Laini Highlights- featuring Ashley Lauren Basla


Who: Ashley Lauren Basla, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sugarpeel, a lifestyle blog dedicated to the world of beauty, fashion, art, and food 

Profession: Writer, Content and Brand Strategist, Marketer, Blogger 

Naked without: A well fitted blazer and red lipstick

Always in bag: My Laini Cosmetics lip gloss in Naive. It’s the perfect color to wear alone or layered over any color lip product.

Describe your style: I would describe my style as classic and sophisticated. I love layering in the fall and winter with capes and tuxedo jackets over cozy sweaters.

Best piece of style advice: Always dress for your body type above any trends.

Beauty tip: Make sure to wash your face before bed no matter what! Apply moisturizer day and
night, and if you are a side sleeper, invest in a satin pillowcase to avoid wrinkles.

It’s girls night out (GNO), what’s your go-to makeup look? I love a smoky eye using metallic bronze and rich chocolate shades. Independent is a wonderful palette, which includes both blushes and eyeshadows with just the right amount of shimmer. 

“Strong bold brows take center stage with the focus on a bronzy complexion and candlelight glow. A more subtle sophisticated smoky eye is on the horizon for day or night with softly sculpted cheeks and rich berry hues on lips and tips.” Laini Bianculli 


Products to re-create the look:

Camera ready primer
Ballerina Bronzer

Naive lip gloss
Independent palette– smoky eye 

  

Introducing a new series, Laini Highlights. This week we will be featuring the newest member of the Laini team, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sugarpeel, Ashley Lauren Basla. In this edition, Ashley will discuss her beauty routine and tips for a healthy complexion.

DETOX A DATED WARDROBE

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Less IS More


A less is more makeup approach is consistent with today’s woman.
A less is more makeup approach is consistent with today’s woman.

A less is more makeup approach is consistent with today’s woman.  Women should embrace this philosophy especially for your daily routine.


I have found that the majority of my clients, like myself, want to perfect a simple “fresh face”
look with minimal product at the speed of light.  We literally have seconds in the morning to
complete a refined look before tackling the deliciousness of a new day.

My advice is to always focus on creating a light effect to the skin with the proper base products, i.e., tinted moisturizer, BB cream (beauty balm) or CC Cream (color corrector). This will even out your skin tone immediately and if you apply nothing else you will attain a natural glow and polished look that will complement your fashion choices.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal “Makeup’s Bare-Faced Pitch” discusses the “move towards minimal” and my Beauty Expert tips in WebMD The Magazine explain how to “trust your foundation to be the last step in your skincare regimen instead of the first step in your makeup application.”

I can create the proper base products for all skin tones, textures and needs so that my client’s achieve makeup confidence continuously throughout the day no matter what the temperature.

Style and Beauty Expert www.stylewithlaini.com


My preference is to always reach for a liquid product and apply with a brush for a flawless
seamless finish.  As an expert in custom foundation I can create the proper base products for all skin tones, textures and needs so that my client’s achieve makeup confidence continuously throughout the day no matter what the temperature.

Once you’ve aced your base…we can move on to lips and brows!  The trifecta of base, lips and brows is an instant game changer in how a woman wears her makeup.  Look for lips and brows in my next blog post.

With style and gratitude,

Laini Bianculli,
Style and Beauty Expert
www.stylewithlaini.com