In 2009, Kelly started studying makeup from the NYX Academy while she was still under full-time employment as an admin in a local company. Upon graduation, she started applying the knowledge and skills acquired to serve clients during her spare time on weekends. As time passed, her growing portfolio and word of mouth attracted more clientele and garnered a significant following. Without much hesitation, she finally made the decision to quit her job and become a professional makeup artist. And the rest as they say is history.
Kelly Makeup Studio have collaborated with some of the renowned brands in the corporate world such as EcoWorld and New Straits Times. In May 2016, they were selected by EcoWorld as their official makeup and hairdo partner for their Mothers’ Day event at the EcoWorld Gallery @Eco Terraces. In October 2016, they were once again being engaged by EcoWorld for their corporate event. While recently, they had the privilege to work with New Straits Times for their cover shoot of the LET interactive e-magazine at the Tropical Spice Garden.
In 2015, Kelly Makeup Studio was awarded the winner of the Malaysia’s Top 10 Bridal Makeup Artists competition organized by Tallypress.com. In 2016, Kelly Makeup Studio was awarded the winner of the Top Bridal Makeup Artists in Penang competition organized by Tallypress.com. These were major accomplishments and distinguished recognition, especially since there are so many talented makeup artists in Penang and Malaysia. In 2016, Kelly Makeup Studio was featured in the esteemed Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Abroad (DWHA) UK magazine’s November/December edition. DWHA showcases just the Ten Makeup and Hair Artists from around the World and the only one from Malaysia.