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Introduction: Hi, I'm Kelli! Thank you so much for taking the time to review my portfolio, and for your interest in getting to know more about me. I have been a working professional makeup artist for more than a decade, and am excited for any and every opportunity to expand my skill set in order to offer a great service to each of my clients. I have been very fortunate to have worked with some amazing people, and during that time I have become the official hair and makeup artist for Lamont Aulet Photography (LamontAulet.com), a preferred vendor for Louis Torres Photography, as well as a guest speaker/educator for the makeup program at the Paul Mitchell School in Schenectady, New York. In addition to being a makeup artist, I have also designed my very own brand of 3 and 5D mink lashes that are used exclusively in my applications. I am also a featured writer and contributor to the StitchedNY.com website, as well as a featured artist in many of their editorial projects. I have also worked as an official hair and makeup artist for the OCB (Organization of Competition Bodies) for bodybuilding shows held between Albany and Syracuse, NY. I, too, am a bikini competitor, so when I am not doing makeup you can likely find me in the gym! As a competitor, I know exactly what it takes to help you look and feel your best in order to stand out among a dozen other competitors on stage. I have traveled as far as Boston, and New Jersey to assist individual competitors who compete in other national bodybuilding organizations. I believe my work stands out from others because I am my own biggest critic, and will not rest until my clients are 110% satisfied. I'm kind, a great listener and I take direction well, even under stressful circumstances. I strongly believe in the quality of my work, whether I am working with a bridal party or assisting you in gaining more self confidence through your own image and wardrobe. My approach to my clients: First and foremost, I realize that there is a huge talent pool in this area that my clients could choose for these types of services. When you hire me, you're not just getting a makeup artist, you're getting a confidante and hopefully someone you can call your friend. I want my clients to feel like they can come to me at any time. Being accessible to my clients and treating them with respect, is exactly what I would expect of me, and nothing less! I hope that you found this introduction helpful, and have some more insight into what it would be like to work with me! If you have any questions, I am only a call or email away!

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Marcia M.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Kelli is a consummate professional and is on top of her game in terms of skill, value and customer service. She helped me look incredible on my wedding day and I will never forget it. I cannot wait to work with her again.
Jun 15, 2021
Anna C.

Wedding and Event Makeup

It was amazing working with Kelli. She was able to create the look I wanted and it came out perfect. She was extremely professional, responsive and is gifted in makeup artistry. I highly recommend her.
Apr 18, 2021
Jessica E.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Hired for on site bridal hair and makeup. Kelli was amazing, very easy to communicate with and got my look just right based on just a couple idea photos and getting to know me. She was nice enough to stick around and help me with the rest of my bridal accessorizing. She has a great eye for all things wedding! Highly recommend without reservation!
Apr 12, 2021
Emily K.

Wedding and Event Makeup

Kelli did an amazing job for my engagement photo shoot! Her quality of work was excellent, as well as her professionalism. As someone who is not very comfortable with makeup, she easily was able to make suggestions and curate a look that fit for me. I decided to hire her for my wedding day as well because I was so happy with the work!
Feb 14, 2021
Sarah C.

Wedding and Event Makeup

As a newcomer to the corporate world, I realized I needed to have polished and professional headshots; unfortunately, I’ve never been too talented with hair and makeup so I figured I would bring in a professional to help present my best self. Kelli responded to my inquiry right away and was friendly and accommodating from our first contact. She absolutely exceeded my expectations and was truly the most lovely of professionals I’ve met in this line of work (and as a wedding planner for seven years I’ve met a lot of hair/makeup artists)! She perfectly captured the femininity yet powerful look I was hoping to portray. I sing her praises and would highly recommend her for whatever your beautifying needs!
Nov 23, 2020
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Kelli Desnoyers


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I believe my pricing is pretty standard, as well as competitive. Because I am a freelance artist, I have very little overhead and answer only to my clients. I am more likely to offer a better service at a more competitive rate because I work mostly on-location, when I am not working out of my home studio.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Communication. I think it's very important to get to know the people I work with, and some of them I feel like I have known for years, just after a few hours! I pride myself on being responsive and helpful whenever a client reaches out to me. It's important to help them feel at ease and comfortable, because it's a huge responsibility to help make them look their absolute best! This is such an important part of working with new clients and being able to make sure you deliver a look they will love. If you take the time to get to know them, you are so much more likely to not only give them a look they are happy and comfortable with, but they will remember you!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I think it's super important to stay on top of what is happening in the makeup industry. In addition to receiving my certification, I've attended Master Classes at the Aesthetic Science Institute, that focused on Red Carpet and Bridal Essentials, as well as an entire class that was strictly limited to the eyes. I also have access to Master Classes through MAC Cosmetics. Most recently, I have been certified through the Aesthetic Science Institute as an eyelash extension technician. I am always looking for ways to advance and expand my skills, in order to offer the best experience to my clients.

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