How To Hydrate Skin With Skincare and Makeup

Learn how to hydrate skin using Charlotte’s ingredient-packed skincare and moisturising makeup essentials.

Darlings, it’s so important to know how to hydrate skin, because a truly hydrated base is one that is GLOWING and ready for makeup. What is Charlotte’s secret to getting a GORGEOUS canvas that’s flooded with hydration? Drinking plenty of water is a good place to start, but with the help of Charlotte’s MAGICAL, HYDRATING BEAUTY SECRETS, you can perfect a healthy, hydrated look with your skincare routine and makeup favourites!

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How to Hydrate Skin with Skincare

Knowing how to hydrate skin starts with using the right skincare. Charlotte formulates her MAGICAL skincare products with a world of HYDRATING ingredients to provide hydration, improve moisture retention and give skin a healthy-looking glow.

Let’s start by breaking down some simple skincare steps you can do to get Charlotte’s famously hydrated MAGIC skin.

  1. Makeup remover in a clear bottle with text on it that reads, 'Take it all off' with a white-coloured lid.

    Step 1: Start with a Makeup-Free Canvas using Take It All Off Makeup Remover

    For a truly fresh face, apply Charlotte’s NEW! Take It All Off Makeup Remover to start your routine with a clean canvas that’s free from makeup. The HYDRATING formula includes SOOTHING EYEBRIGHT and COMFORTING chamomile to be gentle on skin while effectively wiping away any makeup that’s left over from the night before from your eyes, lips and lashes.

    Tilbury Tip: Use Charlotte’s SHAKE, SOAK and SWIPE method for MAGICAL makeup removal.

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  2. A travel-size, clear bottle filled with luminous, cream-coloured watery toner with a silver-coloured lid.

    Step 2: Exfoliate and Hydrate with Glow Toner

    In the beauty world, toner has sometimes gotten a bad reputation for drying the skin, so when Charlotte formulated her Glow Toner, she knew that she wanted to pack it full of hydrating ingredients that would leave skin GLOWING. Calling on sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide – two heavy hitters when it comes to hydration – Charlotte created a toner that provides an effective, acid-free exfoliating process that doesn’t feel drying. Instead, Glow Toner quenches the skin with hydration and nourishment, leaving it looking RADIANT.

    Tilbury Tip: Apply with your hands using soothing massage motions or use a cotton pad for gentle exfoliation.

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  3. A pearly-white serum in a glass bottle with its dropper applicator next to it.

    Step 3: Hydrate Skin with Polyglutamic Acid, found in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

    In the world of hydrating ingredients, hyaluronic acid has become a hero for smooth, hydrated skin, but did you know that it has a big sister of sorts? Polyglutamic acid is a potent, hydrating ingredient that is 4X more hydrating than hyaluronic acid, making it a total powerhouse when it comes to intensely hydrating your skin. Your serum is the perfect moment in your skincare routine to dial up the dosage of high-performance hydrators like polyglutamic acid, and Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir takes full advantage of this ingredient, pairing it with brightening vitamin C and niacinamide to lock in all of its skin-loving goodness.

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  4. Thick, pearly-white cream in an open glass jar with its rose-gold-coloured lid next to it.

    Step 4: Maximise Hydration with Charlotte’s Magic Cream

    Charlotte’s AWARD-WINNING magic moisturiser, Charlotte’s Magic Cream, uses a magical mixture of HYDRATING HEROES to drench your complexion. This dreamy day cream is expertly formulated with camellia oil, rosehip oil, shea butter and hyaluronic acid to create a rich texture that’s both MOISTURISING and MESMERISING, leaving skin looking healthy and hydrated.

    Tilbury Tip: Layer the magic! If you have dry skin, or simply love layering your moisturising formulas for maximum results, apply Charlotte’s iconic Magic Cream alongside Charlotte’s Magic Cream Light for even more gorgeous glow.

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  5. A white-coloured lip oil box with shiny, geometric patterns on it, and Magic Lip Oil written on it in rose gold colour.

    Step 5: Keep Lips Luscious with Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir

    While we’re talking about how to hydrate skin, don’t forget about that pout, darling! Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir rolls EFFORTLESSLY across the lips, giving them a helping of hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and a glassy shine that helps them appear FULLER and more KISSABLE!

