On Set with... Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick

June 14, 2018

On Set with... Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick

Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick is best known for being a part of the Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective and can often be found educating for Kat Von D beauty at events and trade shows worldwide. The youngest of the collective Kelsey, (who is only 22) studied makeup in her home town of Vancouver, Canada. Kelsey has made a name for herself as a professional makeup artist with a distinctive avant garde style, her work demonstrates an abstract use of texture and colour. We were lucky enough to get to know Kelsey a little better at this years IMATs London...

When did you know you wanted to become a makeup artist?

A lot of things sparked my interest, but I knew for sure there was no freaking way I wanted to do anything else after a job shadowing a makeup artist on a small film set for a day, while in highschool. It was emotional for me because I really struggled in school and I finally felt like there was a job out there for me.  

Which 5 items could you not live without in your makeup kit?

Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Eye Palette

Kat Von D Beauty Translucent Setting Powder

Milk Makeup Face Gloss

Hourglass Brow Gels 

Lucas Pawpaw Ointment 

The Makeup Armoury Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick 

Which iconic makeup / sfx look do you admire? And why?

There are too many to name, but the first one that pops into my head is Pale Man from Pans Labyrinth. I can only imagine how technically challenging it would have been to execute, and that perfect coexistence of something so beautiful and horrific was so powerful and what I aspire to in most of my own work.

The Makeup Armoury Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick

What is your top tip for starting out in the industry?

Practice, practice, practice, and put your work out there however you can. Even if there is no industry where you live, you’ve got nothing to lose from bettering your craft and making a name for yourself in the meantime. 

Kelsey Fitzpatrick The Makeup Armoury Photo credits - photographer @laurabaldwinson , hair @taniabecker, model @sierra_holmes_ (makeup by Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick)

What is your life mantra?

Doing our best is the least we can do 

What do you feel is your greatest achievement to date?

Having the opportunity to do Kat’s makeup for the Kat Von D Beauty 10 year anniversary video was very special. 

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What’s your favourite film makeup and why? 

That’s incredibly hard, I have many many favourites (I draw the majority of my inspiration from immersing myself in film), but one that particularly touched my heart was Edith’s makeup progression in Crimson Peak, as she is slowly poisoned throughout the film. The subtleties of it just take my breath away. The looks created for the entire film are very inspiring. 


The Makeup Armoury Kelsey Fitzpatrick

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?

To see dinosaurs, without a doubt. 

What were you doing this time yesterday?

Getting tattooed! 

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(All images courtesy of @kelseyannaf via Instagram)

If you want to learn more about Kelseyann and the rest of the Collective click here and head to the Kat Von D Beauty channel below! 



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