The Sunday Times Style: The Glamorous World of Charlotte Tilbury

Darlings, get a glimpse into my exclusive interview with The Sunday Times Style and discover the 5 must-have Charlotte Tilbury products in beauty journalist Hadley Freeman’s makeup bag.

“The glowy, sparkly Tilbury look is era-defining. She is Britain’s first global make-up behemoth, England’s very own Estée Lauder.” – The Sunday Times Style on Charlotte Tilbury

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Darlings, it was my pleasure to sit down with The Sunday Times Style in December to talk about my partnership with Elton John’s Rocket Fund and my mission to share the confidence-boosting power of makeup with everyone, everywhere!

I’ve known Hadley Freeman – acclaimed journalist for The Sunday Times – for years, and I was thrilled to hear that my makeup and skincare are mainstays in her beauty bag.

We talked about the transformative effects of makeup and how it can instantly elevate your mood, as well as my magical journey from makeup artist to brand owner; what it takes to chair a successful, eponymous beauty brand; and how the ‘Charlotte Tilbury Effect’ has grown and grown, dominating the beauty industry in just a decade!

“Whether you’re in Selfridges or a make-up boutique such as Space NK, it’s always the Tilbury counter that is overwhelmed with customers while the other brands can only look on enviously.” – The Sunday Times Style on Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

Discover The Sunday Times Style’s Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Must-Haves

The Sunday Times Style Charlotte Tilbury Bestsellers

  1. Thick and luscious pearly-white moisturiser in an open glass jar with its gold-coloured lid placed behind it.

    Charlotte’s Magic Cream 50ml

    Darlings, Charlotte’s Magic Cream was the first product I ever created for Charlotte Tilbury Beauty back in 2013! I created this luxurious, sensorial moisturiser backstage to give celebrities and runway models an immediate skin revival. I needed something that would smooth and plump the look of skin in seconds to create the perfect canvas for makeup, and to this day, I never do makeup without Magic Cream! High-performance ingredients like hydrating hyaluronic acid, smoothing peptides, and radiance-boosting vitamin C revive the appearance of skin, helping everyone, everywhere to get the Tilbury Glow after a late night or long flight. Magic Cream is Magic Skin, darlings!

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    Discover Charlotte’s Magic Cream – the #1 50ml Face Cream in the UK Prestige Skincare Market*

  2. A closed, luminous primer in a light cool-toned-beige shade in a glass bottle with a gold-coloured lid.

    Hollywood Flawless Filter

    They can try but they can never deny, Hollywood Flawless Filter is the original glow booster! I created Hollywood Flawless Filter to capture the beautifying, skin-perfecting effects of social media filters and red carpet lights to give everyone, everywhere a flawless-looking Hollywood glow. This sheer, silky-smooth complexion perfector took over the world, giving glow-lovers around the world the most magical, magnetic glow. Use Hollywood Flawless Filter as an illuminating primer; mix it with your foundation to create a glowy finish; or use it as a skin-like liquid highlighter to unlock red carpet-ready Hollywood skin!

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    Get the Hollywood Effect

  3. 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.

    Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation

    Blending colour expertise and the science of skincare, I created Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation as a medium-coverage foundation that helps to improve the appearance of skin with every wear. This hydrating foundation is my secret to a healthy-looking, radiant complexion, smoothing on for easy, buildable, beautifying coverage that looks like skin. Infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid brightening-effect rose complex, Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation is powered by skincare to help you look and feel like the most beautiful version of yourself.

    Shop Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation

    Discover my Beautiful Skin Makeup Routine

  4. Airbrush Flawless Finish pressed powder in shade 3 for tan complexions

    AIRbrush Flawless Finish

    My AIRbrush Effect pressed powder belongs in every handbag from Hollywood to Hong Kong, darlings! AIRbrush Flawless Finish is my globally loved pressed powder; it’s used on wedding days, at red carpet events and on runways around the world to smooth and blur the look of skin, cover the appearance of pores and to set makeup into place. It has a silky-smooth texture that never feels cakey or drying – just tap on a weightless veil using my Powder & Sculpt Brush and unlock the flawless feeling of immediate skin confidence!

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    Discover how to apply powder

  5. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is Charlotte's weightless, makeup-fixing mist that lets you party all night and stay all day

    AIRbrush Flawless Setting Spray

    Set your makeup into place with my bestselling AIRbrush Flawless Setting Spray – it’s proven to extend the life of your makeup look for up to 16 hours!** This high-performance setting spray helps your makeup to last longer while also smoothing and blurring the look of your complexion. It’s the AIRbrush Effect, bottled! AIRbrush Flawless Setting Spray is waterproof and feels weightless on the skin – it’s the final step that every makeup routine needs to lock in your look!

    Shop AIRbrush Flawless Setting Spray

    Discover the differences between face mist vs setting spray

Darlings, which of my The Sunday Times Style-approved, best-selling beauty secrets are you head-over-heels for? Shop my globally loved makeup and skincare on or the Charlotte Tilbury App!

*Source: Circana Group (UK) Ltd. Retail Tracking Service. Aug '22 - Jul'23. Value sales. Based on information available from Circana Group (UK) Ltd as of 13th November 2023. To verify:

**Tested on 30 people.

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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.

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