Make up artist extraordinaire, Charlotte Tilbury’s make up collection is now available in Canada at Holt Renfrew. Noted as the number one make up artist, Charlotte has worked with the world’s most famous faces including Sienna Miller, Blake Lively, Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele Bundchen and Kim Kardashian. Not to mention Kate Moss, her close friend and Godmother to her son, Flynn.
A backstage favourite, Charlotte has keyed countless runway shows including Tom Ford, Donna Karan and Prabal Gurung. There is no doubt Charlotte’s title as the world’s best make up artist is due to her incredible talent; but her sense of humour and infectious energy has inspired countless and made her one of the most beloved make up artists in the world too.
Throughout her 20 years as a make up artist, Charlotte has been the creative product developer for many high-end brands, including Helena Rubenstein, MAC and Armani. It was only a matter of time before Charlotte created her own line.
For her collection, Charlotte has created 10 key looks inspired by her favourite beauty icons. The looks include: The Golden Goddess, The Rocker Chic, The Bombshell, The Uptown Girl and The Rebel
I was immediately impressed by both these products as soon as I tried them. The Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser has the most incredible consistency. It’s a cleansing balm that can also be used as a hydrating mask. After using this balm to remove my make up, my skin was left feeling baby soft.
Calling your moisturizer ‘Magic Cream’ would seem ostentatious. But Charlotte didn’t name the cream, her A List clientele did! Models, designers, and photographers started to call Charlotte’s concoction Magic Cream. It comes from a recipe that she has been using and perfecting backstage for years.
Charlotte has said that the models at Fashion Week always stalked her for Magic Cream. “I always begin that month with a plethora of mini jars weighing down my tote, and leave with a surprisingly lighter load as they’ve all been begged, borrowed, or stolen! And now it’s become my best-seller.”
The packaging of Charlotte Tilbury’s line is incredibly luxurious, just like her products. The burgundy packing with rose gold accents is sleek and sophisticated. Since this is a luxury line, the price tag is not cheap. These products are an investment (an excellent investment in my opinion) and are going to last for quite some time. Here are a few of my favourite items from the collection.
This is a light, luminous cream that gives your skin a radiant glow.
You can use it all over your face before applying your foundation. Charlotte calls this her ‘miracle fix’ to turn around tired, dull, dehydrated skin instantly.
Filmstar Bronze & Glow
This is a fool proof contour kit. The two shades for sculpting and highlighting are ideal for perfecting cheekbones.
The Sophisticate Palette
My favourte palette was from ‘The Sophisticate Look’
It features 4 shades – Prime, Enhance, Smoke and Pop. The colours are matte and designed to perfectly compliment each other.
PillowTalk . A pretty, nudey pink shade. Charlotte called this her ‘Lip Cheat’ pencil.
The Swish and Pop Blusher – Sex on Fire
This blush added a healthy rosy glow to my cheeks. The colour-rich pigments are rolled into finely crushed pearls that smooth and buff the skin for excellent blendability.
The name says it all: Full Fat Lashes!
This is one of the best mascaras I’ve ever used. It curls, separates, creates volume and length.
Air brush flawless finish
I completed my look by using the Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder. Charlotte calls this her powder revolution. It’s a super luxe micro-fine powder compact that blurs away lines and imperfections. The rose wax and almond oil ingredients hydrates the skin through-out the day and smoothes flawlessly onto the skin.
Ask any make up artist what’s the single most important makeup tool you should invest in, they’ll probably say a good set of brushes. Charlotte’s line of brushes are definitely one of the best on the market. To create an expert finish, you need to use what the experts use!
Charlotte Tilbury make up counters have opened in Holt Renfrew in Toronto and Vancouver. Be sure to book your appointment to discover what all the buzz is about. Not in Toronto or Vancouver? Shop online at charlottetilbury.com
GET THE LOOK
Check out Charlotte’s ‘How to’ videos featuring the 10 looks
Images and information courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury
For more information on Charlotte Tilbury, visit charlottetilbury.com