I’m so happy to announce that after five years of being in my studio office on 1821 Summit Road. I’ve now moved to the Reading Bridal District partnering with Forever Faith Photography! My new address is 207 W. Benson St. Cincinnati, OH 45215. (next door to Wendy’s Bridal Alterations)
The Reading Bridal District is saturated with over 30 different wedding related businesses and services, all within a two mile radius of one another. An area visited by thousands of would-be brides each week.
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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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
Do you sometimes find it difficult in removing makeup finding yourself 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**
For more beauty tips, feel free to visit the Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry on facebook.
Be curious no more. Here’s just little sneak peek as to what the Cincinnati studio office looks like filled with all of Chenese’s work. Located inside MidCity Executive Suites (a half a mile away from the Reading Bridal District) at 1821 Summit Road, Suite 116 Cincinnati, OH 45237. The place were we answer emails, phone calls, have meetings and of course do makeup! It’s totally girl, totally glam and like one of our facebook friends said “It’s girly glam chic with an accent of girly perfect pink!” …LOL! We love that, don’t you?
So feel free to make an appointment to stop by between 11:30am-7:30pm Monday-Friday and don’t forget to also place an order for our light-up lip gloss’ by Artistry for $16.50 each. A lip gloss that has a built in mirror and two small LED lights to touch up any where day or night.
Did you notice the coffee mug on the desk in our office photo? And for $12.00 you can purchase one of those as well or any of our other fun marketing items (canvas bag, t-shirt, makeup bag and much more.
Just in case you haven’t noticed, but www.chenesebean.com 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.
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!
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…
Diorsnow White Reveal Moisturizing Lotion
Diorsnow Fresh Cream
Diorsnow White Reveal Illuminating Eye Treatment
Diorskin Nude BB Cream
Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow in Incognito (shown below)
Dior Twin Set Eyeshadow in Beige Ribbon
Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black
Dior Addict Lip Glow
Rouge Dior Nude in Indiscrete (shown below)
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…
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Rose Caché (shown above)
Chanel Laque Brillance Extreme Top Coat
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
Chanel Perfection Lumiere
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)
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Chic (shown below)
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…
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
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):
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!
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 at4820 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.
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)
- 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”
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.
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
*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 www.birchbox.comor www.birchbox.com/men
2. In person at our studio office from 7am-2pm: 1821 Summit Rd., Suite 116 Cinti, OH 45237
The perfect gift to give to a spouse, friends, loved ones, family members, clients, weddings or even yourself! We also have this event posted on facebook so feel free to join in on the fun!
One gift certificate is good for one makeup class or one makeup application; airbrush or traditional (false lashes included); certificates expire 11/23/13
Certificates are no equivalent to cash. Can not be used for a trial run consultation and/or wedding “currently” scheduled or booked on our calendar, only applicable for new clients. And not valid with any other discount or promotion.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)