QC Career School

Beauty By Ashley

Ashley Smith

makeup artist

Ashley Smith


Making The World A More Beautiful Place, One Face At A Time.

My name is Ashley Smith, I am currently Make-up Artist, I have been a make-up artist for 10 years, I have done weddings, children & adult Halloween face paint, professional photoshoots with models and photographers (paid and volunteey tfp) in fashion, high fashion, editorial, agency headshots, special fx, Avant garde and more. I love making over brides their special day is important and I enjoy being the person to make them feel happy with the make-up they choose with added touches from myself, I like to add a touch of my own look to the make-up and it always works out well and everyone is pleased with the final results. I am looking towards working with magazines, TV & film. It is my goal to work towards this as my dream job as a special fx artist. I love everything about make-up and learning new things and following make-up trends along with creating my own looks. My goal for the present is to acquire a job with a retail make-up counter such as MAC Cosmetics or Makeup Forever, and work with photographers and models on photoshoots to develop more skills, update my portfolio and learn new techniques, I am a thirst for knowledge! I work hard and I love reading and researching all different kinds of makeup. I also love my hobby of creating make-up looks and reviewing the latest make-up products on my beauty channel on You Tube, TikTok and instagram accounts as well as adding photos of makeup i have done with models and photographers voluntarily from normal to very creative/avant-garde looks on my Facebook business page.

I have knowledge in most aspects of make-up in the basic terms from applying foundation correctly to blending to sculpting the face and highlighting plus different eyeshadow techniques, to more advanced makeup, e.g, creative, avant-garde and special effects (sfx), I have no qualifications as of yet but i have a fair amount of experience whilst I also freelance as a makeup artist for work and voluntary photoshoots etc. I would like to perfect my skills and so I signed up for the master course with QC Make-up Academy to learn more and gain a qualification at the same time. All my past work and Amy current work can be seen on my Facebook business page which is linked at the top right of my website with the logo for Facebook. As a makeup artist you learn something new every day even the most experienced of makeup artists do and I love that about my job and this course and my future.


I offer make-up for all occasions, Bridal, Parties, Graduations, Prom, Special Events, Photoshoots with models and photographers in studio and on location. and any other occasions or simply to make you look your best for a night out or any other requirement if you need a service where i can teach basic makeup techniques to clients. I always include consultation and trial sessions in my bookings for bridal work. I am Middlesbrough based and willing to travel to surrounding areas such as Redcar, Stockton, Yarm, Hartlepool, Durham & Newcastle for an extra travel fee if you can't come to me. I have package deals for weddings and hen parties to make your day as special as possible, I also offer a free consultation to discuss your needs for the day and what make-up you wish to wear so that we can discuss your wants and needs and this will be accounted for at your trial session.


Ashley is a fantastic MUA to work with. She will not sign off a job until yourself as a client or photographer are happy with the look. She is laid back and open to changing a look to incorporate your own ideas too. Ashley never lets me down and I will love to work with her again. The ideas she has are beautiful creations of art

Sammy Mckenzie (Model)


I would definitely recommend Ashley to any photographer. Hope to work again with her on some creative ideas

Gordon Scott (Professional Photographer)


I've worked with Ashley on a couple of ideas she's had for concept photo shoots which were planned and organized by Ashley. She organized the outfits, styling and make-up on all the shoot's I've worked with her on, and she executed the planning to the highest standards which made it easy for me to apply my ability's as a photographer and capture her very creative ideas with some fantastic results. I would happily recommend Ashley to any photographers or models that may need a make-up artist for their photo shoots because she's hard working and easy to work with

Paul Travis (Professional Photographer)


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