Proudly serving the DMV and beyond...
my makeup isn't basic...
but my philosophy is.
So, you look at the name and think, "Zero Beauty?... what a weird name for a company devoted to makeup"... but it is so much deeper than that. Let's be honest, nobody needs makeup. I like to think of it more like an accessory, kind of like earrings or the perfect pair of boots. We all wear makeup for different reasons. maybe you want to feel more confident, or stronger, or sassier. Maybe you want to match your lipstick to your dress, or put glitter on your eyelids that can be seen from outer space. Or maybe you just want to love looking at your face in the mirror! but, nobody needs makeup. if you want to wear makeup, wear it! but don't wear it to look like anyone else on the planet, because they are not, and never will be you! They will never do what you do, be who you are, or live your life.
so here, we celebrate and empower individual beauty.
There are zero people like you in the world.
none. not a single one.
going to the chapel
get your learn on
Getting married? Hooray! Congrats! That's amazing! Now comes the fun part! Planning a wedding can be super stressful, so hiring a professional can ease the stress of being wedding-and-camera ready! The best part?... I will come to you, so you can sit in your robe, drink champagne all morning and boss everyone else around (because you're the bride... duh!?)
*See "PRICING" for more details.
Big event coming up? Thinking about how to do that smokey eye without looking like a a kid scribbled all over your eyes with a black Sharpie? Or maybe you are having photos taken, and you want to look glamorous, pretty, or just... professional? Fear not, you party animal! I will help you get that beautiful face of yours ready for whatever your plans are, so all you need to worry about is getting in those Spanx and partying the night away!
Department stores stressing you out? Too many options and don't know where to start? Or, those super attractive and way perky sales people, with the perfectly "beat" faces, are just too darn intimidating to approach? Fear no more! I've got your back! Let me be your personal and professional guide through the world of cosmetics. I will come with you to stores like Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and Macy's, and help you choose the right product for you, including skincare, makeup and brushes.
Is your makeup routine stuck in the last decade? When you open your cosmo bag, do you see the same products you've been using for years? Perhaps it's time for an update! With several options for different lessons, book one, or all of them to learn new skills and tips, and even a few Pro tricks, to help you create a new, modern look and likely make you the envy of all your friends. Then, once your friends see how amazing your makeup looks, schedule a "Girlfriend Party" and bring them all along for a makeup party, where you will learn new techniques, how to transition a day look to the perfect night-time look and build a new makeup bag, all while sipping on champagne and noshing on chocolate (because a party isn't a real party without at least one of those things!)
Please email for info on classes and parties.
Prices vary, and are available upon request.
bridal makeup pricing
Client MAKEUP consultation $95
(This typically happens about three months before the event)
client event day MAKEUP $175
Airbrush HD Makeup $35
(Addition to your makeup service)
Attendant application $95(per person)
false lashes & application $15
flower girl complimentary
(under 10 years old)
assistant fee $300
(Only required when needed)
*travel fees may apply
When I was a little girl, I used to watch my mum apply her makeup. Watching her reflection in the mirror, she held her hand steady as she brushed the perfect, pale blue powder across her eyelids. I watched my mother transform from beautiful, to dazzling, with just the stroke of a brush, and a dash of a lipstick. I used to dream of the day when I would be old enough to have makeup of my own, and hoped that when that time came, my mum would teach me all her secret skills. In many ways, I am still that same little girl, in love with makeup, but now, instead of watching my mum, I am teaching others the very same skills she passed down to me.
As a professional makeup artist, with over twelve years experience in the industry, I have worked for multiple cosmetic brands, (MAC, Bobbi Brown and Lancome, to name a few) as well as high end retailers. I am a MAC Advanced Certified Artist, and have worked in many states across the country including California, New York City, New Jersey, Virginia, D.C., and even Canada. My work has been published in several magazines, blogs and bridal websites. I have worked on numerous photoshoots, styled shoots, special events and music videos. I am also the personal Makeup Artist for a Recording Artist in New York City, (which, is like, obvi, one of my favorite jobs!!)
