Phee’s Makeup Shop is an independent brand selling cruelty free (and vegan), mineral makeup, handmade in Sheffield, UK. The brains and artistic talent behind the brand…it’s owner, Phoebe Carr (check her out on Instagram) a British beauty blogger turned makeup creator. Highlighters and eyeshadows are Phee’s thing, available in both magnetic pan form for palettes and now also in compact form, housed in simple yet sleek black mirrored compacts. There are currently five shades of eyeshadow available and plenty of options when it comes to the Glow Highlighters! I remember trying the Original Glow she came out with ages ago now and with so many other highlighter options on the market now (and the sheer amount I end up trying!), it’s easy to forget about some, even ones that you really liked! Anyway, I noticed that Phee had recently introduced some new shades and was interested in checking them out. There’s three brand new shades, on the slightly more unusual coloured side, but so pretty/ surprisingly wearable and a few multi tonal ones (including a rainbow version, also very pretty!) but it was the shades ‘Luna’ and ‘Bellini’ that really spoke to me! I also chose an eyeshadow, ‘Peppered’, a beautiful foiled taupe shade, which I’ve been loving just buffed over the eyelid for a natural glow, but here…I’m going to concentrate on those all important highlighters!
Luna is a stunning white gold and Bellini a pale nude peach with gold reflects. I went for both in compact form, just a bit more makeup bag friendly, as I don’t carry any palettes around day to day myself, only in my pro kit. These two shades are actually amazing ‘dupes’ for Ice Cold and Peach Goddess by Jeffree Star…Luna in particular though, I actually prefer to Ice Cold, it still has that same impact but with a slightly warmer, more flattering glow.
The price of these highlighters is incredible for the quality, from £6.50 – £16.50 and also available in ‘bundle’ deals. If you sign up to Phee’s Makeup Shop emails, you can also get a generous 25% off your first order. They are made to order, by Phee and from minimal natural ingredients (no fillers and chalky talc!) which ensure a pure pigment payoff and a highly concentrated highlight as well as being kind to your skin and being a dream to apply. They look so beautiful applied lightly for a natural sheen or are easily built up without looking heavy and powdery if you want your highlight to be seen from space! You can apply them dry, straight from the pan, or by wetting your brush with some MAC Prep and Prime Fix + (Available direct from MAC), your favourite setting spray or just water, achieving a gorgeous intense, metallic glow. If you find you can break out from other highlighting products and your skin is more on the sensitive side, the natural mineral ingredients in these will serve you well and make them a great choice to get a healthy glow without compromising your skin.
It’s personal preference really which type of brush you like to apply your highlight. Above are a few of my favourites, including the Morphe 501 brush (Available from Beautybay*) which is tapered so gives you a really precise placement of product, love that one! Apply on the high plains of your face, anywhere the light would naturally hit basically…so the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, brow bone, cupids bow and I like to highlight the inside corner of my eyes too for a wide eyed, more awake look! I’m so impressed with the Phee’s Makeup Shop Highlighters and will be definitely ordering more. They don’t contain any glitter (I’m not a fan of glittery, powdery ones!) and just look so glowy and dewy on the skin.
PRO TIP – I’d recommend applying them directly to your skin/ base makeup and before any setting powder, they don’t cake and buff on really smoothly this way. Beautiful!
Kudos to Phee for coming up with these absolute beauties! If you haven’t tried any of her products yet, you need to! Available here