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A local makeup artist launched makeup classes designed to help women learn DIY tips along with personalized color and technique recommendations.

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Chenese Bean offers makeup classes, has a collection of lip products, and owns a booming makeup artistry business.

Makeup has been in Chenese Bean’s blood from an early age. She applied makeup for friends and family as a hobby, and then in 1997 it turned into a side business as she worked as an accountant in the banking industry.

In 2008, she made a career change she could bank on: transitioning into a full time makeup artist. She says it’s a move she’s never looked back on, as she now not only has a booming makeup artistry business, but also a collection of lip products called “Glam by Chenese Bean.”

She frequently works with several agencies and production companies to do makeup for their commercial, film and television projects. She’s worked with several reality TV stars, such as Mimi Faust and Ariane Davis, as well as Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleaders and Bengals coach, Marvin Lewis.

Bean continues to grow her brand, inspired by her clients. That’s why she’s now offering makeup classes, she says, helping women to bring out their own beauty when she’s not around. “My goal for having the classes is to educate women on doing it themselves, what steps to take, what products to use but overall gaining that self-knowledge,” she explains.

Makeup classes will give Bean’s top secrets of the makeup industry while showing products and tools that will assist clients in learning to do their own makeup. “The best part, you get to take everything home with you,” she says.

Clients can decided from a variety of class options. With five types of classes offered, each analyzes the specific need of the client. Bean offers full-face classes which will range from how to contour and highlight to overall accents of the face. From the subtle to the dramatic.


Clients can also focus on specifics with classes catered to false lash application or mastering the perfect smokey eye. For the clients who wish to make it into a party, Bean will come to you. And for those one-on-one sessions, Bean offers a private setting at her studio in the Reading Bridal District. All classes are by appointment only.

Bean has offered makeup classes privately for years, but with the makeup world transitioning, she feels there is a demand to learn how to DIY.

“Classes are to teach women how to become comfortable doing their own makeup…rather it’s a full-face or how to apply false lashes or eyeshadow,” says Bean. Classes cater to a variety of women for a variety of needs, even the DIY bride. Bean hopes to correct makeup myths and assist by adjusting application and color hues. Beans says that making someone feel good is what her job is all about, “Makes me feel good that I am able to enlighten one’s self-esteem.”

As a mother herself, Bean realizes the time constraints and demands of a working mom’s hectic life. Through her classes, she hopes to make it easier for women, especially moms, who are always on-the-go. “A lot of moms don’t have the time for makeup,” says Bean, “but it is something for them to pamper themselves for five to 10 minutes.”

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A local makeup artist is launching a new lip product line that’s designed for every woman - from the Tomboy to the glam girl. Read on for all the decked-out details.

040615BEAUTY2Chenese Bean says it’s her clients who inspired her latest venture – a collection of lip products called Glam by Chenese Bean. The makeup pro says that when she applies lip products to a client, she always sees it as a process.

“Depending on the makeup look I’m producing or the nature of why I’m even doing makeup, I’ll use a lip primer, lip liner, lipstick and gloss,” she explains. “There are other times where I’ll only use two out of the four. All of this gives me the ability to actually enhance one’s lip shape and the outcome always amazes my clients.”

She adds that the purpose of her lip line is to cater to everyone, from those who wear less makeup to those who want to “go all out glam.” For Bean, her new line is about confidence.040615BEAUTY

“What woman, while looking in the mirror after she’s applied a lip product of some sort, will look at herself with confidence and pucker her lips a.k.a. the kiss face?,” she laughs.

Bean’s line, which she plans to launch in late August 2015, will be a collection of lip products that include various textures of lipsticks such as matte, sheer, creamy, glitter and pearl, lip glosses and lip treatments. Price points for the products Bean will feature in her line will range from $10 to $22.

In addition to her new lip line, Bean says that she plans to bring on other beauty products as well including mascara, blush, foundation and a limited edition of Glam by Chenese Bean-scented candles that smell just as fabulous as they look.

Bean says that the website for Glam by Chenese Bean will soon launch and you can click here to receive updates. She adds that she’s also looking for retail stores to carry her beauty line.