When I'm not on set, or prepping a bride and her tribe for her wedding day, my other love is teaching and educating others on makeup and application. I feel it is so important, as an artist, to be constantly learning and evolving, especially with the ever changing cosmetic industry. It gives me true joy to be able to take the skills I have learned along the way, and pass them on to others, so in turn, they can use them to achieve whatever look they desire! I'm not in the business of "fixing", but to teach how to enhance and showcase your true beauty. In my chair, you will get encouragement. I want to be the starting point for self love.
I love to play with makeup, and because of my extensive history with it, I have discovered a fondness and versatility to all styles, however, my very favourite style is beauty makeup. I specialize in bridal, headshot, on-camera (HD) makeup, as well as Airbrush.
Do I really need a trial?
The answer is yes! Trials are a great way to decide what look you would like to have for your wedding day and actually try it on! It is also a great opportunity to get comfortable with your artist and ultimately decide if you are a good fit for each other!
What payment methods do you accept?
All payments are due 30 days prior to your event date. Trial fee plus 50% of your total wedding day services are due the day of your trial. Payment options include credit card, paypal, venmo, cheque and cash.For event day add ons, only cash will be accepted.
what products do you use?
I stock a very diverse and extensive professional makeup kit that includes many name brand cosmetic companies, and even some you may not have heard of! Having been a makeup artist for many years, and a true makeup lover myself, i personally have tried and tested everything i use in my kit to ensure it's supurb quality and long lasting and staying power! Some of my favorite brands include MAC, Bobbi brown, nars, smashbox, ingot and colourpop (just to name a few!)
do i want airbrush makeup? i don't really know what it is...
Airbrush makeup is a very thin foundation which is either water or silicone based, that is sprayed through an airbrush gun. Airbrush makeup is waterproof and sweat proof, lightweight and very long wearing.It is suitable for all skin types, has great coverage and has a very natural finish. I recommend anyone having makeup done for summer events, especially brides, should consider airbrush makeup for their event, as it will ensure the makeup lasts through the humid and hot weather!
Kelsey Candy is hands down the BEST make up artist for any occasion!!! Kelsey is my go to person and I always make sure to recommend her to all my friends. As a musician I have used Kelsey for nearly all of my photo shoots, music promotion and music videos. Kelsey is SO AMAZING and has traveled into NYC to be able to do my make up for these events and for my album release shows! She makes you feel so confident and so well taken care of. She is invested in every detail of your make up and makes sure you look and feel your best and the results just speak for themselves. She has such a talent of listening to what you want and just making the outcome more then you could have ever imagined! We have done big make up photo shoots, goofy, boho, retro and natural ones too! She knows exactly how to work with the lighting to create these amazing looks. I CAN NOT wait to have her do my make up for my wedding (neither can my mom, she has been wanting Kelsey to do her make up forever)!!! You can not go wrong if you go with Kelsey, she will make you and everyone she works with feel like you are ready for the red carpet!
I had the privilege of working with Kelsey on a beautiful styled shoot, and was so impressed by her work! Not only was she professional, but she produced a beautiful look that not only looked gorgeous, but lasted all day! I’ve already referred brides to her and can’t wait to work together again.
This amazing human is spectacular inside and out! To say she is talented is an understatement . She is patient! And kind! She sees your vision and helps to create your perfect pampering experience.
Kelsey did makeup for my cousin’s wedding for 5 adults, a bride and some kiddos. We looked like we stepped off of a runway. We gave her full creative control and boy she didn’t disappoint selecting colors perfect for each of our skin tones. I’d absolutely recommend this beauty again and again!
Bright, creative make-up artist who can adjust for a broad range of styles. Kelsey also has the technical knowledge required for make-up on commercial shoots.