Professional Mobile Makeup service to Maitland, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Pokolbin & Port Stephens areas.
Stacey is a professionally trained, freelance Makeup Artist based in Maitland, Hunter Valley.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Here we are again in the middle of another wedding season.  How the time flies!

Recently among my usual wedding and photography I have been involved in some SPFX work for a movie being filmed locally and a piece that was filmed on the Central Coast for ABC Open to be shown on ABC1 on a date yet to be named(i’ll post a link to the piece after it goes to air).

Here are a few recent images which also include work from the above 2 projects.

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BY Stacey

Monday, June 17th, 2013

More Model Portfolio work includes some Before and Afters.  Both Hair and Makeup by Stacey Hipwell

BY Stacey

Monday, June 17th, 2013

So far this year I have been working on a number of photo shoots as well as my regular bridal, theatre and special occasion work.

Some have been exciting shoots where I have been allowed to express my creativity and others just fun shoots for models portfolios.

I was extremely pleased to be asked to work on a talent shoot for Austereo Networks KOFM and NXFM. On this shoot I got to work with local radio celebrity Steve Graham and his side kick, the beautiful Kristen Henry. The pair teamed up this year to create RUSH HOUR with STEVE G, the drive time show on KOFM.  I was so excited for them to hear that in May they were rewarded for their hard work by becoming the NO.1 program of their time slot. Great job guys!!!  

My Makeup can be seen on their promotional material/articles and Website

BY Stacey

Monday, May 13th, 2013

In Dec 2012 I was asked to create the makeup for HVT Studio of Performing Arts end of year production. And so The Wizard of Oz became the latest Characters in my dreams…What do you think of the results?

BY Stacey

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Upstage Theatre Company’s – Peter Pan
I was again very pleased to be asked to work on the latest production from Upstage. This time I was the head of Makeup and oversaw the look of each of the characters makeup and help bring them to life. This was a very large cast of 70 adults and children over s few weeks so the task was quite time consuming but one of the most experiences for all involved.

The production was completely sold out every night and I was extremly proud to be involved.

My Thanks to the cast and crew for being so wonderful and patient during the process and always making it a fun experience.

BY Stacey

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

BY Stacey

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Yep this is possibly old news to those who know me. But to those who are new to my website and are looking for a Hunter Valley Makeup artist you may find this post quite interesting.

This last 12 months I have found very fulfilling and my wonderful brides of 2011/12 have only added to this. I was totally humbled by my wonderful clientele giving me such high evaluations when sent their ABIA surveys that I actually made the the required 96% total satisfaction rating cut off to be included for their possible awards(only 27 MUA’s made this cutoff).

I attended the awards ceremony in December 2012 and was totally gobsmacked to know I had in fact come 9th over all with a Customer Satisfaction Rating of 98.72%. Ratings are a culmination of your scores across Customer Service, Product knowledge, Service/Application satisfaction and Value for money. Each of my brides is sent a survey from ABIA after their day and asked to please fill it in for the ratings system.

Recently I have also been the MUA on a number of photo shoots (I’ll upload pics as they arrive) one being for KOFM’s No.1 drive time radio sow Rush Hour with Steve G. My work can be seen gracing the Radio show genius Steve Graham and his side kick Kristen in their promotional shots and website as well as Vee on the NXFM team.

Also some of you may know the lovely Jen whom I have taken with me on a number of jobs and busy days…Jen has just announced she is pregnant, WITH TWINS!! She is due early November but as twins go we will be expecting news from October for her and her lovely hubby. Congratulations Guys.

Some exciting work is coming and among all of this I continue to be busy with my bridal work, which I truly love. There’s just something wonderful about being able to share your magical days with you. It really is the best job in the world.

Stacey xx

BY Stacey

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Yes I know it’s March and I would have to be the worst Blogger in the history of Blogging, but I must say that 2011 was an extremely busy year for me as a makeup artist.  My business grew so quickly, I was kind of taken by surprise.  I owe alot of  this not only to my hard work, but also to my website which helped to spread the word of Stacey Hipwell Makeup Artist . So special thanks to  the wonderful Min ( for her amazing job in building it for me.

Hair        Lots of people ask about hair for their wedding days, special events, etc.  Whilst I have experience with some hair, I have two hairdressers I recommend.  Both have been in the industry for over 20 yrs each and do some of  the most amazing wedding, special occasion hair styles you have ever seen.  Leigh and Katrina both offer a mobile service in their respective businesses and I highly recommend you contact them for your special day.  Their details can be obtained by contacting me through the enquiry page of this website, email: or Mob: 0410 326 497.

Pricing       Some minimal adjustments have recently been added to my pricing, the main one being that the junior bridesmaid age limit has been split with the $50 price remaining current for 10 to 12 yrs but 13 to 15 yrs have increased to $65.  Those 16yrs and older are charged at the Regular Bridesmaid price of $75.

A number of new photos have been added to my Gallery. If any of my past brides, clients, photographers etc have not sent me photos for inclusion and wish to please email them to

The coming weeks are filled with lots more wedding (especially in the Hunter Valley) and I have a pending photo shoot for All About Romance’s new product range coming soon.

I even have my beautiful cousin Mel’s wedding to look forward to later in 2012.

I am taking booking now for 2012 formal season as well, so book in any time now to guarantee your spot.

Stacey xxx

Amy (Feb 2012) Photo by Mark Priems Photography

BY Stacey

Friday, January 21st, 2011


Well goodbye 2010 and Hello 2011!  I know the first month is almost over but hasn’t it flown already.  Lots and Lots of 2011 enquiries and bookings already so it’s looking like those final weeks of 2010 are going to continue.

2010 finished in a flurry of makeup…FORMALS FORMALS and more FORMALS! 

It was such a wonderful time for not only those attending them, but for me to share in your special day a little.  I especially loved the experiences of providing makeup for those who have never really worn makeup before.  I think I may have created a few monsters…so sorry to those mums who are now fishing deeper in their pockets to purchase products, but every girl loves to look her best!

My first day back was a lovely way to start the new year.  I returned from my holiday to work on the lovely Laura’s wedding on the 8th January.  What a wonderful day. Laura had been an exchange student in Japan so she had her Japanese host parents attending and also a number of other overseas guest she had met in her travels.  One of her bridesmaids was a life long friend she made in Japan, who was also on exchange there from Scotland.  It was also a blessing to see and add a little makeup flourish to Laura’s grandmother, who had been quite ill and we were unsure if she would make it.

2011 prices are now listed, but those who paid their deposit before 31 December will receive 2010 pricing.  It does pay to book and confirm early.

Till next time


BY Stacey

Friday, January 21st, 2011


Michelle was the lucky winner of the Win your Bridal Makeup for Free Competition.

Michelle’s wedding cost will be just that little bit less for her July nuptials.

Congrats Michelle!!!

BY Stacey

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