Old Hollywood Makeup Tutorial

Transport your makeup look back to the glamorous days of Old Hollywood with Charlotte’s Old Hollywood-inspired makeup tutorial.

Charlotte’s Old Hollywood Makeup Tutorial

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

    Step 1: Magic Skin Prep

    Charlotte begins every makeup look with a supercharged skincare routine for the stars! Her magical skincare steps are the perfect starting point for your Old Hollywood makeup look, prepping the skin for makeup.

    First, smooth Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir into the skin to flood it with hydration, then pat Magic Eye Rescue around the eyes to gently nourish the eye area. Lastly, apply AWARD-WINNING Charlotte’s Magic Cream! Charlotte never does makeup without her globally loved, instant-turnaround moisturizer – it’s the backstage cream that the stars depend on to give their skin a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow!

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

    Step 2: Hollywood Flawless Complexion

    Once your magic skincare prep is complete, it’s time for foundation. To get the flawless-looking complexion of a Hollywood starlet, pair Charlotte’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation with Hollywood Flawless Filter to create an airbrushed-looking base with a Hollywood GLOW! Mix Charlotte’s full-coverage, natural-finish foundation with her ICONIC glow booster and apply using the [Magic Complexion Brush], blending out to create a smooth-looking complexion with a luminous finish that would look gorgeous on stage or screen!

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  3. An open, mirrored-lid, mini, pressed powder compact in a peach-beige shade.

    Step 3: Conceal and Perfect

    To give your complexion the perfected look seen on red carpets and the big screen, apply Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer using the Hollywood Complexion Brush, focusing on the under eyes and on any areas you’d like a little more coverage such as over blemishes or redness.

    The medium-buildable formula helps to brighten and perfect the look of skin and is easily set in place by the pressed powder that lives in the clutch bags of countless Hollywood stars of today, Charlotte’s AWARD-WINNING Airbrush Flawless Finish. Reach for the Powder & Sculpt Brush to precisely apply Charlotte’s smoothing-effect powder, pressing product into the complexion for an airbrushed, flawless-looking finish.

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  4. Brow Fix is Charlotte's clear sculpting gel for fixing brow hairs in place

    Step 4: Softly Sculpted Brows

    For eyebrows, keep them softly sculpted by lightly filling them in with Brow Lift eyebrow pencil, creating a flattering shape that helps to frame the face. Then, fix your brows in place using the clear sculpting gel, Brow Fix, keeping the brow hairs looking wispy and elegant while adding subtle definition.

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  5. Bigger, Brighter Eyes Palette in Exagger-Eyes, an eye-enhancing, rose-gold eye colour quad

    Step 5: Hollywood Glamour Eyes

    Create an Old Hollywood glamour gaze with Charlotte’s eye-enhancing beauty secrets! For eyeshadow, use the delicate, neutral and rosy shades in the Bigger, Brighter Eyes Palette in Exagger-Eyes to prime the lids and accentuate the crease and waterline. To define, reach for The Classic eyeliner pencil in Classic Brown to sketch out a minimalist winged eyeliner. Then, amplify the lashes with Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara in Super Black, applying a couple of coats to lift and stretch the look of your lashes.

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  6. Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish brightening pressed powder in translucent shade for fair and medium skin tones

    Step 6: Brighten and Lift-Effect

    Mimicking the beautifying effects of bright Hollywood lights, apply Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish to give the complexion a brighter, more lifted look. Focusing on areas you want to enhance, blur and visbily lift such as under the eyes, the tops of the cheeks and along your smile lines, sweep a soft veil of this illuminating powder onto the face and let it act like your own personal spotlight.

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  7. Matte Revolution Lipstick in berry-toned red shade Walk of No Shame

    Step 7: Hollywood Red Lip

    Nothing says Hollywood glamour like a red lip, so it’s essential to sign off your Old Hollywood makeup look with a swipe of red lipstick! Charlotte’s perfect Hollywood red lip is a combination of her Lip Cheat and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of No Shame, an unapologetic berry-red that’s always the star of the show. Together, this iconic lip pairing creates a timeless red lipstick look with a modern, matte finish that’s inspired by the pouts of Old Hollywood starlets.

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  8. Cheek to Chic blush compact in First Love featuring two shimmering light pink shades

    Step 8: Beautify with Blush

    Give the cheeks the chicest flush of blush using Cheek to Chic in First Love, a soft, blushing pink. Charlotte’s pressed powder blushes are two-toned blush compacts that give a kiss of pretty, healthy-looking colour to the cheeks, delivering buildable pigment payoff with a soft, pearlescent finish. Apply your perfect shade of blush using Charlotte’s SWISH + POP technique, sweeping your brush around the outer ring, then adding a shimmering pop from the centre.

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  9. Charlotte's Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter in Moonlit Glow, an icy pressed highlighter

    Step 9: Get the Hollywood Glow!

    The final step in Charlotte’s Old Hollywood makeup tutorial is to GET YOUR HOLLYWOOD GLOW ON! Using her NEW! Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters, apply highlighter to the high points of the face following Charlotte’s Glow Glide Guide and give your complexion a magical, megawatt glow of the stars!

    The silky-smooth formula is designed to glide across the skin, delivering a dreamy, incandescent glow that looks gorgeous on the red carpet and beyond! Apply to your cheekbones, jawline, nose, inner corners, cupid’s bow and brow bone to give your features the ultimate Hollywood glow in one of Charlotte’s 7 GLOWING SHADES!

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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.