September 7th 2021
The makeup and skincare Phoebe Dynevor uses to look so flawless all the time
October 1st 2021 / 0 comment
Image: Charlotte Tilbury
She's just been announced as the new face of Charlotte Tilbury, but we've been coveting her dewy look since the start of the year
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As Daphne Bridgerton in Netflix’s regency drama Bridgerton, actress Phoebe Dynevor, 26, is known for her barely-there makeup, which shows off her flawless, expensive-looking complexion, picture-perfect even in HD. But in her new role as an ambassador for beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury (the first celebrity face, no less), Phoebe has made quite the departure from her signature style. In the striking images the actress wears a Hollywood siren look in one campaign, while she embodies that classic Charlotte Tilbury smoulder in the other, complete with a heavenly glow and rose gold eyes.
Phoebe makes perfect sense as the brand's first celebrity signing. Not only has she got Charlotte's signature red hair, she has the perfect canvas for the signature glowing Tilbury look. Plus she's been using the brand for years. "On Bridgerton, the makeup artist on the set used a Pillow Talk lipstick for Daphne. Charlotte is a legendary makeup artist and I’ve so admired her range for years," Phoebe says.
This week saw Netflix tease behind the scenes shots from the filming of season two of Bridgerton and while Phoebe is notably absent from the photos, it’s fair to expect she’ll be back to her peaches and cream Daphne look next series.
Here was take a deep dive into the makeup, skincare and treatments that keep Phoebe looking as gorgeous on screen as she does in her modelling campaigns and on the red carpet. From luxury facials to budget balms, here’s the lowdown.
The A-list treatment: Shane Cooper facials, POA
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Facialist Shane Cooper, who also tends to the skin of Maya Jama and Lily Allen, was the man behind Phoebe’s clear complexion at the BAFTAs this year. She kept her makeup simple, letting her skin take a centre stage. Ahead of the awards, Phoebe had Shane’s signature facial treatment, which combines a peel, an hyaluronic acid infusion to hydrate and a diamond-grain exfoliation to polish the skin. “Phoebe uses my skincare range at home to keep that ultimate glow,” adds Shane.
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The classic red lip: Charlotte Tilbury Limitless Lucky Lips in Red Wishes, £25
Phoebe wears a full face of Charlotte Tilbury in her campaign images for the brand, including Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34, Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, £35, and the Beauty Light Wand, £29, in Spotlight, but it’s her classic red pout we want to copy the most. It’s one of Charlotte’s latest launches. A weightless lipstick with high impact colour and a matte finish.
In her other, more sultry look, Phoebe wears the Pillow Talk collection, including the Pillow Talk Luxury Palette, £40, Feline Flick Eyeliner, £22, in Super Black, and Pillow Talk Push Up! Lashes Mascara, £23, on the eyes.
The budget mask: BeautyPro Brightening Collagen Sheet Mask with Vitamin C, £4.95
Bridgerton’s makeup artist Lynda J Pearce said that she sent Phoebe home with these masks to use to keep her skin bright and fresh. “Phoebe is incredible at looking after her skin,” Lynda said.
The on-the-go eye mask: BeautyPro Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask with Collagen and Green Tea Extract, £4.95 for 3 sets
According to Lynda, Phoebe also used daily BeautyPro eye masks to travel into the Bridgerton set. “They would stay on until I was ready to apply her make-up and helped to keep her skin looking like she’d had 12 hours of sleep even though this was not the case. I always keep products like this in the fridge. The coolness is great for reducing puffiness.”
The iconic micellar water: Bioderma Micellar Water, £8.25
Many an MUA has this in their kit and Lynda is no exception. “The end of the day was always our time to make sure we really cleaned the skin. Makeup was removed using this,” she says.
The cult cleanser/ toner duo: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £13.20 and Instant Boost Skin Tonic, £13.20
A double cleanse was essential after a day on set and Lynda follower her micellar water wash with this duo of much-loved products from Liz Earle.
The everyday moisturiser: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Fluid, £18.40
The final step in Lynda’s cleansing routine was this rich moisturiser from La Roche Posay, to seal in moisture and keep Pheobe's skin dewy.
The hydrating facial oil: Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, £34
“Every other day we used this facial oil for extra hydration,” says Lynda. “It’s important not to overuse facial oils and to find the right amount for your skin type. All of this, along with plenty of water and a facial every six weeks was our secret ingredient to Phoebe's dewy look.”
The flushed cheek blush: Pixi Beauty Sheer Cheek Gel in Flushed, £14
In a behind the scene photo of Lynda touching up Phoebe’s makeup on set, she revealed this was what she was using to create Daphne’s just-been-kissed blush. “I absolutely love the product!” she wrote.
The classic balm: Dr Paw Paw Original Balm, £18
Lynda said she’d apply this multi-purpose balm on top of the Pixi blush to keep Phoebe looking dewy and fresh.
The brightening primer: Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer, £23.80
Complete with banana pigments to brighten, this is one of the best light-reflecting primers we’ve tried, so it made sense that she of the dewiest skin wore this while filming.
The radiant foundation: Chanel Beauty Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation, £40
Lynda’s foundation of choice on the Bridgerton set, this allows your own complexion to shine through. It’s sheer and lightweight, so when extra coverage was needed, Lynda added Bobbi Brown Instant Full Coverage Concealer, £22.50.
The undereye hero: YSL Beauty Touche Eclat, £21.60
When the BeautyPro under eye masks didn’t quite cut it, Lynda used this under Phoebe’s eye to brighten the area.
The diffusing powder: Chanel Beauty Transluscent Poudre Universelle, £43
To keep Phoebe’s makeup in place during long days of filming, Lynda applied this ultra light powder.
The shine-proof buy: MAC Blot Powder/Pressed, £21
“This product is great for taking the shine off the skin without getting the caked look you can sometimes get from too much powder,” Lynda says. “It allows the natural dewiness of the skin to come through.”
The highlighter: MAC Strobe Cream, £22.50
The signature Bridgerton look was matte and natural, but Lynda occasionally dabbed this on Phoebe’s collar bones. "In the ball scenes I also used a very tiny amount of this right under the arch of Phoebe's brow, on the brow bone," she says.
The cream blusher: Stila Cosmetics Convertible Cream in Lillium, £16
“This is one of my favourite cream blushers,” says Lynda. “It’s a very natural flush of colour and perfect for Phoebe’s skin tone. The texture is so silky and it can be built up for a heavier look or buffed for a soft, natural look depending on the finish you’re after."