If there is ever a brand that I had coveted from afar, it would be Cosme Decorte’s AQMW line. Cosme Decorte is a premium skincare and makeup line owned by Kose, and its AQMW range is the brand’s ultimate luxurious offering (AQMW stands for Absolute Quality Miracle Wonder). Even though K-beauty is currently trending, I have always had a soft spot for Japanese makeup, and am really excited to be able to try out the new Cosme Decorate AQMW Eye Glow Gem!
This Summer 2017, Cosme Decorte has released a new range of eyeshadow monos named Aqmw Eye Glow Gem. These are a new hybrid texture that has a bouncy marshmallow feel (reminds me of Chanel’s Illusion d’ombre), they go on like creams, but feel super light almost gel-like on the skin. Once applied, they dry down and set like a powder, though with a very elegant soft shimmer that gives dimension without becoming too bling.
There are 10 permanent shades and 2 limited edition seasonal colours. I have 2 of the regulars and 1 LE to show you today.
I can see lots of women wanting to wear these 3 shades:
- BR383 is a medium taupe that has very fine pale gold and violet micro shimmers
- BR381 is a dark copper with fine golden and pink micro shimmers
- GD082 is 1 of the 2 limited edition shades, and is a pale pinky gold shimmer with a slightly translucent base
The Cosme Decorte AQMW Eye Glow Gem comes in a round pot made of good quality plastic that is more practical for traveling with than glass. A black screw-cap (silver for the limited edition) keeps the contents safe, whilst a clear window in the center of the cap allows you to see the colors easily.
I found the color intensity to vary between the 3 shades, although they are all buildable. GD082 in my experience did not go on as smoothly, and tended to be rather chunky, and I also had some fall outs.
Here is a simple makeup look featuring the 3 shades of Cosme Decorte Aqmw Eye Glow Gems on my lids. I started with BR383 all over my lids, followed by BR371 on the outer corners. Then I added a dash of GD082 to my inner corners and in the middle of my lids. I really enjoyed using the shades all over my lids, because they are so smooth and so easy to blend. Worn on their own, they give a lovely complex wash of color and are even great as a base for layering other powder eyeshadows!
On my oily, hooded lids, I found the Cosme Decorte AQMW Eye Glow Gems to fade and crease slightly toward the 6 hour mark, though a good primer easily extends the wear time.
Cosme Decorte AQMW Eye Glow Gems are already out in counters in Singapore, and retail for SGD35 each. Receive a Decorte x The Animal Project pouch featuring these adorable flamingos with every $200 purchase (inclusive of 2 pieces of Eye Glow Gem)!
Have you tried anything from Cosme Decorte before?
This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.
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