New Blog Launch + Holy Grail Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review ft. Amanda

by Caroline Hastings-Brown–

We are happy to announce that the new COSME-DE.COM blog officially launches today! With the name Coin de Papillon, our new blog offers the latest beauty trends, tutorial videos and exclusive details on our attractive promotions.

To celebrate the new blog launch, we're offering you an exclusive shopping code to enjoy discount off your purchase! From Mar 15 to Apr 15 2017, enter code NEWBLOG to enjoy 12% off your orders! Happy reading and shopping!

Let's start with watching one of our KOLs sharing her HG foundation!

Watch this lovely review of the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer that smooths the appearance of skin, and the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. This young lass discusses why she feels she has found the holy grail of foundation with this product. After five hours there was no trace of oiliness, and skin certainly had the effect of "luminous silk". Check it out to see for yourself!

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Timeless Beauty: Luxury Items Must-Haves

- by Brenda Chan - 

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -
Audrey Hepburn

Although I very much agree with this saying, looking beautiful outside is as important as having a good soul, especially when we are living in a time where appearance matters. Like most of you, I like to try different new beauty products to experiment their effects. Some give the results they claim, some just don’t work at all. What I found is that the ones that often work are the luxury brand beauty items. With advanced technologies and exquisite ingredients, these high-end products deliver excellent performance and results. Below is a list of some of my favourite luxury beauty items.

Radiant, Flawless Complexion 

To create a glowy complexion with ultimate radiance, Guerlain L'Or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold Make-Up Base is always my go-to pick for primer. This beautiful, golden makeup base is sprinkled with pure 24-carat gold flakes. These precious flakes give skin divine and unfailing radiance. The skin is smooth, supple and satiny, ready for perfect and long-lasting makeup.

For a perfect, flawless finish, I would use
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10. This multi-faceted long-lasting wear gives a matte finish with radiance and color, thanks to the Perfect Skin Affinity Complex. It perfects all imperfections with adjustable coverage, and ensures a second-skin effect and perfect hold for 15 hours.

Youthful-Looking Skin

To get beautiful, youthful skin, choosing an effective product for fighting signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots and sagginess is very important. My all-time favourite is Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. When my experiment with other new products fails, this is ALWAYS the item that I return to for a promising, visible result. With innovative repair technology, it delivers comprehensive and precise night-time repair by fights all major signs of visible aging. In just 4 weeks, I found my lines and wrinkles are reduced, and my skin feels smoother, younger, more radiant and even toned.

Alternatively, La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift is another excellent product for restoring firmness and elasticity to your skin. It gives the look and feeling of an instant lift and helps increase firmness and over time. By protecting epidermal stem cells, it helps the skin act younger. It rebuilds skin to fill in existing wrinkles, and softens facial expressions to prevent new lines and wrinkles.

Shiny, Soft Pout 

How could you miss the lips? A full, shiny and dewy pout is the key element for creating your desired makeup look. This is the product that I make sure I’ll have in my makeup bag – Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vinyl Cream Creamy Stain. This high-coverage liquid lip color gives your lips ultimate shine, comfort, and all-day wear. Ideal for lip contouring, it dresses your lips in vibrant color with high-impact vinyl shine. The creamy formula provides a very comfortable touch on your lips and does not leave them dry. Coming in a variety of shades, it is a perfect lip product for achieving different beauty looks. 

If you are like me who like to experiment new beauty products, definitely don’t miss out on the above items! They are on discount on COSME-DE.COM from now till Mar 19th. Get them and you’ll be amazed with their results!  


Glowy Skin: Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin Perfect Skin Cushion Review ft. Amea

- by Brenda Chan - 

Watch the chic Amea do a first impression review on Christian Dior Capture Totale Dream Skin Perfect Skin Cushion. She applies the cushion with a brush instead of the sponge that comes with it, as she said that will give her better coverage. She finds the finish really natural and it looks undetectable on skin. It evens her skin tone and gives a nice glow to her complexion. She also mentions that this cushion has anti-aging function, which is perfect for ladies who concerned with aging problem. Moreover, Amea commented that this foundation has really long lasting power – it hasn’t faded since wearing it from 9am to 7:30 pm in the evening. 

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The Gift Guide To Beautiful White Day

--By Kylie Tang—

White Day is romantic festival invented by the Japanese. Let me tell you the story of Valentine’s Day on February 14 – In 269 AD, the autocratic emperor prohibited the marriage of people to have more unmarried soldiers for his military plans. It led to secret marriages signifying bravery and true love. White Day on March 14 is relatively lovelier. The Japanese encouraged people to return gifts to the women who gave them chocolate on Valentine's Day. White candies, white chocolates and white gifts had made this day romantic.

