My love affair with Charlotte Tilbury began a few years ago on a visit to London. I wanted to get my makeup done for the photo shoot I had planned and remembered reading about the British, celebrity makeup artist turned makeup empress in a magazine. It seemed only proper to go with the London based brand (when in London…), so I booked an appointment with a Charlotte Tilbury artist at Harvey Nichols and immediately understood the hype of this luxury makeup brand.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation, Powder and Lip Liner have become staples in my make-up bag. The coverage is perfect for a photo shoot or event, but still leaves my face feeling light and fresh. But if you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that I usually don’t wear a ton of makeup. While I’m completely in my comfort zone styling an outfit or a photo shoot, I must admit that buying makeup is still a little bit intimidating for me. The aisles at Sephora, Ulta, Sak’s and Nordstrom offer endless choices, but where to begin? What I’m really loving about the Charlotte Tilbury line is that she’s packaged the products into sets for 10 different iconic looks you might want to create. You can be The Ingenue or Sophisticate by day and transform to The Bombshell, Rock Chic or Golden Goddess by night. And if you still need some help applying your make up like I do, Tilbury has created a collection of how to videos for her 10 looks, as well as countless other tutorials.
Since the Charlotte Tilbury name goes hand in hand with Hollywood Celebrity I wanted to create an Old Hollywood look for this shoot. Actually, I’m obsessed with Old Hollywood, so any chance I get to play dress up, I love to jump in and say “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille”. 🙂 Amina and I drove around the streets of West Hollywood and stumbled upon the cutest 1930’s apartment building. As we started our shoot and a man stopped us to tell us that Marilyn Monroe had lived in this building before she married Joe DiMaggio.
A few minutes later, I looked at the label on my lipstick to discover the color was titled “So Marilyn”. Sometimes the stars really do align when you are doing a photo shoot. Either that or Charlotte Tilbury wasn’t kidding when she named her foundation line “Magic.”
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