The Year in Review: A Magical Look Back at 2022

Take a look back at some of Charlotte’s most magical moments from 2022.

Darlings, as we wave goodbye to 2022 and ring in the new year, Charlotte is taking a moment to reflect on some of the most magical moments of the year. From red carpet takeovers and incredible events to iconic makeup and skincare launches, 2022 was an extraordinary year for Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. Discover some of the highlights below, darlings!

Charlotte Tilbury holiday model shot


New Year, NEW! Beautiful Skin!

2022 was off to a BEAUTIFUL start with the launch of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation, following her ambition to make everyone, everywhere feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. Beautiful Skin was a natural extension to Charlotte’s foundation wardrobe, offering medium-buildable coverage with a radiant finish that unlocks skin confidence, every day. Charlotte loves it, the stars love it, and now the world loves it – Beautiful Skin Foundation is a complexion icon that belongs on every red carpet and in every makeup bag!

Charlotte’s long-time friend and ICONIC supermodel Kate Moss was revealed as the face of Beautiful Skin Foundation. Kate has mesmerised wearing Charlotte’s beauty icons on photoshoots and at events for years; she’s the perfect brand muse, embodying supermodel stardom and inspirational confidence. The campaign was all about feeling beautiful and comfortable in your own skin and featured the gorgeous Jourdan Dunn and Phoebe Dynevor, showcasing the natural, healthy-looking glow of Charlotte’s latest foundation innovation across a spectrum of skin tones.


Beautiful Moments and Charlotte's FIRST Facial Oil

In February, Charlotte and Kate sat down to revisit some of their most iconic moments including Vogue cover shoots, incredible locations and off-set secrets, as well as the birth of the Feline Flick.

Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil still life

Charlotte also launched her first ever face oil - Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil - a high-performance oil that’s formulated with powerhouse plant extracts, soothing essential oils and a skin-conditioning collagen matrix to perform a spa-quality facial at home. This was a new category for Charlotte to step into, adding a luxurious, self-care potion to her line-up of supercharged skincare.


Awards Season Takeover and Women's Empowerment

With award season in full swing, Charlotte was working hard to make sure every red carpet was blessed with moments of makeup magic! Some highlights include BAFTA’s Best Supporting Actress winner, Ariana DeBose, as well as creating after-party glam on Jourdan Dunn and Lily James; working with the stellar MJ Rodriguez and Caitriona Balfe at the Critics Choice Awards, and taking over the Oscars with Penelope Cruz, Sienna Miller and Sofia Vergara, as well as Best Actress winner, Jessica Chastain. Charlotte’s products are staples on the red carpet, and this awards season was simply glowing with Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

For International Women’s Day, Charlotte pledged to support long-standing partner, Women for Women International. Their #PowerToChange campaign focuses on supporting and celebrating women and the power that they possess to change the world, changing their own lives and the lives of others to overcome conflict and inequality. This empowering message is at the heart of everything Charlotte does, not just in March, but all year, every year.

“International Women’s Day means celebrating, empowering and encouraging all of the incredible, inspiring women in our lives!!” – Charlotte Tilbury.

The month ended with a phone call from a Pillow Talk pink telephone, and all of Charlotte’s iconic beauty muses answered…


Pillow Talk Party and Ramadan Celebrations

The Pillow Talk Party took over April, and it was ICONIC! Charlotte introduced the world to new Pillow Talk essentials including Pillow Talk Multi-Glow, a limited-edition beaming highlighter in two shades with pearly and peachy pink hues, as well as a new shade of her Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara, Dream Pop, the dreamiest berry-brown mascara that makes the eyes pop! Charlotte’s beauty muses starred in the campaign including iconic talents Twiggy, Kate Moss and Jourdan Dunn, reminding the world that Pillow Talk is everyone’s perfect shade!

