Ashlee Whipps Makeup Artist

Award winning Makeup Artist. Mobile throughout the South Island. Available 7 days a week for weddings, special occasion, theatre, film and photography.

Operating as usual

Behind the scenes with @forrestandwood ๐Ÿ’

Another day of stressing Iโ€™ll forget how to paint faces when this all ends ๐Ÿ˜…. IMAGE| @alpineimageco

We The Collective

Cam is hitting me with all the feels today ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Right back at you mate, forever recommending your work! One day in never land Iโ€™ll have you do my wedding ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

Go have a look for yourself - he is the bees knees ๐Ÿ


Ashlee Whipps is one of the local makeup artists here in Southland and she is bloody passionate about what she does. If you follow her Instagram, you know that she knows her craft inside and out!

I have worked alongside Ashlee a few times and I can't recommend her high enough!

You need make up for your next big event, she's got you.
You need make up advice, she's ya therapist.
You need tips on that contour line, hit her up.
(Disclaimer - I don't know what a 'contour line' is)

@Ashlee Whipps Makeup Artist

๏ผฒ๏ผฅ๏ผก๏ผฌ ๏ผด๏ผก๏ผฌ๏ผซ

As we take part in world wide pandemic, I know for my brides it is a super stressful and crazy time. I have gone from being almost fully booked right up until my due date to having lost 90% of my work. For me now being 6 months pregnant Iโ€™m thankful I will be at home where I can focus on keeping safe, although (letโ€™s keep it real) it is super stressful loosing your income with a baby on the way. SO, for my brides, I want your wedding to happen as much as you do so rather than cancelling I urge you to postpone. I will be having a a baby amongst all this madness but the show must go on and I, more than anything still want to be a part of that!

Image| @heidihortonphotography


So unfortunate that this has happened, hopefully things start looking up and we get a new date soon ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Attention Central Southland Ball ladies!
So sorry your ball has been postponed!
We will transfer all your hair appointments over to the new date when we find out when it is, and we will keep you posted with the makeup appointments as this will depend on the availability of our makeup artists.
As you know these things are out of everybodyโ€™s control!

[03/15/20]   Covid 19 Update : Hi everyone, with the increase of cases I thought now would be a good time to give a little update regarding where my head is at with it all.

Unfortunately i will not be able to work on anyone who has been outside of the country within 14 days of their appointment or is unwell, with me being pregnant and having my family to worry about. I am around so many people weekly it is just too risky and I would hate to contribute to the spread of this. If you can provide medical clearance from your doctor then obviously I am happy to then carry out the job if it is safe to do so.

It is essential we all do our part as this is now far more serious than I think most of us actually realised, with more cases being confirmed throughout NZ.

Sorry if this causes any inconvenience, feel free to flick me a message if you have any concerns.

Ash x

@caitlinblackley making my job super easy with her gorgeous self! We went for a soft and dewy look, accentuating her beautiful natural lashes with individuals to top it off.
IMAGE| @nostalgic_photography_nz
FLOWERS| @kate.stone.weddingflowers
DRESS| @bridesbydonnarae

Loooooved doing the Makeup for Alex, a dear friend from back in Central Southland College days. How stunning is she and her bridal crew (the lads scrubbed up pretty well to). ๐Ÿ’•

No words are going to do justice to describe how beautiful & love-filled Pete and Alex's River Ridge wedding was!

The weather was a stunner, the light was gorgeous for portraits, Alex's wedding vision came together so wonderfully. Photographing these two was a dream, as I knew it would be and we had such an adventure for their portrait time. Congratulations friends - we loved having the honour of capturing your magical first day as husband and wife, and we loved getting to celebrate with you!

Still lusting over last seasons brides @kirstygibbens
Image| @hollowandco

[01/30/20]   Feeling pretty confident in what I do ๐Ÿ˜‚

When Tessa asked my thoughts on either a nude lip or a red lip I instantly said RED! How amazing does the pop of colour look with her bouquet ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ!?

Image|Ishotz Photography by Jaime Smith

Aimee + Graham

This one got me Teary! So surreal to be able to do the makeup for girls I went to school with ๐Ÿ˜! Also.. can we take a moment for Luci the retriever ๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


Images| Megan Graham Photography
Hair| R&CO
Bridal Gown| Brides by Donna Rae

ahhhhh so so many images, this day was amazing, amazing weather, amazing views and most importantly amazing people! Aimee and Graham, thank you for having me along to capture your special day, share with you and dance the night away! I had a ball!

(C) MG Photography For more images check out my instagram @mgphotonz


I will be joining up with R&CO and working alongside my dear friend Merin Williams MUA this year. Get in quick to secure your spot through R&CO #dreamteam

27th of March is the date ๐Ÿคญ

R&CO are so excited to welcome Ashlee Whipps to our team for the CSC school ball and welcome back the amazing Merin Williams ๐Ÿคฉ

Our full package will include formal hair and makeup (false lashes included) for only $160!

