Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry Blog

Veils & Cocktails!

The Madison Event Center in Covington, Kentucky pulled off another "fabulous" year for Veils & Cocktails on 9/8/16!

A fun-filled night of various wedding vendors, brides, good food, music and of course cocktails.  Which makes it a wonderful girls night out.  Followed by an amazing fashion show provided by Donna Salyers ' Fabulous Bridal where I was the the lead makeup artist for the show!

This show is only once a year, so please visit www.veilsandcocktails.com or www.thecovingtonmadison.com for more information.

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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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Reading Bridal District Bridal Show

Last week (Thursday, Sept. 17) was the Reading Bridal District "Fall In Love" outdoor bridal show.  Benson Street was shut down for several hours as tons of amazing wedding vendors were set up with booth tables.  In addition to some amazing food and music on just about every block!  There were a ton of brides that attended the show and I enjoyed meeting those that stopped by my booth in front of the studio.  

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And of course the streets were filled with tons of models, modeling some of the most gorgeous gowns that everyone wished for.  And to add a bit of luxury and glam to the fantastic evening, LUXEredux Bridal model Kristina took everyone's breath away in the three amazing gowns.  Jenny Packham, Amsale Bridal and Christos Bridal.  And yes I did her makeup for the evening!  

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LUXEredux Bridal is a high-end consignment boutique filled with amazing boutique sample gowns with two Ohio locations; Cincinnati and Columbus.  Visit their Instagram page for more photos of the gowns.

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The show was filled with energy and excitment, so of course I even found the time to do a few Periscope videos!  Watch below.

For more photos, visit the Reading Bridal District Facebook page.

TBT: Cintas Photoshoot

Today's "Throwback Thursday" took place this past July I had the pleasure in being the key makeup artist for the Cintas 2015-2016 Fall Sourcebook.  An industrial unform company catalog that comes out once a year.  This was actually my second year working on set for these shoots, but my first year working as the key makeup artist.  It was a busy four day shoot that had taken place at various locations, all to capture the essence of what the company focuses on... corporate identity branding in uniforms.

The makeup for photo shoots such as this is clean, not over the top, matte and realistically natural.  For both men and women.  Makeup for men is quite simple and exists of covering blemishes, redness, scars, etc with light foundation and concealer.  Followed by an application of face powder to tone down the shine, to keep from appearing oily on camera.  Makeup for women is just as similar but of course a little bit of color on the cheeks, eyes and lips.

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