Laini Cosmetics 2017 In Review

The days are long but the years are short and here we are, yet again, at the conclusion of another year!  Where does the time go?

I hope your 2017 was bursting with happiness, health and success!  I was quite busy and didn’t get to write frequent blog posts but I wanted to take the time to share my year in review as it relates to Laini Cosmetics in the news and to thank all of my clients for their continued support.

As a Philly native it is extra special to be featured and recognized in the Philadelphia media.  In February 2017 I had the pleasure of creating a photo shoot cover look applying my cosmetic products for a special Valentine’s Day Edition of The Philadelphia Daily News Sexy Singles.

The Philadelphia Daily News

In May 2017 I had a fun visit with the fabulous Jennaphr Frederick from Fox29 News in my Style Studio where we chatted about and duplicated various 2017 Met Gala trends to which blush draping was our favorite.

Fox 29 News Good Day Philadelphia

In September 2017 I taped a special radio segment with Kathy Romano of Her Story on 95.7 BEN FM Radio Philadelphia.

Her Story with Kathy Romano, 95.7 BEN FM Radio

2017 was a great year overflowing with numerous blessings!  Cheers to making it count in 2018!

With style and gratitude,



Color Correction 101

Happy Friday and first day of fall 2017!

It has arrived and I believe Autumn to be fashion’s best season.  The style never ends with trends in crushed velvet, leopard, denim, leather, all-out red and patterned tights to add chic flair to any outfit.  My liquid velvet matte lipstick is the perfect pairing to all that is velvet this season!

The harsh effects of the summer sun and climate might have taken a toll on your skin but we must never neglect our skin in any season.  I thought I would make reference to color correcting which should always be done before your makeup routine to correct and smooth imperfections to achieve that extra flawless no-filter needed photo ready skin.

My Like Magic Corrector Quad is a must covet product with the following shade guide:

Pink – highlights and brightens light to medium skin tones

Mauve – balances and brightens yellow to olive undertones

Yellow – cancels blue and purple and evens skin tones

Green – neutralizes redness ideal for skin rosacea

Laini Cosmetics also houses four cream based palettes with blendable formulas ideal for all skin types in Light, Medium, Medium-Deep and Deep.  The darker shades are for shading and defining while lighter shades are for sculpting and enhancing features.

Enjoy this first fall weekend!

With style and gratitude,








Pre-Fallin’ 2017

We are well into August and my fall 2017 must covet fashion list is developing at rapid speed.  I can’t switch gears fast enough to cultivate the delicious harvest of robust style ahead.

As we transition to the colorful fall landscape menswear, statement tops, leather and denim are here and now.  We later add dashes of spice, leopard print, and floral brocade.  My new Shades of Fall Collection works back to all of these trends and pairs perfectly with this panorama to complement all your fashion choices.

I have curated beautiful fall shades for Laini Cosmetics to correspond with the fall fashion report where velvet is at the top of the list and so are my luscious liquid velvet matte lipsticks.   Drenched with Vitamin E and Vanilla to hydrate and nourish your lips with a highly-pigmented, full-coverage, long-wear formula.

The Tomboy Chic Palette houses 12 captivating shades of triple-milled rich pigment eyeshadows for extreme color payoff to create your chicest eye look yet.

The Fierce Factor Lipstick Palette delivers a spectrum of lush fall color infused with Vitamin E and Vanilla Extract for a powerful pout that looks effortless and refreshing.

Brows will be on fleek like our favorite Game of Thrones female characters with my new brow cream liner to perfect and define your brows.  This new cream formula is smudge proof, water resistant and can also be used as an eyeliner.

Experience skin that is matte and flawless with my new Mousse Foundation.  A cream to powder hybrid formula that has a light velvety texture for light-medium coverage to ace your base from desk to dinner.

This collection is available for pre-order.  Please e-mail

With style and gratitude,



Color Crush…Emerald Green

Happy Monday!  The embodiment of Pre-Fall 2017 fashion and makeup collections can be seen everywhere. It is a continuation of a seaside summer and the crush of green apple color we are happily experiencing.

My inner Virgo embraces the fall season like no other and cannot wait for the calendar to reveal July and August so I can prepare for my favorite time of year.  As the founder and Creative Director of Laini Cosmetics I was eager to house a stunning selection of ready-to-wear color to take you from summer into the fall months to complement fashion’s lush hues of emerald and jade green as seen below in these stunning catwalk to sidewalk interpretations including Alice + Olivia and Paula Hian Designs.

Alice + Olivia
Paula Hian Designs Clarisse Dress
Alice + Olivia
Rolla’s Lilly Dress found on

The juxtaposition of my highly pigmented triple-milled eyeshadows (Catalina, Caribbean and Cypress), vanilla infused luscious lipsticks (Vibrate and Flippy) and new liquid velvet lipsticks (Tangelo, Ambroisia, Hell-bent, Garnish and Sassy) are the perfect pairing!

A toast to a season of color!
Bold and beautiful matte lips. Full coverage and longwear formula. Dries to a matte finish. Can you say FAB-U-LOUS?
Velvet Heat

Wishing you a beautiful, bright and bold week ahead!

With style and gratitude,



Perimenopause: Skincare and Makeup….Part Two

I hope you enjoyed the long holiday weekend and the start of summer.  I took a much needed break and unplugged for a little while.

While driving to and from different places on vacation, I encountered many construction signs and roadblocks.  I recognized these signs as a metaphor for the second part of my blog post – Perimenopause: Skincare and Makeup…Part Two.  This is a sensitive time in your life when you must pay special attention to the many symptoms shining a bright light on Perimenopause.  You need to yield and slow down in order to continue your journey and proceed to your highlighted route.

In my previous blog post I defined key ingredients you should look for in your skincare products that will assist in nurturing your skin to give you the best results in these delicate years.  These ingredients should also be found in your makeup, i.e., foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, etc.  Referencing my earlier Web MD Magazine Expert feature, “Trust your foundation to be the last step in your skin care regimen instead of the first step in your makeup application.”  A vital tip when trying to maintain balance in your skin during this fragile time.

One of my most coveted products is my BB Cream (an essential element in my beauty routine) drenched with aloe, cucumber and ginseng extract.  I wanted to be sure to offer a part skincare, part makeup ready-to-wear product that provides superior skin protection while hydrating with sheer, radiant coverage that restores light to your skin.  My BB Cream is meant to be worn alone to capture a youthful glow but you can certainly layer it or wear under a more heavy coverage foundation for flawlessly smooth no-filter needed skin.

Never underestimate the power of the brow especially as we age!  A thicker defined brow delivers a more youthful appearance and overall lifted look.  Your brows are the frame and focal point of your face.  Many women start to lose brow hair or it just won’t grow back from the many years of waxing and tweezing.  I have fabulous brow products that are easy to use to achieve your desired look without an hour-long YouTube tutorial.

Moisturize your skin from head to toe including your hair.  Hair tends to lack moisture, become very dry and grow at a glacial pace around 45.  One of my personal favorite hair care lines is Oribe.  I simply adore this line as it restores and protects your locks.  I am borderline obsessed with the signature scent!  It’s outrageously delicious!

Fifty is clearly not the new 40 but our greatest years are still ahead as long as we take the time out to care for ourselves and know we are fabulous at any age.  I’m just getting started!

I do hope these tips I have shared will help you during this time.

With style and gratitude,