Shaughna Phillips breaks silence over ‘face-tuning’ photo

"Show us your natural beauty"


by Eden-Olivia Lord |

Ex-Love Islander Shaughna Phillips took to her Instagram comments to calm down fans who were left slightly concerned after she had posted an overly-smooth and fresh photo from her holiday in Jamaica.

Fans ran to the comments to support Shaughna, telling her she didn't need to 'face tune' and that she doesn't need to 'change her face' for Instagram.

Shaughna cleared up the confusion by replying to a fan to say it was just 'too much make up' and that she was planning to stop using so much foundation after her holiday.

The photo shows Shaugna looking tanned in a cream two-piece set on a beach in Negril but her face was looking particularly bright and shiny, leaving people to believe she may have over-edited her face.

One fan commented: 'Too much face tuning babe you don’t need it! Get that sun in your face and show us your natural beauty! Xx'

Shaughna replied to the comments, saying 'I promise it’s too much make up 😂 but I feel ya no more foundation from today!'

@shaughnaphillips on Instagram
©@shaughnaphillips on Instagram

Another fan commented: "😮 you need to delete this pic. Way Too much editing on the face 🤦‍♀️".

Other commenters came to Shaughnas defense: 'So many back handed compliments. Shaungha felt so confident in her body so she wanted to show it off. She looks amazing, she feels confident can we not appreciate that? Hype her up not shut her down'

Well, we think Shaughna looks stun.

Who is Shaughna Phillips?

Shaughna Phillips rose to fame on the first-ever winter Love Island series back in 2020 and basically became a national treasure when she uttered the immortal words, "Congrats... hun."

Although she didn't find love in the villa, Shaughna's gone on to a hugely successful career, having appeared on Celebs Go Dating and The Real Full Monty on Ice.

She describes herself as "chatty, funny and clever" before confessing, "People won’t expect it from me.

"When they hear me speak about certain things they’ll be shocked. I like to get on with everyone, too."

She also defo stands by girl code, "Don’t go near your friend’s man and don’t go near a man who has got a girlfriend at all."

Yaaaaas, hun.

The Islander's New Year's resolution is to "stop being friendly to f--k boys" and she's rated herself a "solid 7.5" when she's "dressed up". We're obsessed with her honesty already.

Shaughna Phillips and Callum Jones

Shaughna and Callum coupled up during their first week in the villa, and we were totally rooting for them - even when Shaughna learned that Callum was a scaffolder, the dreaded job of her cheating ex boyfriend.

Shaughna Phillips Love Island Callum Jones
©ITV Pictures

Unfortunately, Shaughna's inkling to "never trust a scaffolder" turned out to be about right because when Callum and the rest of the lads went off to Casa Amor, Callum returned with one Molly Smith on his arm, leading to Shaughna uttering the immortal words, "Congrats... hun."

Shaughna Phillips surgery

Before she went into the villa, Shaughna was open about having had filler and said that her lips were her best feature, admitting, "I paid enough for them!"

Shaughna Phillips legs
Shaughna's legs following her procedure ©Shaughna Phillips instagram

But after facing trolling over her legs while on TV, Shaughna revealed she'd been contacted by a cosmetic clinic who had diagnosed her with lipoedema, characterised as an abnormal build up of fatty deposits in the legs, who offered her liposuction on her calves.

The reality star, who had two litres of fat drained from her legs, opened up about the tough recovery process as she told MailOnline, "The recovery is long winded. You don’t walk out a supermodel. It’s messy and it’s long. Your wounds are left open to leak. My mum was following me around with a mop. She was changing my dressing."

How old is Shaughna Phillips?

Shaughna was born on April 11th 1994. That makes her 28-years-old.

Where is Shaughna Phillips from Love Island from?

The reality star is a Londoner, hailing from the south of the city.

What is Shaughna Phillips' job?