Charlotte also made strides in the metaverse, launching her 3D Volumetric Avatar – a first for any beauty brand! This quantum shift merged the realms of beauty and tech to create her iconic avatar within a virtual reality store. Beauty lovers could use a QR code to join Charlotte in her virtual world, exploring her Pillow Talk collection and even shopping with friends. Everyone was invited to the Pillow Talk Party!

Pillow Talk Party group shot

April was also the beginning of Ramadan which Charlotte celebrated on YouTube. Hosted by fabulous presenter and personality, Lojain Omran, the video series explored themes of family values, skincare and makeup essentials and festive rituals during Ramadan. It featured special guests such as superstar actress, Amel Bouchoucha, who discussed the beauty in celebrating Eid, and iconic musician and presenter, Rahma Riad, who celebrated Ramadan with a Pillow Talk Party!


Met Gala, That Flawless Summer Feeling and Magic Skin Secrets

On the first Monday in May, Charlotte attended the Met Gala, working with iconic beauties including best-dressed Blake Lively. With the theme In America: An Anthology of Fashion, Team Tilbury created all-American makeup magic to accompany Blake’s captivating, colour-switching gown by Atelier Versace, inspired by the architectural beauty of the Statue of Liberty.

The second phase of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin takeover took place in May with the release of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer! Her radiant cream bronzer welcomed in the summertime sun, helping everyone, everywhere to unlock their ultimate, sun-kissed glow just in time for summer.

At the Klarna Beauty Disruptor Awards, Charlotte was awarded by The Sunday Times Style, winning Best Beauty Industry Icon of 2022! She received her award from renowned Beauty Editor India Knight and further cemented her status as an industry icon and Beauty Disruptor.

Beautiful Skin Bronzer model shot

May also saw the launch of Magic Skin Rituals, a Sunday skincare video series where influencers and experts share their pro tips on how to take care of your skin. Themes have included quick skincare routines, how to hydrate your skin and how to get brighter-looking skin, all using Charlotte’s supercharged skincare products. Charlotte is excited to share more Magic Skin Rituals in 2023!


Platinum Jubilee and Glow With Pride

For Pride Month, Charlotte encouraged everyone, everywhere to glow with pride! Celebrating 50 years of Pride in the UK, Charlotte asked the LGBTQ+ community what makes them glow with pride, with makeup lovers including RuPaul's Drag Race UK alum Bimini discussing the ways beauty and pride go hand in hand to help everyone express their most authentic, beautiful version of themselves.

Queen Elizabeth II has been a constant source of inspiration for Charlotte throughout the years, and so she was extremely honoured to be the official beauty partner of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Charlotte attended the pageant with Kate Moss and Phoebe Dynevor, riding on the Union Jack bus and celebrating a wonderful moment in modern British history. To mark the occasion, Charlotte released a limited-edition Platinum Jubilee collection in the Queen’s honour including a plush, velvety makeup bag, while highlighting the magic of her ICONIC Charlotte’s Magic Cream and jewel-inspired lipstick shades in The Queen, Gracefully Pink and Runway Royalty.

Later in June, Charlotte sat down with Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor to film Beauty is a Feeling. The pair talked about all things beauty, what it was like to be a part of Charlotte’s sensational Beautiful Skin Foundation campaign and the ways that beauty can empower and inspire everyone, every day.


Your Glowing Skin Solution and Bridal Beauty

Glow Toner model shot

In July, Charlotte added to her line-up of supercharged skincare with the launch of Glow Toner, a daily radiant glow solution with pore-refining niacinamide and resurfacing acid alternatives. The formula gently exfoliates and helps to reduce the look of pores, leaving skin feeling baby-soft with a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow. This glow-getting toner slotted into Charlotte’s magical skincare routine between her Goddess Cleansing Ritual and Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, helping skin to look born to glow!

After having the pleasure of being the makeup artist to the beautiful and ICONIC Britney Spears on her wedding day, Sofia Tilbury recreated the look for Charlotte’s YouTube channel in a mesmerising tutorial. Britney’s wedding to Sam Asghari was the event of the year and Sofia was honoured to do her makeup for such a special occasion. The video breaks down the steps Sofia took to create Britney’s blushing bridal makeup and is perfect inspiration for creating wedding day makeup!


