Top 5 Foundations for Autumn

Is that a slight chill in the air I feel? Yes, it is, as the seasons change once more to the beautiful, crisp days of autumn. Think crunching leaves and nature’s gorgeous palette of reds, brown, orange and gold. A change of season is time for a change in wardrobe, colours, and makeup, which is always fun!

When it comes to foundations, we all have different needs, at different times of the year. In the colder weather, you might want a little extra protection for your skin, without plastering on a layer of cakey foundation.

We’ve picked out five of the best foundations for autumn, whether you want a light, moisturising BB Cream or whether you are after some long-wearing, hard-working coverage, we’ve got the products you need to make sure your skin has a flawless finish and a luminous glow this autumn.

Terrific for touch-ups

For perfect coverage and ‘just-right’ touch ups on the go, give Yves Saint Laurent Le Cushion Encre De Peau Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation SPF 23 / PA++ a go. The all-day, shine-free finish, and weightless texture hydrate and protect in the colder weather. The stamp applicator really makes this product stand out, in that you can deliver the perfect amount for effortless touch-ups, only where you need them.

Multi-tasking skin care and tint

If what you are after is perfect, natural-looking bare skin, then the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is perfect for you. Formulated with botanicals to replenish, hydrate, nourish and condition, you are treating your skin whilst imparting a gentle hint of colour to even out complexion and enhance radiance. What’s more, there are no chemicals – your skin will just love this nourishing and hydrating treat. For additional coverage you can layer up a little.

Be confident with the right BB

So which beauty balm is right for you? Combining moisturiser, primer, sunscreen, concealer and foundation in many shades so you can get the perfect match, we think Bobbi Brown BB cream SPF 35 / PA+++ is a total winner. Just one product to protect, hydrate, instantly brighten skin, cover imperfections and even skin tone. If simplicity and minimal time spent getting ready is your thing, this is the perfect foundation solution for you!

Light, luminous and long-lasting

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation captures the glow of perfect-looking skin with a velvety and natural finish. It blurs away imperfections without a mask effect. For extra coverage, you can gently build up with this lovely, lightweight formulation. A long-time favourite for many make up gurus, this product has been winning beauty awards for ‘Best Liquid Foundation’ for 10 years. So, if it is light and long-lasting that you want, look no further!

Perfecting concealer and foundation in one

A patented applicator that gives a perfect foundation in 90 seconds, smudge free, water and oil resistant and lasts for 12 hours? If you are saying “gimme some of that right now” then Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer SPF19 / PA++ is the perfect match for you! The lightweight formula provides excellent, perfecting coverage without clogging pores, and no need for a separate concealer. 

Whatever your foundation preferences are, there are beautiful foundation products out there, waiting to enhance your natural autumn glow.


Celebrity Makeup Trends for Autumn 2016

One thing is for sure when it comes to autumn makeup trends for 2016 – there is no room for “shy and subtle”! It’s bold and beautiful all the way with exciting looks that you can use or lose to suit yourself and your individuality. Celebrities embraced this move to major makeup statements with joy – from Katy Perry to Kate Upton, Karlie Kloss to Salma Hayek, those who know their worth know they can rock this season’s boldest looks with pride!

Strong lips

If there is only one trend you embrace this autumn, make it the bold lip! Seen everywhere, on everyone, it is the return of the mouth! On-trend favourites are the darkest, deepest reds for a gothic vibe – think lacquered black cherry for a decadent look. Or try Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Excess Moisture Rich Lipcolor in the dark, rich “403 Downtime” shade. The intense and highly pigmented formula is ideal for this season’s look. 

If deep burgundy and plum are not quite your thing, you can still do the bold lip – but go bright. Brighter than you have ever gone before in an array of shades – from candy apple red to fuchsia pink and bright blue and purple, there is no escaping this major lip trend, so choose your palette, get lippy and be strong and proud!

Dark eyes

The other big one that you will see everywhere is the smoky, sensual or downright graphic appeal of dark, dark eyeliner. From a subtle smudge to a great graphic block, the eyes have it with black, black and more black. Black is the new black, so choose your extremity and line those beautiful eyes of yours to add intensity and autumn style to your look. For one product that can produce a myriad of eye looks, go for Estée Lauder Little Black Liner (Thick. Thin. Ultra-Fine.) in Onyx. The three different application results all deliver an even, easy liner that is so adaptable. 