I love these stories! How about you? COSME-DE.COM has prepared well for your White Day. You would certainly love the wide variety of makeup, skincare and health care products at attractive prices!

Infuse Your Skincare With Caviar Water

It’s a day to look absolutely beautiful. The first discounted item is La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Lotion. La Prairie’s Caviar collection has been eye-catching for being so luxurious and efficacious. It contains Caviar Water, a highly concentrated infusion with active Caviar-rich components and instantly purifies, moisturizes and firms skin. Now obtain this Essence-In-Lotion at a very attractive price!

You Must Have Heard Of This Thermal Spring Water

It can be your toner, lotion, moisturizer or even a mask! Yes, Avène Thermal Spring Water is so multi-functional. It reminds me that in life we can seize opportunities and make decisions on our own, like getting this Thermal Spring Water. This spray is rich in Silica which leaves a soothing and protective barrier on skin. Let this pure Thermal Spring Water nourish your skin.

Never Think SK-II Is So COSTLY

It’s SK-II Facial Treatment Essence’s turn. For this White Day, you can get SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye at a beautiful price! Pitera™ helps improve anti-oxidating effect and build up moisturizing barrier for your eyes, revealing radiance and clarity. And Alfalfa Extract and Lupinus Albus are good solutions to correct dark circles. If you are still making a decision on which eye essence to buy, I highly recommend you to get this.

Massage cream may be new in your skincare routine. If you want to be pretty, all you need to prepare is patience and a pair of hands. SK-II Facial Treatment Massage Cream massage cream helps hydrate, improve skin texture and blood circulation. Apply with easy massage steps to deeply nourish your skin.

Let La Roche-Posay Take Good Care Of You

Let this dermatologist-recommended skincare brand help your acne-prone skin. La Roche-Posay Effaclar K (+) is an essence formulated with anti-oxidant Carnosine, Vitamin E, Micro-exfoliating LHA and Salicylic Acid. This good solution for blackheads and acnes is attractive and inexpensive for your daily use. Act now at its discounted price!

These are only 5 of the items that are on sale. On White Day, you can be so brave, happy, pretty or noble. And bear in mind the best is always yet to come.


Be A Beautiful Woman: Shop Discounted Items with Free Luxury Skincare Gift Box

by Caroline Hastings-Brown–

I relate to the diva Mary J. Blige when she says:

“I know who I am. I am not perfect. I'm not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I'm one of them.”

And so am I. And so are you! And the women at COSME-DE.COM? We are some of the beautiful women in the world too. And to share in the sisterhood, we are giving away gorgeous, luxury gift sets for FREE between 1 – 19 March 2017.

All YOU need to do is browse the site and choose your FAVOURITES from all the best brands and exciting skin care, hair care and makeup products in the world. Spend USD 159 / AUD 219 / HKD 1229 / £129/ R$499 (BR) or above, and you qualify for a free Womenality Luxury Skincare Gift Box. Ooooh, exciting! So, check out the products on the site that have the ‘Womenality’ tag on them, and those are the applicable products, there are hundreds of them, believe me! From brands such as:

·         Dermalogica
·         SK-II
·         Clarins
·         Estee Lauder
·         Clinique
·         Chanel
·         La Prairie
·         LANCOME

I know what you are thinking! What’s in the box? Well, let me shed some light. The gift box contains awesome brands and products that I am sure you have wanted to try. Or if you have tried, I know how much you already love them. Are you ready to receive…

1. SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml x 1pc

Light and watery, this toning lotion is infused with Pitera™ and AHA to exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities. Its clarifying formula prepares the face for the rest of your skincare regimen. Penetrates into the skin surface effectively for best results.

2. Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Paper Mask R x 1pc

Contains a blend of Barley, Aesculus Chinensis, and Witch Hazel Extracts, which penetrates instantly into the skin for whitening and moisturizing effects. It promotes metabolism for healthy skin, as well as clarifying and hydrating skin deeply.

3. DIAMBEAUTÉ Supreme Refining Cream Samples (2ml) x 2 pcs

DIAMBEAUTÉ uses black truffles, also known as Black Diamond, as its main ingredient. Black truffle has 18 kinds of amino acids (including 8 essential amino acids), which are effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It also promotes skin renewal for a more radiant, translucent and youthful complexion.

Enjoy gorgeous Womenality sisters! And don’t forget to share the love with the sisters in your life!


