Beauty Battle Philadelphia

The Beauty Battle is a live event conceived by the creators of Celebrity Boxing.  Its format is unique in that 8 every-day women models were chosen for a live beauty transformation alongside 8 hairstylists, 8 makeup artists and 2 nurse lip injectors in the main event.  It’s a beauty competition yet so much more where everyone wins!

I am thrilled to be a part of the Beauty Battle Team managing the makeup artist segment.  I especially enjoy the discovery of so many talented makeup artists and beauty professionals.  And what makes this even more special is that we are bringing awareness to alopecia areata, a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body.  It affects as many as 6.8 million people in the U.S.  People of all ages, both sexes and all ethnic groups can develop alopecia areata. 

In recognizing alopecia areata we have formed an alliance with Hairs 2 U Wig Bank in Philadelphia, PA whose mission is to assist uninsured and under-insured women and children affected by illnesses that cause hair loss.

Walk the red carpet with our special celebrity guest host, Teresa Giudice, The  Real Housewives of New Jersey and a host of local Philadelphia celebrities all joining together to empower women and a few good men!

Purchase tickets here:  Beauty Battle Philadelphia Tickets

Now, what to wear?!

Beauty Battle Press Conference Photos

Beauty Battle 1 Philadelphia

Two months into 2018 and this just might be the beauty event of the year!

A beauty event like no other created by the producer of Celebrity Boxing, where hairstylists, makeup artists and nurse lip injectors will battle it out for best beauty transformation on our models.

Models must be 25 years of age or older, be medically cleared and agree to sign a medical release to receive lip injections.

The Beauty Battle Team is looking for everyday women models, hairstylists, makeup artists and nurse lip injectors that want to be involved.  Contact:  Beautyshowdown1@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of this fabulous event.

Special Celebrity Guest Host:  Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Red Carpet – 4:00 p.m.   Cocktail Hour – 5:00 p.m.    Event – 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for Beauty Battle Philadelphia may be purchased here:

http://beautybattle.upcomingevents.com/beautybattlemakeup/

 

Sponsorship packages available!

 

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