Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry Blog

Pretty In Pink

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. I created a "Pretty In Pink" trio for $35. And for every collection sold, $5 will be donated to Pink Ribbon Girls foundation.

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Trio includes the following shades (left-right):

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  • Petal - a sheer and creamy petal pink
  • Naive - a creamy blush toned medium pink
  • Pink Lady - a creamy warm shimmer pink

Click here to purchase.  

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(Offer ends 10/31/17. Pink Ribbons Girls does not endorse my products or services.)

Sanitize Those Brushes!!

SANITATION IS ALWAYS KEY

After you've cleaned your makeup brushes with your favorite brush cleaner or soap, it's also important to sanitize them as well. In addition to your makeup bag, brush holder, vanity area and any surface you may use during makeup application with 70% alcohol.

Disinfecting with 70% versus 91% or higher has more germ killing power compared to something more concentrated. Plus anything higher evaporates too quickly to be effective.

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Here's How:

  1. Pour a small amount of the rubbing alcohol into a glass bowl and quickly dip the brush several times.

  2. Squeeze, blot and gently wipe dry with a clean paper towel.

  3. Dry your brushes upside down to prevent the brush hairs from falling out. Because laying them flat can cause the glue holding the brush hairs inside the ferrule can become loose.

(drying rack as pictured can be purchased on Amazon and Ebay)

(drying rack as pictured can be purchased on Amazon and Ebay)

Maternity Shoot Makeup!

Araceli Salas is expecting in a few months but before the baby arrives she decided to have a maternity photo shoot on August 10, 2016 with her photographer Clare Liming of Clare Liming Photography .  One of my vendor neighbors in the Reading Bridal District.  

I'm excited to see how her photo shoot turns out!

Below are a few photos from her in-studio appointment with me along with a list of products I used to create the look she requested*.

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With the camera flash "on"!  

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With the camera flash "off"!

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Products used: 

(These products can be purchased at Sephora and Ulta

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*Here's a photo Araceli found on Pinterest. Wanting to capture this look, minus the dramatic false lashes. I got pretty close huh? 😍

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TV Commercial!

Last month I had the pleasure of working on set for a television commercial produced and directed by Tony Pierce of Pierce Media Inc. for Center for Closing the Health Gap.  Which has already started airing on various television channels and will end by Thanksgiving. 

Center for Closing the Health Gap is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004, committed to raising awareness about and eliminating racial and health disparities across Greater Cincinnati.

I've shared below the commercial along with a few photos from what was involved to make it all happen. Enjoy! 

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Tatyana & Alan!

The countdown to the end of my busy 2015 wedding season will soon begin. And last weekends wedding was so beautiful, realizing that actually made me a bit sad.  Tatyana and Alan tied the knot & partied all night at The Manor House, one of my favorite venues!  

The direction I chose for her makeup was completely inspired by her Maggie Sottero gown from Bridal & Formal.  Matte contoured skin with highlight and shimmer  on various parts of her face.  Shimmery smokey eyes using a Dior eye shadow palette, pink glowing cheeks by NARS and a shiny deep mauve lip.  After curling her lashes, I applied not one but two pairs of false lashes by gluing them both together before application... one pair for lengthening and another for thickening.

Hair for Tatyana and her entire bridal party was done by Melissa & Kara from Salon Neveah.  

(wedding photo by Style & Creative, behind the scenes photos by me & Facebook and engagement photos by Maxim Photo Studio)

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