Shapewear for the Eyes and Face!

Following the launch of Beautiful Skin Foundation and Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer, Charlotte unveiled the third instalment to her Beautiful Skin franchise, Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer. It’s a hydrating concealer that’s like SHAPEWEAR FOR THE EYES AND FACE, helping to conceal, brighten and lift the look of skin! Infused with hyaluronic acid and golden vitamin C, the formula combines the power of an eye cream with the impact of a concealer, adding medium-buildable coverage and helping to improve skin with every wear. Formulated in 30 shades to give everyone, everywhere their perfect shade match, Charlotte’s newest concealer was one of her most anticipated launches of the year!

Alongside her new concealer, Charlotte revealed a brightening counterpart to the #1 LUXURY PRESSED POWDER IN THE UK + US*, her award-winning Airbrush Flawless Finish. Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish is available in two shades, Fair/Medium, a translucent pressed powder, and Tan/Deep, a yellow-toned shade; it’s a new, brightening version of Charlotte’s iconic powder that pairs perfectly with Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, lifting and illuminating the look of the face by adding a veil of luminosity that makes the high points pop. It truly was a month of brightened, beautiful-looking skin!

Beautiful Skin Concealer still life

Aside from ICONIC product launches, August saw yet another moment of red-carpet magic, with SUPERSTAR artist Lizzo wearing Charlotte Tilbury Beauty to the VMAs where she accepted the Video for Good award. Her look, created by makeup artist Alexx Mayo, was bold and beautiful, using Charlotte’s Rock ‘N’ Kohl eyeliner pencil in Bedroom Black to create a bewitching black lip look.


Sensational September

September was a spectacular month – not only was it Fashion Month with incredible shows happening in New York and London, there were also exciting announcements, unbelievable events and an award win!

The Soho House Awards took place in London, celebrating creative forces from all over the world. Charlotte walked the red carpet wearing her new Beautiful Skin Foundation and Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, and she took home the iconic Soho House Entrepreneur Award, recognising her incredible achievements and limitless ambition.

A standout from London Fashion Week was Harris Reed’s presentation with celebrity makeup artist Sofia Tilbury. Harris’ collection celebrated genderless artistry and included 12 avant-garde looks using Charlotte’s magical makeup formulas. It was a night of off-the-charts creativity and a reminder of the power of makeup!

Charlotte announced BREAKING BEAUTY NEWS that British actress Lily James is the NEW! face of her award-winning moisturiser, Charlotte’s Magic Cream. Lily is a perfect beauty muse, joining countless experts and stars from across the world who LOVE Charlotte’s Magic Cream, the globally loved moisturiser that started it all.

September continued to spotlight Charlotte’s supercharged skincare. She launched her new Instagram page, @charlottetilburyskincare, a must-follow account where Charlotte and her team of beauty experts can share skincare secrets with the world! Follow her new skincare page to discover inspirational and informative skincare content!

The new skincare Instagram launched just in time for Charlotte’s first ever Skincare Summit! The sensational skincare event was held in New York and had industry experts in attendance including A-list Aesthetician, Georgia Louise, former editor of Vogue Magazine, Jenna Rennert, and Charlotte’s Global Director of Scientific Development, Jonathan Reynolds. At the event, Charlotte dove into the science behind her iconic skincare products, including the development process for Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and the backstage origins of Charlotte’s Magic Cream.

Lily James Magic Cream model shot


Enter Studio Tilbury and Charlotte’s Beauty Gifting Universe!

In October, Charlotte rolled out the red carpet for her star-studded Holiday collection, Studio Tilbury! Inspired by the glamorous disco energy of the 70s, Charlotte created twinkling trinkets, treats and treasures for everyone on every guestlist! The collection includes NEW! makeup magic like Hypnotising Pop Shots, Charlotte’s jewel-inspired single eyeshadows for creating hypnotising, high-shine eye looks, and Pillow Talk Crystal Dimension Eyeliner, a magical, multichrome eyeliner that flips from pink to gold and is the life of every party!