Dazzle with glitter

Now, I did mention that autumn’s looks are bold so here goes – who fancies splashes of glitter on their face? I do! Keeping it interesting on the autumn catwalks was a razzle dazzle of glitter. From a gentle dusting on the eyelids for a pretty daytime look to a bold splash going from brow bone to cheek bone, it was time to shine! And this is so versatile – you can glam it up strongly if you are going to a club and be right on trend, or just add a hint of sparkle to your office look to keep your look right up to date.

The Illuminati

And, last but not least, healthy, The Illuminati glowing skin is never out of style. This autumn, glowing skin went to a whole new level with iridescent powders on cheeks, eyelids and lips to add that extra element of radiance and dewiness. The perfect product for this is Guerlain Meteorites Light Revealing Pearls of Powder incorporating Guerlain’s exclusive Stardust Technology, each pearl contains a spherical light-creating polymer, which transforms light invisible to the naked eye into a pure and endless glow on the skin. A subtle blend of matte, rosy and radiant blue-toned white pearls, combined with corrective coloured pearls – yellow to counter redness, pink for freshness and mauve to catch the light – Guerlain Meteorites Light Revealing Pearls of Powder light up the face in an illuminating and corrective halo to give endless radiance. 

So, boldly and brightly we will forge ahead into autumn, with makeup to inspire and to make a statement!


Flawless Makeup Tutorial: Get Ready with Julia

Get Julia’s absolutely stunning, naturally groomed look using the products and techniques she so aptly demonstrates! Using products from COSME-DE.COM including those from La Prairie, YSL, Dior and more, Julia shows you how to brighten and conceal for a gorgeous complexion, followed by the softest, pretty pink Dior blush and excellent techniques for highlighting eyes that will work for everybody! Love her video and get her look!

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More And More Free Gifts For Our Beautiful Customers!

We know that there is always a reason to shop for exquisite skin care and makeup, because we’re worth it! But it makes it even more exciting if you get something beautiful for free too! And that is what we are doing at COSME-DE.COM, because, well, we love you guys!

So, the way it works is this, you hop online to www.cosme-de.com and you browse the world’s top beauty brands for what you are looking for right now. Purchase your goodies and, depending on your total purchase, you will be receiving one of four different free gifts. What do you say to that? Hurrah!

Get Chanel on your side

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the gorgeous free gifts! Spend USD180 / USD 200 (China site) / AUD 220 / HKD 1400 or above, and get a gorgeous makeup bag staple – Chanel mascara! Le Volume de Chanel is a high-precision mascara that achieves instant volume and intensely lush colour in a single stroke. Its innovative formula expands, plumps lashes to their fullest. The exclusive new “Snowflakes” brush combines long and short bristles to deliver an extreme, eye-opening effect.

Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

Treat your skin with a face mask

It’s easy to spend on the COSME-DE.COM because it has absolutely everything you could want available. Spend USD270 / USD 300 (China site) / AUD 270 / HKD 2100 or above and get ready to treat your skin to a FREE Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Paper Mask Rx. With a blend of Barley, Aesculus Chinensis, and Witch Hazel Extracts, it penetrates instantly into the skin for whitening and moisturizing effects. It promotes metabolism for healthy skin, as well as clarifying and hydrating skin deeply. Close the door and indulge yourself for 15 minutes – it’s on us!

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You might find, after browsing such great products at excellent prices, that you have spent USD 360 / USD 380 (China site) / AUD 350 / HKD 2800 or above. Well, never fear, because you can be on the receiving end of the famous Christian Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin Global Age-Defying Skincare Perfect Skin Creator. This magic in a tub lets you regain the skin of your dreams. It instantly restores beautiful, even and radiant skin while combating signs of wrinkles, loss of firmness, spots and redness over time. How does ultra-fine texture, tightened pores and radiant skin sound to you? Transform your skin visibly from the first application!

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Enjoy the COSME-DE free gift promotion, it’s on us!

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Mid-Autumn Festival Savings: Up to 22% off Your Order!

It’s time to embrace autumn completely and get excited about what is in store for us all beauty and skincare wise! Don’t despair about your floaty frocks and summer sandals being packed away, because autumn is an absolute peach of a season with loads of exciting new looks for you to rock!

