Sweet Leilani Cosmetics

Sweet Leilani

Brand Story

The foundation of Sweet LeiLani Cosmetic Lounge was built from a desire to help women, men and children who suffer silently from the effects of Cancer, Burns, and Scarring through the power of Makeup and Paramedical Tattooing procedures.

LeiLani, the founder of The Beauty Lounge and Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics, began her career in Film and T.V. in the 1990’s when the Corrective Makeup Industry was non-existent and the Industry focused on glamour.  Utilizing her training as one of the few Cosmetic Designers, and Certified Paramedical Makeup and Tattoo Specialists in Canada, LeiLani sought out a way to help those who truly could benefit from her skills and knowledge.

Working from a spare bedroom in her home, LeiLani volunteered with the Cancer Society to cut and style wigs and educate with makeup how to cover and camouflage skin discoloration due to the side effects from undergoing cancer treatments.   The makeup LeiLani used for Film and TV was to harsh for post operative skin, so LeiLani searched for gentle makeup infused with natural ingredients that would work on sensitive, postoperative skin but she could not find products to meet her needs.

This provided the inspiration for LeiLani to develop the revolutionary Sweet LeiLani Skin Care Cover Foundation.   A product that masks and conceals post-operative bruising and scarring with ease and acts as a second skin that even men would wear daily. For LeiLani, the motivating factor was to boost the self-esteem and confidence of those under going treatment to look and feel better.

Equipped with her special skills in Cosmetic Design and utilizing the niche Skin Care Cover Foundation, LeiLani established “Face The Future” a program that works closely with the Vancouver Burn/Trauma Unit.   Free of charge LeiLani teaches patients how to camouflage post surgical skin conditions, scarring, and burns and wig styling.  LeiLani’s education continued with “Face The Future” and she became one of the few in Canada to become certified to perform life- changing transformations such as Scar-Relaxation, Skin and Facial Needling, Permanent Makeup Re-Pigmentation, Corrective Hair Simulation and Areola Re-Pigmentation. Referrals came from Plastic Surgeons, and Dermatologists across the Province.

Although medical conditions initially inspired the development of the Skin Care Cover Foundation, LeiLani recognized that skin conditions were not limited to extreme cases.   For those suffering from milder conditions like rosacea, exema, acne and those looking for better beauty products, Sweet LeiLani expanded into a complete line of cosmetics that are infused with anti-inflammatory and calming properties that benefit and enhance the skin.  With patients referred from across the Province, LeiLani realized her products needed to be more commercially available.

From a private studio to retail outlets across Canada Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics has expanded into a full line of Cosmetics that offer those with and without Skin conditions a better beauty product.

Sweet LeiLani cosmetics are recognized by the World Burn Congress, Cancer Wards and are known in the medical field as Skin Care Makeup.

LeiLani’s true passion remains helping those rediscover their inner and outer beauty so she transformed a warehouse to an uplifting space where patients and the general public could come experience a new type of spa.

Sweet LeiLani Cosmetic Lounge/ Beauty Headquarters

Founded in 2009, The Flag Ship Beauty Lounge is an Urban Beauty boutique with a twist where LeiLani’s own personality and spirit shine through.  A funky, fun venue where a team of Makeup Designers are always on hand for a makeover, schedule a ladies night out at our Hair/Makeup Bar or learn more about Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics.

Under “Face The Future” all consultations are no cost, and because medical does not cover services offered LeiLani offers her time free of charge for procedures for Burn/Trauma survivors. Sweet LeiLani Cosmetic Lounge practices with the highest standards of safety adhered by physicians and hospitals for all paramedical procedures

The Beauty Lounge, headed by LeiLani, is a sought after training facility for paramedical procedures and to teach Cosmetic design theories and techniques to others inspiring  to become a Makeup/Hair Stylist.

Still true to its beginnings,  Sweet LeiLani Beauty Lounge is the host and sponsor of many Adult Burn Survivor events coordinated with the Vancouver Burn Fund.  The team at beauty headquarters has also partnered  with the Firefighters for the last 15 years to volunteer their time at the Kids Burn Camp.


“I have always known how makeup transforms us on the outside, however, over the years I have come to realize how it transforms us on the inside”.

“Its more than makeup – its therapy”