoallergenic” and “noncomedogenic”, which does not irritate the skin and improves complexion at the same time. If you do not have acne problems, choose a foundation that caters for the needs of your skin, such as a hydrating or oil-controlling formula.

Nowadays, many foundations are formulated with anti-aging and face-lifting benefits, which are ideal for mature women. An important tip for choosing foundation is to pick according to seasons. In winter, you may need a cream foundation which is more moisturizing. In summer, skin tends to become oily and a light foundation or even a tinted moisturizer will do.

3. Find Your Shade

To find the perfect shade, test foundation on your jawline and check it in the daylight. If the color is correct, it should disappear without blending. You can ask a beauty adviser at a store to help you pick the perfect color.

4. Apply It the Right Way

The best way to apply foundation is to blend thin layers into the skin. Take a dab of foundation and apply on the centre of the face, round the nose, mouth areas, chin and centre of the forehead, then blend it outward until it becomes thinner, which helps achieve a much more natural finish.

You may use fingers, a brush or a sponge to apply foundation, depending on the format of the foundation and coverage you want. For thinner foundations and a little coverage, use your fingers. For compact foundation, a sponge is preferred. To get an airbrushed look, use a brush or the Beautyblender Cosmetic Sponge, a cult favorite among the makeup pros.

5. Conceal after Foundation

Applying concealer after foundation can prevent using more concealer than you need. Choose a color that is one shade lighter than your skin, as too light will give a fake look. Use a small, pointy brush to cover the darkest part of under-eye circles, usually below the inner eye corners. Dab on a bit of concealer on other skin flaws or blemishes that aren’t covered by the foundation as well. 

6. Finish off with Loose Powder

Use a translucent or light-reflecting loose powder which helps give a luminous touch and control shine. Pour some powder on the lid of the container and dip it with a powder blush. Tap the brush over the lid to remove any excess. Gently dust your face with the powder, starting from the forehead, down to the cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and the chin. 

Choosing the right foundation and applying it the right way are keys to getting that fresh, youthful glow. Do you have any secret tips in creating a flawless look? Let us know in the comments!


Top Thanksgiving and Black Friday Gift Picks!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, yay! For those of you who are not familiar with this festival, it is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and for the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the U.S. and the second Monday of October in Canada.

On the day of Thanksgiving, families and friends would get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Another term that is often associated with Thanksgiving is Black Friday. Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, on which major retailers offer promotional sales that can be up to 90% off. 

Here at Cosme-de.com, we have also prepared some great holiday offers for you and here’s our list of hot picks.

1) Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Gift Set (Special Travel Edition), including:
1 Million Eau de Toilette 3.4oz / 100ml
The 1 Million man is flamboyant, daring and uses his charm to play with a touch of humour. He loves the feeling of exploring new sensations, his dreams and fantasies always takes him further.
·         Top notes: Blood Mandarin, Peppermint
·         Heart notes: Cinnamon, Rose Absolute
·         Base notes: Leather Accord, Amber Metal
1 Million Shower Gel 3.4oz / 100ml
Inspired by 1 Million fragrance, this luxurious shower gel gives a flamboyant, daring and charming scent.

2) SK-II Men Hugo Boss 2-Piece Essential Set, including:

SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence 150ml
SK II Men Facial Treatment Essence contains as much as 90% of SK-II Pitera®, drenches skin in 50 essential skin nutrients and activates skin cell renewal, literally erasing the effects of environmental damage and stress on skin to reveal a revitalized, more even toned and vibrant complexion.

Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette 50ml
BOSS Bottled is as versatile and rich in contrasts as the Man of Today. The distinctly masculine fragrance is sharp with a warm woody base, making it a timeless classic.
·         Top notes: Apple, Citrus Fruits
·         Heart notes: Geranium, Cinnamon And Cloves
·         Base notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Vanilla

3) Chloé Roses De Chloé Eau de Toilette Gift Set, including:

Roses De Chloé Eau de Toilette 2.5oz / 75ml
Roses De Chloé Eau de Toilette is a new fragrance from Chloé in 2013, an addition to the timeless classics of the Chloé perfume family. An invitation to tenderness, Roses De Chloé Eau de Toilette exudes an incredible fresh scent of rose, which is gradually joined by bergamot, a heart of Damascena rose essence, and modernized with a magnolia accord. On the skin, the trail of white musk and amber, signature of Chloé.

Roses De Chloé Perfumed Body Lotion 2.5oz / 75ml
Indulge your skin for a sensual and romantic fragrance experience. A body lotion that lightly perfumes the skin with the scent of Roses de Chloé.

Roses De Chloé Perfumed Shower Gel 2.5oz / 75ml
A fragrant shower gel with lush foam that turns your shower into pure indulgence. The skin will be fresh, soft and lightly perfumed with the scent of Roses de Chloé.

4) SK-II Stempower 50g
Formulated with the revolutionary Stem-Acanax Complex that penetrates deep into skin to improve it from within. Pores appear invisible. Skin becomes firm, refined and wrinkle-resilient. An elixir that turns back the clock by 10 years in 10 days!

5) SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 215ml
For perfectly conditioned and ultra-fresh skin. The final part of your cleansing process, this lotion helps remove residual impurities and dead skin cells.

Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra-Nourishing Hand Therapy Set (6pcs)
·         Gardeners Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 0.9oz / 25g
·         Rosewater Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 0.9oz / 25g
·         Evelyn Rose Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 0.9oz / 25g
·         Somerset Meadow Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 0.9oz / 25g
·         Verbena And Lavender Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 0.9oz / 25g
·         Pear and Pink Magnolia Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 0.9oz / 25g

Link for Early Bird Thanksgiving and Black Friday daily deals: http://www.cosme-de.com/en/promotions/2014_early_bird_tgbf.html?utm_source=website_US&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=201411_earlier_day7

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show love and appreciation for your loved ones. Act now! 

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