Hello I'm Chelsea Keria
HEELLLOO! My name is Chelsea and I'm the head makeup artist/owner of this little business and my own cosmetics line Keria Cosmetics.
A little about me, I'm a wife, cat mom, kawaii loving, an enjoyer of video games, and an Enneagram 2w3 which definitely describes me to a tee! With key motivations like wanting to be loved, expressing their feelings for others, feeling the need to be needed and appreciated, getting others to respond to them, and vindicating their claims about themselves. You can also add a dash of me being a Taurus zodiac sign to the mix.
It all makes sense that my first career was actually social work! I still use this degree sometimes to help brides ease their anxieties by helping them to relax as they are getting their makeup completed on their wedding day. When it comes to my makeup education I am a certified airbrush makeup artist from the Makeup First School in Chicago. I've also had the pleasure of training under famous artists like Emmy Winner Nicole "Lipsticknick" Faulkner, Jordan Liberty, Angie Battista, Orlando Santiago, and a few others! I also hold several certifications in makeup sanitation practices as being a safe, hygienic, and clean makeup artist is one of my top priorities for my clients!
I started my makeup journey many years ago back in 2010 🤯 back then I was doing makeup in the editorial and fashion world. I would travel to Chicago for these types of sessions and had a blast doing them. I was published in several magazines that featured the models I worked on. It was such a fast-paced type of session and I learned how to apply a full face of makeup within 20 mins at times! During this time I also started doing makeup for the commercial industry as they tend to go hand in hand.
In 2013 I got asked to do my first wedding by one of my long-time photographer friends. We had worked together on editorial photo shoots and they referred me to their wedding client. I was so nervous because I had never done a session for bridal before! I arrived and fell in love and that's where it all started. I switched over from doing mostly editorial/fashion work in 2010-2013 to now where 90% of my sessions are bridal work. I've been featured in a few bridal magazines like The Wedding Mag and WeddingDay Magazine. I'm also a huge supporter of the Wands for Wildlife program and have worked on making my makeup kit with as many cruelty-free products as possible.
Bridal is my heart and soul at this point in my career and it shows. I've been a WeddingWire "couples choice" winner for the last 6 years and The Knots "Best of Weddings" winner for the last 3 years! This is such an honor as this award is only given to those whose clients leave that recommendation after they have worked together. I'm truly grateful for all my clients and vendor connections that I have made during the course of my career and I look forward to this next bridal season.
I'm also a proud supporter of the
"Wands for Wildlife" mascara wand recycling program!
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