2017 Spring Makeup Trends

- by Brenda Chan -

As we entered the new year, it’s time to bid farewell to an epic year in makeup in 2016: red bold lips, arty eyeliners, and blue eye shadow seen on the runways. We’re happy to be putting away those memories as we approach the spring / summer season, which is all about fun and colorful makeup. And this year we’re bringing the 80’s trend back – lip gloss, sheer foundation, pink color, and go heavy hand with your blush!

Lip Gloss

Last year was all about matte lips, but this spring we’re bringing back the days when your lip gloss was popping. Lip gloss is a refreshing change to the matte lip trend that dominated the last couple of years. It gives your lips dimension, youth and shine. Remember those days when everyone’s obsessed with lip gloss? Now I want to relive those days! 

Givenchy Gloss Revelateur Lipcolor Enhancer Crystal Shine is my go-to for creating the perfect sheer, glossy pout. This unique color-enhancing gloss works like a magic wand, tinting lips from light pink to transparent fuchsia – depending on each woman who wears it. It leaves a sheer finish on your lips that is always transparent and totally wearable. Perfect for delivering a fresh and luminous look.

Skin that Glows

In 2017, we’re going back to the most important step – creating healthy, glowy and conditioned skin. Let your skin breathe – no more contouring or strobing. Fresh skin paired with color wash eyes is the trendy makeup look this coming season.

A featherlight foundation that achieves virtually imperceptible yet totally perfect complexion. With every stroke, the ingenious brush of By Terry Light-Expert Click Brush Illuminating Flawless Foundation Brush guarantees flawless skin. This anti-aging foundation is formulated with skincare ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid microspheres that plump up wrinkles for an instant lifting effect.

Watch Out for Blush Bomb

If there is a part that’s going to be the focus of your makeup this spring, that’ll undoubtedly be your cheeks. The 2017 spring/summer backstage makeup trends are all about bold blush color worn with fierce confidence. 

Like at the Kenzo fashion show, a model wears a red-hued blush blended from cheek to temple.

If you are after a more subtle effect, you can trace a pink multipurpose cream color across the cheekbones, up towards the temple and over the eyelids, finally dabbing some on the lips. Using the same color tone for cheeks, lips and eyes is the trend to look out for this spring-summer season. 

Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lips & Cheeks is a blendable air-whipped mousse that beautifully highlights your lips, cheeks and eve eyelids with a sensual soft matte finish.

Color Wash Eyes 

Eye makeup is always fun and colorful in spring and summer. For 2017, the bolder the eye color, the better. Dab gorgeous washes of eye shadow onto your eyelids.

Founded by internationally-famed Japanese makeup artist AYAKO, ADDICTION creates beautiful makeup for women to achieve their own individual style. Its eyeshadow features delicate gradations and texture that enhance the beauty of your eyes. 

Straight, Boyish Brows

Dramatic, arched brows are dated. Straight, naturally groomed brows are on-trend for 2017 spring. To achieve this look, use a tinted gel to hold brushed brows and fill them lightly.

Award-winning bbrowbar Eyebrow Gel keeps your eyebrows in place and color in any sparse areas. Formulated to nourish and condition while providing rich, glossy coverage, it doubles up as a great mascara, too.

Girls, try out these makeup trends this spring/summer and create a makeup look that is beautiful and on-trend!


2017’s Biggest Fitness Trends

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown –

Hey my hearties! Now that 2017 is truly on its way, it’s time to talk exercise goals and fitness fabulousness. Don’t you do that at the beginning of the year? Yes, most people do, but that can be a trap! What with the stress and all of January, I find it better to focus on fitness once the year has been worn in and tried on. Less stressful that way!

I don’t know about you, but as a very busy individual (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) I am all for getting as much as possible accomplished in a day, with the least amount of stress! So, I have found that flexible, effective workouts that don’t require trekking across town and spending extra time commuting work well for me. I also have a short attention span – get me bored, and I’m lost, so I need to shake things up, do different things and adapt my workouts to how I am feeling on a particular day.

And as we all know, exercise is absolutely key to living a healthy, long and happy life. The many benefits, from weight loss, increased muscle mass, endorphins and fresh, glowing skin are well documented. So, here are a few of my tips and tricks to ensure that the workout is worked in to your daily schedule, no excuses! Believe me, I have tried them all!

