Beautiful Bronzed Brown Makeup Tutorial ft. Lisa

- by Brenda Chan -

Watch the lovely Lisa does the spooky brown eye and glowing skin makeup look. Using products including Illamasqua Matte Veil Mattifier, Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara and YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, she demonstrates how to create this sexy, glamorous makeup look that is versatile and can be worn every day or for an evening date. 

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Lots Of Valentine’s Love (And Free Gifts!) From COSME-DE.COM!

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

February is considered the month of love all over the world, with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day. Flowers, candy, gifts and cards with special messages are exchanged to show the special ones in your life just how much you adore them.

Who was this Saint of Love?

The origins of St. Valentine are a little mysterious but one legend is that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of this, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. A martyr for love!

Free Valentine’s gift boxes at COSME-DE.COM

And in the spirit of love and giving, we are giving away 1000 amazingly special Valentine gift boxes when you spend USD $159/ AUD $219 / HKD $1200 / GBP $129 or above. Take a browse at the amazing specials on skincare, perfume, make up and more, spend the required amount and you could be one of the 1000 very lucky gift recipients.

What’s in the box?

So, what’s in the gorgeous Valentine’s FREE gift box? A wonderful array of special goodies so that you can also say ‘I Love You’ to a very important person - yourself! In the box you will find a special Valentine message just for you.

Pout perfectly

And add to that an Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Gloss in either ‘Jealous Blush’ or ‘Suggestive’ shades. This gorgeous gloss holds moisture and shine, and surrounds lips with luminous color for a fuller, more sculpted pout.

Free-spirited scent

And what could be more apt for Valentine’s Day than the Chloé Love Story Eau de Parfum? Described as a ‘modern story of seduction’, it is the expression of a free-spirited girl. The top notes of Neroli, middle notes of Orange Blossom, Stephanotis and base notes of Musk and Cedar make this the most sensual of Valentine scents.

Refining radiance

And last but by no means least, you will receive THREE 2ml samples of DIAMBEAUTÉ Supreme Refining Cream. This miracle cream, created by the French using black truffles as the main ingredient has major skincare benefits. Research has shown that black truffle has 18 kinds of amino acids (including 8 essential amino acids), which are effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains a rich blend of vitamins, antioxidants and trace elements, which promotes skin renewal for a more radiant, translucent and youthful complexion. Now that is something to really LOVE!

Hurry and grab your gifts now!

So, whether it is for you or a loved one, follow your heart and make sure that Valentines’ Day this year is full of free goodies! But hurry, only 1000 free gift boxes available between 16 January and 14 February, and it is first come, first gifted! Make sure you are the one!


Shape Eyebrows To Perfection

-By Kylie Tang

Let’s have everything refreshed and re-planned to welcome the brand new 2017. Look in the mirror and call today the best day. What reflects your good look on that day? The key is your eyebrows.

Look Rested Every day

Not all girls have ideal eyebrows which they can flaunt proudly. Well-groomed and well-defined shapes let you look rested and even change your overall look. No matter what age you are, always prepare a tweezer and eyebrow pencils at home to prepare your daily subtle, modern and glowing look.

Avoid Tragic Eyebrows

Some girls love exaggerated eyebrows but their effects vary on different people.. Wrong colors, wrong shapes and over-filled brows would let people think that you look unnatural. On the other hand, unkempt eyebrows cannot create a good impression on others.

Perfect Your Makeup Finish

Eyebrow shapes enhance your beauty and makeup effects. When shaped properly, they bring out your eyes and highlight your best features.

Let’s find out the perfect eyebrow shape for your face shape.

Oval: The Ideal Face Shape

I will say you are lucky with such face shape as it is considered as the ideal shape! Flat eyebrows with a little arch will work best for you. Also, avoid dramatic and exaggerated eyebrows that ruin your nice face shape. 

Jessica Alba looks good with flat eyebrows.

Round Shaped Faces Need Arches

For round-faced girls, their face shape lack angles and they hope to make face look longer. All you need to do is to avoid round eyebrows as they make your jaws even rounder. Both high arched and soft arched eyebrows help create a slender face shape and a modern, intellectual look.

Kate Winslet 

Arches Also Suit Square-Shaped Faces 

Prominent jaw and chin and high forehead are the main features of people who have a square face shape. You will look great by balancing your jaw line. As arches slim down the face, you may create soft or high arches with defined and sharp peaks. And you may adjust the thickness according to your preference. 

Flat eyebrows do not fit Diane Kruger so she always picks angled brows.

Heart-Shaped Face, A Lovely Shape

Miranda Kerr has a cute, heart-shaped face.

To me, it’s a lovely face. Heart-shaped faces are wider at the brow and cheekbones but narrower at the chin. You may keep slightly thick eyebrows to diminish the look of your forehead. Round brow shape also softens your pointed chin. If you really love peaks, create a controlled arch could give you a feminine look.

