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Nelse Karini is an international makeup artist known for her passion, artistry and her ability to make anyone feel confident in their own skin.

Born and raised in Albania, Nelse moved to Boston in the early stages of her career and has been enhancing beauty for over 16 years. Her portfolio includes runway, television, digital and print, weddings, photoshoots and editorial work.

Her attention to detail and award-winning artistry is why she’s sought after by Emmy-nominated and renowned journalist Bianca de la Garza, ESPN commentator Jessica Mendoza, Designer Michael De Paulo, Actress/Producer Michelle Romano, NFL Wide Receiver Julian Edelman, Former NFL Linebacker Ted Johnson, Celebrity Hair Stylist Oribe Canales and more.  She’s trained with some of the best names in the industry including Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes.

Nelse is a visionary in the beauty industry!


2010 – Motives® Training Certificate

Motives Training Consultant

2013 – Brow and Lash Boutique

Brow and Lash Boutique eyelash extension course

2014 – Institute de Epidermle

Sunless Tanning

2014 – Boston Fashion Awards

Makeup Artist

2014 – Massachusetts Board of Cosmotology

License as a Registered Aesthetician

2015 – Samer Khuzami

SK Dream Tour Masterclass

2015 – Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics

600 Hours of study in Advance Esthetics

2015 – Mario Dedivanovic Beauty

Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic Masterclass

2015 – Scott Barns JLo Makeup Artist

Scott Barns JLo Makeup Artist Class

2016 – Mario Dedivanovic Beauty

Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic Masterclass

2019 – Cynosure Certificate

Comprehensive Online Training in Laser Science

2020 – Mario Dedivanovic Beauty

The Mastercourse with Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic