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

 

Turn Up The Heat and Your Hemline

Photo credit: Shutterstock

Happy Fashion Friday!  Take notice, but not cover, that the hemline is unmistakably mod yet far from reserved this spring/summer season!  Call it mini or micro this 60’s inspired look is all the rage and screams legs for days.

Exposed shoulders are also just about everywhere albeit off-the-shoulder tops, blouses and dresses that can be worn quite casual to extremely formal.  This is a flirty and feminine look you must try while keeping in mind a moisturized luminous glow or bronze goddess skin.

Achieve an all-over body glow by mixing Laini’s Sheer Glo Illuminating Lotion with your favorite moisturizer or an all-over beautiful sun-kissed glow with Laini’s Bronze Baby Glo Lotion.  Both formulas are silky smooth with a pearl finish to give an instant healthy glow with skincare benefits.

Accessorize your look and elongated neck with a gorgeous choker like this one from a favorite, DANNIJO.

Enjoy your weekend!

With style and gratitude

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Essentials

Happy Fashion Friday!  Hopefully, the weather will be sunny and beautiful over the long Memorial Day weekend.  We have you covered for the perfect holiday essentials and the unofficial start of summer.

Whether you are traveling far or enjoying a staycation the best look is one that can be worn at multiple occasions.

Here are some of the essentials that we recommend:

A fabulous coverup that can double as a dress. Try this off the shoulder mini with lace trim.  During the day, throw on a cute pair of casual sandals. At night, slip on these to die for slingbacks.

Accessories will complete this look and take you from sunbathing to sultry.  Try adding this Maaji multi printed tote and a pair of this year’s hottest sunglasses from Dior.  Fill your tote with any one of Laini’s beautiful lip glosses, sure to keep your lips hydrated and pouty!

Enjoy the long weekend and thank you to all the men and women who have served and serve in our United States military!