Make-up expert Charlotte Tilbury on how to get the 'Supermodel' look
PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 November 2014
The festive season is a time to shine so don't be afraid to bring out a more dramatic side with the help of Hollywood make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury
Ahhh yes. The party season is all about looking stunning and that means upping the glamour for days and nights of festive fun.
But let’s admit it - how many of us are stuck in a make-up rut ?
We wouldn’t dream of wearing the same dress to every event we ever attended so why should we wear the same party face?
Charlotte Tilbury understands the power of make-up like no-one else. With over 20 years at the forefront of the industry working with the world’s A-list models, celebrities and designers, Charlotte has poured her best-kept secrets into a skincare and make-up collection that recently arrived at Manchester’s Selfridges store.
Now for the first time outside London, Cheshire women can have the benefit of Charlotte’s expertise, as trained cosmeticians are on hand to demonstrate her easy- to-use essential make-up tips.
Charlotte has created an uncompromising collection for a modern woman who is as likely to do her make-up on the run with a mobile phone in hand as she is to sit down at a vanity table. By decoding her expertise into essential make-up tricks, tips and tools that are easy to use and irresistible, Charlotte is determined to revolutionise beauty.
Charlotte explains that when you look good, you feel good and exude confidence. You carry yourself differently and, in turn, the world reacts to you in a different way. At the age of 13 she discovered the transformative power of make-up. Since then, she has been helping others – starting with her school friends, to the most discerning women around the world today – look their most beautiful.
She says: ‘Beauty is not an exclusive club. Make-up is every woman’s secret weapon, enabling her to dial up her natural assets and dial down the imperfections we all have, to become her most beautiful and confident self.’
The ‘Supermodel’ look is new for Christmas
Says Charlotte: ‘I have stolen the beauty-DNA of the Supermodels and shared it with everyone. It’s the perfect smoky eye to cast a spell on all who behold.’
The new limited edition Supermodel look has been inspired by the models of the 1990s to the current icons of the catwalk. “
‘Think Linda, Cindy, Claudia, Helena and Naomi to Kate, Cara, Jourdan, Joan and Miranda.’ she says.
‘Perfect, glamazon women who understand the power of the ultimate smoky eye paired with the perfect nude look. ‘
Charlotte has captured the DNA of this ‘beautiful on everyone’ look with shades and formulas that work for every skin tone. It’s the ultimate, most-beautiful look – everyone looks good in it.
‘I wanted to steal a little bit of the star quality of the Supermodels and give it to everyone.’
‘Everyone wants to know how to get the perfect smoky eye – it’s the most asked for term on my YouTube channel and a favourite of the party season. I wanted to de-code this in a new luxury palette so that every woman can bring out her ultimate glamour.
‘Each palette is emblazoned in a thousand gold stars. Stars have always had great meaning for me – at the beginning of my career I was inspired by a note I received from an Editor that I would read to myself when getting started was hard. It said: ‘Knock it to them Charlotte, I know you’ll be a star!’ This kept me going and made me follow my dreams. I want everyone to have this moment with The Supermodel look. I believe that everyone has a halo around them, and everyone can be a star.’
Which look are you?
All Charlotte’s colour products are curated into 10 ‘wardrobes’ that reflect the lifestyle and personality of 10 different women. Each look shows you how to match the right eyes, cheeks and lips as put together by Charlotte.
THE INGENUE: Inspired by Mia Farrow, Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst
THE GOLDEN GODDESS: Inspired by Ursula Andress, Elle McPherson, Gisele, Kate Moss
THE UPTOWN GIRL: Inspired by Grace Kelly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Middleton
THE SOPHISTICATE: Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Portman
THE ROCK CHICK: Inspired by Brigitte Bardot, Anita Pallenberg, Kate Moss, Cara Delevignge
THE DOLCE VITA: Inspired by Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz, Beyonce
THE BOMBSHELL: Inspired by Marilyn Moore, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Scarlett Johansson
THE VINTAGE VAMP: Inspired by Lauren Bacall, Louise Brooks, Rihanna
THE GLAMOUR MUSE: Inspired by Jerry Hall, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez
THE REBEL: Inspired by Debbie Harry, Grace Jones, Lady Gaga