Best of Boston

2024 Best Makeup Artist

Nelse Karini, Beauty by Nelse

Want to know who all of Boston’s black-tie swans use for their gala looks? Nelse Karini, that’s who. The makeup artist has worked her magic on fashion runways, celebrity TV appearances, and magazine fashion spreads, so she has a sharp sense of what’s hot in makeup. Plus, not only does she beautify clients to a fairy-tale level, but she also teaches them about the right products and techniques for their skin. Right now, she’s Boston’s best-kept secret, so shhh — don’t tell anyone!