Professional Make Up Artist & Organic Facialist


Having studied fashion design at university for five years, Michelle ran The Shepherds Purse, a bewitching bohemian boutique tucked away in the ancient fishing port of Whitby, for more than a decade.

Drawing inspiration from nature and the beauty of the breathtaking Yorkshire landscape, Michelle has a relaxed, natural style and an eye for detail. Her ability to adapt the latest trends is enhanced by her passion and flair for colour and her ability to transport you into an ethereal fairy-tale. Her whimsical vision can help you to create a truly individual look for your very own happy ending.


Cruelty Free Bridal Make Up


Qualified in 2016 at The Academy of Make Up in Glasgow. The Academy was established in 2010 by well known Makeup Artist Sara Hill.

Our philosophy is simple but essential: we enhance your natural beauty by designing a look that fits you from the inside out.

We believe brides should look natural as possible, a sheer flawless finish that lasts all day with a stunning dewy finish for a youthful glow. Romantic pastel shades to compliment your eyes and up to date contouring techniques to give you that desired natural oval face.

Our mission is to get to know who you are so that we can create a vision guided together by your needs and our expertise. Radiating confidence on your wedding day is the key to looking and feeling your absolute best. Working with brides to achieve the best version of themselves for their wedding day includes a comprehensive consultation and a dedication to each individual’s personal taste and style.

Vegan makeup kit available on request. 

View our price list here & catch our special offers via our Facebook page.

What's in our Cruelty Free Makeup Kit


Illamasqua,  Sara Hill, Neal's Yard Remedies, Urban Decay & Charlotte Tilbury

The Shepherds Purse Makeup artist is fully Cruelty free. All of our products are not tested on animals, we also do not use Brands that have decided to sell to China. Testing on animals is so out of date and unnecessary, we want to only support the fantastic brands that have decided to take a different direction. We also use Organic cotton, eco cotton buds and Oragnic non toxic Skincare. 



 Nina @Lovemydress blog

Nina @Lovemydress blog

 Editorial @holroydandpickles

Editorial @holroydandpickles

Michelle did my bridal make up for me and my bridesmaids as well as making our flower crowns. I can’t recommend her enough, highly professional, friendly and very talented! All flower crowns were made of an extremely high quality. Thank you for being part of our day.


Photoshoot Credits - Photography @georgina_photo Beautiful Gowns  @elenaferraracouture Florist @_thegatherer . Hair @emilyhawkeshair MUA @crueltyfree_makeupartist