Birthday Makeup Tutorial

Brush along with this birthday makeup tutorial and celebrate your special day feeling like your most beautiful self!

Happy birthday, darling! On your special day, all eyes should be on YOU! Discover Charlotte’s birthday makeup tutorial and get ready to PARTY using her magical birthday beauty essentials!

Charlotte Birthday Makeup model shot

Charlotte’s Birthday Makeup Tutorial

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


    On your birthday and EVERY DAY, apply Charlotte’s Magic Cream to give your skin a hydrated, healthy-looking glow! Charlotte never does makeup without her ICONIC, INSTANT-TURNAROUND moisturizer, and neither should you! Formulated with a magic matrix of super-effective ingredients like BioNymph Peptide, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, Charlotte’s WORLD-FAMOUS day cream is beloved by SUPERMODELS and THE STARS! Smoothing Charlotte’s Magic Cream into your skin is the best way to create a lit-from-within canvas that feels smooth and ready for makeup – it’s the PERFECT birthday gift for your skin!

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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.


    To get your BIRTHDAY GLOW, use Charlotte’s iconic glow booster, Hollywood Flawless Filter, to give your complexion a luminous-looking finish inspired by red-carpet lights and beautifying social media filters! Apply Charlotte’s Hollywood glow elixir to PRIME and GLOW or mix it with one of her fabulous foundations to give the skin-perfecting formulas some extra RED-CARPET RADIANCE!

    When choosing your foundation, explore Charlotte’s foundation wardrobe and use her Foundation Finder to discover your perfect shade and finish! Charlotte has created a spectrum of foundation shades so that EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE can find their perfect match! For light coverage with a dewy-looking finish, choose Light Wonder, or for medium-buildable coverage with a healthy-looking glow, choose Beautiful Skin Foundation. Finally, for a full-coverage, full-glam look, choose Airbrush Flawless Foundation, a stay-all-day, natural-matte foundation. Whatever your makeup style, Charlotte has the foundation for you!

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  3. Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer with lid off


    Once you’ve applied your foundation, you can identify any areas where you want to add a little more coverage. If you have under eye dark circles you’d like to conceal the look of or some redness peaking through your foundation, apply Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer to provide medium-buildable coverage that helps to conceal and perfect!

    Tilbury Tip: Darlings, use your concealer to give your face a dynamic LIFT EFFECT! Apply a shade of concealer that’s slightly lighter than your skin under the eyes, flicking upwards and outwards towards the ears to create a FACE LIFT EFFECT!

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


    Set your birthday makeup into place with Charlotte’s AWARD-WINNING Airbrush Flawless Finish! With Charlotte’s Powder and Sculpt Brush, tap into the rose-gold compact and lightly press the smoothing-effect powder into the skin, focusing on areas you want to prevent creasing or unwanted shine. A smooth veil of Charlotte’s ICONIC powder leaves your complexion LOOKING AIRBRUSHED and FLAWLESS, blurring the appearance of pores and perfecting the look of your under eyes, smile lines and T-zone.

    Tilbury Tip: For a brighter, lifted-looking complexion, sweep Charlotte’s Airbrush Brightening Flawless Finish under the eyes and onto the tops of the cheeks to make the high points of your face POP!

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


    Using Charlotte’s Supermodel Brow Kit, you can create perfectly arched brows that frame your face – it’s as easy as FILL, FEATHER and FIX! First, fill your brows using Brow Cheat, a micro-precision brow pencil that’s perfect for defining the shape of your eyebrows and sketching natural-looking hair strokes. Next, FEATHER with Legendary Brows, a tinted brow gel that grooms your hairs, enhances their natural colour and provides a feathering effect. Finally, FIX them in place with Brow Fix, a clear sculpting gel designed to help lock in your brow look ALL NIGHT LONG! In 3 steps, your birthday BROWFORMATION is complete!