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I like using brow pencil first and cake powder next. To me, those with good colors and multi-functional will be the ideal one. I recommend Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil as it helps define, shape and thicken eyebrows with colors I like. And I definitely need its spoolie brush to comb my eyebrows.

Clinique Instant Lift For Brows is a two-in-one automatic brow pencil. The pearlized highlighter creates a contrast and definition on eyes.  

I like applying gel-cream on eyebrows. LANCÔME Sourcils Gel Waterproof Eyebrow Gel-Cream helps structure and fill in the look of brows. The gel formula allows easy application and a smooth, gliding texture. It’s great for building up a natural or more defined brow shape.

I saw many girls having perfect face makeup while neglecting their eyebrows. From now on, care your eyebrow shape. Don’t follow any brow trends but choose one that is suitable for and flatters your face shape. Perfect brows make you look fresher, healthier and younger.


Insider Secrets – Make January Blues A Thing Of The Past!

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

January, oh January! All your promises of new beginnings and a fresh new year are noble, but as a month, I must say, you often do not deliver the goods! It is not uncommon to get the ‘January blues’, so if you are feeling a little down in the dumps right now, here is one thing to make you feel better instantly – YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

The January Trap

After all the excitement of vacation time and indulgence of the festive season, it makes sense that January feels a bit flat and dull. The waistline could be a bit bloated, the bank account a bit deflated and spirits on the downward spiral. And the funniest thing about us human beings? When we are down we tend to forget to the very things that can make us happier. When we are down, we tend to forget to appreciate the good things, forget to look after ourselves and each other and withdraw from life a little. All of these things will make you feel even worse. SO, do not fall into the trap dear heart! Love yourself, even in January and make sure you come out smiling!

Feed The Positive Vibes

So, to start with, feed yourself! Yes, feed yourself good, healthy, nourishing food. Omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish and nuts have a very positive effect on overall mood. So does making sure you have folate from vegetables like broccoli and cabbage. And don’t forget to keep your immunity high by supplementing your vitamins. For an all-round vitamin, enzyme and beautifying placenta and collagen boost, treat yourself to a Vegie Acai Beauty Enzyme Smoothie every day. This powder contains enzymes from 180 different vegetables and fruits to give you all you need in terms of fibre, vitamins and minerals in a delicious smoothie. 

Sweat The Blues Away

It’s also no secret that one of the BEST mood enhancers you can have is a good ol’ sweaty workout. It feels like the last thing on your mind when you are feeling down, but if you push on through and make it happen you will have given yourself a major energy and endorphin boost. No one ever regrets a good workout after they have made it happen. Lace up your trainers, jam the earphones in and get all sweaty in the name of great health and enough endorphins to keep the blues far, far away.

Fraternise With Fragrance

Fragrances are another way to lift the spirits and enhance enough of a feel-good factor to tide you through the January blues! Use a spritz of your favourite scent every day, or light a beautiful scented candle at home after a long day. Try an Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle with West Indian Bay & Myrrh. The luxurious and relaxing essential oil blend instils a sense of peace and tranquillity that soothes, calms and uplifts the mind when you need it most.  Crafted from natural plant wax, set in frosted glass, beautifully gift boxed and with approximately 32 hours of burning time, this is the perfect indulgent treat for January.

Map Out Your Path

One way to beat the blues is to feel confident that you are going in the direction that you want to go in. So, to ease the psychological burden that can often accompany a new year, sit down and write about what you want to achieve in 2017. By all means chart out bigger goals, but be sure to set out a few smaller ones, ones that can be achieved in the month of January. Achieving these will give a sense of accomplishment and pride that sets you up perfectly for the next set of goals. Goals can be around anything, remember to think about yourself as a whole and focus on areas that you may be lacking. Many self-development specialists suggest scoring yourself out of 10 in the following areas: health, money, social relationships, career, friends and family, physical environment and personal growth. Start by focusing on goals in the areas where you have scored yourself below 5 and work through for an overall increase in life satisfaction.

We’re All In It Together!

And like I said in the beginning, remember you are not alone! Reach out to others for help and support when you need it and be there for others who need you, and we will all slide into the rest of the year in style and happiness!


Product Review on DIAMBEAUTÉ Supreme Refining Cream by Amea Sandars

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

No one does beautiful skin quite like the French! Check out Amea Sanders’ product review of the luxurious DIAMBEAUTÉ Supreme Refining Crème. Encased in exquisite packaging, this whipped cream-textured moisturiser contains black truffle, 24 carat gold and diamond powder. Amea discusses the hydration qualities and how she uses this special product so that a little goes a long way. Find out how to erase fine lines, improve skin clarity and fight free radicals the French way!

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