In her years as a professional makeup artist, Kelsey has gained a reputation for creating fresh, natural beauty makeup looks. Since getting her start applying stage makeup for fellow actors in theatre school, her work has evolved to emphasize each person’s unique attributes. Growing up, her first makeup was given to her by her mother who taught her “curiously, at the time, ‘the best makeup is makeup you can’t see.’” As a teen, of course, this made little sense but as technology has developed, it turns out mama was right and a light hand is more essential than ever in allowing skin to shine through and for a viewer’s focus to be on the story or the soul of an image. “I love working with directors, photographers, actors, models and crews to accomplish something that none of us could do on our own.” 

As a local to Los Angeles and Joshua Tree (a hot spot for editorial and bridal alike), Kelsey is also available to travel both domestically and internationally.

You can find her on instagram at @kelseylink or for her other passion, making and building out of steel and concrete at @catchwares