How To Get A Celebrity Make-Up Look For Your Wedding – Today we share with you our interview with Michael Phillips. Michael began his career in 2004 and is a self taught makeup artist. Mikey has worked with many celebrity faces including  Rochelle Humes, Peter Andre, JLS, Deborah Meaden, Hershey Pasqual, Jeff Brazier, Kelly Osbourne, Sophie Ellis Bextor to name a few.

Michael, otherwise known as Mikey has clocked up an assortment of credits for his incredible makeup artistry on film, television, print and online media, and the stage as a brand ambassador for innovative makeup brand, New CID Cosmetics, at events and shows all over the world.

5 Star Weddings: Can you tell us some of the amazing diverse women you have worked with over the years for magazines, privately and on shows?

Mikey Phillips: I’ve loved working with Lorraine Kelly who was recovering from her horse riding accident and had just been awarded an OBE!

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Powerful, independent woman, Love working with Rochelle Humes from The Saturdays, again, she is a young, strong and powerful woman.

Amy Child’s is also absolutely stunning in real life.  I’ve been working with Amy over the last 3 months and creating a fresher more beautiful image, less is more we are learning.

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5 Star Weddings: Can you tell us where we can see your wonderful work?

Mikey Phillips: QVC UK, QVC Italy & QVC Germany, also ITV’s This Morning.

5 Star Weddings: Can you give some top tips on how to create that flawless look for a bride?

Mikey Phillips: Firstly, I’d prep the skin with a hydrating face mask followed by skin care and a makeup primer to give skin a fresh hydrated glow.

Using a luminous concealer and foundation also helps to brighten and enhance the complexion without masking the skin with heavy or dry products.

Finally, I’d also carry a really good translucent blotting powder to touch up throughout the day

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5 Star Weddings: What are your top 5 make up products that you use on brides to be?

Mikey Phillips:

  • New CID Cosmetics i-prime available at
  • YSL Touch Eclait Foundation
  • New CID Cosmetics Sirrocco
  • Illamasqua Gel Liner
  • Model In A Bottle Fixing Spray

5 Star Weddings: How far in advance should a bride book her make-up artist?

Mikey Phillips: I would say up to a year or 6 months as top makeup artists get booked up quickly

5 Star Weddings: What are the trends for brides at the moment?

Mikey Phillips: Brides are being a little more experimental so we re seeing lots of smokey eye brides or a bold lip! One trend that consistently remains is luminous flawless skin!

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5 Star Weddings:  What are your five tips to brides-to-be for their big day?

Mikey Phillips:

  1. Don’t have a facial at least 10 days before
  2. Make sure your brows are shaped and tinted
  3. Get lots of sleep , you’re going to need it!
  4. Don’t have a spray tan the night before the wedding
  5. Make sure you have a make-up trial

5 Star Weddings: In your opinion what makes a 5 Star Wedding?

Mikey Phillips: I think elegance and simplicity make a 5 star wedding! I’ve traveled all over the world getting brides ready for their big day, and seen the biggest weddings to the smallest ones.

I think as long as you wear a dress that’s classic and fits you perfectly, makeup and hair is classic with a modern twist you won’t go far wrong.

I also think the same for the venue and the theme of the wedding and most importantly enjoy it!

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