Behind every show-stopping celebrity red carpet look, there’s a makeup artist who put major skill, time, and effort into making the magic happen. Just ask pro makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. A-listers such as Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell, Penelope Cruz, Amal Clooney, Natalie Portman and more enlist the help of London-based makeup artist who also helms an eponymous makeup line. We chat up the makeup maverick here:
As a professional makeup artist for over 20 years, share with us your biggest beauty secret? Amazing skin! I always say you can’t have a beautiful painting without a beautiful canvas.
You’ve worked with celebrities such as Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Penelope Cruz. Which personality would you love to wield your makeup brushes on next? The one person I would still love to do makeup for is the Queen of England! She’s a style icon and is never seen without her slick of red on her lips. I believe beauty is ageless and limitless and the Queen is the perfect embodiment of this!
Who are you inspired by? Helena Rubenstein, Estée Lauder, Coco Chanel — all are strong, powerful women that paved the way for women to access makeup today, and completely shook the industry. I am also inspired by real women — my brand is based on finding quick and easy solutions for the everyday makeup problem
What is one beauty trend we all need to dabble in right now? A statement lip. The key to a phenomenal statement lip is lip liner — it’s life changing. Trace the natural outline of your lips to create the perfect stencil for your matte lipstick. I always say you can re-cheat and resize your lips. It’s an instant youth-booster!