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!

Our Year In Review For Laini Cosmetics


We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is having a beautiful Chanukah and Kwanzaa surrounded by loved ones. As 2016 comes to an end we would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your unbelievable support. Laini Cosmetics has been fortunate to have an amazing and eventful year. Our client base has grown immensely and we have been featured in several publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Industry Rules Magazine, and The Philadelphia Daily News. 


Award winning columnist, Jenice Armstrong added the gorgeous Wine Not Palette as one of her “must have” gifts for this holiday season. A lipstick trio in striking burgundy shades for a strong pop of color to contrast with a simple eye shadow application. 


Fashion Columnist, Elizabeth Wellington featured the Laini Cosmetics stunning metallic products as one of the top beauty trends this season; focusing on the right way to add sparkle to your look. Laini created the perfect holiday makeup on her beautiful model, Liz Vassallo, demonstrating how to incorporate metallic and shimmer this season without appearing dated. 


We look forward to the new year with hope and anticipation for a peaceful and successful 2017 for all!  Stay tuned to see our brand new products in the new year.   

*A special thank you to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Industry Rules Magazine, and The Philadelphia Daily News