Get in touch with us to book and secure your appointment now ! ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ŸŒธ

Had the mag arrive in my mail today featuring a wee Q&A from yours truly. So so humbled to be a part of such a beautiful magazine show casing all of Southlandโ€™s greatest ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ @ Invercargill, New Zealand

@gracejurwin you little beauty ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Image| @awhinafineart
Makeup| @ashleew_mua

Faces as beautiful as this make my job far too easy ๐Ÿ˜

Just me pretending to be a bride again ๐Ÿ˜‚ #hopeful

Image| Alicia Keown Photography
Dress| @lovemedo_bridal
Bouquet| bella_and_ruby_bespoke
Hair| @allurehdesign
Makeup| @ashleew_mua

๐Ÿ’€๐šƒ๐š๐™ธ๐™ฒ๐™บ ๐™พ๐š ๐šƒ๐š๐™ด๐™ฐ๐šƒ๐Ÿ’€

IMAGE| @kiwicaptures
MAKEUP| @ashleew_mua
MODELS @mag.watts & Callum

Heidi Horton Photography

The newly weds ๐Ÿ˜

Hair| Vivo Hair Salon & Skin Clinic Esk Street
Wedding Gown| Brides by Donna Rae
Flowers| Ambrosia Floral Design

Aaron and Katelin filled their wedding day with fun, love and happiness - all of my favourite things to photograph!

Every single portrait in this blog is filled with emotion. Mainly laughter and smiles, but the odd happy tear too!



The GORGEOUS @kayleigheahancock modelling for a collaborated shoot I recently did the makeup for.. and modelled for but did NOT look this stunning ๐Ÿ˜

Image| @alicia_keown_photography
Dress| @lovemedo_bridal @rozlakelinbridal
Makeup| @ashleew_mua
Hair| @allurehdesign
Bouquet| @the.stemery


Eeekkkk! How gorgeous are these shots ๐Ÿ˜

Few Sundays ago got to make this magic at Industry with some super talented babes - how stunning is Micah ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ–ค

Alicia Keown Photography
Bella & Ruby bespoke floristry
The Stem-ery
Ashlee Whipps Makeup Artist
Allure Hair Design

As Iโ€™m gearing up for a busy wedding season ahead I thought Iโ€™d share this magical day with you. Itโ€™s looking back at images like this that make me love my job even more. #MrandMrsKean #Elopement

๐Ÿ“ธKiwi Captures Photography

๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ป๐‘ฌ๐‘ต๐‘ป๐‘ฐ๐‘ถ๐‘ต ๐‘จ๐‘ณ๐‘ณ ๐‘ฉ๐‘น๐‘ฐ๐‘ซ๐‘ฌ๐‘บ

If you are still needing to book an MUA I have limited Friday and Saturday Mornings available for 2020 wedding season and 2021 is already starting to fill. PLEASE donโ€™t feel as though youโ€™re being โ€œtoo organisedโ€, I honestly donโ€™t believe there is such thing, flick me message and letโ€™s get you locked in!

๐Ÿ’•Tag all your brides to be, looking for a makeup Artist ๐Ÿ‘ฐ
๐Ÿ’• I travel to where ever you need me to be ๐Ÿš— โœˆ๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ท๐‘ฏ๐‘จ๐‘ณ๐‘ณ๐‘ถ๐‘พ๐‘ฌ๐‘ฌ๐‘ต ๐‘บ๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘บ๐‘ถ๐‘ต๐Ÿ•ท

Toni Biddle Invercargill City Council Councillor looking absolutely beautiful (right) after coming to see me on Friday for a touch of glam ๐Ÿ˜.

Dress by Frockme

Another weekend full of beautiful souls and beautiful faces!

I have been wanting a dried floral arrangement to dress up my work space for the longest time! @bella_and_ruby_bespoke has answered my floral dreams with this insane bouquet from yesterdayโ€™s shoot and she is now sitting pretty in my beauty room ๐Ÿ˜

Managed to get 2/7 client photos over the weekend.. thankfully they are both two absolute hunnies ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Ashlee Whipps Makeup Artist's post

A close up on @hannahhfitzgerald glam for Rocking with the stars. Those eyes ๐Ÿคฉ


Toni Biddle Invercargill City Council Councillor come and have her makeup done with me back in my Revlon days, she was one of my very first faces I โ€œprofessionallyโ€ painted. Almost 4 years later and here we are ๐Ÿ˜


Sundays are for here's some gorgeous wedding inspo for you ๐Ÿ˜

Daniel & Grace Barclay

Venue | The Little Theater Gore & Mataura Community Centre
Photographer | Stephanie Rene'e Photography
Makeup | Ashlee Whipps Makeup Artist
Hair | Courtney Horrell Hair
Flowers | Flowers by Veronika
Gown | Brides by Donna Rae
Bridal party got ready at River Retreat

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Every dollar counts towards this incredible charity and for my inspiring friend Sammy who is participating in Fight For Kidz 19 ๐ŸฅŠ Fight For Kidz is a charity boxing event held in Southland to raise money for Southland Kids charities. - Givealittle is the place to donate and fundraise for causes and charities online.

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