Charlotte Tilbury Reveals The Best Beauty Highlights Of Her Career: EXCLUSIVE

14 June 2013 by

Charlotte Tilbury Career Highlights:

Think festivals, think tramping through the mud in your wellies. But not in Charlotte Tilbury's world! The makeup maven is set to take over Selfridges next week (17th to 23rd June) with a fantabulous beauty festival aptly named The House of Rock n' Kohl (see what they've done there?).

Charlotte will be on hand to give in-store makeovers, reveal the world red carpet as well as catwalk makeup but, most excitingly, she's called upon her A-list contacts to join her on Selfridges sofa for an intimate beauty chat. We're talking everyone from Nicola Formichetti to Cara Delevingne and, of course, Kate Moss.

Charlotte began her career at the Glauca Rossi School of Makeup in London before assisting make-up artist and mentor Mary Greenwell, who she first met aged 11. 'At 13 I discovered mascara and had my epiphany moment: through the power of make-up every woman can feel and look beautiful!' she says.

The makeup artist has gone on to work with some of the most incredible people in the industry from photographers Mario Testino to Terry Richardson and incredible designers such as Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Burberry. She's also made-up the gorgeous faces of Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez and Kristen Stewart. She now has her own YouTube channel providing make-up tutorial videos and a blog at 

In celebration, Charlotte has kindly rounded up the highlights of her illustrious career for yours truly. Take a look at her favourite makeup moments so far - and prepare for many more to come...

Kate Moss castaway shoot in 2002 

This is one of my favourite shoots with Kate. It was shot by the incredible Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott just off the coast of Kenya. I tanned her body at least 4 shades darker than her natural skin tone and it was when the trend for paler skin in the '90s changed to tanned, bronzed golden complexions.

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Kate Moss for Missoni

This was the Autumn Winter 2003 campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. I was really inspired by one of my favourite icons, Brigitte Bardot, for this shoot and I wanted to represent this in the make-up. I gave Kate the classic Bardot smokey eye and nude lip. She really captured the '60s essence in this image.

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Laetitia Casta for Vogue Paris in May 2012

I always love working with the gorgeous Laetitia Casta. She has such a great face for make-up. Laetita channels so many different characters within this shoot and they were captured perfectly by Mario Testino.

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Jennifer Lopez For Pop in 2005

This cover was a real moment for me. Jennifer was covered in oil water and make-up and I constantly use it is as inspiration when I am creating a wet, glossy look at shows and on shoots.

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Kate Moss portrait in collaboration with Chris Levine

I can’t wait to reveal this image of Kate in the Selfridges corner window for the launch of my Make-up House of Rock ‘n’ Kohl. When I was dreaming up ideas for my event I knew that there had to be something incredible to be go inside the world’s best department store. This portrait was created in collaboration with Chris Levine and it was such an amazing experience to be a part of. He used his signature technique of lights and lasers to capture an image of Kate, so real you could almost reach out and touch her. I was so fortunate to work with and share the experience of creating such an amazing image with the dream team of Chris Levine, Kate Moss and Malcolm Edwards.

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Penelope Cruz For V Magazine in 2011

Penelope is always so fun to work with and she has an incredible face for make-up. I have worked with her on many shoots and campaigns but this is one of my all-time favourites. Mert and Marcus used incredible coloured lighting to capture her lush red lips and gorgeous round brown eyes.

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Vogue Paris April 2013 by Mario Testino

This was from an incredible shoot for Vogue Paris, shot by Mario Testino in Peru. We travelled to three different locations on this shoot and I was so inspired by the bright colours, landscapes and people of the country so I wanted to reflect some of what I had seen in the make-up.

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Jennifer Lopez For The Louis Vuitton Campaign In 2003

To emphasize Jennifer’s gorgeous brown eyes I bleached her eyebrows and gave her my signature feline flick. I am obsessed with this look as it makes every woman looks gorgeous and I am never seen without it.

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China Girls Shoot For Interview Magazine In March 2011

I love being theatrical with make-up but I never want to compromise on beauty. This shoot was inspired by an oriental palette of metallic golds, blues, greens and reds which were reflected and emphasized in the photography by Mert and Marcus.

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