Irish born Kelsh is one of Australia’s most established makeup artists, and has been intrigued by the world of make up since a young age. As a young girl in Ireland, Her fascination started with her curious enchantment of her grandmother’s dressing table, a Pandora’s Box of colour.
After relocating to Australia and with no formal make up training, her career breakthrough came when she set her sights high and endeavoured to work alongside the makeup greats, Pat McGrath and Val Garland in Paris and Milan Fashion week in the early nineties. From this coveted experience, Liz’s platform of work was catapulted into the Australian fashion arena twofold.
Along came her first celebrity client, Australia’s break out star of the time Nicole Kidman. Having firmly established her place alongside international contemporaries for the last 2 decades, her experience spans from John Galliano, Stella McCartney, to Roberto Cavalli. Over her outstanding career, she has worked on numerous projects ranging from conceptual catwalk shows for Myer to eclectic fashion houses such as Easton Pearson, Ksubi, Zimmermann and Yeojin Bae.
Appreciated for her charisma and moral work ethic, Liz has worked with some of the most recognised celebrity names such as Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Ruby Rose, Rihanna, Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Hudgens, Rebel Wilson, Simon Baker, Jennifer Hawkins, Alex Perry, Naomi Watts, Deltra Goodrem, Nicole Richie, Ricky Martin, Megan Gale, Nicole Kidman and Kim Cattrall to name a few.
Liz’s diversity is what makes her work stand out, with the ability to move seamlessly between famous faces, directing fashion shows and collaborating with the leaders of the fashion realm on publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Russh, Madison and InStyle. Her editorial work has the depth and variety that editors seek.
To add to Liz’s illustrious portfolio, she is a longstanding brand ambassador for MaxFactor and most recently has collaborated with Manicare to create a bespoke range of makeup brushes.
With over 20 years’ experience in the make-up industry, Liz Kelsh has captured the hearts of a long and worthy list of celebrity and the fashion elite, charming them with her warm, quick-witted persona and impeccable hand at make-up artistry.