Quick Facts Joyce Bonelli

  • NameJoyce Bonelli
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionMake-up artist
  • Working ForKardashian and Jenner families
  • Net Worth$1.5 million
  • Salary$750 thousand
  • Eye ColorBlue
  • Hair ColorBlonde
  • Face ColorWhite
  • Body Measurements34-24-32 Inch
  • Breast Size34
  • Waist Size24
  • Hip Size32
  • Affair withJoey Lavallee
  • BoyfriendBen Tavernit
  • ChildrenZeplin Black
  • Birth Year1981
  • Birth month07
  • Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California

Joyce Bonelli is an American makeup artist who is known for her work in the 2007 movie “I’m calling Frank” as a costume/make-up manager. Furthermore, she worked for the Kardashian and Jenner families for a decade. Joyce has also worked for numerous other celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan, and Holly Madison.

As of 2019, Joyce Bonelli charges up to $750,000, as a make-up and costume department manager. As per her previous projects and deals, Joyce is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million. In addition, she is married to Ben Taverniti and has twin sons with him. However, from a previous romantic relationship, Joyce has a son.

Let’s take a deep look inside Joyce Bonelli’s Life, Professional career, Wiki, and her controversies!

Joyce Bonelli Net Worth, Salary, Earnings, and Charges

As of 2019, Joyce has an estimated net worth of $2 million. As a make-up artist and costume manager, she earns an average annual salary of $700,000. Throughout her career, Joyce has added an impressive sum of amount in her life.

Currently, she is one of the popular make-up artists, who has worked for several famous celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, etc among others.

Further, the make-up artist lives her life extravagantly, as she regularly goes to vacations in exotic places.

As a matter of fact, for the Kardashians, Joyce Bonelli has been the make-up artist for over a decade. It can be estimated that during that time Joyce earned an average of more than $700,000

Regarding her car collections, Joyce owns a stunning black Lamborghini SUV, which reportedly cost around $250,000. In addition, her husband owns a Bentley which reportedly costs around $200,000.

In September 2017, Joyce announced that she will be releasing her own makeup line, ‘Joyce Bonelli Cosmetiques’. Further, she is also a co-owner and designer of another makeup line named as, ‘Unravelproject’.

Joyce Bonelli Personal Life, Wedding, Husband, Ex-Boyfriend, Divorce, and Kids

Regarding her personal life, Joyce Bonelli is a married woman. As a matter of fact, she has been married twice and has a 6-year old son named Zeplin from her previous relationship. As per reports, she had a relationship with a man named Joey Lavallee in the past. The couple had a long-term relationship together.

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Talking about her current relationship, Joyce married fellow fashion designer partner Ben Taverniti on August 26, 2018. As per sources, the pair first met on a flight, back in Los Angeles, while both were invited to attend Kim and Kanye’s European wedding in May 2014.

After four years of dating each other, the romantic couple finally tied the knot. The wedding ceremony took place in Malibu, California. In 2016, the couple welcomed their twin boys named Raz Taverniti and Kal-El Taverniti.

Joyce seemed to have thrilled by the experience as she posted topless breastfeeding picture on several social networking sites.

Bonelli currently resides in Los Angeles, with her husband and children. It seems that she is enjoying her lifestyle as well as her work. Recently, she attended Kris Jenner’s Christmas Eve party and also celebrated Christmas with her family.

Joyce is one of the top make-up artist and costume designer in the industry. Furthermore, Bonelli garnered widespread popularity after she became the Kardashians’ glamorous make-up artist.

Apart from that, she is also a social media star with over 2 million followers on her Instagram account. In addition, she has more than 217k followers on twitter, and her Facebook page has more than 31k followers. 

Joyce Bonelli Early life, education, and childhood

Joyce Bonelli was born on July 7, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She is an American by nationality who belongs to the white ethnicity. Her father worked as a painter, while she grew up with a younger brother, who is also an engineer. Her parents divorced when she was very young.

At the age of 16, Joyce took her first ‘Esthetician Course’ (beautician course in North America) and studied different makeup techniques of trans women and drag queens. She studied special effects and animatronics at the ‘Make-up Designory School‘, in Los Angeles.

Joyce Bonelli Professional Life, Make-up artist, and Costume designer

Bonelli started her career as a makeup artist for Kim Kardashian in 2005. She met Kardashian at a photo shoot event. Apart from that, she has also worked with the Jenner family. Working over a decade, she had a close relationship with the Kardashian and Jenner family.

Bonelli gained massive popularity working with famous celebrities such as Nicki Minaj (see Nicki’s net worth more than $70 million), Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan, and Holly Madison. She has also worked with famous celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian.

Joyce finally got her big break while working on Pamela Anderson‘s Playboy shoot in 2006.

CAPTION: Joyce Bonelli with The Kardashians

SOURCE: Us Weekly

Bonelli was the inspiration behind Kim Kardashian’s famous platinum blonde hair. In addition, Joyce has previously taken credit for Kylie’s love of the big lip look and said she persuaded her to try her beloved matte chocolate lip. As a fact, Kylie Jenner owns a beauty line, which is worth $420 million.

Joyce Bonelli is known for her work as Make-up artist and costume designer in the 2007 movie ‘I’m Calling Frank’ and the 2009 movie ‘The Telling’.

Joyce Bonelli Clash with Kardashians

In June 2017, Joyce Bonelli being fired by the Kardashian’s became quite a headline. As per the People magazine and Us Weekly, it was reported that Joyce Bonelli and the Kardashians are no longer working together over some personal differences.

Things reportedly reached a tipping point late in 2016, when Joyce tried to go around them on a deal so the family wouldn’t make money off of it. Eventually, sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and mother Kris all cut off ties between Joyce.

Until the present date, neither party has commented on the alleged feud publicly. In an interview with People magazine, Bonelli claimed that she had never been fired, and even sent her love to her former employers. Joyce Bonelli even back-lashed at Kardashian-Jenner clan wearing the ‘f*** with me I dare you’ gown after Kim and co ditch her after more than a decade.

CAPTION: Joyce Bonelli back-lashing after being ditched by the Kardashians


Despite all the feud, Bonelli maintains that the family still sends her their product launches from Kylie Cosmetics and KKW Beauty, both of which she says she’s a fan of.

Aside from her make-up stylist business, Bonelli is currently working on her own beauty line, which could be regarded as competition to the Kardashian/Jenner make-up empires.

Joyce posted social media snaps of Kim and Khloe Kardashian recently, leading fans to believe – wrongly – that they’ve made up.