Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry Blog

The "Secret" Is Out!

MY FIRST MAJOR AD CAMPAIGN

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. 

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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. 

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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*.

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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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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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Cincinnati Makeup Artist: Lur Apparel Photo Shoot

Today I had the pleasure of being the makeup artist on the set of a photo shoot for Lur® Apparel.  An eco-friendly fashion line in womens clothing.  Lur® creates products from 100% recycled materials and gives back to various communities.

The team at Lur Apparel going over images to choose for the website.

The team at Lur Apparel going over images to choose for the website.

Here's a few behind this scene images from today's shoot with photographer Peggy McHale Joseph, and their model Heather L.  To learn more about Lur® Apparel, visit their website www.lurapparel.com

Heather's clothes are being adjusted for camera.

Heather's clothes are being adjusted for camera.