InStyle Awards Makeup Artist of the Year: Charlotte Tilbury

InStyle Honoree Charlotte Tilbury and her darlings: Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Culpo and Kim Kardashian West, Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

At the first-ever InStyle Awards, which honored the actors, designers, and artists whose style defines the red carpet and celebrates the behind-the-scenes work that goes into securing a spot on “Hollywood’s 50 Best Dressed” list, Charlotte Tilbury, the World’s biggest makeup artist, received the Makeup Artist of the Year Award among the biggest names in Hollywood. Her friend Kim Kardashian West presented her the award, while Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and Olivia Culpo were all in attendance to support and celebrate Charlotte’s accomplishments.

InStyle Honoree Charlotte Tilbury supported by Hollywood stars: Kim Kardashian West, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and Olivia Culpo

This honor is the culmination of a whirlwind year for Charlotte. One that saw her launching her eponymous skincare and makeup line, Charlotte Tilbury, in the US and Canada (which has since become an international phenomenon); create unforgettable looks for the biggest Fashion Weeks shows around the world; and glam up some of the most famous face’s in the World for the biggest red carpet events, such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, MET Gala and Cannes. These include Sienna Miller, Blakely Lively and Kate Moss. There was also a little-known-event called George and Amal’s wedding, for which she did Mrs. Clooney’s makeup.  This all between cultivating a cult-like celebrity following that includes Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz, Cara Delevigne, Sofia Vergara, Olivia Palermo, Naomi Campbell, the Kardashian-Jenner ladies, Liberty Ross, Ashley Greene, Shay Mitchell and Rachel Roy (and many more). In a nutshell, 2015 has been full of MAJOR MOMENTS for Charlotte Tilbury.

The secret to Charlotte’s famous guests’ beauty looks from tonight: all were glammed using Charlotte Tilbury makeup and makeup artists.


Charlotte created THE BOMBSHELL look, featuring a striking modern matte red lip, flawless, dreamy skin and accentuated eyes.

The eyes were gilded with Eyes To Mesmerise in Jean, a gorgeous, gleaming wash of colour that makes the eyes looks instantly brighter and more awake. For definition and depth, Charlotte used the Eyes To Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette along the upper lash line, and underneath the eye. Charlotte created a beautiful Feline Flick using the Rock N’ Kohl pen in Barbarella Brown and finished Miranda’s eyes with Full Fat Lashes Mascara.

For the lips, Charlotte started by lining the outline of lips with the Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Kiss N’ Tell. Next, she applied the Norman Parkinson special edition Matte Revolution in 1975 Red, a mesmerizing, deep, sunset-red hue that works perfectly with Miranda’s naturally sun-kissed complexion.  A touch of Charlotte’s signature Matte Bombshell Red, Red Carpet Red, completes the look.


To complement Olivia’s divine, deep crimson, high-necked dress, Charlotte wanted to create THE VINTAGE VAMP, a sexy, sultry seventies-inspired look with a smokey eye.

Charlotte started the eye by washing the prime shade across the entire eyelid and then working the enhancing shade back and forth into the outer corners of the eyes. Next, she traced the smoke shade alone the upper lash line and created a Feline Flick using the Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Barbarella Brown along the lash line.

The Vintage Vamp is all about a deep crimson lip, so Charlotte created a modern Matte Revolution lip with a twist, instantly making Olivia’s lips look wider, fuller and plumper.  Charlotte traced the lip line with Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Savage Row and filled in lips with Matte Revolution in Glastonberry.


Charlotte wanted to create a natural, beachy, bronzed, glowing look to complement Alessandra‘s daring and hypnotizing cutout dress.

For perfected, beautiful skin, Charlotte started with her Magic Cream, which instantly drenches the skin with moisture. She applied the Light Wonder Foundation in 7, and retouched any darkness under the eyes with her Retoucher pen in Number 2.

THE GOLDEN GODESS look is never complete without some genius contouring. Using the Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette, Charlotte carved some killer cheekbones into Alessandra’s flawless complexion. Drip candlelight along the tops of the cheekbones and follow the hollow. Follow with Beach Sticks in Moon Beach & Las Salinas to the apples of Alessandra’s cheeks to give them a gold-flecked, tawny-rose blush of colour.

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