15-22% off your order

We are making it very easy for you to LOVE autumn even more with sitewide discounts on ALL products (except wholesale order, clearance, bundle and promotion items) between 12 – 18 September, so hurry up and shop now girls! Ever looked at a gorgeous skincare or makeup product that you would love to have, but it’s just that little bit too much? Ha, well, now is your chance to go ahead and get it! With every spend of USD 200 or above (China site) / USD180 or above (US site) / USD 160 or AUD 220 or above (AU site) / USD 160 or HKD 1200 or above (Hong Kong site), you get 15% off your total amount! Save and save some more! Use promotion code: MOON15 to get your super 15% saving!

If you spend USD 380 or above (China site) / USD 330 or above (US site) / USD 300 or AUD 400 or above (AU site) / USD 300 or HKD 2300 or above (Hong Kong site), you will receive a whopping 22% off your total! So, get clicking and stock up on your autumn must-have skincare and makeup products right now! Enter promotion code: MOON22 for your 22% discount.

Autumn’s beauty trends – dewy skin

When it comes to autumn 2016, the looks and trends are bold and very beautiful! One of the trends that never goes out of style is dewy, radiant skin. To achieve this most beautiful of looks, you can use a skin highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones and the cupids bow of your lips. Try Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight-01 shade, for brightening, highlighting and perfecting your facial features. It combines with an ultra-smooth baked formula that provides natural color with soft radiance to the skin for a healthy, “bonne mine” glow.

Peachy eyelids and day-to-night lips

The autumn look that has stormed the runways and suits absolutely everyone is the peach-washed eyelid. Slather it on, and let it work hard for you, day and night. The look is pretty and trendy by day with a soft, pinky nude lip. Keep the peach on your lids and go straight to the evening do by swopping the lip shade for a dramatic, deep berry or crimson for the evening.

It’s worth getting a great quality peach colour, like the gorgeous M.A.C Cream Colour Base in rich coral. Its versatile and colour effects can be built up, so you can choose a subtle veil all the way through to a bold colour block, depending on the intensity of, and method of application. For your daytime look, the Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in “Poutrageous” glides on and drenches lips in sexy colour that is never sticky. 

Then, for your transition to glamour girl in the evening, you cannot go wrong with the gorgeous NARS lipstick shade Transeurope Express 1012. This rich, vivid shade will definitely get you noticed, and the long-wear finish won’t let you down as you party the night away! Conditioners and antioxidants hydrate, nourish and protect your lips for kissable perfection!

Smokin’ sexy eyes

And the eyes, let’s not forget the Autumn eyes! Black is back, in a big way, all around the eye for Autumn, smoky, sexy and mysterious! And to give it that very “now” edge? An unexpected swish of glitter to stay right on trend. It’s edgy and fun! If you are daring, get your glitter in royal blue. For a subtle and very beautiful glimmer, choose copper, rose or gold for your glitter fix!

Because everything is discounted on COSME-DE.COM, you may as well take the opportunity to invest in the best! You will never go wrong with a Chanel Ecriture De Chanel Eyeliner Pen in your makeup bag. Choose 10 Noir for the autumn eye. The Chanel liner is water-based, with a soft and supple felt-tip point that delivers a smooth, precise line every time. Special pigments ensure long wear and keep colour from “running”, so eyeliner always looks fresh. Despite the intense colour, the formula is gentle so it removes easily too. 
Hydration for Autumn

So, now you know your makeup is gorgeous and bang on trend, what about the rest of your autumn beauty routine? As the weather gets cooler and drier, it’s worth changing your skincare routine to include more in the way of moisturizing and nourishing products, like creams and oils for face and body. You might swop a gel wash for a hydrating cream cleanser, or a granular body exfoliater for one with oil in it to moisturize as you exfoliate and keep skin smooth.

Skin must be moisturized every day, so it’s worth investing in a rich moisturizer for body and face. Don’t forget your hands and feet, they still need attention in the dry, colder weather. And sunscreen is still a must, even if the sun itself is not making quite as much of an appearance these days!

