"Happiness is the secret to all beauty... there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness." - Christian Dior
I am a professional makeup artist in Tucson, AZ. Being fortunate enough to be able to make women feel their absolute best is the most wonderful aspect of my job. I am very passionate about my career, and hope to share the joy that makeup brings to me to every client that I work with.
I have been on a path of makeup artistry for nearly 10 years, beginning in high school when I first developed the urge to learn to apply beauty makeup and stage makeup on myself and others. I started reading makeup books and learning stage makeup application. I am considered a self-taught makeup artist, but that title seems strange to me because I learned skills and techniques from so many talented people along the way and continue learning every day.
I am currently working as a freelance makeup artist. My varied job titles include Regional Makeup Artist for a couture cosmetics line, Makeup Artist for a local pin-up photography studio, and freelance artist for bridal parties, special occasions, proms, photo shoots, and more. I have also worked as Key Makeup Artist for various local professional and community theaters.
I am always interested in working with new people, learning new makeup techniques, and discovering new products. Makeup is truly my passion and I am absolutely blessed to be able to call it my career.
"I was so scared of makeup and i thought I was never going to a person that ever wore makeup but Kelly made it feel so natural and easy, she eases my fears, answers any questions, makes anything happen, and always make me look beautiful."
"I worked with Kelly in the theatre production of Sweeney Todd in which she transformed my face nightly into something from beyond the crypt. She has an ability to look at you and know just exactly how to brighten your face or create drama based on your facial features."
"I ask Kelly to do my makeup every chance I get! She is so versatile; she always knows what look is best for what occasion. I’ve had her do my makeup for musicals and costume parties, for an evening out, and even a simple day at work. I LOVE her creativity! When I have Kelly do my makeup, not only do I know that she will make me look beautiful, but I know that no one else will have the same look as I do. It’s that little extra something that we all look for, and Kelly’s got it!"