Cruelty-Free Bridal Makeup Artist specialising in Natural Beauty & Well-being for the Ethically minded Woman. 


Voted North Yorkshire Makeup Artist of the Year 2018 and alumni of esteemed makeup artist Sara Hill's Academy of Makeup, Michelle draws inspiration from nature and the beauty of the breathtaking Yorkshire landscape in her work. Romantic, Elegant & Ethical. 


Her philosophy is simple - to enhance your natural beauty by designing a look which fits you from the inside out. A flawless base of expert skincare provides the foundation for her timeless looks, which are lovingly created from a 100% cruelty free kit of dewy bases and romantic pastel shades. The Flourish experience is a bespoke one. Michelle works collaboratively with her clients to create a personal vision. Radiating confidence on your wedding day is the key to looking and feeling your absolute best. Working with brides to achieve the best version of themselves for their wedding day includes a comprehensive consultation and a dedication to each individual’s taste and style. 

Michelle has always had a keen interest in natural, ethical and organic makeup brands and the green beauty products that she loved are Ilia beauty, RMS and The beauty archive. The Shepherd’s Purse has had a long standing friendship with Neal’s Yard Organic’s, selling the blue bottles in the shop from the late 70’s. Today Michelle uses NY organic skincare in her makeup services along with being a wellness advocate for award winning organic brand LA-EVA. Vegan makeup kit is also available. These hand picked products contain fabulous botanical ingredients that will enhance your natural beauty, kinder to the environment and use sustainable ingredients. 


Working from her rustic workshop, which was built from reclaimed materials, Michelle has curated a space apart from the everyday world for quiet contemplation and self care. Proudly supports ‘The Guild Green Salon Scheme’ and has created an Environmental Pledge to work towards a beautiful future for the planet. 

At The Shepherds Purse, they plant a tree for every bride to help offset their carbon footprint.