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How to get the Hydrated Look using Makeup

Hydrating your skin doesn’t stop with skincare! Charlotte knows that skincare and makeup go hand in hand, so discover a few of her tips on how to hydrate skin using MAGICAL hydrating makeup must-haves.

  1. An open foundation wand in gold packaging with a pump dispenser and a medium-brown-coloured body to show the shade of the foundation inside.

    Step 6: Hydrate for Radiant-Looking Skin with Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation

    Beautiful Skin Foundation is Charlotte’s answer to a hydrated, healthy-looking base. The formula is comfortable and lightweight with a natural-looking finish, giving skin a DREAMY, DEWY glow. Its medium coverage helps to perfect the look of skin by concealing the appearance of blemishes and redness, but its main role is to BEAUTIFY the skin by boosting radiance and hydration with the help of skincare sweetheart, hyaluronic acid.

    Tilbury Tip: Blend out with your fingers for a seamless, skin-like application.

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  2. Radiant concealer in a glass tube with a gold-coloured lid with text on the tube that reads, 'Beautiful Skin Concealer'

    Step 7: Hydrate, Shape and Brighten with Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer

    A perfect partner for Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation, Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer provides medium-to-buildable coverage that puts hydration first. Once again, hyaluronic acid takes a starring role, giving this hydrating concealer a NOURISHING eye cream effect!

    Tilbury Tip: Use a lighter shade under the eyes for a lifted and brightened effect.

    Tilbury Tip: To help reduce excess shine, apply Charlotte’s AWARD-WINNING Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in the T-zone, and to help brighten the appearance of under-eyes, apply Charlotte’s NEW! Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish Powder for an illuminating effect.

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  3. An open cream bronzer compact with gold-coloured packaging with a bronzer brush with soft,d ark-brown-coloured bristles and a golden-coloured handle.

    Step 8: Get a Beachy-Bronzed, Hydrated Glow using Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer

    Hydrating and bronzing your complexion all at once, Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer adds beachy-bronzed, sunlit dimension to your face as well as a surge of moisture thanks to its hyaluronic acid-enriched formula. Designed as an easy-to-blend cream with plenty of glow, this beautifying bronzer is the key to helping your hydrated makeup look appear seamless and sun-kissed.

    Discover how to flawlessly apply Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer

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  4. Three, petite, open pots filled with shimmery cream eyeshadows in nude, bronze, and rose gold.

    Step 9: Light up the Eyes with Eyes to Mesmerise

    Darlings, why stop at your complexion? Bring hydrating makeup magic onto your eyes with Eyes To Mesmerise! The cream eyeshadow formula is easy to blend and is packed with soft-focused shimmer to give the lids an ALL-EYES-ON-YOU glow. Each pigmented pot is rich in vitamin E and emollients that help seal in moisture to keep your lids GLOWING.

    Tilbury Tip: Accentuate the eyes even more with a coat of Charlotte’s Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara.

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  5. An open lip and cheek tint in a rosy pink shade with a pink-coloured bottle with a white and gold-coloured doe-foot applicator.

    Step 10: Colour and Care for Lips and Cheeks using Tinted Love

    Charlotte’s Tinted Love gives your makeup look just a tint of MESMERISING colour, giving the lips a just-been-kissed flush. With hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this LIGHTWEIGHT and LONG-WEARING lip and cheek formula moisturises and nourishes while leaving behind a romantic, just-kissed tint.

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  6. An open, moisturizing lipstick lip balm in a nude pink shade with a black and gold-coloured cover.

    Step 11: Glide on Hyaluronic Happikiss for Beautifully Balmy Lips

    As a final kiss of hydration for the lips, apply Hyaluronic Happikiss to give them a glossy sheen. Blending beautifully with your lip tint, this balmy, hyaluronic acid-infused formula glides across the lips to dial up the hydration and shine while leaving behind a juicy wash of colour. It’s the perfect product for mirroring the dewy, hydrated glow you’ve created on your complexion, on your lips!

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There you have it, darlings! The power to unlock HEALTHY, HYDRATED-LOOKING skin and a makeup look to match is in your beauty bag! These hydrating ICONS are packed with skin-quenching ingredients to give your skin that extra drink of water it needs. With the help of Charlotte’s research-powered skincare and moisture-infused makeup, hydrating your skin is simple.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.