Making Faces Project Week 3

Week 3 is titled The Starlet I have to say I was not going to actually bleach out my brows for fear of looking like a crazy alien.  Its definably a fun look, but for normal wear I think I will be keeping my actual eyebrows :)

So far I have really been enjoying this project, although its been really strange trying to photograph myself, The first 2 sets of photos I was setting the timer and running in front hoping to catch a decent image, After doing a little research I can now click the picture from my phone, which makes it much easier but a lot less funny to watch, ask Claire from bohemian-belle She can give you a first hand account of the hilarity that ensues!

JenStarletBrows I started by sealing my brows with a glue stick followed by and eyebrow sealer I got on Amazon called Model in a Bottle.

I then used my Mac Concealer Palette in Light

Eyes: I used TiGi Precision Black Eyeliner Pen and Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Cheeks: I used Mac powder blush in Frankly Scarlett.

Lips:I used Nars Matte lip pencil in their new Color Iberico


Making Faces Project Week 2

This week my look from the Kevin Aucoin book Making Faces is The Vamp, the original look in the book was done on Demi Moore, as you can see from my pictures we have completely different coloring. Again I try to follow Mr. Aucoin’s steps rather than copy the photo look.

I found that this vamp look is way different from my average makeup day! I loved the eyes but the instructions say to line the inside of the lips for that Clara Bow look. My top lip is smaller than my bottom, so for me it felt really strange to emphasis that, but the project dictates it. I’m trying to, “get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” ( thanks navy seals)

jenvamp2The Directions stated to use hardly any foundation only concealer is necessary so I went sans anything for the face other than my Dior Hydra Life Moisturizer

Eyes : I used my Urban Decay Palette using the grey tones. for the liner I used Mac Pro Long wear Black Ice
and Urban Decay Mascara in Perversion

For the Lips: I lined them with Mac Pro Long wear in Kiss me Quick and  Used my Mac Editorial Red Lip Palette to mix the lip color.


Making Faces Project Week 1

I just repurchased a book that I absolutely love by Kevin Aucoin , its called “Making Faces” for those of you not familiar with the book its basically a inspirational and instructional book on all types of makeup.

I do hair and makeup all the time from brides to commercial clients, but I feel like there is always something extra to discover. I decided to start a project where I would use myself as the model and practice the looks in the book. Of course at first I was like I should do a different look everyday, then I thought about it. I think that one look a week is totally doable.

Here is the look that I came up with after being inspired by Kevin Aucoins look ” The Innocent” I tried to follow the steps and not copy the photos.


I have to say this may not look very extreme to some of you but I definatly felt out of my comfort zone. I highly recommend trying some looks you are not comfortable with just to push your self a little further. I don’t think this will be my everyday look, my lids were super shimmery, but to me it was sticky. I also never wear pink on my cheeks…but maybe that will be my first change.

I created a very glossy clean skin tone with Mac  Studio Finish Concealer NW 20,  and Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 1.0  I mixed in a little Temptu S/B highlighter in Champagne Shimmer 053 on the cheek bones and a little Mac Trend Palette Spring 2015 Spring Session on the apples of the cheeks.

For the Eyes I used Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Pearl Varnish and on the lid Mac Trend Creme Palette 2012 in Smoked Paprika I also used Urban Decay Super Curl Mascara.

For the lips I used Mac Trend Palette Spring 2015 in Go Guava with a light coat of Mac Dazzelglass Girls Delight

Bling Bling!

I had the most amazing time shooting a personal beauty project with the lovely Zoe from Factor Models and Fashion Stylist Claire Ann from bohemian-belle

We tried to keep the fun and whimsy of these beautiful pieces.

Look 1: vintage rings

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette by Urban Decay

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood

Lips Mac Speak louder Lipstick and Modesty Lipstick

Zoe !-083Lips: Mac Lip Mix Cyan and Fuchsia , Mac Show Orchid Lipstick

Zoe !-142Look 2: Gypsy Couture necklace

Eyes: Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood

Lips :Mac Show Orchid

Zoe !-179Look 3: (bird ring) Akira ring

Eyes: Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood

Lips: Mac Show Orchid

Zoe !-230 Zoe !-245Look 4: (green “eyepatch”) Erickson Beamon headband

Eyes: Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood

Lips: Mac Show Orchid

Zoe !-313 Look 5: (grey gem necklace) vintage necklace

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood

Lips: Mac Show Orchid

Zoe !-292Look 6: (pearl necklace) Juliet & Company necklace

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood

Lips :Mac Relentlessly Red

Zoe !-372Zoe !-338H/MU/ Photography : Jen Bean

Styling : Claire Ann

Model: Zoe with Factor Models

Beautiful Dresses from Elaya Vaughn Bridal

Check out these recent photos I took! Yes you heard correct, I was behind the camera. I have been working with so many talented photographers who have helped me and taught me so much. Currently I am only capturing my own work, hair and makeup.

Here you can see some beautiful bridal gowns from the Elaya Vaughn Collection by Project Runway’s Kate Pankoke.

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Model: Angelika Rol

Designer: Kate Pankoke


WOW! 2014 is flying by

Hey Everybody I have not forgotten about you, I just have been so very busy with a bunch of amazing new projects. I am trying to commit to being a better blogger and sharing recent work with you.

So please stay tuned…..Can I make new years resolution’s 8 months into the year….what do you say?

If you cant find me here you can always find me at the below listed links :)




Amazing Shoot with Emme Hayes Photography!

Hi Everyone,

I seemed to have taken longer than usual to publish anything new, Sorry I’ve been very busy  2013 has proven to be a interesting year.

Here are some great photos that were taken at Salvage One in Chicago, its such a cool venue, I’m glad Emme had me come work with her on this.

Jazzelle of Ford Models Photo Emme Hayes

Jazzelle of Ford Models
Photo Emme Hayes

DSC_9125 DSC_9260-2 DSC_9364 DSC_9601-2 DSC_9755-3 DSC_9809Hair and Makeup Jen Bean

Model Jazzelle of Ford Models

Photo Emme Hayes Photography

TCW August Shoot

I was so excited to work with the amazing Victor Skrebneski for the second time on this fabulous editorial for Today’s Chicago Women.


Here is a link to the full issue, its a great magazine here in Chicago!

timthumb-2 timthumb-1 timthumb-3 timthumb-4 timthumbPhotography Skrebneski Photogaphy

Hair Jen Bean

Makeup Frances Tsala

Styling Theresa De Maria

Models Jasmine Shogren and Jasmyn Wilkins

Realization Smith and Minkel