Lou Sheppard has done a fantastic job as a makeup artist on films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Read more about her including her net worth.
Who is Lou Sheppard?
Lou Sheppard or Loulia Sheppard is an English special effects make-up artist. She is known for her work on films like Fantastic Beasts, Where to Find Them, Now You See Me 2, Florence Foster Jenkins, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Anna Karenina, The King’s Speech, and Victoria & Abdul, for which she was nominated with Daniel Phillips for Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 90th Academy Awards. Lou Sheppard has done incredible hair and makeup for the film, Now You See Me 2. Now You See Me 2 is a 2016 American heist action film directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ed Solomon. The storyline is a bit complex: After fleeing from a stage show, the illusionists known as the Four Horsemen find themselves in more trouble in Macau, China. Devious tech wizard Walter Mabry forces the infamous magicians to steal a powerful chip that can control all of the world’s computers. Meanwhile, vengeful FBI agent Dylan Rhodes hatches his own plot against Thaddeus Bradley, the man he blames for the death of his father. Lou Sheppard had successfully done the tough task of makeup and hair in the film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates. It is a spinoff and prequel to the Harry Potter film series, and it was produced and written by J. K. Rowling in her screenwriting debut, and inspired by her 2001 book of the same name. The story revolves around Newt who arrives in New York City with a briefcase full of magical creatures, some of which escape. While rounding them up, he clashes with MACUSA, which is investigating mysterious violent incidents. Lou Sheppard’s work in the film, Florence Foster Jenkins is quite noteworthy. Florence Foster Jenkins is a 2016 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Nicholas Martin. The film stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who became an opera singer known for her painful lack of singing skill. Hugh Grant plays her husband and manager. Recently, Lou Sheppard worked for the film, Victoria & Abdul. Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. The film is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim. Lou Sheppard was nominated for Best Hair and Makeup at Oscar 2018 for Victoria & Abdul. Oscar 2018 will be held on March 4th, 2018.
Net worth of the makeup artist
Lou Sheppard has a net worth of $100,000.
The task of a makeup artist
The task of a makeup artist for films and theater is hardly anything compared to what a beautician at a salon does for you. Their work requires extensive research of the character, the period when the movie is shot and the way the men and women wore their hair and makeup at a particular time set. At times, their work gets very tedious if along with the makeup, the character requires some additional prosthetics which require hours of intense makeup and hair styles daily before the shoot and to also tactfully remove the entire makeup after the shoot ends. It is entirely in the hands of a skillful makeup artist to make an actress look attractive. For “Victoria and Abdul,” hair and makeup artist Daniel Phillips and co-hair designer Loulia Sheppard traveled a traditional route, in showing how elderly Queen Victoria’s friendship with servant Abdul Karim helped put color — literally — back in her life. They first emphasized facial creases and eye folds; Victoria’s long life was meant to seem monochromatic and heavy. Even her wig was a cold, washed-out gray. But as her personality warmed, her wig took on a softer tone, and gentle color was introduced again as she visually and emotionally warmed up. Meanwhile, key actors’ beards were created or enhanced with a daily layered-on technique — virtually a requirement for 4K images. Often the audiences credit the actors for their looks but seldom do we recognize the efforts of these makeup artists who stand for hours tirelessly making the characters look exactly the way the director wants them to and to also be able to create the same look everyday till the filming of the movie is over.
Makeup artists and hairstylists study the facial features of the actors and actresses in depth and do the best possible makeup on their face to hide their flaws and to enhance their best features. A hair stylist when required to recreate the hair styles eminent in a period film, has to do an extensive research on the way the women and men wore their hair in that era and recreate the same on the actors to give a feel of that period. They are required to have vivid imaginations, perfections and a foresight on what might look good on an actor’s face and what might not.