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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.

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Bella Rey Salon is hosting an upcoming event to focus on brows, makeup, skincare and anti-aging. Keep reading for all the brow-raising details.

Amanda Arias, owner of Bella Ray Salon
Amanda Arias, owner of Bella Rey Salon

“I can’t even…” That’s what you’ll be saying when you see the beauty gurus work their magic at the upcoming “Eye Can’t Even” event.

Amanda Arias, owner of Bella Rey Salon in Oakley, is hosting this Happy Hour and Beauty Bar to feature experts from her salon, Nancy Dawson of BRIDEface, and a select line of skincare.

“Clients are always looking for new ways that focus on their faces, specially anti-aging skincare and makeup,” Arias explains. “Bella Rey Salon works closely with Nancy Dawson of BRIDEface – she’s the best in town.”

Nancy Dawson of BRIDEface
Nancy Dawson of BRIDEface

Dawson will be at the event giving complimentary brow lessons to attendees. “Eyebrows are definitely becoming a “thing” that people are concentrating on more,” Arias says. “Nancy personally showed me what I was doing wrong and how to do them correctly and what tools to use. Ever since then, I actually have people compliment my brows. It’s crazy!”

FACEing, the brand of makeup Dawson developed and launched, will be available to purchase, including brow tools used in Dawson’s lessons.

Arias will also feature the Rodan + Fields skin care line at her event. “I’ve dealt with troubled skin my entire life,” she explains. “My friend suggested a product six months ago that changed my life. I bought it and never looked back.”

In fact, she says, it improved her skin so dramatically in three months that she decided to go through the training and become and Rodan + Fields consultant herself. “It has literally been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and now I am fortunate enough to be able to offer these products to my clients as well,” she says. “Everyone is loving their products and their immediate results.”

Arias will have the entire Rodan + Fields line available for purchase at the event. In addition, there will be several giveaways and raffles, including sample and full sized products.

Arias says she recently hosted a similar event, and it was such a success that they decided to have another. “One of the products that I love is the multifunction eye cream. It literally got rid of my crows feet and dark under eye circles in a matter of weeks,” she says. “So, we teamed up with Nancy to really out the emphasis on eyes this month!”

The free event is on Friday March 13, from 6-8 p.m. and includes light food and beverages. To learn more, visit Bella Rey Salon on Facebook for the event link and more information including before and after pictures.


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See how a local lady turned her passion for makeup into a prettification business, powered by encouraging words from friends and family.

Lulo Makeup (Mandy Paige Photography)
Lulo Makeup (Mandy Paige Photography)

Encouraging words planted the seed and a passion watered it.

“I helped the bride, mother of the bride, and bridesmaids with their makeup that day. My friend’s mom said, ‘Hey you are pretty good at this, why are you not doing this for a living?’” Sally Scigliulo, owner and artist of Lulo Makeup recalls. “At that moment my mind shifted from makeup being a hobby to a career.”

That’s when Scigliulo began working on the business concept that is now Lulo Makeup. Founded in 2007 with the name “SAS Makeup,” Scigliulo started with doing freelance work for photographers and the occasional wedding.

After her children were born, Scigliulo wanted to focus more on her business. That’s when she rebranded from SAS to Lulo (a play on Scigliulo’s name pronounced Sha-Lou-Lo), launched a new Facebook page and began business relationships with industry professionals.

Lulo Makeup provides services for many different occasions including weddings and senior pictures in the Tristate area with the unique aspect of Scigliulo being a self-taught artist. She assisted with many different artists in Cincinnati as well as attending many workshops in Chicago to learn the tricks of the trade.

“I really learned the art and concepts of color and makeup techniques by reading books like Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin and watching lots and lots of videos on YouTube,” Scigliulo says. “I love watching other artists and am so grateful they allowed me to learn from them.”

As for the future of Lulo makeup, Scigliulo’s goal is to create a makeup class or makeup program focusing on learning different looks and techniques. While many women ask Scigliulo about different products, they struggle with how to use them themselves. She’s hoping to start these lessons to help women with the overwhelming task of this.

Scigliulo also plans on focusing on the bridal portion of her business. “I love being involved with weddings and feel so honored and privileged that I am a part of such an important day in peoples’ lives,” she says.

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