Emily Phillips

Just a young lady encouraging you to explore beauty to your style

Hi guys! My name is Emily and this is my blog. In this blog i will be expressing my passion for makeup as well as helping you explore makeup. There is no right or wrong answer to beauty - so go for it! Have fun and be happy! If you think that you can’t do makeup because people will judge... well that’s why I’m here. To help you build your confidence and encourage you to do you boo! ❤️ this blog isn’t just for females, so males and all in between you are very welcome here ❤️ stay as long as you like xox

Towards the end of my blog is about bullying. Please read them pages if you are getting bullied and get help. Thank you ❤️

About me!

Time to get to know me better ❤️

Hi, my name is Emily Phillips and I’m 18 years old. My star sign is cancer. I have 2 sisters, a nephew and a little doggo! I’m from a town called Birmingham in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 I’m currently studying level media makeup and aspire to be a Make up artist. I currently have 2 tattoos and want many more! I started off with makeup many years ago when I was in high school. I’ve always been creative, and always wanted to do my moms makeup. As I learnt about makeup I started off really bad, in my opinion, but I practiced and now I’m in education to further my passion.

Exploring beauty

It’s time to start exploring makeup to how you want

Makeup can be explored in many ways. You can explore different parts of the face, for example eyebrows can be explored by the shape of them and colours. If you want to have colourful eyebrows then do it, at the end of the day it’s okay to not follow everyone’s trends! Another way to explore makeup to how you want Is to find which colours you like and practice using them. I can’t tell you how to explore makeup, but I can help you feel good about yourself and live how you want!

It’s important to live how you want, because it’s your life. Them people who judge only do it to have an effect on you, but it’s your life and they won’t be there when you succeed!

Makeup tips

Series 1 : primer

Oily skin: Using a mattifying, oil-free primer will instantly smooth your face, and work hard to control oil levels on your face throughout the day. Mattifying primers could dry your face out, so its important to moisturise the skin before applying the primer. Having an oil free primer could also cause the makeup to cake so make sure the primer and foundation go well together.

Combination skin: combination skin is If you have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, combine two different primers. Apply a mattifying, oil-free formula to the T-zone to keep excess oil in check, and use a lightweight, hydrating primer on your cheeks to nourish them. Make sure that when combining the primers together they go well together. For example for the dry areas dont use a oil based primer to help with the dry to then put an oil free primer on the oily parts. It wouldn’t go well and they will clash.

Enlarged pores - for enlarged pore you could use pore-filling /silicone-based primer, which works to smooth and refine the skin’s texture. Silicone helps to reduce the appearance of large pores and will help with the blurring of imperfections, without clogging the pores in the process. Pore filling primers / silicone primers can help with aged skin.

Blemish-prone: You’ll need a lightweight primer that won’t block pores but will still provide hydration. Look for a multitasking product that treats the skin while providing a smooth makeup base – primers containing spot-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid are a great solution for this skin type.

Dry skin: Choose creamy, moisturising or gel-based primers that will offer all-day hydration, as well as creating an even, bright base. Look for products containing hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerine, and avoid mattifying primers, as these will only further dry skin out.

Uneven skin tone: Look for a colour-correcting product targeted at your particular problem. If you suffer from redness, for instance, a green-coloured primer will help minimise it. If you have sallow undertones, choose lavender, and peach-coloured primers will brighten skin and disguise any pigmentation.

Makeup tips

Series 2 : foundation

Liquid: Liquid foundation is one of the most popular types of foundation because it glides on easily and is a good choice for both dry and combination skin. These tend to provide the most coverage and are best used if there are larger patches of skin you’re looking to even out. You can apply it with a wet or dry sponge, or with a brush; the former leaves a more natural finish, while the latter provides fuller coverage.

Powder: Powder foundation is easy to apply. It typically comes in a compact case, which is ideal for on-the-go touch-ups. However, given its drier formulation, it’s best used on oily skin without too many fine lines. This type of foundation typically provides a more lightweight, natural-looking appearance and a matte finish. It can also be used of top of a foundation to provide a fuller coverage and set the foundation in place.