Take the chance to try new things!
With the 15% and 22% saving during Mid-Autumn festival, you can really shop for the products that you have always wanted to try but that might have been out of your price range. Try something new, and make your autumn special, you deserve it our beautiful ones!


Super Soft, Glowy Skin: SK-ll Skin Signature 3D Refining Mask Review

Chelsea Ens gives you a product review of the super-restorative SK-II Skin Signature 3D Refining Mask. The creamy soft cloth mask comes in to halves to completely cover the top and bottom of the face, and is loaded with product. The mask feels cooling and soothing for the 7 minutes it is on the skin. Afterwards, Chelsea reveals her gorgeous, soft, glowy makeup free skin on camera, and highly recommends this mask for the ultimate anti-aging and moisturizing treat!

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SK-II Skin Signature 3D Redefining Mask


Celebrating Elizabeth Arden: Discounts on Signature Items

Elizabeth Arden was an exceptional woman, a pioneer in beauty and in business. She was the sole owner of Elizabeth Arden cosmetics and one of the richest woman in the world at the peak of her career. She was one of the first to promote an understanding of scientific formulas to nourish and beautify skin, and her excellent products are the staples of many women’s beauty routines around the world to this day.

Discounts on the signature products

To celebrate this powerful woman and her brand, we have discounted some of the most popular and revered Elizabeth Arden products for you at COSME-DE.COM, so get clicking and get your discount on one of the world’s most effective product ranges.

The skin around our eyes is delicate and thin, and one of the first places to show aging and wrinkling. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum are pure, potent, intensive single dose capsules that help fight fine lines and crow's feet and give eyes a virtually lifted, smoother, brighter look. Using these magical capsules visibly lifts and contours the look of sagging skin in the eye area. The product supports natural collagen levels to give skin a firmer, less lined appearance. It contains natural skin soothers which help calm skin and relieve puffiness, and the eye area appears re-texturized and visibly younger. It’s an absolute winner! And it can be used by everyone, even those with very sensitive skin.

If you have read interviews with models, actresses and beauty gurus, they are often asked what their most often used products are. Nearly every time these high flyers will reply –Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. This super-moisturising balm is a must-have in your hand bag – used for many things. It prevents skin drying out when exposed to air conditioning and central heating, it helps relieve any skin conditions such as roughness, redness, chapped lips, cracked heels or dry cuticles. It adds shine to eyelids, cheeks, lips and legs. It can be used before or after waxing and shaving and can be used as a moisturizing, soothing after-sun balm. The only thing it doesn’t do is make you a cup of tea!

For one of the freshest, cleanest and most gorgeous fragranced body creams, look no further than a tub of this super-moisturising all over body cream, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. Infused with real honey and green tea extract, this is a euphoric blend that soothes and calms skin with the most rejuvenating scent.

So, we would like to celebrate Elizabeth by giving you a chance to try some of the most successful product ranges – if you haven’t tried them before, do it now, you will be hooked!


Join Us For An Amazing Tea Party – Where The Products Are Delicious And The Prices Are Mad!

Have you ever wished you could tumble down a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland, and join the Mad Hatter for a tea party? Would you like to sit at a table loaded with delectable treats, lots of tea in giant cups and some mad company? Well, tumbling down a rabbit hole might not happen to you, like it did to Alice, but we have the very next best thing in store for you at COSME-DE.COM for September.

It’s a lot easier (and less painful) to tumble and stumble upon some amazing discounts on beauty products on our website. We want you to have a September tearoom party on us – and with all the savings you will make, you can splash out on teatime treats for all your friends too! Starting on the 2nd and ending on 30th September, we present to you, our very own Tearoom Party!


We have all heard about the wonderful anti-oxidant powers of tea! The more you drink, the healthier you will be! It’s the same for your skin, so treat yourself to the divine Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum. Packed with powerful anti-oxidants, and enriched with Aloe Vera, Grape and Parsley Seed extracts, the serum can be massaged into your face to hydrate, soften and fortify the skin. So refreshing! 


Now, what is a tearoom party without scones? Just as tea and scones go together like Tom and Jerry, eggs and bacon, or Jack and Jill, you can enjoy our delightful Scone product, Clinique All-in-One Colour Palette. Arresting beauty and Clinique All-in-One Colour Palette go together like tea and scones, so get your hands on one. It contains everything you need for good-looking makeup on the go, including High Impact Mascara, 5 shades of Long Last Lipstick, Colour Surge Eyeshadow Quad, Superpowder Double Face Powder, Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher and all the applicators you need to look scrumptious!  


