Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry Blog

The "Secret" Is Out!


Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to work on a photo shoot that I had to keep a "secret". Well I'm so glad to finally share one of the Secret Active deodorant ad campaigns that's out now!  In addition to a glimps of what went on behind the scenes. 


Would you believe in the 21 years of being a makeup artist (yes, 21... LOL!)  that this is my first major accomplishment?  Now yes I have worked on tons of commercial projects but I was either an assistant or it didn't get as much exposure as this. So I'm like a kid walking on air. 


Makeup by Chenese Bean. Fashion styling by Julie Willis Long. Model Kiara Jackson. 

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*.


With the camera flash "on"!  


With the camera flash "off"!


Products used: 

(These products can be purchased at Sephora and Ulta


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


Radio Interview!

This past Sunday I had to awesome opportunity to be a guest on "Community Focus".  A special segment that airs on ROU 92.1 and HOT 102.9 in Dayton, Ohio (my hometown) with Faith Daniels.

Community Focus highlights a special guest each week from the Dayton, Ohio area to discuss what the individual or business does but to get the community involved by supporting them.

I had the awesome pleasure to discuss my life as a makeup artist.  A little bit on how I got started and so much more.

Below is an audio clip from the show. Enjoy!