Up The Intensity To Up Your Results

One of the most effective training methods, whether you love walking, running, cycling, swimming or weight training, is to use HIIT – High-Intensity Interval Training methods. Instead of spending a long time exercising at a moderate pace, with HIIT, you’ll use short bursts of exercise at maximum or near-maximum heart rate. Most of us are short on time these days, so it’s no wonder that High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is one of the major exercise trends of the coming year. That means you’ll burn more calories in 20 to 30 minutes than you would in a longer session. The best bit – results are so quick – just two months of regular HIIT training and your endurance and fitness are markedly increased!

Bring The Professionals Home

Another favourite training method of mine – bring a professional into your home, for free! Yes, the wealth of fitness videos and professional workout routines available on YouTube, or Netflix, is astounding! In the mood for yoga – find a workout that suits you. Feeling like a bit of booty shaking today – grab a Zumba workout. You see, it’s free, you can do it at home and you can tailor it to your exact needs, every day. You never have to repeat the same workout, if you don’t want to that is!

Reward yourself

And one of the best bits about working out? Congratulating yourself once you are done! A soothing shower or bath after a workout is one of the best treats, and you can make it even better by treating yourself to a delightfully fragrant shower gel such as Clarins Relax Bath and Shower Concentrate.

Specifically formulated to calm both body and mind, the fine, creamy foam very gently cleanses the skin and helps relieve stress and fatigue. It also helps relax the body after exercise.

So, get on your bike, take a hike, HIIT the gym or bend, twist and booty shake your way to great health in 2017, and make sure you LOVE what you do!


Pick Your Love: Enjoy Up to 22% Off Sitewide Discount this Valentine’s

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown –

OK, I am just going to come right out and say it! I don’t really like Valentine’s Day in its standard form. It’s become too commercial, and I don’t find it romantic to be desperately trying to get a reservation in a good restaurant, or paying inflated prices for a few blooms, or eating loads of chocolate that quite frankly, just makes you fat.

So, before you call me the Valentine’s Grinch, let me say I LOVE love! I am a hopeless romantic with a wild imagination, so I suppose the ‘plannedness’ of romance on Valentine’s Day just doesn’t ring true. It’s almost like you HAVE to express your love, which makes it a bit strange.

Share the love, it’s for everyone!

So, on a far more practical and exciting note, COSME-DE.COM is not going to be sending just a few people a few roses and chocolates. No siree, we have the right idea by sharing the love, with all of you, no matter what! And how do we do that? By giving you all sitewide discounts on ALL your purchases! No discrimination, no discounts only for the popular, pretty girls – EVERYONE gets to feel the love. So that’ll get you in a much better mood then!

Yup, for 3 days between 11 Feb and 14 Feb 2017 you will get a percentage off your order!  

·        For 15% off on orders, spend USD 220 / USD 220 (around RMB 1,523) / AUD 270 / HKD 1600 / £ 150 or above, and use the code WITHLOVE15 at checkout.
·        For 20% off on orders, spend USD 260 / USD 260 (around RMB 1,800) / AUD 340 / HKD 2000 / £ 190 or above and use the code WITHLOVE20 at checkout.
·        For 22% Off on orders, spend USD 320 / USD 320 (around RMB 2,215) / AUD 410 / HKD 2400 / £ 230 or above and use the code WITHLOVE20 at checkout.

So, I am going to use the opportunity try out some new stuff, and I suggest you do the same!

Like Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base. The iconic foundation is a cult favorite with professional makeup artists. It instantly illuminates the complexion with a subtle halo of light and perfectly evens out the skin's texture. Facilitating the application of foundation and prolonging its hold, this base is infused with Witch hazel extract to reduce the appearance of pores. It also contains silica and mica powders of mineral origin to mattify the complexion. Enriched with a moisturizing complex, it restores softness and absolute comfort.

And, seeing as now is my chance, I am going to snap up the Christian Dior Hydra LifeClose-Up Pore Reducing Pro-Youth Moisturize. It moisturizes and treats the causes of visible pores by targeting them at their source. The skin is perfectly moisturized and mattified and the skin's texture is smoother, while the appearance of all types of pores is deeply corrected, instantly and lastingly. The effect is a silky, subtly glowing finish. The skin's texture no longer has anything to conceal, even close-up, with no need for tricks or operations. Its rosy-colored aqueous gel glides comfortably onto the skin and offers the dual sensation of powdered freshness and improved makeup hold throughout the day. Now, that’s romantic if you ask me!

