My name is Shelby McElroy. I am a graduate of Westmore Academy of Cosmetics Arts in Burbank,CA. I participated and completed advance training in makeup for motion pictures and television. By participating in this course I learned the dimension of color and harmonies.. putting the “ART” into makeup artist. 480 hours later I acquired essential skills of beauty and glamour for print, runway, and video in both color and black and white mediums required in the fashion and photography industry.

My career started after returning to San Diego in 2009 when I started at MAC Cosmetics in Nordstrom. After building up my skills and clientele I decided it was time to start my own freelance business. I broke into the wedding industry and fell in love with everything about it. There is nothing more special then being able to be a part of your clients big day, and making her feel her ultimate best. I have had the opportunity to work with big name photographers for advertising photo shoots and magazine. You can now see my work on local celebrities and A listers in San Diego! Im blessed how far I have come and can not wait to see how far I can go.



First, I just need to say that Shelby is an AMAZING makeup artist and I couldn’t have been more happy with my makeup on my wedding day.
— Lauren G.
Hands down, no question, you are in GREAT hands with Shelby. If you want a true professional who knows her way around makeup, look no further.
— Karly H.
Best MUA out there.
I’ll start by saying I am such a make up girl. I love all make up glam and I am just SO picky with mua. I’ve never had my make up done and not had to tweak things myself... until Shelby. Not only did I not tweak my make up, I didn’t want to move because I had never felt so pretty in my entire life..
— Danae D.


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