Amanda Shaw is well-known in the make-up industry; working on film sets, TV shows and fashion shoots, as well as with numerous celebrity clients for red-carpet events, personal appearances and photo shoots. Famous faces include: Amanda Holden, Katie Piper, Emma Rigby, Georgia May Foote, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Carley Stenson,
Amy Childs, Eddie Redmayne, Robert Sean Leonard and Ray Stephenson.
Amanda initially began practicing her makeup skills in her teens on school productions as well as for local theatre groups. Her original drive to become a makeup artist sprung from growing up in the late 70's and 80's, when makeup and fashion was extraordinarily imaginative. She loved the Miners makeup campaigns and couldn't wait to see what makeup looks they and the likes of Toyah Wilcox, Steve Strange and Boy George were going to create next.
Amanda still has that 'anything goes' ethos today, a passion she expresses both in her work and her teaching. Amanda's talent was recognised early on and she began her professional career working on fashion and hair shows whilst still at Art College. This provided her with a wealth of experience as well as the opportunity to gain knowledge from other industry professionals prior to embarking on formal training.
Amanda believes that there are no hard and fast rules to makeup. She thrives on diversity & creativity and particularly enjoys experimenting with various products and tools to create different effects and looks.
© Amanda Shaw 2015