Laura Shipman MUA

Makeup for musicians and performers



My Go-To Look


My go-to look for a night out is a deep red lip and a red and/or black smokey eye. this is partly because red brings out the green in my eyes, partly because I think bold make up suits me and partly goth reasons.
You’ll find as you read the product list that everything in this looks is from one of two brands: Illamasqua and Kat Von D. I’m a long term fan of Illamasqua, both their products and their brand. Also, in all my customer experiences with them they have always been very friendly and helpful, including emailing me a list of their vegan products when I needed it.
The Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye contour palette I bought for it’s matte shades. As much as I love shimmer and glitter they’re not always the way forward, and this product put an end to my long search for a neutral, matte palette.

The most important thing about any smokey eye look is blending, with a clean, soft brush. I used one to blend the red and black together and then a different one to blend the black in to the base shadow and under the eye.
I also think it’s really important to go eyes then foundation with a look like this. There’s nothing worse than beautifully applying foundation and then ruining it with dropped black eyeshadow!

Product List:

Foundation: Illamasqua Skin base 6 and 8 (Mixed)
Powder: Illamasqua Translucent
Blusher: Illamasqua cream blusher in Rude

Brows: Illamasqua Brow Cake in Gaze
Black Eyeshadow: Kat Von D Shax
Red Eyeshadow: Illamasqua Ensnare
Base shadow: Kat Von D Lateus
Highlight: Kat Von D Liberatus
Mascara: Illamasqua Masquara in Raven

Lipstick: Illamasqua Growl




Music Video Shoot











Screen shots from my video test shoot with Wrists Studio and Heather May Corvid.
I love the ghostly effect we created and I can’t  wait for the next shoot!

Louise Ferdinand Lingerie SS16

Photography by: Follyhouse
Post processing by: Follyhouse Retouching
Designer: sandrapalmer
(Links to PurplePort pages)
I’m thrilled to be able to release these images from a shoot for Louise Ferdinand’s SS 16 collection I worked on over the summer.


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My Halloween Make Up

I was aiming for Maleficent, but I have to admit it ended up more vampire. Unfortunately working at my bar job for Halloween means that I couldn’t go as gory as I would have liked but I’m happy with the finished look. I didn’t think the lip scar all the way through, it didn’t stand up to eating, drinking or talking very well.


Illamasqua Skin Base 01, and the contour colour was this foundation with black eye shadow mixed in to make a grey foundation.
Illamasqua Translucent Powder

Saffron Cream Eyeliner
Kat Von D Eyeshadow in Shax (Shade and Light eye pallet) also for brows
Grimas eyeshadow 541
Benefit Bad Gal mascara

Saffron Cream Eyeliner as a lip liner
OCC Lip Tar in Black Dahlia
More Skin Base foundation with an angled brush, to sharpen lip line

Rigid Collodian

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