Top 5 Editors' Picks Beauty Favorites

- by Brenda Chan -

The arrival of spring brings the most welcoming changes. Your skin becomes moist and radiant again, brighter shades of color are seen on makeup looks, and tense, tired muscle from the cold seems to uncoil. In other words, it’s a great time to rethink your beauty routine! If you are looking for the best beauty products on the market? Look no further: our editors have chosen the top picks from skincare and makeup and offer them with amazing discounts!

Breathtakingly Crystal Clear Skin 

Having bright, clear skin is the dream of every woman. SK-II's signature product, Facial Treatment Essence, can help you do just that. This much-loved and most awarded bestseller, also known as the Miracle Water, has over 90% Pitera™. This miracle ingredient discovered over 30 years ago that remains essentially unchanged till today. Its irreplaceable formula gently exfoliates the face and helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle. It helps improve the appearance of 5 dimensions of beautiful, crystal clear skin in just 14 days: spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmness is improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated. 

Visibly Firmer, More Lifted Contour

A lifted, firm contour is also a sign of youthfulness and beauty. Try Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask. This intensely moisturizing treatment works in synch with the natural nighttime recovery process to achieve a lifted, firmer look by morning. It has a corset-like effect on the skin, giving the appearance of a visibly more defined, contoured complexion. Infused with a proprietary complex of black tea ferment, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract, this mask inhibits damaging free radicals and helps improve skin elasticity.

Create A Perfect Canvas for Makeup 

The crucial step to creating a flawless foundation is to prime your skin because it helps increases the moisture level and corrects your skin tone. You will not be disappointed with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. This colorless, lightweight creamy gel creates an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements. Enriched with anti-oxidizing Vitamin A, C, and E, it protects the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment. What’s best about this primer is that it leaves your makeup looking fresh and colour-true the entire day. It can also used as a cooling gel by putting in into the fridge to refresh skin and reduce puffiness. 

Innovative Compact to Cover Flaws & Blemishes 

No one would object concealer is one of the most important makeup items in your makeup bag. It covers your dark circles, conceals your blemishes, evens your skin tone, and viola, your skin looks flawless in an instant! IPSA Creative Concealer EX SPF 25 / PA+++ is a 3-color concealer compact that allows uneven skin tone areas to “assimilate” themselves with the surrounding skin tone, through IPSA’s original orange-red color tone design, which “redness” has been added. Infused with a “Lighting Formula for Uneven Color Spots”, it increases the light reflection on skin surface. With all the innovative features, it’s THE concealer that you must have! 

Spring is the season of hope and new beginnings. Give you beauty routine a boost with these must-try skincare and makeup items!


Be Bold for Change – Great Discounts on Women’s Day 2017

by Caroline Hastings-Brown–

"Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are" - Ellen Degeneres

Being a woman means being proud. Being strong, yet gentle. And this Women’s Day is a time to celebrate who you truly are, and knowing you have every right to be exactly that! A time to celebrate yourself and all women for their incredible achievements in every sphere. It’s also time for a little ‘me time’, and COSME-DE.COM is recognizing this with an awesome site-wide discount on all the thousands of amazing beauty products and brands! So, for International Women’s Day, be proud!

Sitewide Discount!

So, claim your 15% off on orders
USD 200 (US/GLO) / USD 220 (CN) / AUD 250 / HKD 1350 /£150 / BRL 600 or above by entering CODE: WOMENDAY! Grab yourself some beauty classics, like the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette. Twelve brand new must-have neutrals. These are all matte, and all perfect for every skin tone from cool to olive to dark skins. An absolute must-have for the perfect ‘naked’ eyeshadow look, only better. Each shade has the patented Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula for a velvety texture, achieving the perfect application. The blending brush is perfect for seamless, foolproof blending while the smudger gives a perfect smoky lash line in a flash!

Soft-Focus, Luminous Skin

With so many products out there promising perfect skin it’s sometimes hard to know which ones you really need! Trust me, one of them is the Cle De Peau Essential Correcting Refiner. For that beautiful, soft-focus, luminous look, this refiner absolutely perfects the skin surface, clearing clogged pores, eliminating any roughness and absorbing excess oil. A miracle-worker with a cocktail of powerful ingredients that creates optimal conditions for skin cells to promote exquisite radiance. Try it, believe me, you can thank me later! After cleansing, soak a cotton pad and apply to the entire face with a patting motion and then gently smooth over the whole face.

Mask Your Way to Lifted Skin

Another one of those products that make a fabulous difference, instantly, is the SK-II Skin Signature 3D Redefining Mask. It is designed to lift any sagging points on the face, so you can feel the difference immediately. Not that you have sagging points, no, no, no! But, with continuous use, your face, cheeks and jawline will maintain its firmness and elasticity. And that’s something to enjoy, no matter what!