Unlike the usual Islanders who were influencers, personal trainers or air hostesses, before she went on the show, Shaughna was a democratic services officer for Lambeth Council. She's now... wait for it... an influencer. Who would have thought?

What is Shaughna Phillips' Instagram?

You can follow Shaughna at shaughnaphillips.

Fun fact: she only had 1,890 before entering the villa in January 2020. She's now got 1.5 million.

What is Shaughna Phillips' Twitter?

Shaughna is new to the Twittersphere but you can follow her on Twitter @Shaughna_P - she already has 106k.

What is Shaughna Phillips' Snapchat?

Once again we have no idea. There's no trace on Instagram, we're not sure she has it, tbh.

What is Shaughna Phillips' Tiktok?

Shaughna's TikTok was @shaughnaphillips. She loves popping up Q&As as well as silly Tik Toks following the trends.

Who are Shaughna Phillips' celebrity friends?

Before she went into the villa, we noticed Shaughna was followed by former Love Island stars Belle Hassan and Jack Fincham.

Speaking of Jack, she's actually said previously he's her celebrity crush after describing him as "a bit of me on toast!"


She famously made bestest buds with series winner Paige Turley, and is friendly with various Islanders from previous series.

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Shaughna's a democratic services officer ©ITV

Who is Shaughna Phillips ex-boyfriend?

Other than a link to Pete Wicks which they both swiftly shot down following their time on Celebs Go Dating, Shaughna has been single during her time in the public eye.

Back in January 2021, Shaughna had a 'mystery' boyfriend rumoured to be around, and we were totally hooked on the goss. Covering up the man on a snap in Dubai near New Years Eve, we thought it could be a potential bae. We haven't seen them snuggled up recently, though, so Shaughna seems to still be single.

Shaughna appears to have deleted all traces of her ex-boyfriend and for good reason too - he cheated. She's opened up about their relationship and said, "I always used to think if I got cheated on it’d be door shut, go away.

"It's not like that, cheating messes you up. I could never do that to anyone. I wouldn’t like to be with someone who had cheated in their past."

What's Shaughna Phillips' type on paper?

Shaughna usually meets her dates through friends or Instagram, "The last two boys I’ve met have been through friends.

"They saw me on my friend’s Instagram and asked to be set up. I’ve not been on any dating apps. I think there’s less pressure when you meet someone out and you just get chatting".

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The reality star has also opened up and admitted that if someone arrives in the villa and ruffles a few feathers with the guy she likes and has a genuine connection with, she'd "definitely mark my territory - in a cool, calm way".


That's VERY different from Yewande Biala "playing it cool" with Danny Williams when Arabella Chi arrived, Molly-Mae Hague absolutely kicking off when Maura Higgins made her entrance and Michael Griffiths revealing he did have feelings for Amber Gill when Greg O'Shea made an appearance.

Shaughna Phillips' weight loss

The Love Island 2020 star has documented her incredible transformation over the years and recently showed off the results of her consistency.

Is Shaughna Phillips joining TOWIE?

Shaughna sparked rumours she was following in the footsteps of fellow Islander Olivia Attwood and joining the cast of TOWIE earlier this year when she teased a major announcement.

Her friend Paige Turley then replied, “Ooooooooh, TOWIE appearance??” – and we’ve got to say, we can totally see it happening.

After all, Shaughna is close pals with Pete Wicks so she would already have a friend on the show. Sadly though, Shaughna's TOWIE appearance seems unlikely as she hasn't confirmed anything.

What did Shaughna Phillips say about Faye Winter?

2021 Islander Faye Winter drew comparisons to Olivia Attwood when she first joined the show, but Shaughna weighed in on the matter when she appeared on heat's Under the Duvet with VOXI.

When host Chris Taylor cheekily asked Shaughna if there is anybody in the villa that she wants to say her ICONIC phrase "Congrats... hun" to, Shaughna replied, “Faye. She’s trying to be me."

She swiftly added, “I’m joking! I didn’t mean it.”

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