Named in “Thirteen  Artists You Should be Following in 2018” Total Beauty, Kelly has been in the beauty industry for over 18 years. 

Kelly Hanna Thompson is professional makeup and nail artist with experience in all disciplines of the beauty industry. She is a fixture at NY Fashion Week designing runway concepts, featured in the media and quoted as a celebrity artist. Kelly’s work has been seen on red carpet events, TV shows, films and magazines internationally.  She is a licensed instructor and cosmetologist in New York, California and is currently an instructor at Chic Studios School of Makeup Artistry as well as a nail artist at Paint Box NYC.


Key Artist, NYFW: Tadashi, Liu Yong, Cavalli Resort ’18, Harrison Wong, Heaven Please, Aveglosa, Dan Lui, BetseyJohnson, INC, Skin Graft, Gypsy Sport, Exteberria, Falguni and Shane, Joanna Mastrioanni, Venxianna, Colussa, Alex W Diamond, Brian Lichenberg, Project Runway

Under Pat Mcgrath:Yeezy ’16-18, Valentino Resort ’18, Tom Ford ‘19, Dolce and Gabbana ‘19

Department head HMU: Nightwing Escalation,  Season 2-3, Catwoman: Ataraxia, Macy’s Butterfly


"Thanksgiving Polish Ideas that Don't Involve a Single Turkey Motif" The Zoe Report 11/18 

“How to do the Best Cat Eyeliner” Allure.com 04/18 

“Thirteen Makeup Artists You Should be Following on Instagram in 2018” Total Beauty 

"So This is What It's Like to Do Paris Hilton's Makeup" Bravotv.com 08/17

"Using Makeup to Transform for Halloween" ABC News, 10/17

"We've Got a Crush on Purple Blush" InStyle.com 05/17

"Betsey Johnson's 50th Anniversary Backstage Party Rocked" Beauty News NYC ss/2016

"The Beauty Products Top Artists are Most Excited About" Allure.com 01/16

"The Beauty Trends Makeup Artists Want to Disappear" Allure.com 12/16

"The One Lipstick Hack Makeup Artists Think You Should Know" Allure.com 

"Behind the Scenes at NYFW" Makeup Artist Magazine

Media: ABC News 10/17, Racked.com Live 10/17, NBC Halloween Makeup Guide 10/17, 10/16, 09/16 Teen Vogue “OOTD”, Rachel Ray(Bob Harper) ABC Nightly New (Shaun Ross) Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, “Blood, Sweat and Heels”, Modern Salon TV, NY1, Good Morning America, Battle of the Strands, Maserati Pitch Video, Exclusive Kat, Beauty Best Friend, Monster.com Commercial

Interviews: NYU News 11/17 NBC NewYork, Trend Report 10/17 ABC News 10/17, NYU News 11/17, Bravo TV “FirstCelebrity Clients” 09/17, Cosmopolitan Magazine “Handy Makeup Hacks” print 08/17, Allure Instagram take-over 03/17, Instyle.com “First Blush” 05/17 HappiMagazine 12/16, NBC New York “Professional Superstar Makeup Artists” 10/16 TheTaiLife “Face health” 02/16, Allure “Top beauty Products” 01/16,  Allure “Worst Trends of 2016 01/16, Allure “Lipstick Quotes” 12/15 Modern Salon “Sea shades”11/15

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