Vancouver, BC has become known as Hollywood West because of the productions filmed here (series like Reunion and The L Word, and movies such as X-Men 3 and The Cleaner, to name a few in town right now). Productions usually hire a great deal of local talent, and Vancouver-based, Los Angeles-trained makeup artist LeiLani Kopp has worked in this industry for seventeen years. Using her experience with television and film makeup, LeiLani and her sister Tana started my new favourite, the sweet LeiLani cosmetics line.
As you’d expect from someone so experienced in production makeup, LeiLani’s formulations are great, they like to say, for a “picture perfect look”. I love sweet LeiLani’s fall colours like the Sand Pebble lipstick and Straw Hut eye shadow.
My hands-down favourite product though, is their Cheek Tint. I’m never perfectly comfortable applying powder blush as I inevitably put too much on and leave the house with Tammy Faye-ish streaked cheeks. This gel tint product applied with a sponge-tipped wand and rubbed in, gives the most wonderful natural radiance.
Kind of like the glow I get when I know I am putting on cosmetics that are used to make Hollywood startlets look good… rather than those formulations that a handful of enterprising stars just put their names on. Find sweet LeiLani at sweetleilani.com.