Charlotte Tilbury at the official launch of her Beauty Counter exclusively at Nordstom.
A glimpse into some of the colorful collection during our sit down with Tilbury.
Editorial Assistant Hannah Swiggard and Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom.
Charlotte Tilbury has made countless actresses look flawless, and now the British makeup artist takes the spotlight herself. Texas is rolling out the red carpet as she makes her way through the South for the official launch of the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Counter, exclusive to Nordstrom.
Tilbury became a runway hit in the UK more than a year and a half ago. Dubbed the Smoky-Eye Master, she is makeup artist of choice for a prodigious celebrity flock that includes Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jennifer Lopez and Sienna Miller. For many years, she worked for other people before starting her own skincare and cosmetic line, which is now carried stateside. Her goal? To create something that will make all women feel beautiful, empowered and confident. “If you look good, you feel better,” she says. “I knew that I needed something that could disrupt the industry. Combining my knowledge in fashion with how to create specific looks is where I found my niche, because women want real solutions to their problems.” That’s right! We want something that’s effortless, such as a perfect smoky eye in one minute or a complete celebrity-inspired look in less than five. Tilbury’s 10 Signature Looks were born, and the rest is history.
We caught up with Tilbury and found that she embodies all the glamour and spunk we had hoped for — and more. During our visit, we played with each product in her collection. I was especially taken with her Magic Cream moisturizer (I instantly felt a difference in my skin), Cheek to Chic blush in Ecstasy and the super-easy-to-use cream shadows. In the midst of our making-up, I managed to sneak in a few questions, too.
WHAT PRODUCT GIVES AN INSTANT BEAUTY BOOST?
I use my Goddess Skin Clay Mask every single morning. I put it on right out of the shower and let it sit while I get ready for the day. It leaves my skin plump, dewy and glowing.
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE YOU SEE WOMEN MAKING WITH COSMETICS?
Every woman has beautiful eyes. Most often, women aren’t daring enough to experiment in eye makeup. The eyes are the first thing people notice and the window to our soul. Mesmerizing eyes are not reserved for the supermodels. It’s just about making them pop!
YOUR COLLECTION IS BROKEN DOWN INTO 10 DIFFERENT LOOKS. WHAT AND WHO INSPIRED THIS?
Each look was inspired by some of my favorite past and modern-day beauty icons, who reflect a wide range of lifestyles and personalities. I wanted choosing and creating an expertly finished and flattering look to be easy for every type of woman.
WHAT’S NEXT IN YOUR COLLECTION?
We have teamed up with [Vogue photographer] Norman Parkinson’s family for our vintage summer collection dedicated to his world-renowned work [featuring photos of Texas supermodel Jerry Hall]. It is a dream come true to feature his images on this series of compacts and makeup bags — and something I never thought would be possible. We feel blessed to feature so many iconic images on our products. Some of the limited-edition collection includes our brand-new Matte Revolution lipstick in 1975 Red and a bathing-beauty bag.