51 posts tagged "Charlotte Tilbury"
The goings-on at Tom Ford are usually shrouded in mystery. You’re more likely to get the lowdown on the inner workings of Area 51 than you are trying to sneak a peek behind one of the fashion world’s most exclusive shows. Until now, that is.
Let’s start off by saying that the makeup stations were the stuff beauty dreams are made of (think: vanities overflowing with Tom Ford-branded brushes and compacts). Face painter Charlotte Tilbury created a smoky eye that paid homage to Carine Roitfeld on a stellar cast that included Georgia May Jagger, Karen Elson, Liberty Ross, and Joan Smalls. She worked the designer’s Eye Defining Pencil around the upper and lower lash lines, then proceeded to blend it out with Noir Absolute for Eyes (a cream formula). “This isn’t a feline flick; it needs to look slept in—Tom and I had a long discussion about the right amount of smudge,” Tilbury explained. “It had to be on the right side of rock chick and adapted to each girl’s eye shape.” A touch of mascara at the roots and a brush through the brows finished off the top half of the face. Perfected skin played backdrop to these sultry eyes, with just a hint of highlighter from the Shade & Illuminate palette tapped onto cheekbones.
A spritz of volumizer was applied to roots before hair was blow-dried by Orlando Pita, then parted just off center. Where strands were all one length, the pro cut in soft layers—forgoing a traditional coating of hair spray. “I’m not using any finishing products…it should look really natural and not too precise; all I’ll do before the girls walk out is tuck some of their hair into the clothing,” Pita explained. We imagine the French fashion doyenne would skip the shellac and do the same.
“It feels a little bit punky, yet at the same time it’s got a futuristic element,” said Charlotte Tilbury of the makeup at Donna Karan’s 30th anniversary show. She began by running MAC’s Eye Kohl in Phone Number (a pewter shade) along the upper and lower waterlines, then smudging it onto the top and bottom lashes. A gunmetal cream shadow was tapped onto the lid, and to “pick up under the lights,” a platinum pigment was blended with Mixing Medium, dabbed around the tear duct, and buffed up toward the crease. For extra sheen, Tilbury glazed over the eyes and tops of the cheekbones with a clear gloss.
The hats created by milliner Stephen Jones inspired the sleek wrapped wet sets. “They’re like the fifties biker caps that Marlon Brando wore in The Wild One…or like Charlotte Rampling in The Night Porter,” backstage pro Eugene Souleiman explained. Mimicking the shiny sides and “dusty matte” tops of the headwear, Souleiman sectioned off the hair at the crown, made a side part behind the ear, and began shellacking strands around the base using a tint brush (normally employed to paint on hair color) and gel (lots of it). The mane master continued up and around past the forehead—completing the circle. To lock in the shape, he took a blow dryer to it for 15 minutes. The dry section previously cordoned off was finally swirled and pinned in place, making it look as if the hair was “melting.” “The girls are loving us,” Souleiman said condescendingly of the rock-hard style. Good thing it was the end of the evening, as this was one ‘do that will require some time (and a shower) to unravel.
Photo: Sonny Vandevelde/ Indigitalimages.com
Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury recently launched her own line of namesake products in the U.K., and we eagerly await their arrival here in the States. In the meantime, their temporary appearances backstage at New York fashion week will have to suffice. Here, the face painter (@ctilburymakeup) chronicles her Fall 2014 beauty adventures in this exclusive photo diary for Style.com:
“The first rule of fashion week…Always be prepared… #nyfw #ctfw”
“Rule number two: Always be organised! #ctfw #nyfw”
“My hygiene essentials… #ctfw #nyfw”
“A touch of magic for tired, dry, dull skin! #ctfw #nyfw #magiccream”
“You can never have too many brushes…. #ctfw #nyfw”
“Touching up before I run out the door to my first show. #nyfw #ctfw”
“Straws: “A must-have for models when creating a lip look.” #ctfw #nyfw”
“Playing with pigments! @maccosmetics #ctfw #nyfw”
Cara Delevinge told Vogue U.K. that inner eyeliner is as good a man repeller as clogs or overalls. But the super won’t have anyone hating on her bitty braids: “And I liked to have cornrows as much as possible—which I don’t think was a beauty disaster because they looked fucking cool…” [The Cut]
Jay-Z isn’t the only rapper breaking into the fragrance category—Pitbull (a.k.a. Armando Christian Pérez) is launching two eponymous scents for both men and women come December 1 on Amazon.com. But don’t expect him to stop there. He’s planning to launch fashion, accessories, and beauty products. We look forward to lipsticks named after some of his greatest hits, like “Gasolina” and “Hotel Room Service.” [WWD]
When it comes to her strands, Cate Blanchett goes Method. She tells Allure.com about shaving her hairline and her entire head, and wearing a wig.
Charlotte Tilbury’s line isn’t the only thing that makes us want to hop across the pond and shop at Selfridges. The comic-themed edition of Carmex exclusive to the retailer is making us think that the Brits are starting to have an unfair beauty advantage. [Twitter]
Suffice it to say, the staff of Style.com has the opportunity to try many a luxe product with just a quick trip to the beauty closet. So let it speak volumes that yes, I happily shelled out $40 in shipping for the chance to try Charlotte Tilbury’s eponymous line, not yet available in the U.S. After trying out a small sample of the famed face painter’s much-lauded (and aptly named) Magic Cream, I was hooked—and unprepared to wait for the collection’s Stateside debut in early summer. Taking to the Web, I was delighted to find that U.K. mainstay Selfridges shipped across the pond for the aforementioned sum. A few clicks later, my debit card was feeling significantly lighter, and a selection from the range was on its way. Without further ado, some highlights from the collection.
K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick in Nude Kate
Named after Ms. Moss (who often has Tilbury to thank for her artfully kohl-smudged eyes), this richly pigmented, tawny pink-nude offers full coverage in one swipe. From the rose gold case, which closes with a satisfying click, to the subtle vanilla scent—this one’s a treat for all the senses.
The Feline Flick Quick Line Shodõ Pen in Panther
The learning curve for the perfect cat-eye just got a bit shorter. Inspired by Japanese calligraphy brushes, Tilbury created a jet-black liner that glides effortlessly along the lash line and makes it easier than ever to nail a flawless wing.
Apply this all-in-one, ballet slipper pink formula to dry skin, massage in, and rinse away to remove every trace of makeup. On cleansed skin, apply a generous layer and leave for ten minutes for a mask that’s hydrating and healing. As a balm, it banishes dry patches on elbows, knees, and cuticles. The heady jasmine scent even serves as a kind of incidental aromatherapy.
Filmstar Bronze & Glow
In the genetic lottery, some of us weren’t blessed with prominent cheekbones. Tilbury has taken the mystery out of the art of contouring with this sculpting and highlighting duo, housed in a weighty, deliciously Deco compact. The buttery powders pair nicely with the brand’s tapered Powder & Sculpt Brush to help create the illusion of enviable bone structure where there isn’t any. Smoke and mirrors at its finest.