About Kelsea

How it all began...

Thank you for taking your time to browse photos of my current work! Before you continue I thought you might want to know a little bit about me as an artist. I started to learn the art of makeup in 2013. As a struggling college student, a temporary job at Sephora opened up and I graciously accepted. The thing is, what I thought was a temporary holiday job, turned into a deep passion for art, creativity, and escape. 

I always say I didn't find makeup, makeup found me.

I have accomplished a lot in just six years. Starting off at Sephora gave me the push I needed to be emerged in the beauty industry and learn the basics. As I became more confident in my skills more and more opportunities became available for me to grow and learn everyday. I began doing makeup for photo shoots and really taking this seriously in late 2016. Being able to be on set and watch models and photographers work gave me the edge I needed to create my visions. In January of 2019 I picked up a camera for the first time and emerged myself in the world of photography. Every photo teaches me something new and I am grateful for every photographer and model I was able to observe while working as a makeup artist. I wouldn't be the photographer I am today with out them.

 “Even the most famous artists started as an amateur”.

The Future

After being in Sephora for five years I made a transition to a more luxurious atmosphere and more freedom. In April 2017 I assisted in opening the first Bluemercury in Virginia Beach, VA. It has expanded my product knowledge and given me more freedom as an artist. Since then I have done bridal parties of 9+, makeup for fashion shows including 3 seasons of NYFW, Key Artist for 2  fashion shows, hundreds of photo shoots , published in multiple magazines, worked with celebrity clients, and over the years taught thousands of people the skills they want to learn. In November of 2018 I took a leap of faith and moved from my hometown of Virginia Beach, Va to the Dc area. Taking that jump was the best thing I could of ever done. I am so grateful for the opportunities that have opened up for me in the DMV area. Getting my camera was also a huge leap of faith for me and I'm so happy I did it. I enjoy being able to create my vision from start to finish. 

 Photography and makeup are a passion of mine and I hope to do it for the rest of my life.

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