Mousse foundation: Mousse is liquid makeup with air whipped in, creating a light texture. These foundations tend to have a matte look and a weightless feel. They're typically good for all skin types, and those with dry or mature skin will love the smooth, non-cakey application.

Stick foundation: stick foundations are great for covering blemishes. Stick foundations are full coverage and glides on the skin. The consistency tends to be a bit thicker, so it’s important to use appropriate moisturiser and primer . Stick foundations can also be applied as concealers to larger areas of the skin if you prefer a cream formulation to liquid. Some stick foundations can look caked, however having the right balance of prep and powder it will look flawless.

Mineral Powder: mineral powder is a powder based foundation and comes in a compact or sifter. Mineral powder can give a light coverage or used as touch ups throughout the day. Mineral powder can be used on top of foundation to give a more full coverage and Matt effect. The only downside to this option is that it can be quite messy if not applied carefully.

Tinted moisturiser: Tinted Moisturiser is skincare. This means that coverage will be pretty sheer and may not be ideal for masking heavy discoloration or blemishes. However, tinted moisturizer is amazing for creating a bright, dewy complexion and evening skin tone. This is also a great lightweight option for summer.

BB Cream : Perfect for a broad range of skin types, BB cream stands for “blemish balm” or “beauty balm.” It’s made with a relatively creamy formulation and can help even skin tone while moisturizing skin and providing just a touch of color. If you are prone to oily skin, use a BB cream with a mattifying effect.

Makeup Tips

Series 3 : eyeshadow for different eye colours

Blue eyes: blue is a natural cool colour. Colours that go with blue eyes are opposite colours. Blue eyes will need warmer tones like; warm browns, oranges and peach as it will make them pop. Gold and rose gold and silver metallics will also suit blue eyes.

Green eyes: green eyes are bright and contrast with purples, reds and pinks. Gold and rose gold will also go with green eyes as well.

Brown eyes: brown eyes go well with any bright colours as they can contrast with anything. Blues, green, pinks, nudes and reds go well with brown eyes.

Hazel eyes: hazel eyes go well with purples and greens as well as some warm brown shades. Gold will bring out the natural colour in the eyes!

But remember there is no right or wrong answer to makeup so use any colours on your eyes! It doesn’t matter as long as your happy!

My favourite brands

Below are a list of some of my favourite brands!

Here are some of my favourite brands, both affordable and high end. Please note that these are my favourite brands that I like to use, please don’t feel forced into using it. Remember it’s all about what you love and what works best for you! Just think of me as someone to help you along the journey! But if you do try these brands, I hope you love them as much as I do! And if not then that’s also okay! ❤️

Love yourself

Be who you want to be

Be yourself!

Please do you ❤️

Time to start thinking positive about yourself!Positive thinking, practice, knowledge and talking to other people are all useful ways to help improve or boost your confidence levels. This is what my blog is here for! To help you build your confidence to live how you want! Confidence comes from feelings of well-being, acceptance of your body and mind (your self-esteem) and belief in your own ability, skills and experience. You need to accept what you want, in order to be happy. There is no right or wrong. Males, if you want to wear a dress do it, clothing should not be gender pointed.


Help for bullying

Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else. It includes name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone. It can happen anywhere – at school, at work, at home or online. It's usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt both physically and emotionally.

Please get help, speak out. Ignoring bullying won’t make it go away. You need to tell someone about what is happening.

If the bullying is happening at school
Talk to your parents or carers and your teacher. Your teacher may have no idea that you are being bullied, and the school will have an anti-bullying policy to tackle it.

If the bullying is happening outside school
Talk to your parents or carers, close relatives such as grandparents, aunties and uncles, or even your friends’ parents. Youth workers and leaders may be able to help too.

If the bullying is happening at work seek to solve the problem informally. If you do not feel comfortable speaking to the person who is bullying you could contact management , HR or if not taken further make an official complaint.

If the bullying is happening online
Tell a trusted adult – your parents or carers, or a teacher. You can report abusive posts on Facebook and other social media platforms. Adults, report the issue, if not get help through the links on the next page.

Keep reporting the bullying until it stops. It may not stop the first time you tell your parents or teacher and they try to stop it. If the bullying continues, tell them again.