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Shella Martin  


Shella is a makeup artist with over 16 years experience, having created a profile for herself as an events and editorial specialist.

Trained at the international makeup houses of Yves Saint Laurent and M.A.C, perfecting her skills for over 13 years. 

Shella is currently Creative Director of Salon XVI in Melbourne
where she spearheads the editorial, film, commercial,  bridal and competition direction of the artistic team.

Her beauty work features in editorial spreads both in Australia and overseas including Vogue Australia, Vogue Japan, Numero Tokyo, ID Japan, ID (Aunz), Vision (China) , Vogue Italia, Fault (UK), Factice, AndMen, Liike, Slave, Tribute (UK), Professional Beauty, Instyle, Black (NZ) , Schön, No.ise, Hush, Cream.

The first half of 2017 has been an incredibly busy and event filled one for Shella. Recently returning from working in Tokyo with Shu Uemura, Art of Hair team on the back of being part of Pat McGrath's makeup team for Milan FW A/W17.  Working on the Versace Runway assisting the head makeup artist tending to Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, followed by making up British Royal, Lady Kitty Spencer and Wednesday Campanella & Oliver Chesire for D&G '17 Millennials Runway.   

The list of faces Shella has had the pleasure of making up is forever increasing, including Julia Stone, Ella Hooper, Montaine, Tina Arena, Kimbra, Bec Hewitt, Ashliegh Brewer and Steph Claire Smith.

With an ever increasing association with fashion and cosmetics houses, including Shu Umeura, Redken, L'Oreal, Rationale Bioderma, Dion Lee, Maticevski, Sass & Bide, Strataus Carlucci, Georgio Armani, Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Bvlgari, Neo Dia, Top Shop and Bonds.

In high demand for her creativity, beautiful skin work and attention to detail, Shella is a proven perfectionist with makeup running through her veins.