And what would any self-respecting tea party be without some beautifully coloured macaroons? We can’t imagine! We also can’t imagine not having one of the No. 1 beauty products in the world, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch. This perfect concealer, highlighter and enhancer instantly gives your skin a radiance boost, hiding any dark circles and blemishes and giving skin a flawless glow. 


Then, there is everyone’s favourite, some delicious cake! Soft and inviting, just like you will look when you wear Illamasqua Lipstick, colour intense and long-lasting, it is the secret weapon of make -up artists. Then, all you might need is rms beauty Lip2Cheek. A unique formula that combines hydration and protection with abundant mineral colour for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks. Created with nourishing organic ingredients, each unique shade can vary from a youthful sheer to a more densely coloured stain. 


Now, we know what you are thinking. This all sounds delicious, but something’s missing? Ah, that’s it, chocolate! We all need some chocolate in our lives, so you are going to have to stay tuned to the Tearoom Party Promotion on our website in September, to find out what we have for you. Hint: it’s as addictive, as wonderful and as decadent as eating a slab of chocolate, all to yourself!

Enjoy the party!


4 Top Autumn Skincare Tips

As we start to feel an unusual chill in the air and those bright green-hued leaves start slowly turning to gold, russet and beautiful reds, it’s time to look at the best way to care for your skin during autumn. Autumn is a transitional time, and our skin deserves a bit of attention, both to correct any damage done in summer, as well as prepare for the start of the dryness of winter.

Change It Up!

It is the perfect time to change up your skincare. Autumn and winter bring dryness in the air, so the central idea is to adapt to this by bringing a lot more moisture into your skincare routine. You can start with one of the most important factors for skin hydration all year round – water, water and more water. Drink water whenever you can, give it a twist with some lemon and cucumber slices, do what you must to ensure you drink enough water, and your skin will thank you for it! You can also put back some moisture into the air in your home by using a humidifier, especially at night, to beat the dryness and keep your home environment nice and moist.

When it comes to looking at products, the same theory applies, we need to lose any drying, soapy ingredients that we might have loved in summer, and look for moisturising, emulsifying, creamier textures in our skincare products.

Add Some Moisture Wherever You Can

Exfoliation is still important, as this gets rid of dead skin cells; however, try a lovely oil-based scrub that moisturises as it sloughs away that dead skin, such as L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Scrub. Its creamy texture with shea butter, honey extract and apricot means it gently gets rid of any flaky skin without drying, leaving the skin silky and supple. Massage the body with gentle circular movements, rinse and pat dry.

 L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Scrub

The cleansers we will want to use change too – going for an oil or creamy wash for face and body is better than a soap-based wash. If you have not tried the absolutely wonderful EVE LOM Cleanser, now is your chance! A signature blend of 4 aromatic oils, this cleanser was described by Vogue magazine as “probably the best cleanser in the world” and I would like to agree here! The result is glowing, radiant, moisturised, perfectly clean skin with a smooth, refined texture. The cleanser comes with a specially woven muslin cloth and a quick and highly effective routine.

You Can Never Be Too Rich…

When it comes to moisturising, we can ditch the lotion in favour of a richer cream. This provides a far better barrier against water and moisture loss as well as imparting more moisture into the skin. And it’s important to remember the parts of us that get dry quickly, like our hands, feet and lips. Hands are exposed to the harsh elements and need a rich, caring cream, and gloves when necessary. Feet get closed up, and forgotten about once it is no longer warm enough to wear those gorgeous strappy sandals and lips get chapped and dry.

Don’t let this be the case in winter as you keep your hands, feet and lips well-moisturised in autumn and throughout winter. To keep your lips super moisturised and protected, use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15, pop it in your handbag and don’t go anywhere in autumn without it!

Don’t Forget To Smile And Enjoy!

Remember, above all, that autumn is also a LOT of fun! You can pack away the pastels and look for beautiful, rich, deep colours. You can pull out your stylish boots, jeans and scarves. Don’t despair for those balmy summer days, autumn is just as beautiful, and so are you!

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