Recent News

New Website!

Posted by CBMA on August 26th, 2015


I’m pleased to reveal the newly remodeled website for Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry!  The website has been redesigned to improve user friendliness and appeal.  And I’ve worked hard to make your experience online just as glamorous as your makeup will be.  Visit I hope you enjoy the new site.

For questions, comments or suggestions please send them to

New Lip Collection!

Posted by CBMA on May 19th, 2015

I’m happy to announce that my Glam By Chenese Bean™ lip collection will launch this coming August!  A variety of glosses and lipsticks in various shades and textures. And yes you can now shop on pre-order

Glam life is the best life!

FREE TICKETS: Bridalrama (Summer 2014)

Posted by CBMA on July 8th, 2014

Find everything for your wedding, honeymoon and new home in one convenient place, by attending Bridalrama this coming Sunday (July 13, 2014) at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio for “FREE”!

We have complimentary tickets to giveaway, so please text 513-348-9004 with your name and how many tickets you’d like to have to attend the one day show.  One $10 ticket equals one general admission.

Also be sure to attend the runway fashion shows presented by Splendid Bridal.  Where Chenese and hair stylist Sarah Stear of Eros Salon will be the glam squad on duty for all of the models seen on the runway.  Show times for the fashion shows are 12:15pm and 3:15pm.  And feel free to stop their booths afterwards for a quick meet & greet!

See you there!

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About Bridalrama:

For over 12 years, Bridalrama Showcase has been Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky’s leading show to the consumer wedding & bridal planning event. Our bridal shows exhibit twice a year and reach thousands about-to-be-marrieds and their families and friends who are actively involved in the wedding planning process. Bridalrama Showcase’s bridal show occurs in Downtown Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center, which is a large, upscale convention center, and follows a trade show format. Everything for the wedding, honeymoon and home is on display, and brides and grooms are able to meet potential wedding vendors face-to-face. The events also feature TWO (2) stunning, and informative fashion shows each day, presented by Splendid Bridal & Katalyst Talent. Bride & Groom’s will also see amazing and valuable prizes, and aisle-after-aisle of exciting and informative exhibits by local wedding professionals

25% Off Sale!

Posted by CBMA on November 28th, 2013

Gift Certificates

Our 25% off sale begins at midnight starting “Black Friday” and ends “Cyber Monday” at 11pm. Here’s the link  to shop:

Each gift certificate is valued at $75; equivalent to one (1) makeup application with false lashes.  Email for further questions.

  • Good toward any wedding, makeup class, birthday, special event, etc.
  • Limit of two (2) can be used per wedding party.
  • Not valid for weddings and/or makeup classes currently booked.
  • Not valid for commercial, production, print, editorial and commercial jobs & photo shoots.
  • Void after first use.  Must bring at the time of service to redeem.  All sales final and non-refundable.  Certificates are not equivalent to cash or credit.
  • All certificates have a one (1) year expiration date from the date of purchase.


Sneak Peek: New Website!

Posted by CBMA on April 27th, 2013

It’s been almost a year in the making and here’s a sneak peek as to what’s to come… a new website!  Catering to bridal and non-bridal clients alike.  Stay tuned, the launch date is truly near.

Mobile Friendly!

Posted by CBMA on March 25th, 2013

Just in case you haven’t noticed, but is now mobile friendly! And can be viewed on any iPhone, Android or BlackBerry with ease.  The mobile site will allow you to view images from bridal and non-bridal projects (commercial, beauty, fashion and editorial photo shoots) alike and much more!  And be sure to select the “About” tab to view my mini bio and client list.

But you can still access the “flash” version” from any laptop or computer.  And for iPad users click here.

Enjoy and feel free to share what you think!

Red Carpet Glam: Oscar’s 2013

Posted by CBMA on February 25th, 2013

Another red carpet event with tons of fabulous gowns, hair styles, makeup looks, manicures and more to be a guide for brides.  And below are products listed that a few celebrity makeup artists used so you to can copy their look!

