Christina ''Quis'' Chen began her formal makeup training in her teens while assisting an established bridal makeup artist. After graduating from college with a business degree, she decided to pursue her dreams and relocate to Hollywood where she attended the prestigious Cinema Makeup School for further training. She is also a licensed esthetician. Her work has been published internationally in multiple magazine publications, films and TV. She is also a co-founder of MENU Beauty, a brand celebrating natural beauty.
Having lived in Taiwan and Australia for most of her life, she is familiar with clients of all skin tones and is aware of the different perceptions of beauty people of different cultures hold. Although she is trained in all areas of makeup, making people feel happy and confident continues to be the motivation behind her work.
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MENU beauty was born when Christina and Jane, two seasoned bridal makeup artists, decided they were sick and tired of paying premium prices for luxury quality makeup. "Is there no way to buy quality makeup without breaking the bank", they asked? They spend their daily lives beautifying women for their 'BIG DAY'.
Why can't we bring a part of that special magic to their everyday look? We wanted it to be a line easy to use for the everyday woman. MEnU is, makeup for ME and YOU.
"Christina is not only incredibly talented but down to earth and delightful to be around. I am a makeup noob and really wanted to find someone who would be comfortable to work with and whose approach is more of the natural/''you-but-better'' type, and Christina was the absolute right choice. She did my hair and makeup for our engagement shoot and wedding day, both times I felt great, my husband loved the look (and could tell it was mea - super important!), and our photos came out beautifully. I felt so comfortable with Christina and really enjoyed chatting with her each time. You can really tell she is an artist by her vision and approach to color and layering. As a bonus, she is super organized and cares about her clients even after the event - I had to do my own makeup for another wedding and she was happy to share makeup recommendations. I can't imagine a nicer or more gifted person to trust your makeup to - thank you Christina!"
"Christina is absolutely AMAZING!!! I was lucky enough to have Christina as my hair and makeup artist for my wedding and I really can't say enough good things about her. She is incredibly talented, passionate about her work, extremely responsive, professional, experienced, and oh so sweet! If you're looking for a hair and makeup artist, look no more, Christina is your gal!
From the moment I made initial contact with Christina, which by the way she was lightening fast at responding throughout the entire wedding planning process which I'm sure many of you can appreciate, to the day of the wedding, she took it upon herself to provide the best service and experience. Christina spent a lot of time with me during the trial and the wedding day, listened to my requests, gave me great skincare advice, and was super accommodating. Christina really went above and beyond my expectations to make me picture perfect for my wedding!!
For someone like me who wears makeup on a daily basis, it can be difficult to find a makeup artist who can apply makeup the way I like since I'm used to putting it on a certain way. Well with Christina, I was so, so happy with her work from my eyebrows, liner, shadow, contouring, all of it!! I would love for her to do my makeup and hair any day!!
Beyond her amazing work, I really enjoyed getting to know Christina. She's an awesome person and I really hope to work with her again soon. Thank you Christina, you're seriously the best!!!:)"
EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF CHRISTINA'S 5 STAR REVIEWS IS TRUE. I'D GIVE HER 10 STARS IF IT ALLOWED!"
For us, doing makeup is more than knowing how to blend eyeshadow or apply the perfect red lip. Most importantly, our job is to make you comfortable and pampered.
It takes two to tango! We believe it is a collaborative effort between the two of us to find the perfect look for your big day. We love to understand your personal aesthetics, insecurities, overall wedding concept in order to find the best match for your features. We believe a happy, confident woman radiates beauty no matter what!
What brands do you use in your kit?
I work with a lot of different brands including Cle de peau, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat Mcgrath, Laura Mercier, Lunasol, Suqqu, Chanel, etc. I'm not married to one brand, but I am always looking for the products that I think works best for my clients.
Will you be working any other events on the day of the wedding?
No, I only take one wedding a day to make sure I can be present and flexible for my clients' schedule needs.
Do you work with a team?
Yes, I do have a team of experienced artists for larger wedding parties to ensure a shorter getting ready timeline.
Where is your studio?
We are located at 409 Brannan Street, Suite 8, San Francisco 94107. It's a 10 minute drive to city hall!
How much time do you spend on the bride and bridal party?
I always schedule 3 hours for bridal services and 45 minutes per additional service.
Do you stay for touch-ups?
I offer hourly personal assistance services as an optional add-on for brides who would like me to help them out on the wedding day. Read more about it here and here.
Commercials & Headshots
Half and Full day rates available.
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Wedding Day Packages
All-Day Pamper Package
Deluxe Diamond Package
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Perfect for couples with intimate ceremonies at city hall! Available in-studio or on-site in San Francisco.