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

 

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 revolve.com

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,

Laini

 

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,

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

 

 

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.