Charlize Therron

Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff created a glowing look for Theron using Dior products (also sold at Sephora) and below is a breakdown as to what she used…

  • Skin:
    • Diorsnow White Reveal Moisturizing Lotion
    • Diorsnow Fresh Cream
    • Diorsnow White Reveal Illuminating Eye Treatment
    • Diorskin Nude BB Cream
  • Eyes:
    • Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow in Incognito (shown below)
    • Dior Twin Set Eyeshadow in Beige Ribbon
    • Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black
  • Lips:
    • Dior Addict Lip Glow
    • Rouge Dior Nude in Indiscrete (shown below)

 Zoe Zaldana

Manicurist Karen Gutierez gave Zoe a glossy pink/rose manicure that even reflected off of the photographers lights.  And makeup artist  Vera Steimberg was inspired by Zoe’s French chic silhouette style gown by using soft shades for a natural & feminine look.  And here’s a breakdown as to the Chanel products (also sold at Saks 5th Ave. or Nordstrom) and below is a breakdown as to what they both used…

  • Nails:
    • Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Rose Caché (shown above)
    • Chanel Laque Brillance Extreme Top Coat
  • Skin: (foundation)
    • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
    • Chanel Perfection Lumiere
  • Eyes:
    • Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Shadow in Mirifique (shown below)
    • Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Shadow in Fantasme (shown below)
    • Chanel Smoky Eyes Quad
    • Chanel Santal Eyeliner
    • Chanel Volume de Chanel (mascara)
  • Lips:
    • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Chic (shown below)

Selma Hayek

Makeup Artist Jo Strettell used products from Selma’s makeup line called Nuance” Selma Hayek (currently sold at CVS) and below is a breakdown as to what she used…

  • Skin:
    • Nuance SH Brightening BB Cream
    • Nuance SH Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation in Medium Deep Warm
    • Nuance SH Front & Center Concealer & Brightener (shown below)
    • Nuance SH Flawless Coverage Mineral Powder Foundation in Medium/Deep
  • Blush:
    • Nuance SH Flawless Mineral Cheek Trio in Apricot
  • Eyes:
    • Nuance Salma Hayek Beautiful Blends Eye Quad in Neutral (shown below)
    • Nuance SH Lasting Wear Gel Liner in Black
    • Nuance SH Full Effect mascara
  • Lips:
    • Nuance SH Color Vibrance Lipstick in Shimmering Nude (shown below)


Red Carpet Glam: Grammy’s 2013

Posted by CBMA on February 11th, 2013

It’s truly award season, don’t you love it?!  Time to gasp in how lovely everyone looks as we ponder as to what they had to endure to look so perfect.  Well it all begins by having an amazing “glam squad” (a trainer, stylist, makeup artist, hair stylist, manicurist and designer) all to incorporate one look to fit their clients style all for one event, an award show.  There’s much planning involved as you can image and of course brides mimic the same.  Below were a few red carpet favorites from last night that were categorized by their lip color (click on each image to enlarge):

Nude Lips




Red Lips




Whose look did you love the most?  And of course which would you love to have on your wedding day?

GRAMMY’S FLASHBACK/THROWBACK:  Adele in 2012 on the red carpet, OMG didn’t she look absolutely stunning?  And her red-bottom (Christian Louboutin inspired) nails were all the rage last year… then again they still are!

Fake Bake!

Posted by CBMA on February 4th, 2013

The best way to look wedding day gorgeous is by of course getting a spray tan!  Envy Tan in Oakley have three special offers but the one that you’ll love the most is their $10 special. Yes you read it correctly ten bucks, but it only applies to those visiting their tanning salon for the first time.  A service regularly priced at $29.99.

Envy has three levels of UV tanning, the UV-free VersaSpa Spray Tan.  This is for the Oakley location only, located at 4820 Ridge Rd.  Call 513-351-3689 and ask for Audra.  For those of you who stopped by my “mock photo shoot on-location” booth at Veils & Cocktails held at The Madison last month you wold have met Audra then as well.

Envy uses brands such as Designer Skin, Australian Gold and CaliforniaTan.  So for the perfect wedding spray tan contact them today!

