Making Faces Project Week 5

This weeks look is called the ” The Temptress” from the Kevin Aucoin book Making Faces.

I used a fake bang to imitate the feeling of the photo. I actually really love this look.

I think the simple eye with the heavy lash and liner wing slightly out has been my favorite look thus far and possible the one I would be most comfortable wearing out. The bangs were pretty funny since they are no where near the color of my hair, but it was fun!

TemptressThe Look

Face: For the skin I prepped with Mac Natural Radiance Primer in Yellow to Shop and limited concealer from the Mac Light Palette I then used my Mac Pro Palette Shaping Powder in Soft Focus for the cheek.

Eyes: I then lined the water line with Mac Pro Long wear liner in Definedlty Black I then took an angle brush and softly lined the top of the lash line with Mac Carbon and winged it out. Lid was lightly swept Mac Cinderella Collection in Vapour and Phloof. with a light white I used my Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. Brows were filled in lightly with Mac Brow Liner in Spiked.

Lips: I used my Mac Viva Glam I Lipstick with Mac Pro Long wear liner in Kiss me Quick

Making Faces Project Week 4

This weeks look inspired by the Kevin Aucoin makeup book making faces is called  The Flapper so  of course I felt obligated to do a little pin curl on my hair, using the Aquage Defining Gel.

The eyes for the flapper are very smoldry with a dark red lip, I could see myself wearing this look on a night out sometime, it was a little funny to walk home in my extra bundled up winter gear though. Enjoy!

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For the Skin: I used very limited concealer for this image, as instructed by the book, it says not to use much foundation if its not needed. I simply used my Mac Concealer Palette in Light

For the Eyes: I used my Urban Decay Naked Palette in Creep and Gunmetal, I then Lined my water line with Mac Pro Longwear Definitely Black Liner in  Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

For the Cheeks :  I used Face Atelier Ultra Bronzer in Cognac

For the Lips: I used Mac Creemsheen Lipstick in Dare You.

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.  http://www.kevynaucoin.com/

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 http://www.dior.com

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

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. http://www.maccosmetics.com

 

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.

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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

http://www.kevynaucoin.com/

http://www.maccosmetics.com/index.tmpl

http://temptu.com/shop/makeup/highlighter/sb-highlighters.html

http://urbandecay.com/

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.

COVER

Here is a link to the full issue, its a great magazine here in Chicago! http://www.tcwmag.com/tcw-style-august-2013/

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Hair Jen Bean

Makeup Frances Tsala

Styling Theresa De Maria

Models Jasmine Shogren and Jasmyn Wilkins

Realization Smith and Minkel

 

Check out this Awesome Spread in July TCW! Todays Chicago Women!

If you haven’t yet had the opprotunity to check out a great rescourse for Fashion in Chicago, be sure to check out the July Issue of TCW, Todays Chicago Women.

I have included just 2 of the photos but highly recommend you check out the rest of the spread, the cloths by Tommy Hilfiger are amazingly styled by Theresa DeMaria.

Working with Skrebenski photo was so amazing, its great to see a master of the craft, go from story board to image, with acute precision.

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timthumb-1The make up by Frances Tsalas was flawless as usual, and I had the great pleasure of doing the hair ! Hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed helping make them!

Photo: Skrebenski

Hair Jen Bean, Makeup Frances Tsalas, Styling Theresa De Maria for Factor Artists

Models Savannah and Jasmine of Factor Women Chicago

Photo Assistant Nate Smith

 

Photos of the Beautiful Cara, taken by Bryan Whitely!

Here are a few photos from a great shoot I did a month or so back with the Beautiful Cara of Factor Models in Chicago.

The photos were taken by Bryan Whitley, I had such a great time working with both of them hopefully we will be able to do it again soon!DSC_1785 DSC_1768 DSC_1535 DSC_1618Photos Bryan Whitely

Hair/MU Jen Bean for Factor Emerging Artists

Model Cara of Factor Women

Dark Beauty Issue 18 Dark Weddings

Here are some photos that were published in Dark Beauty Issue 18

Sorry It has taken me so long for new content, please enjoy!

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Photographer : Lori Sapio

Hair/MU Jen Bean

Stylist : Claire Ann

Stylist Assistant: Drea Shillingburg

Models Carley & Annette Lilys Talent ,and Cin Dee.

Photos of Shoot with Kris and Eric Photography

Here are some awesome photos taken by Kris and Eric Photography, they are an amazing team, I was so luck for a chance to work with them, hopefully it will be the first of many.

The Models from Factor, Stewart Talent, and Chosen were great!Thanks Everyone for a great day.

Photographers: Kris and Eric Photography

Hair/MU: Jen Bean

Styling : Ashley Barlow

Models: Elena, Kim, Christian, and Hartly

 

_DSC0372 copyLoving my fellow Red Head Elena, she is just so beautiful.

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Kim and Harley were a wonderful team for this Life Style Look.

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