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. 

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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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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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.

Beauty Tip: Removing Makeup!

Do you sometimes find it difficult in removing makeup, spending more than 10 minutes in getting off? Mostly when wearing long-wear and/or waterproof products. Well here’s a beauty tip…

Before cleansing your face with cleanser and water (not soap). Use an oil based makeup remover to take your makeup off. And for those who’d rather go the “all natural” method, use either Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil (shown below) and THEN cleanse.

**Also excellent in removing Halloween makeup**

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