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Charlotte Tilbury Talks Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Essentials

Loved by models, celebrities and beauty lovers alike, Charlotte Tilbury’s make-up and skincare collection has everything you need to recreate A-list glamour at home. We caught up with the revered make-up artist to talk all things beauty and our absolute must-haves from the collection…

When did you first become interested in make-up?

I discovered make-up when I was 13 and it changed my life. I started wearing mascara and overnight, everyone aged from 7 to 70 reacted to me in a very different way – I was more popular and I felt more confident. While at first it seemed like a depressing realisation, I soon realised that make-up is powerful – it’s every woman’s secret weapon, it literally can make up your destiny. Ever since that epiphany moment, no one has ever seen me without make-up on! I definitely wouldn’t have this life and career without it.

Our Must-Have: The instant miracle for eyes, Legendary Lashes Mascara. Inspired by doe-eyed screen sirens, the revolutionary lash-enhancing formula helps create a beautiful Hollywood false lash effect.

What’s your signature beauty look?

I adore the Dolce Vita look from my collection and wear it pretty much every day. It’s a Mediterranean-style sultry, sexy and glamorous look; mesmerising copper and bronze eyes, a seductive feline flick with full, fluttering lashes and an alluring pink lip.

Our Must-Have: Channel the Dolce Vita look with the Luxury Eyeshadow Palette. Complete with four complementary shades it’s the key to alluring day-to-night eyes. Or, get the whole Mediterranean look with the beautifully-curated Dolce Vita Gift Set.

  • "You can never have a beautiful painting without a beautiful canvas..."
  • Charlotte Tilbury Talks Beauty
  • Charlotte Tilbury Talks Beauty
Tell us the story behind your popular Magic Cream…

The first product I created was my miracle-working moisturiser, Magic Cream – it’s packed with active ingredients and hyaluronic acid to flood the skin with moisture. I never found a cream that was rich enough to repair dry and tired skin but didn't block the pores and was the perfect base for make-up. I used to mix my own recipe to use backstage and on shoots so this was the first product I ever created. It actually named itself because models, photographers and designers would all be asking for my little pot of Magic Cream. I’d start Fashion Week laden with bags of it and end it noticeably lighter! I never start a make-up look without it.

Our Must-Have: Filled to the brim with a secret mix of active ingredients and hyaluronic acid, Magic Cream is a veritable miracle-worker that floods your skin with moisture and radiance; you’ll soon believe in skincare magic too.

Your motto is "Give a woman the right make-up and she can conquer the world" – why do you think make-up is a powerful tool for women?

I remember being backstage at a runway show for the first time, when I was assisting Mary Greenwell and every single supermodel was in one room: Claudia, Christy, Naomi, Cindy, Stephanie, Linda and Helena. In a way, it was intimidating, but it was also breathtaking. I was looking at them as if they were from another planet. Then I realised, through make-up, you can achieve a little bit of that. Make-up really is a woman’s secret weapon. It can totally change your life; it can empower you.

Our Must-Have: Feel empowered with a classic red lip and perfect feline eye. Tilbury’s K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipsticks are the secret weapon we now can’t live without for achieving a perfect pout.

Charlotte Tilbury Talks Beauty
What’s your best beauty tip?

There are so many tricks and tips! You can never have a beautiful painting without a beautiful canvas. I always start make-up with my miracle-working Magic Cream; it’s packed with active ingredients, like my patented BioNymph Peptide Complex, which leaves the skin looking plumped up, fresh and dewy.

Our Must-Have: Create a beautiful, flawless base with the miraculous Magic Foundation. Packed with all the protective benefits found in Charlotte’s Magic Cream, this hyper-intelligent formula is the perfect balance between full-coverage and weightless wear.