Hello Friends & Lovers! We’re almost a week away from the World Premiere of YES, WE’RE OPEN – it’s hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since this incredible journey began. As a special treat for your patience (and cure for your antici…pation), we’re posting a whole weekend of behind-the-scenes flashbacks from the digital archives of our Cast & Crew. Enjoy – and see you at the Festival!
Today’s sneak peek comes from Key Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist, the multitalented Carlen Jewelle of FaceMe by Carlen. A petite powerhouse, Carlen is both an in-demand Bay Area-based make-up artist as well as performer in her right as part of the Pinay quartet, 4Play Ladies. Although YES, WE’RE OPEN is Carlen’s first feature film make-up credit, her work can be found on several ad campaigns, music videos, and faces of blushing brides across California. Check out some of Carlen’s behind-the-scenes observations while curious crew members watch her set up the make-up station at the (since closed) Corner Pop-up Restaurant.
Just in time for the weekend, Carlen shares how she created two distinct looks for leading lady Lynn Chen. Sssmoldering! One look (featured above) shows Lynn’s character Sylvia on her way home from a dinner party gone awry. The next look -without revealing too much- shows Carlen’s expert use of product to give Lynn that post-coitus glow. Caution: please DO try this at home!