Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry Blog

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)

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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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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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.

A Valentine's Day Wedding

Love was definitely in the air when Sarah & Erik were married on the day that's known as Love Day... Valentine's Day!  Glam time for Sarah and six of her bridesmaids took place at the Cincinnatian Hotel.  While music and mimosas filled the room, there was nothing but laughter, dancing and of course makeup that made the day everso perfect.  Check out the following images by Dolce Vita Photography of their beautiful winter wedding.