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.”
Learn more at www.chenesebean.com.