About the artist

shirell nestlerode is a professional makeup artist based in salt lake city, utah. 

shirell studied beauty and character makeup at makeup designory (mud) los angeles where she learned how to properly apply makeup specific to camera work.


with 14+ years in her profession, shirell has worked as a freelance artist on various film/tv sets, photoshoots, corporate videos, fashion events, and music videos. She has also been the lead makeup artist at a photography studio and was the senior artist at a leading cosmetic retail company, 


shirell specializes in makeup applications designed to be seen on camera. this includes the ability to correct the distortions caused by the camera lens and lights, design and convey the look and feel of a character, and create a beautiful aesthetic for commercial work.


beauty - clean | natural | fashion | editorial | mens grooming

character - injuries | aging | period | character development

special effects - apply/paint/remove prosthetic pieces.

Reasons to hire

- professionally trained by a top rated makeup school,

- not limited to one style of makeup and knows how to adjust        products and application techniques depending on whether it's for film or photography.

- Excels in interpreting the makeup requirements of clients to produce both a creative and technically accurate visual representation.

- understands the importance of proper sanitation practices to keep her clients safe and maintains a clean, quality, professional makeup kit.

- has the ability to work with time constraints and adapt to changes in situation.

- Arrives to every job prepared, clean, organized and easily able to communicate with the entire team.

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