So, get your browsing hat on and get romantic, for yourself or the significant ones in your life!


Four Reasons Why You Have To Use Soap

- By Kylie Tang -

How many bottles of liquid cleansers do you use every year? Not many people know that soap bars can cleanse your skin in a healthier way. Liquid cleansers most likely have anti-microbial preservatives added for keeping them fresh and antibiotic. Unhealthy stabilizers like Disodium EDTA, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) and alcohol may be included during the fabrication process of most cleansers. If you don’t want cleansers to ruin or irritate your delicate skin, pick a soap without these substances.

Soaps’ Inner Beauty

Soaps are as functional as your liquid cleansers. A good soap is made of nutritious vegetable, seed oils and natural antioxidants, performing anti-aging and protective functions. Yes, both solid and liquid cleansers can be so nutritious for skin during the washing process.

Meanwhile, soaps can perform unimaginable functions! There are exfoliating soaps, deep cleansing soaps, bathing soaps, anti-aging soaps…You would be a smart consumer if you pick a good soap for skin.

Soaps’ Outer Beauty

I admit that I value appearances. Heart-shaped, round-shaped, star-shaped, irregularly-shaped... which shape of soaps do you like? I like simple, plain, natural squared one. Love does not need a reason!

Soaps Are Environmentally-Friendly

Soaps can be art-like, and they are friends of the Earth. One advantage is that using soap may save plastic bottles. And soaps made of natural ingredients can decompose in water naturally without ruining the oceans.

ERNO LASZLO – Expert of Soaps

ERNO LASZLO offers various soaps for different skin types. Phelityl Cleansing Bar gently cleanses with its pH balancing formula. The pH value is nearly the same as that of skin. With it, you will have smooth, supple and fresh skin without worrying that the soap will be too alkaline.

I like deep cleansing. Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar is made of 97% natural ingredient (I like looking for a natural one). It contains therapeutic Dead Sea mud which helps improve the overall quality of skin. This cool-looking soap features a charcoal color and a good smell. Try this ERNO LASZLO iconic, original cleansing bar and get soft, smooth and radiant skin.

Soap Made with Korean Royal Court Formula 

This elegant Herbal Soap is made of premium and nutrient-rich Korean medicinal herbs like Korean Red Ginseng, Small Solomonseal, Chinese Peony and Adhesive Rehmannia that have been refined for 12 hours to ensure maximum benefits. It can generate extraordinary rich foamy lather that softly cleanses and revitalizes skin, especially good for acne. A soap tray is included in the package so that you don’t need to buy one.

Shea Butter Soaps For the Softest Touch

Soaps can be both effective and inexpensive. This L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap Quartet includes 2 Milk Extra-Gentle Soaps, a Verbena Extra-Gentle Soap and a Lavender Extra-Gentle Soap. The brand’s Shea Butter soaps feature a 100% vegetable base formulation of (excellent!) and emollient Shea Butter. They are non-irritating and moisturizing for men, women and even children. Try their soaps by getting this set.

Exotic Organic Soap from Africa!

If soaps are new to you, you can always get a cheaper one for trial. Shea Terra Organics Black Seed & Propolis 33% Shea Soap is 100% natural. It is made of unprocessed Propolis which is renowned for healing benefit. I believe you can’t resist to purchase one with its attractive price. 

I am not telling you to put away all liquid cleansers. Just look at the ever-changing shapes of soaps (it gradually reshapes with your everyday use), it’s just like changes in life that we learn to embrace and appreciate. Grab your soap that makes you pretty and healthy~    


Valentine's Day Romantic Makeup Tutorial ft. Amanda Rawles

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown - 

Check out the adorable Amanda’s video tutorial on how to create a sweet, gorgeous makeup look for Valentine’s Day. She demonstrates how to do a full makeup look step by step from flawless foundation, sweet pink eyeshadow, highlight & contour, and defined, plump lips. Using products from YSL, Shiseido, Estée Lauder and so on, she shares tricks on perfecting your V-day look, e.g. draw your waterline with peach color pencil liner to give the illusion of bigger eyes, and apply nude lip liner for lipstick to stay longer. This makeup is also suitable for special occasions and date nights.

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