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Charlotte Tilbury Interview

A legendary makeup artist like Charlotte Tilbury must have plenty of beauty products, from makeup to skincare, in her arsenal that she loves. However, when asked in an email interview with Daily Vanity if she had to lose her entire beauty stash and could only save one product to use on all her clients, the makeup artist chose the Charlotte Magic Cream.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlottes Magic Cream

“It’s the start of EVERY makeup look, and I use it every day – I couldn’t live without it!” she said.

Charlotte Tilbury’s skincare tips and hacks

Indeed, healthy skin and a glowing complexion are the key to a flawless makeup look. That’s why we have asked the 47-year-old makeup artist for her tips and hacks when it comes to skincare.

And her first tip? Double cleansing!

Tilbury uses her own Goddess Cleansing Ritual, a cleansing duo including the coconut-based Citrus Oil Radiance Cleanse and the Purifying Charcoal Cleanse to thoroughly cleanse the pores and add glow to the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual

“It’s an easy cleansing ritual with innovative, hard-working ingredients to create that feeling of perfectly-cleansed-skin at home!!” she said.

Another skincare must-have that she shared with us is sheet masks. It’s nice to know that a world-famous makeup artist like Charlotte Tilbury is also a big sheet mask enthusiast like many of us.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Dry Sheet Mask

The one sheet mask that she religiously uses is the Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, which contains nourishing ingredients such as Vitamin B3, Crocus Bulb Extract, peptides, oils and butters to keep the skin hydrated, brighter and more youthful.

Of course, it goes without saying that the most important product in her skincare routine is the Charlotte Magic Cream. She would save it over every other product, after all.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlottes Magic Cream

The Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask and Magic Cream are also Charlotte Tilbury’s secret tips to get the skin red carpet-ready before any makeup look.

Charlotte Tilbury’s special moisturiser application technique

She also shared with us a special technique that she uses to apply the Charlotte’s Magic Cream on her clients. It is called the angel wing massage technique, which, according to her, helps to “really plump out the appearance of the skin and create a gorgeous-looking, glowing canvas before makeup.”

Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup tips

Speaking of makeup, Charlotte Tilbury’s number one tip that she shares with all of her clients to achieve what she calls “the ultimate filmstar cheekbones” is her Filmstar Bronze & Glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze And Glow In Light To Medium

Makeup enthusiasts are no stranger to this much loved highlight and contour duo. The natural and subtle shades make this a fool-proof product to define and bring out the best of your features.

If you are new to contouring? Some words of advice from Charlotte Tilbury herself: simply suck in the cheeks and follow the hollow!

Of course, she has some life-saving tips to share with Singaporean makeup lovers to keep our makeup looking fresh and fabulous even with our humid climate.

The most important tip is to have a humidity-proof base. “My Airbrush Flawless Foundation, with its magic matrix of ingredients, is a weightless, full coverage, stay all day foundation with a natural matte finish,” she said, “[It] gives an instant fresh feel on the skin after application and can help combat humidity and sweat so it’s perfect for the Singapore heat.”

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

To lock in the makeup, she recommends finishing it off with her Airbrush Flawless Finish, a finely milled powder that she compares with “the highest-thread count cashmere against your skin”. However, don’t go overboard with the powder and apply it all over your face. “I always keep the cheekbones free of powder so that they remain dewy looking and catch the light,” she said.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish

Lastly, to anyone who struggles with keeping your mascara from smudging under the hot and humid weather, she offers the ultimate solution: the Legendary Lashes Volume 2 mascara, which she calls her “most miraculous mascara”. According to her, the mascara gives 507% more volume, is long-wear, smudge-proof and humidity resistant, perfect for the Singapore weather.

Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Volume 2

Charlotte Tilbury products are available at all Sephora counters islandwide and online.