Familiar faces joined the party in the form of gorgeous gift sets, with breakout stars like Charlotte's Dreamy Superstar Glow Kit, a miniature duo of Charlotte’s GLOBALLY LOVED Beauty Light Wands and the Pillow Talk Beautifying Lip Kit, a quartet of lip icons in everyone’s perfect shade, Pillow Talk! With her Gifting Universe, Charlotte made 2022 her biggest and best holiday season yet!

After the magic of London Fashion Week, Sofia was joined by the extraordinary Harris Reed to recreate one of the runway looks from their show. The look featured a sky-high, winged eyeliner bejewelled with light-catching crystals and looked fabulous on Harris. The pair discussed backstage secrets from the show, as well as Harris’ collaborative creative process and the jaw-dropping looks that ruled the runway. Watch the video on Charlotte’s YouTube channel…


Studio Tilbury Takes Over the World with Iconic Events + Beauty Tech Innovations!

The party continued throughout November with Charlotte enlisting the help of Sofia Tilbury and Pro Artist Kom for a magical masterclass on YouTube! The trio got ready using Charlotte’s supercharged skincare and makeup icons, recreating the show-stopping looks from the Holiday campaign and giving recommendations of ways to gift magic this festive season. Charlotte channelled the soft beauty of Lily James, while Sofia created Kate Moss’ hypnotising blue eyeshadow look using the SELL-OUT Hypnotising Pop Shot in Cosmic Rocks, and Kom mirrored Jourdan Dunn’s graphic eyeliner look using Pillow Talk Crystal Dimension Eyeliner.

Charlotte also launched her Beauty Realm, a virtual holiday experience where everyone, everywhere can discover her magical holiday collection! In Charlotte’s Beauty Realm, beauty lovers could create their own personal avatars, discover trinkets, treats and treasures they’ll adore, and even shop with friends as a fabulous virtual shopping experience. For the eagle-eyed, there was even a sneak peek at Charlotte’s upcoming Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters and a chance to WIN as they join the waitlist!

The doors opened in Charlotte’s newest Beauty Wonderland, her incredible, new location on Paradise Street, Liverpool! This exciting new venture marks her first stand-alone store in the north of England, a huge milestone for Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. With a full city takeover including the Radio City Tower being lit up in Pillow Talk pink, this fabulous store opening was one to remember!

Charlotte also took over Palm Jumeirah in Dubai with a SHOW-STOPPING Studio Tilbury event, becoming the first beauty brand to do so! The event was hosted by Bella and Sofia Tilbury at Aura Skypool and featured an astounding drone show, lighting up the sky in honour of Charlotte’s award-winning Magic Cream.


An Iconic End to an Iconic Year

In December, all eyes were on the Fashion Awards! Charlotte brought along a star-studded crowd of beauties, with Team Tilbury giving each of them a show-stopping Tilbury transformation! Charlotte also debuted her NEW! glow secrets on the red carpet: Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters! Giving stars like Lily James and Jourdan Dunn a spectacular, soft-focus glow, Charlotte teased why her new highlighters are the BEAUTY GLOW TRICKS OF THE STARS!

With the gifting season well and truly underway, Charlotte was joined by ICONIC fashion mogul and her good friend, Victoria Beckham, for the ultimate gift-giving celebration! The pair shared memories from their 25-year friendship including iconic photoshoots and the creation of Very Victoria Matte Revolution Lipstick, a cool, taupe-nude that’s very Victoria, then shared gorgeous gifts including engraved Charlotte’s Magic Cream pots for the Beckham family.

Darlings, there were so many mesmerising moments that made 2022 a year that SPARKLED! The magic of Charlotte’s makeup and skincare shined brighter than ever this year - stay tuned for 2023 to be every bit as ICONIC!

  • Based on global sales data of Airbrush Flawless Finish powder from November 2021USE–October 2022

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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.