High-profile makeup artist Ashlee Day has spoken of her encounter with an Aussie celebrity she described as the ‘rudest’ in the business.
Ashlee said the celebrity, whom she did not name, refused to talk to her while she was doing her makeup and then ‘yelled’ at her for getting it wrong.
The beauty influencer was just 19 at the time and starting out in the makeup industry, so was understandably left shaken by the incident.
While she did not identify the celebrity, Ashlee said she had worked for free that day and had to re-apply the star’s makeup after she rejected her first look.
Ashlee, who has 750,000 followers on TikTok, revealed she left the job close to tears and cried all the way home.
High-profile makeup artist Ashlee Day (pictured) has spoken of her encounter with an Aussie celebrity she described as the ‘rudest’ in the business
‘I was freaking out because I’m 19 and this girl was a big celebrity at the time… she gets off the chair and says, “Oh, honey, that’s not at all what I wanted,”‘ Ashlee said.
After taking off the star’s makeup and starting again, Ashlee said the woman refused to talk to her and didn’t give her direction about the makeup look she was going for.
Ashlee kept asking, ‘Babe, do you like how your makeup is looking?’ but the mystery celebrity refused to answer.
Ashlee (pictured) said the celebrity, whom she did not name, refused to talk to her while she was doing her makeup and then ‘yelled’ at her
‘I wasn’t saying “babe”, I was saying her name. She still wasn’t responding to me. I was standing there like, “WTF, I’ll just go f**k myself,”‘ she continued.
‘Her manager comes over and said it was “perfect, babe” and I had 15 minutes left to finish.
‘I got in my car and literally cried. That was so painful. I didn’t get paid. I never put anything up on my Instagram. I was promised respect and an Instagram Story and I got nothing.
‘I finished the makeup and she goes to me, “I really don’t like my makeup.” I said, “Well, you didn’t tell me what you wanted.” I’m kidding, I didn’t say that, I literally buckled [because I] was 19 and nervous.’
Ashlee said she was then told to leave by the celebrity’s manager.
‘She said she didn’t like the blush… but that’s my style,’ she added.
‘They must have liked my work [to book me]. She went back into the dressing room and fixed everything herself, and the manger told me to leave.’
Some fans speculated the celebrity was Jessika Power (pictured) or Martha Kalifatidis
Others suspected it was reality star-turned-radio host Abbie Chatfield (pictured)
‘I packed my s**t up almost in tears as people were yelling at a 19-year-old. Moral of the story is, don’t do anything for free. They’re nuts!’ she concluded.
Ashlee’s followers soon tried to guess the celebrity she was referring to.
Some speculated it was Jessika Power or Martha Kalifatidis, while others thought it was Abbie Chatfield. Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting it was any of these people.
Ashlee’s followers soon tried to guess the celebrity she was referring to. Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting it was any of the people mentioned here
However, one user pointed out Abbie and Ashlee follow each other on Instagram.
‘Has to be Abbie Chatfield. She was on The Bachelor in 2019 when Ash was 19. She never wears winged eyeliner. The way Ash was describing how the person was talking is exactly how Abbie speaks. Especially with all the “babe” talk,’ one fan commented.
‘Ash only follows 153 people and one of them is Abbie. I don’t think she’d still follow Abbie if she treated her like that,’ another replied.
‘It’s allegedly Jessika Power,’ wrote a third follower, while a fourth suggested it could be Skye Wheatley from Big Brother.
‘It’s allegedly Jessika Power,’ wrote one follower, while another suggested it could be Skye Wheatley from Big Brother. Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting it was either woman