In my career, I have been lucky enough to have two Tilbury transformations with the Charlotte Tilbury team, and I’ve met her niece, makeup artist Sofia Schwarzkopf Tilbury, at the launch of the new store at The Dubai Mall. The store is glamorous and everything you would expect from a celebrity makeup artist, with super friendly and knowledgeable staff to boot. You can book in for a full makeover for AED350 (redeemable on purchase) to see the Tilbury magic for yourself. As for what to take home with you, here are my top five Charlotte Tilbury must-haves:
1. The Hollywood Contour Duo
A little goes a long way with this highlighter and contour wand duo. It’s great over foundation and the glow it gives is sensational. It’s easy to use and blends out like a dream, which is perfect for someone learning how to contour. Pop some on your cheekbones, nose and under the browbone.
2. Revolutionary Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
I am obsessed with sheet masks so when I saw the price of this one, I had high hopes – and boy, I was not disappointed. This is a dry mask, inspired by Korean beauty, which can be used up to three times. It leaves your skin glowing like you’ve just had a facial and hydrated for eight hours. The fact that you can use it three times makes the price point comparable to high-street brands.
3. Wonderglow Face Primer
Is your skin looking tired and dull? Wonderglow Face Primer gives your skin an instant glow. You can use it alone for a fresh look or under foundation for a radiant and youthful look. It’s great before – or after – a night out.
4. Charlotte’s Magic Cream
Charlotte has been using this cream on her models backstage since before she launched her brand. Its cocktail of ingredients is designed to plump and hydrate your skin, as well as having anti-aging properties. This is a huge hit with makeup artists worldwide.
5. Instant Look In A Palette
This is a fab little kit for when you’re travelling or to keep in your handbag. You can create an easy day look or vamp it up for a glam evening look. The palette includes three eye shades, two blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter.