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

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/Happy-Valentines-Day-from-the-Daily-News-Sexy-Singles.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VNrXBnXZr4

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

http://957benfm.com/episodes/herstory_39/

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

With style and gratitude,

Laini

 

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,

Laini

 

 

 

 

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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 lainicosmetics@gmail.com.

With style and gratitude,

Laini

 

How-to Create the Blue Eye Look

Blue is a beautiful color all year round, deep sapphire for fall and winter and bright cerulean during the warmer months. Sadly, the color acquired a bad rep for makeup, only associated with the frosted eye shadow look of the 70’s.

Here’s how you can incorporate a fresh and flattering blue eye into your modern wardrobe without looking dated.

Begin with flawless and dewey skin! Add Laini Cosmetics BB Cream followed by Sheer Glo Illumination Lotion. Apply the middle shade from the Spotlight palette all over you eye, crease, and lid. Line your upper and lower lids with Laini’s signature Eye Pencil in Moody Blue.  Using the large 01 Powder Brush, apply the deepest coral shade in the palette to the apples of your cheeks. Finish with a swipe of Mascara and nude Lipgloss in Creme Fraiche.  Voilà. By keeping your makeup simple, the blue in the liner will stand out and accentuate your eyes.

This gorgeous summery look can be worn day or night! Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Fashion Friday – Pink and Red Combo

Happy Fashion Friday! Continuing with the Valentine’s Day theme, we are focusing on a stunning fashion look that is sure to wow any date!

Combining bold red and pretty pink may seem like an unlikely pairing, but it is actually a fierce duet that anyone can wear.  Be sure to choose shades that complement the undertone whether cool or warm, in other words do not pick a red and pink that are two similar. The contrast should be apparent to enjoy the full effect. Try wearing this gorgeous pink silk bodysuit from Bebe with these poppy red high waisted flared pants from Alice + Olivia.

Finish this show-stopping look with a pair of sky-high Christian Louboutin heels in red patent leather.

Laini Cosmetics has the perfect lipstick to complete this look, Intoxicate, a lovely and vibrant fuchsia, which can be pre-ordered now at lainicosmetics@gmail.com

For those of you interested in incorporating this look slowly, add accessories into your wardrobe like this red and pink Gucci shoulder bag with gold embellishments.

Stay tuned next week for an exciting Gift with Purchase offer! Have a wonderful weekend!