Celeb make-up artist dishes on diva clients including ‘nightmare’ Ferne McCann

Celebrity make-up artist Mikey Phillips has dished the dirt on just what it takes to style some of the most famous faces in the business… and it's not all glitz and glamour behind the scenes.

Mikey has revealed the huge pressure that comes with being a vital member of a glam squad, with stars begging for his handiwork and not accepting anything less than the very best.

On the night of a big event, Mikey's alarm sounds at 5am as he makes his way to up to six different clients.

And while in Mikey safe hands, the famous faces expect to be primped and preened to perfection until they're red carpet ready – but not before they've snapped a flawless selfie for their Instagrams first.

Followers of Mikey's Insta page, MakeupbyMikey, will know his look is all about huge lashes, golden glow and perfect skin.

He counts Kate Ferdinand, Amber Gill and Molly Mae Hague as his regular clients and is the go-to for big award 'dos and photoshoots.

But the desire to look their best can lead to diva moments from some.

Speaking to Heat magazine, Mikey told how Ferne McCann issued him a grovelling apology for her behaviour ahead of the National TV Awards.

"Ferne actually gave me a public apology on Insta because she was such a nightmare at the NTAs.

"She didn't want me to leave! I can do her face in no time, because I know it so well, but she'll start saying 'Babe, I feel rushed. Don't compromise the glam'. And she knows I'm going to see someone else.

"There's a lot of jealousy – they all want to look the best," Mikey revealed.

He also said he had to step in to save Love Island bombshell Laura Andersson from committing a major make-up faux pas.

"When Laura Anderson came out of Love Island she was like 'I love white eyeliner."

"'I was like no babes, not on my watch that's going in the bin.'"

But the biggest make-up mistake Mikey's ever made was one he didn't notice until the next day.

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He told how he woke up in the morning to a furious text from a client.

The celeb – who Mikey refused to name – screenshooted and sent Mikey press shots of her sporting the dreaded concealer triangle eyes on the red carpet.

"I'd used a new powder and it was such a mistake," lamented Mikey.

The talented star also said his client's are so concerned about spoiling their looks they refuse to touch their faces after he's worked his magic.

"If people want to work with me they know the score. That's why Ferne apologised for getting jealous, and it's why we have such a great relationship," he said.

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