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  6. Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk Dreams with four dreamy, rosy-brown shades


    Pillow Talk is EVERYONE’S PERFECT SHADE, and Charlotte’s Pillow Talk eyeshadows are perfect for your birthday makeup look! For the dreamiest, party-ready eyeshadow look, choose the Pillow Talk Dreams Luxury Palette to create a GLOWING eye look that LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT! This magical quad enhances the look of the eyes with ethereal rose and berry shades in pearlescent, metallic and satin-matte finishes. The gorgeous colour story is inspired by Charlotte’s ORIGINAL, ICONIC Pillow Talk shade and explores a deeper, more velvety side of the Pillow Talk universe! With these show-stopping shades on your eyes, your birthday celebrations will instantly become an ICONIC PILLOW TALK PARTY!

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  7. Mascara in a pink-coloured tube with its gold-coloured lid with a black applicator next to it.


    Charlotte is famous for her feline flick, and your birthday is the perfect occasion to recreate her ICONIC winged eyeliner! With The Feline Flick, Charlotte’s lacquered liquid eyeliner, glide the precision tip along the lash line and sketch out a sharp, winged shape at the outer corner. It’s your birthday darling, so when applying your eyeliner, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT! Once you’ve created a flawless-looking feline flick, finish your eye look with lashings and lashings of Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara, Charlotte’s push up-effect mascara with a 24-HOUR VERTICAL LIFT EFFECT!

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  8. Charlotte's iconic nude-pink Pillow Talk lipstick in her award-winning Matte Revolution formula


    Complement your Pillow Talk eyeshadow look with your perfect Pillow Talk lipstick! Whether you love the dreamy, nude-pink hues of Pillow Talk Original, the beautiful, berry tones of Pillow Talk Medium, or the deeply rosy Pillow Talk Intense, there’s a Pillow Talk lipstick for EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE!

    To apply, choose the corresponding shade of Charlotte’s AWARD-WINNING Lip Cheat and trace around the outside of the lips to create the illusion of fuller-looking lips. Then, add a kiss of colour using your Pillow Talk lipstick to perfect your birthday pout! If you love a glossy lip, finish with Collagen Lip Bath, Charlotte’s plump-effect lip gloss, or Charlotte’s gorgeous, glossy lipstick formula, Superstar Lips!

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  9. Trio of Charlotte's wands including Beauty Light Wands, Beauty Blush Wands and Hollywood Contour Wands


    Charlotte’s Iconic Beauty Wand Trio is the ultimate BLUSH, CONTOUR and GLOW TRINITY for defining and enhancing the look of your face and cheeks! Her MAGIC WANDS are loved around the world and are perfect for transforming you into a BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY BOMBSHELL!

    With Charlotte’s Hollywood Contour Wand, swipe the sleek, liquid formula onto the cheekbones, nose, jaw and forehead to create a more chiselled-looking facial framework, blending out using the Hollywood Complexion Brush. Then, apply Charlotte’s Beauty Light Wand in a shade of your choice, swiping the liquid formula onto the tops of the cheekbones, above the brows and on the centre of the nose to give the high points of the face a candlelit glow. Finally, apply Charlotte’s Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wands on the apples of the cheeks to give them a dreamy, Pillow Talk-inspired pop of colour! As it’s your birthday darling, DIAL UP THE DOTS and add three dots of matte liquid blush for a party-perfect blush look!

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  10. Charlotte's Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter in Champagne Glow, a warm, champagne pressed highlighter


    For a BIRTHDAY GLOW that’s SO HOLLYWOOD, apply Charlotte’s gorgeous glow secrets, Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters! Formulated to GLOW, GLIDE and catch the light like a LIGHT THIEF, Charlotte’s highlighters are the BEAUTY GLOW TRICKS OF THE STARS! The weightless, soft-focus powder formula gilds the skin with soft-focus glow, giving the complexion the radiance of a HOLLYWOOD STAR! Follow Charlotte’s 6 GLOW TRICKS to sculpt the look of your face and create a gorgeous glow that ensures all eyes are on you!

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


    To make your birthday makeup last all night, mist Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray onto the face to help LOCK IN YOUR LOOK! Charlotte’s ICONIC setting spray feels weightless, calling on the skin-perfecting properties of her AIRBrush universe to help skin to LOOK FLAWLESS and PORELESS! Spritzing the formula onto the face makes your makeup look refreshed and just-applied, as well as increasing its staying power. Completing your look with Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray means you can PARTY ALL NIGHT and STAY ALL DAY*!

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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.