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Charlotte Tilbury Receives MBE From The Queen At Buckingham Palace

Charlotte Tilbury has been awarded an MBE from the Queen for her services to the cosmetics industry, receiving her award today.

Following the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June this year, Charlotte Tilbury – makeup artist to the stars, entrepreneur and founder of the award-winning, global brand Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, has today received her MBE from her majesty, the Queen.

Charlotte Tilbury MBE

Charlotte, who was joined by her husband George Waud and her parents, Patsy and Lance Tilbury for the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, received an MBE for her services to the beauty and cosmetics industry during her 26-year career.

A British female entrepreneur and one of the most influential makeup artists of her generation, Charlotte Tilbury has distinguished herself as a true creative visionary and trail-blazer, whose impact on the fashion and beauty industry has been substantial and powerful.

Charlotte has had a remarkable effect on the way women across the world perceive themselves through the use and ‘power’ of makeup, and she has been responsible for the creation of countless iconic beauty styles and trends. For Charlotte, makeup is about enhancing natural beauty, and she believes passionately in empowering and helping women (and men) to feel their most confident, best selves everyday.

Flying the flag in support other increidble British brands, Charlotte wore an Alice Temperley Parachute Cocktail Dress teamed with a belt by Lara Bohinc, a hat by Victoria Grant and finished with shoes by Jimmy Choo. Styling was by Fiona Rubie and tailoring by Della George.

Charlotte crafted her own glamourous makeup look for the ceremony using her award-winning and best-selling products including Magic Away Concealer, Hollywood Flawless Filter, her new Stars In Your Eyes Palette using the Happy eyes colour, Full Fat Lashses and her iconic Pillow Talk Lip Cheat and Matte Revolution lipstick.

“Today has been one of the most magical days of my life. I am so delighted and thrilled to receive this honour, especially from Her Majesty, the Queen who has been an endless source of inspiration to me! She is not only an icon of this country, but of the world. To be recognized for my contribution to the beauty industry is a dream come true! I want to thank all of my supportive family, my wonderful friends, my dream team, and my inspirational industry peers who have supported me along the way! Thank you to EVERYONE who has helped me realise my dream of sharing the confidence-boosting powers of makeup magic with the world…

Give everyone the right makeup and they can conquer the world…” - Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury MBE

Charlotte Tilbury MBE

Working at the forefront of the beauty industry for over two decades Charlotte is held in exceptionally high regard by her industry colleagues for her visionary creativity. She has worked on over 100 Vogue covers and over 400 editorial and advertising campaigns, received numerous personal accolades for her influential work, including: Fashion Creator at the British Fashion Awards, InStyle’s award for Makeup Artist of the Year, and recipient of the everywoman Ambassador Award at the Natwest Everywoman Awards.

Renowned for her skill and endless creativity, as well as her expertise and knowledge as a business entrepreneur, Charlotte established her brand, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, in 2013 and in little under five years has transformed it into a record-breaking, award-winning makeup brand throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The brand has also received over 180 awards, globally, for products from her beauty collection.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty is widely acknowledged as one of the most successful independent beauty brands globally and one of the fastest growing beauty brands on record. Employing more than 1000 people globally, of which 85% are female. Charlotte is flying the flag for British business and as a highly successful creative entrepreneur Charlotte’s determination and vision have enabled her to overcome the unique challenges facing creative talent when establishing a business. As a result, Charlotte is very committed to mentoring and helping drive forward change to remove obstacles for future generations of aspiring entrepreneurs in her sector and has actively mentored the next generation of entrepreneurs through her work as spokesperson for Creative Entrepreneurs UK.

Throughout her career, on a personal level and through the brand, Charlotte is very committed to supporting female-focused charities including Women for Women International for whom she is also a global Ambassador, and the Lady Garden Campaign.

Charlotte Tilbury MBE