April 19 2014

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Just In From Across the Pond: A First Look At Charlotte Tilbury’s Line



Suffice it to say, the staff of 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.

Multi-Miracle Glow
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.

Photos: Charlotte Tilbury

Reminiscing With…Charlotte Tilbury


Mascara - Charlotte Tilbury favorites

Beauty Nostalgia is a column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The pro: Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist and founder of Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics

The product: “I was brought up in Ibiza, Spain, but went to boarding school in the south of England when I was 13. Compared to Spanish girls, the English wore a lot of makeup, and I thought they looked gorgeous. I remember applying mascara and my fair lashes were instantly transformed…as was my personality. Just a couple of slicks of the mascara wand and I felt more confident. I can’t really remember the first mascara I used, but I was obsessed with Helena Rubinstein and Estée Lauder, which were brands that my mother bought.

These days, I love Tom Ford’s Extreme Mascara in Raven, Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara, and Chanel Inimitable. I’ve never really been able to find one mascara that does everything, so I mix a few together. I always start by curling my lashes and then layer on the different [formulas] to get the look of longer, more defined, and luscious lashes. I also like to drag the mascara wand upward and outward in the [far] corners of the eyes so it creates a hypnotic feline shape. Mascara has definitely played an important role in my philosophy as an artist because, when you put on your makeup, you feel so confidant and empowered—like you really can take over the world.”

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty, Estée Lauder, Chanel

EXCLUSIVE: Ireland Baldwin Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Dsquared²


Before she hit the front row at the designers’ show yesterday, Ireland Baldwin (daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin) spent some time in the makeup chair, trying on the full look minus the punchy red lip, and wound up in the middle of the dynamic duo themselves. Here, her hashtag-filled report:

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Getting ready for the show front-row #tikigirl

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Backstage makeup session by Charlotte Tilbury’s team—she has such a talent!

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Aren’t we looking gorgeous together?!? #DeanCaten #DanCaten #Dsquared²

While we’re always fans of a loud mouth on a runway—especially one filled with minidresses and retro-inspired maillots—Baldwin brings this poolside goddess look down-to-earth with a nude lip and slightly bumped-up hair. We think she’ll fit right in at the glamorous tiki bar dreamed up by Dean and Dan Caten (ahem…when the 17-year-old is of legal drinking age, of course).

Photos: Courtesy of Dsquared²

Beauty 411: Charlotte Tilbury


Charlotte TilburyFashion weeks (yup, plural) just wouldn’t be the same without the magnificent work of Charlotte Tilbury. The London-based makeup artist with a more-than-two decades-long career has become a ubiquitous backstage presence—her Marisa Berenson-inspired creations for Donna Karan just this week were particularly killer—and an immediately recognizable one at that, with her flame-colored lioness mane and omnipresent pair of heels. Besides tending to basically every single notable model’s visage, Tilbury also counts celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, and Penélope Cruz as regulars and has, over the years, collaborated with an impressive list of style luminaries, Katie Grand, Carine Roitfeld, Stella McCartney, and Tom Ford among them. And this month, Tilbury launched her very own meticulously curated line of makeup at Selfridges in London. Needless to say, we were eager to pick her beauty brain.

“My number-one must have is a facial from the incredible Sarah Chapman. She gives you the most relaxing and youth-boosting facials, which are essential after the craziness of the fashion weeks.”

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Clinic, 106 Draycott Ave., London, 0207-589-9585,

“My manicurist, Claudine Cooke, gives me the most amazing manicures and pedicures in London. Make sure you follow her on Twitter @claudine_cooke.”

House calls only, 011-44-790-349-3674.

“I live in Notting Hill, in London, and it’s the perfect place [to find] inspiration for my work. I love to browse Portobello Market for vintage treasures and can’t help stopping at Mr. Christian’s on Elgin Crescent for some [delicious] food.”

“I grew up on the island of Ibiza. I try to go home at least once a year, and when I do, I make sure that I visit the local pharmacies, where I find the most incredible Rose Vaselina that you can’t get in London.”

“Mascara is my desert island must-have! I started using it at the age of 13 and I haven’t stopped since. My lashes are instantly transformed from fair and short to long, luscious, and glossy. It’s also so important to curl them to open up your eyes and get that perfect flutter.”

“I have been mixing my own scent for years, and I just can’t live without it. It’s a blend of rose, neroli, and some secret ingredients inspired my childhood in Ibiza and my mother’s rose-scented beauty products.”

“Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and a Mason Pearson hairbrush are my haircare essentials. I am so inspired by sixties icon Brigitte Bardot and her gorgeous, slight beehive hairstyle. I use these products to tease my hair and give it a little bit of height in the back.”

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Backstage at Donna Karan: Bohemian Rhapsody


karlie-klossAlthough there were plenty of supermodels of the moment on the premises (Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Hilary Rhoda to name just three), the hair and makeup was inspired by originals like Marisa Berenson and Lauren Hutton. “I haven’t updated [their look] that much, I’ve got to be honest,” said face painter Charlotte Tilbury. She mixed two MAC Face and Body Foundation shades to warm up the skin, applied a burnt amber blush across the cheeks, and used a large, fluffy brush to dust Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder on the temples and points of the face where the sun would naturally hit. The lids were lined with Eye Kohl in Teddy, and a bronze-gold cream shadow was washed around the eyes. To get spiky, seventies fringe, Tilbury curled it “up, up, up,” and then coated each individual lash on top and bottom with a combo of two mascaras—Opulash to build volume, and Haute & Naughty over top to set. The lip color was a blend of beigy pink lipstick and russet-colored gloss.

In contrast to the grungy and raw textures we’ve seen this week, the sleek and straight strands created by Eugene Souleiman were refreshingly minimalist and clean. Since he wanted the hair to “fly,” it was free of styling products—with the exception of hair spray on the pinned-back piece in front. After blowing hair dry with a round brush to stretch and smooth the cuticle, Souleiman ran a flatiron from roots to ends. He used the pointed tip of a rattail comb to devise a section from forehead to crown that was the exact width of the metal barrette and then proceeded to divide it into thinner layers, each doused in hair spray and flattened against the head using a small bristle brush and blow-dryer with a concentrated nozzle. Finally, the simple yet graphic accessory was snapped into place. The end result was easy, sexy, and glamorous.