You might not have heard of Liz Kelsh but you would have definitely seen her work. With over 20 years of experience in the make up industry, Liz has captured the hearts of a long and worthy list of celebrity and the fashion elite, charming them with her warm, quick-witted persona and impeccable hand at make-up artistry. She has worked with highly acclaimed designers such as John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Easton Pearson, Yeojin Bae and Robert Cavalli.

Appreciated for her charisma and moral work ethic, Kelsh has worked with some of Hollywood’s most recognized names such as Jennifer Anniston, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Hudgens and Kim Catrell.

Kelsh’s diversity is what makes her work stand out, with the ability to move seamlessly between famous faces, directing fashion shows and collaborating with the leaders of the fashion realm on publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Russh, Madison and InStyle.

So it made sense that when Manicare were looking for some inspiration and expertise for their new range of makeup brushes, Liz was the prefect person to collaborate with. For details regarding the collaboration, refer to Heidi Garrett’s article on her website She also reviewed few of the product lines Liz is currently using. The new range of next generation make up brushes reflect the expertise and experience that Liz has garnered over her illustrious career and the brushes feature improved bristles, tapered ferrules, light-weight handles and a new modernised design. The range of 10 brushes feature all that you could need for perfecting the best face. We managed to catch Liz to ask her about the range and get her top Beauty tips!


Liz Kelsh


Tell us what you love about the new next generation Brush Collection by Manicare?
I love the quality of hair I the Manicare brushes , I particularly love the eye smudge brush with its densely packed hairs that are just the right length for precision work while being gentle against the eye area.

Why is it important to have the right brush for different makeup?
It’s important to have the right brush for the job, for example for blending you need long hair while for smudging a smoky eye require shorter hairs brushes for more precision .
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How should you care for your makeup brushes?
There are many brush cleaners out there or you can use shampoo to wash your brushes. I wash my brushes after every use.

If you can’t afford the whole collection, what are some of the key ones you should own and why?
My top 3 first purchases from this range would be the Eye blending, Eye smudge and Stippling brush , no makeup bag is complete without them.

What are the top 5 makeup tips and tricks you live by?
1. Always do your makeup in good light
2. Exfoliate regularly
3. Always, always, always take your make up off at bedtime
4. Exfoliate your lips the night before you plan on doing a statement lip
5. Never apply a tan over an old tan


The new Manicare x Liz Kelsh range of brushes is available from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, leading supermarkets and pharmacies.

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About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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