Shelley Illmensee

Passion. Professionalism. Quality. Inspired.

These are the hallmarks of Shelley Illmensee's makeup artistry.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Shelley has quickly won accolades from some of central Virginia's most creative forces for her creative range and attention to detail. Drawing on her training in the decorative arts, she specializes in hand-applied techniques to develop note-perfect looks.

Shelley's talent for collaboration has made her a top choice with producers, photographers, models, actors and clients. Her work on film productions, commercial and independent projects is successful and memorable because she understands makeup is a crucial part of a multifaceted experience. Shelley's areas of expertise include airbrush, High Definition, special effects makeup, hair and wardrobe styling.

get in touch

shelleyillmensee [ at ] gmail dot com
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Production assistant, makeup department

Fangoria / Up Hill Battle Productions

"Warlords" trailer
Imani Films, LLC

Stormcatcher Films, LLC

"Unanswered Prayers"
Lifetime Network movie

"The Watermen"
Redhawk Studios / Matt Lockhart Productions

commercial + video

Southern Auto Group
television commercials

ACAC Fitness Center
television commercials

Elisa Meri, "Entrapment"
music video

Elisa Meri, "Merry Go Round"
music video

Charles Arthur & Chris Fuller
musician promo video

GWAR, "Zombies, March!"
Fangoria music video

Roman Zelgatas, "Painted Flesh"
performance art video

Coyote Run, "Oak and Ash and Thorn"
music video

special events

Delta En Vogue
    fashion show, makeup / hair team lead

Virginia Fashion Week 2010
    promo photoshoot and fashion show makeup design

Don't Hate, Celebrate!
    fashion show, sponsored by Gay Center of Richmond

Richmond's 1st Must See, Michael Taylor Couture
    fashion show, makeup team lead

American Cancer Society presents Cure by Design 2009 & 2010
    fashion show and silent auction benefit, makeup team lead

Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt 2009 & 2010
    special effects makeup

46th Annual Children's Hospital Ball
    "Runway to Care" 2009

clients and talent

ACAC Fitness Center
American Cancer Society
Caressa Cameron, Miss VA 2009/Miss USA 2009
Esme Boutique
Luke Guldan, model/actor
Chinah Helmondollar, Miss VA 2009
Tara Heston, actor
Image Source
Tyler Johnson, model/actor
Johnathan Kayne, fashion designer
L.A. Ink, Johanna Toruno
Sunny La Rose, actor
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Michael Taylor Couture
Modelogic [Wilhelmina]
NEED Supply Company
Parliament Vodka
Richard Riehle, actor
SCAN - Stop Child Abuse Now
Siddall Advertising Agency
Sylvan Spirit Jewelry
Tony Todd, actor
Virginia Fashion Week 2010


Bill Cloughy
Ginger Curry, 422 Studio
Corey Daniels
Dean Fast
Kimberly Frost
John Herzog
Ashleigh Hobson
Ira Morris
Restricted Photo
Christopher Robbins
Eric Robertson
Jeff Satterthwaite
Jeff Saxman
Visual Dialects
Michael Woodward
Pete Wright, PW Photography
Todd Wright

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