Simple Tanning Tips:
1.  Shave.
2.  Exfoliate at least two times per week starting several months before your wedding day using an oil-based exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells that may prevent your wedding day tan from looking even and fresh.
3.  When your skin is healthy and hydrated it holds a fake tan longer and better, so moisturize every day after your shower (avoid lotions that contain alcohol or anti-aging ingredients), as they tend to dry out the skin.   But on the day of your spray tan, make sure you do not apply any lotion, makeup or deodorant beforehand.
4.  Avoid bathing and/or workouts for 24 hours.

This offer is only valid at the Oakley location.


TV Time: Bridal Fashions!

Posted by CBMA on February 1st, 2013

Bridal fashions change season-to-season, year-to-year.  And last week I had the liberty to be the makeup artist on set for a “Wedding Trends Fashion” segment on Living Dayton.  A lifestyle show that airs daily in Dayton, Ohio on channel 2 at noon. ((click the image above to view the video from the show))

The show entailed Wedding Market & Ohio Weddings Julie Albaugh and Lindsey Fork from La Jeune Mariee Bridal Boutique in Columbus, Ohio discussing two of this seasons highly sought after gowns by designers (seen above from left to right) Lea Ann Belter and Jim Hjelm of JLM Couture.

Each models makeup was coordinated to fit the nature of her gowns style.  One TreeAnn her gown was actually a blush tone, so the theme for her look was Pretty In Pink.  A look full of pink tones with luminous & glowing skin, a gray smokey eye, with mauve & super glossy pink lips.  Below are a few products used to obtain TreeAnn’s look.

Amanda modeled an open-back lace gown with champagne charmeuse underneath, so the theme for her look was Vintage Flair.  So of course a matte blue/red lip fit perfectly, with a full on 3D cat-eye with bronzy contoured eyes & cheeks.  Below are a few products used to obtain Amanda’s look.

For more behind-the-scenes photos feel free to view them on facebook.  Majority of all products used had light-reflecting properties in them and were applied on certain areas of their faces so that it would be seen on television & photography for luminous & glowing skin.  Products used can be purchased at Macy’s, Sephora, Target, Walgreens and QVC.

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Pretty In Pink
Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in “In Bloom” (pink)
Sephora Ultra Shine Gloss in “Miami Pink” (sheer pink with opalescent shimmer)
– Sonia Kashuk “Eye On Natural” Palette
Mally Beauty Luminizer in “Heavenly”
– Ardell False Lashes in “Demi Wispies” 
Stila Long Wear Liquid Lipstick in “Muse” (mauve)
Vintage Flair
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in “Bronze”
– Stila Long Wear Liquid Lipstick in “Fiery” (blue/red)
YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) Touche Éclat in “Luminous Vanilla”
Lancome Artliner in “Noir”


NYE Wedding! (Cincinnati Wedding Makeup)

Posted by CBMA on January 5th, 2013

2012 was such an amazing year, and to have had a NYE wedding was like icing on the cake!  On Dec. 31, 2012 Danielle & Chris had an intimate wedding with a guest list of 150!

As you can see Danielle’s makeup is all about the eyes and to add a bit more fun & excitement, Danielle and all of her bridesmaids (which are also her sisters) had some form of subtle glitter on their eyes.  I know your gasping like GLITTER, for a wedding?! And usually the answer is N-O, but for New Year’s Eve, why not!  Now that’s glitz & glam for you.

Their wedding took place at The Madison in Covington, KY and Jennifer Rump-Gaskins of Jenny G. Photography did a fabulous job at capturing some stunning images.  I truly felt like family only because one of Danielle’s sisters works at Fabulous Furs, in which we all know is one of my many clients for many years.

Click here to see more images via facebook.

NYE Glam!

Posted by CBMA on December 29th, 2012

It’s amazing how fast 2012 is coming to a close.  And what better way to welcome in the New Year by wearing something glittery & sparkly.  Either your outfit, shoes, hair or in this case… your eyes!  Below is a YouTube video from Birchbox on tips in having a cute look for evening.

And for those interested in stopping by our studio office to get “glammed up” for the nights festivities, contact us by email or phone as soon as possible.  Only a few spots left.


*Birchbox is a program for men, women, home & holiday where monthly you’ll receive deluxe size products & samples, delivered to your door in a cute little box for just $10 a month for women and $20 for men.  The best way to try something new without having to purchase the full size.  Also perfect when traveling. To sign up for Birchbox or obtain more information visit or

Free Gift With Booking!

