Beauty Spotlight: Phee’s Makeup Tips

Beauty Spotlight is back! This time we are joined by the amazing Phoebe from pheesmakeuptips.com. Phoebe is the person to go to when it comes to colour make-up and she has a passion for bold brows and bright lips!

We wanted to find out what tips Phoebe has when it comes to beauty and more specifically what products she has been loving recently so I will now hand over to Phoebe …

1. What make-up products have you been loving recently and why?

At the minute I’ve been getting into primers. They are really important for me because I have oily skin and a good primer can make all the difference to how my makeup sits and lasts during the day. Hydra Veil has to be my all time favourite, I use it with Benefit Porefessional straight after and Illamasqua Satin Primer mixed into foundation for dewy looking skin that doesn’t look like I’ve forgotten to powder.

2. What’s your number 1 Illamasqua product and why?

To a lot of people this won’t come as a surprise. My number one Illamasqua product has to be the Eyebrow Cake in Stark. I haven’t found another brow powder, or product even, that is as pigmented and that lasts as well during the day. It’s so versatile too, you can go as subtle or as bold as you like because it’s easy to layer and used with Sealing Gel you can create an amazing defined, bold brow – my favourite! 🙂

eyebrow cake

3. What part of your make up do you enjoy applying the most and why?

My favourite part of make-up definitely has to be highlight and contour. I love how you can emphasise your features using light and dark, and even change your appearance if you wanted to. Mapping out where it all goes, then blending so the colours are seamless, it’s just like getting light and dark right in a painting. I think that must come from doing A-Level Art a little bit!

4. Make-up aside, what do you do to take care of hair, skin and body?

For me natural products are the way forward. For my hair I use henna hair dye which not only is the longest lasting red colour I’ve ever used but also helps to keep my hair super shiny without any chemicals damaging it. Skincare wise, my skin is terrible for breakouts so I religiously take my make-up off before bed and just use tea tree oil on any blemishes.

5. If you could pick 5 products that you had to use over and over again what would they be?

This is so hard! I must use at least about 20 different products daily and love to play with different looks. I would have to say: Illamasqua Skin Base because it doubles up as a concealer too and The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil for any pesky blemishes. I don’t know where I’d be without brows so Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake in Stark is an absolute must. Hairspray has to be in there too because it just comes in handy for so many different things. Finally, I’d have to say a bottle of Bioderma so I don’t end up a broken out mess leaving my makeup on, it removes pretty much any makeup you’ve got on in one go.

6. If you could create a new Illamasqua product what would it be and why?

Another tough one, you guys have almost everything covered! This is going to sound quite mundane to some people, but I would create an eyeshadow primer. You can’t beat a good base to make your eye makeup really pop, and none of the ones I’ve used so far have been 100% right, there’s always something I don’t like with them. It would be the perfect base for some colourful eye makeup – light, no creasing and no tacky feeling you get with some primers.

7. You create amazing looks with bold colour, what is your favourite product to add a pop of colour to your make-up look?

Using a bright colour along the waterline is one of my favourite things to do. Whether it be with a powder eyeshadow – Illamasqua or Sugarpill eyeshadows are the best for this in my opinion! – or an eyeliner, it’s just something unexpected and can turn an otherwise plain look into something really special. The same with a colour in the inner corner, a little extra flash of colour can transform a look.


8. Your make-up tutorials are always stunning, what is your favourite make-up look to create?

My favourite looks to create are really smoky eyes. I prefer them over really intricate looks with clean liner, it takes just as much effort to make sure all the colours are blended perfectly. A big, ‘messy’ smokey eye – a bit like my gold smokey eye tutorial – was my favourite look to wear over Summer, especially with a pop of colour along the waterline or inner corner for something different.

gold smokey eye

Be sure to check out Phee’s blog and Youtube chanel for amazing make-up looks and beauty tips! Let us know if you have tried the products Phoebe has mentioned and what you think of them.

Until next time, Samantha x

(All photos were taken from Phoebe’s Blog and Instagram)

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

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