37 posts tagged "Charlotte Tilbury"
The Model: Amber Valletta
The Moment: Faux Freckles
The Motivation: One look at model Amber Valletta, and it’s easy to see why she’s still gracing magazine pages nearly two decades after she first stepped in front of the camera. Valletta is one of those naturally beautiful girls whose face can hold theatrical hair and makeup just as well as none at all—or, as is the case with this 1995 Peter Lindbergh-lensed shot, a little bit of both. Please note the blond beauty’s Twiggy-esque side part, similarly sixties white-and-black-rimmed lids, and the image’s standout feature, the faux freckles scattered across the bridge of her nose! Nothing says summer like the speckling of a few rogue beauty marks on the high planes of the face, a runway technique makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has employed on more than a few occasions backstage at shows like Chloé and Donna Karan over the years. Should you want a few subtle spots, without the sun exposure, follow the flame-haired face-painter’s lead and reach for MAC Lip Pencil in Hodgepodge.
Charlotte Tilbury Endorses Makeup for Men; Jennifer Aniston’s Cups Runneth Over; A History of Superman Coifs, And More…
Kate Moss’ go-to makeup artist (and regular backstage presence) Charlotte Tilbury does man makeup on her blog. Her secret weapon for giving dudes a healthy glow? The same thing many women rely on: YSL’s Touche Eclat. [Charlotte Tilbury]
In anticipation of the forthcoming Man of Steel movie, a look back at how Superman’s glossy, heavily gelled locks evolved over the years. The one we deem most super: Christopher Reeve’s 1978 sideswept spit curl. [Metro UK]
Unforgettable? A new study finds that stress can actually boost memory power. [Daily Mail]
Jennifer Aniston walks the red carpet at the premiere of Call Me Crazy, the Lifetime movie she produced, with visible cupping marks on her back. Call us crazy, but we would have opted for a dress that wasn’t strapless. [New York Daily News]
At an Oregon company, the boss really does know all: new technology is tracking employees’ diet and exercise habits in an effort to improve their overall health, and, in turn, their work. [Wired]
Last Spring, blue made a strong case for eye makeup color of the season, as liners and shadows in shades that ranged from aqua and turquoise to cobalt and navy turned up on the runways in full force. And it’s proved a hard habit to kick for Fall, too, as makeup artists like Diane Kendal and Hannah Murray have turned to midnight and robin’s-egg iterations of the hue at shows like Jason Wu and Topshop Unique, respectively. But there’s another color that’s staking a claim to the season, and it’s a rather unexpected one at that. “There’s a sort of seventies feeling to it,” James Kaliardos said of MAC’s forthcoming Rusted Red cream eye shadow that he blended onto lids backstage at Diane von Furstenberg, which followed a similar move by Charlotte Tilbury at Prabal Gurung, where she used the ruddy color to create a fresh, young, stained effect on eyes. In their more saturated outings, cranberry lids have showed up at Cynthia Rowley, courtesy of Romy Soleimani and her trusty compact of Stila Eyeshadow in Pigalle; at Altuzarra, where Tom Pecheux swiped MAC’s metallic raspberry eye shadow in Loves Lure underneath models’ lower lash lines for a “spooky” feel; and just yesterday at Gucci, where Pat McGrath borrowed a deep claret from Frida Giannini’s collection and turned it into a greasy, bold eye, replete with bleached brows for a molten finish. We have a feeling it won’t be the last we’ll be seeing of the color in Europe.
“The set is major,” Eugene Souleiman pointed out of the scene at Donna Karan’s Fall show, which featured a sculpture created by her late husband, the artist Stephan Weiss. Its presence was part of an overall return to what makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury called “the Donna Karan DNA,” but it inspired Souleiman in a quite literal way. “It gave me the idea to do something architectural. This is hair architecture, really,” he said of the conical ponytails he designed for the occasion.
Separating a section of hair in the center of the head, Souleiman created an internal ponytail. This was bound with twine before he added a blunt-cut, rounded extension to the base, which he covered with the remaining hair. “We wanted something that was very iconic—new classicism,” he continued of the look that he thought had a dominatrix, “ready-to-wear meets couture” sensibility to it. “There’s a subtlety, though,” he insisted, pointing out that from the front, you just see a hair-sprayed, slicked-back updo, but when you see it from the side, “you go, whoa!”
Tilbury was going for high impact from all angles with the “really greasy” smoky eye she built using MAC Paint Pot in Blackground topped with a swipe of Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream. “It’s a Peter Lindbergh kind of girl, with a modern twist,” she surmised, contouring cheeks with MAC Sculpting Cream in Copper Beach and highlighting the high planes of the face with its sheer, shimmery Cream Colour Base in Luna. Lips were left nude with a finger-pressing of its Lipstick in Fleshpot.
Prabal Gurung’s Fall mission was made immediately clear to anyone who stepped foot backstage before the show. There, at the entrance, was a large white mood board scattered with pictures of servicewomen. “He was telling me about how in the American army they just let women go to the front lines,” British-born hairstylist Paul Hanlon explained of Gurung’s directive for the season. “So he didn’t want anything too fussy or glamorous,” Hanlon continued of the “rough and disheveled” buns he devised for the occasion. Raking Schwarzkopf OSiS Quick Volume Mousse through lengths to give hair texture, Hanlon liberally applied its Dust It Mattifying Powder—”about a bottle per girl”—to roots for a drying effect. “She’s been outside, and she just pulled her hair back,” he elaborated of the style, which prompted him to add wind-blown wisps that were deliberately blown back with Schwarzkopf OSiS Elastic Flexible Hold Hairspray, “so it’s more savage,” he contended.
Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury was going for a similarly “empowered, fighting in a female army” look, but not in a “nineties, Amazonian kind of way,” she insisted. Instead, Tilbury created strength with a fresh, young “natural knowingness,” that started with a blend of earth-toned, cream pigments from MAC’s forthcoming lip palette in This Is Autumn, Red Statement, and Rich New Mood that she dabbed onto the tops of cheeks. “This makes it a little ruddier,” she said, layering on its Paint Stick in Deep Brown, which she also blended across lids. Skipping her signature contours, Tilbury kept the rest of the face simple, brushing brows up with MAC’s clear Brow Set and slicking a moisturizing lip balm onto mouths.