Posted by CBMA on September 25th, 2012


Between now and 1/1/13 we are giving away one free product of your choice from NARS Cosmetics (blush, lip stick, lip pencil or lip gloss) all in the shade called “Dolce Vita” when you’ve booked your wedding with us and Dolce Vita Photography.

“Dolce Vita” is a dusty rose (mauve shade) that’s a universal color that can worn on any complexion (even Chenese wears it).  No matter when your wedding is you can choose one of the above, for now you until 1/1/13 to take upon the offer.

Contact or Kristie for more details.  To learn more about NARS Cosmetics and the product of choice we’re giving away, click here to view.

Remember you can only pick one.


Makeup Lessons Now Available!

Posted by CBMA on September 13th, 2012

Yes you got it… bridal makeup lessons for the bride whose having a destination wedding, the one unable to hire a makeup artist for on location, or would rather just do her own is now available!

Each class is for 90 minutes that includes the following:

  • Bag full of cosmetics & makeup brushes that you can later use on your wedding day (bringing products you currently own isn’t necessary, but you’re free to bring them if you choose)
  • Half-face demo done by the artist followed by the bride mimicking the other side
  • A journal filled with additional information, such as product suggestions and more
  • Beauty products timeline
  • Face chart with written instructions

For more information about the class, select the Rates/Pricing tab.  This class must be schedule no later than two (2) months in advance prior to your wedding day.  To schedule a date, use this link to send us an email

Skin care is also available, at an additional cost. Click the image to make purchases for Artistry products.

(Above photo by My Cute Ladybug Photography / Makeup by Chenese Bean)



Posted by CBMA on September 11th, 2012

Some things are only meant to be shared on facebook don’t you agree?!  Check out the Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry page and “like” what you see.


Artistry Cosmetics!

Posted by CBMA on September 3rd, 2012

I’m so proud to announce that Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry now sells Artistry Cosmetics!  A brand created by Amway.  Wow now just hearing that name takes me back from when my grandmother used to purchase their cleaning products in the early 80’s.  And look how far they’ve come.  After hearing & learning so much about Artistry from a former bride, I took the risk to give it a try leading me to later put it to the test on various jobs like photo shoots (corporate, commercial & editorial), video shoots, brides, friends and a few family members.  Well after all that I finally felt satisfied enough to sell it.

I later discovered that Artistry is the proud sponsor of the Miss America pageants.  And discovered the great comparisons with their skin care line to well known department store brands, and  it’s truly worth the money.  Click here if you’re ready to shop my custom Artistry by Amway site.

From their skincare all the way down to their wide variety of foundations, it’s truly a hidden gem.  Artistry is also famously known for their light up lip glosses (each tube has two small built in LED lights along with a mirror on the side).  Lip gloss is always a woman’s #1 go to product and now you won’t even need to visit the ladies room to do it, and for my party girls… you can even apply it at night!

The glosses come in five different sheer shades: Passion (auburn), Champagne (nude) , Glitz (pink), Confetti (almost clear with a hint of pink) and Glamour (burgundy/maroon).  These are not full coverage (high intensity color) glosses, however Passion and Glamour are quite close.  

The Doctor’s Turn!

Posted by CBMA on August 30th, 2012

My mother (Dr. Sara Black) once said to me “Would you believe that the one thing that you always got whooping’s for as a kid [playing in makeup] would be beneficial to you later in life?” …LOL!!!  Well a few weeks ago I felt like that little girl again overly excited to play in makeup.  Where I not only did my mother’s makeup but took the photos as well.  Not bad for a digital camera huh?

The two corner photos is her BEFORE & AFTER!

What a truly fun evening this was, and teaching her a few modeling poses & techniques made it more exciting.  Posing may look easy but it’s not.  It blew my mind how easy it was for me to get into photographer mode (mentally), I guess from hanging around so many some things rubbed off.  To bad I don’t have a professional camera.

I wish she’d a let me share her age with you, only because that would really blow your mind, at the fact that a woman her age can be so gorgeous.  Oh and before I forget… the very top photo is a snapshot of the huge box of bling that she brought, funny how we’re so much alike!!

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