Get Your Holy Grail Foundation

Now, please tell it is not only me that is always searching for that perfect foundation? If you have been through some disappointing foundation purchases before, you have me for company! But, for a purchase that I can guarantee you will love, go for the classic Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20. I don’t like heavy foundation, and this formula is inspired by a new high-tech silk fine-milling process. It’s a water-based matte foundation with a silky soft, lightweight texture. The oil-controlling micro powder makes the skin look luminous and matte under any spotlight, and a high concentration of moisture essence gives a truly smooth, long-lasting and fresh finish.

Finally, For Sexy, Plumped Pout!

The final touch? A beautiful lip shade that’s just right for you! Tom Ford Lip Color has specially-treated color pigments that are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity. Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil to create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. It’s the ultimate modern makeup luxury. With loads of colors to choose from, with names like Indian Rose, Pink Dusk and Showgirl, choose the one that will make YOU feel like the woman you are!

So, these are my picks for my Women’s Day spoiling. And if your favorite is not here? Don’t worry, choose from the thousands of products on COSME-DE.COM and you’re sure to find something you love. Valid from 1 – 19 March. Happy shopping, you BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!


Sensitive Skin? Ten Things You Need To Know

by Caroline Hastings-Brown–

People bandy the term ‘sensitive skin’ around a lot, but how do you know if your skin really is sensitive? The truth is, all of us will probably have a skin reaction at some stage of our lives, but some people experience severe and annoying skin reactions due to an underlying condition such as eczema, environmental elements or a genetic predisposition. So, to preserve your gorgeous skin, it is worth knowing more about what can cause the uncomfortable symptoms, and finding a skin care routine you can follow to relieve them.

What are the causes of uncomfortable or sensitive skin?
  • The skin has a natural protective moisture barrier, and when this is messed with, it leaves your skin vulnerable to many of the symptoms of ‘sensitive skin’ such as rashes, redness, roughness, blotches, itchiness, burning and stinging.
  • Some of the symptoms of sensitive skin are caused by an underlying condition such as rosacea, acne, atopic dermatitis and allergies to food which cause inflammation, such as gluten or dairy.
  • Skin sensitivity can be caused by the environment – such as cold weather and central heating in winter or warm weather and air conditioning in summer. Both these situations deprive the skin of moisture, and dry skin is prone to the symptoms of sensitive skin. Environmental factors such as pollution from exhaust fumes, smoke and dust also weaken the skin’s natural protective barrier.
  • Hormonal factors can also influence skin behaviour and cause breakouts. This can happen anytime a hormonal imbalance takes place, such as excessive stress, the menstrual cycle, puberty and menopause.
  • The ingredients in products that you use in makeup, skin care, hair care and laundry detergent may be too harsh for your skin, and cause bumps or itchiness.
  • Lifestyle factors such as if the body is not provided with adequate nutrition and hydration through diet and water intake, it can also lead to stressed, dehydrated skin.

How can you combat the symptoms of sensitive skin?
  • Make sure your skin care routine includes products that are appropriate for sensitive skin, leaving out harsh soaps, scented products and products containing alcohol. To cleanse, use a product like SkinMedica Sensitive Skin Cleanser a gentle, non-irritating cleanser containing soothing botanical extracts, including cucumber and chamomile. The product is specially formulated with anti-irritants to protect highly sensitive or inflamed skin.
  • When trying a product for the first time, do a patch test by dabbing a little behind your ear or on your forearm and leaving overnight to see if a reaction occurs. For very dry and sensitive skin, try Sisley Confort Extreme Night Skin Care (Very Dry and Sensitive skin) – a rich, emollent cream with Arnica and Echinacea extracts. It provides enough nutrients to hydrate, soften, soothe and comfort skin. It is recommended for use in extreme climates and even after a face lift!
Sisley Confort Extreme Night Skin Care (Very Dry and Sensitive skin) 
  • Choose soft, loose clothing, ideally made from natural fibres such as cotton or silk. Some skin conditions could be the result of tight, synthetic fabrics that irritate the skin.
  • Protect your skin in extreme weather – by wearing gloves and scarves in winter and an SPF all year round. Preventing sun damage also means preventing dryness. Make sure your skin is always adequately moisturized, as preventing dryness in the first place is one of the best ways to avoid sensitive skin reactions.
  • Visit your doctor or dermatologist if the skin symptoms you experience persist or you are unsure as to what is causing them.

A few little extra precautions mean your skin can stay free of any discomfort and still look beautiful and radiant!

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