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Circus performers, psychics, pop darling Lily Allen, So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley and Kim Kardashian looking positively radiant in the ‘Golden Goddess’ palette? Yes, it’s true: the Charlotte Tilbury VIP Launch Party on October 9 was a decadently gorgeous affair.

Held outside our store at The Grove in LA, Charlotte Tilbury’s Makeup Your Destiny Launch Party and two-day Beauty Festival was a carnival-themed extravaganza, including a Mesmerizing Eye Bar, a K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lip Bar and one-on-one ‘Tilbury Transformations’ with members of the British beauty maven’s varsity squad. 

The powerhouse turnout was no surprise, of course. You might recall that Tilbury crafted Amal Alamuddin’s makeup look—using the ‘Sophisticate’ eye palette and Chic to Cheek Blush in ‘Love Glow’—when Alamuddin married George Clooney. Her client list is star-studded. But devotees of the renowned expert’s holistic approach also appreciated the presence of notable naturopath Dr. Nigma, who demonstrated the incredible age-erasing capabilities of Charlotte Tilbury’s cult-status skincare line.

Our photo album is like a retroactive full-access pass. Enjoy!

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M·A·C shares the trade secrets and products behind the looks they designed for the runways at Fashion Week.

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At Rolando Santana, Director of Makeup Artistry Romero Jennings was inspired by the idea of a glowing, daytime smoky eye. Using eyeshadow creams, he created a satiny lavender shade that swept over the upper eyelid and wrapped around the outside corner of the eye to the lower eyelid. Vanilla Pigment was the star product for the skin. He accented cheekbones by buffing the product to reveal its pearl finish.

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Art, nature and the human body were inspirations at Osklen today, where hairstyles took central focus backstage.

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We can’t think of any designer who is more known for sheer romanticism than Vera Wang. Her spring/summer ’15 collection was the exact representation of that—from fashion to makeup and nails.

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The Zero + Maria Cornejo SS15 collection was a combination of nostalgia and femininity, inspired by a recent trip to London and Venice which was reminiscent of her time spent there in her youth—Cornejo used lace and light weight fabrics to create a casually understated effect. Dick Page for Shiseido and James Pecis for PHYTO and T3 were tasked with creating a fresh, summery, innocent look.

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Our beauty trend editor, Kate Fannin, ran into the ineffable Charlotte Tilbury hard at work behind the scenes of New York Fashion Week.

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Charlotte was creating a “no makeup, makeup” look for the Edun show.

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February 27, 2014

Spring Beauty Trend Event 2014

It’s time again for our Beauty Trend Event! Get the front-row treatment at our in-store events with a look at runway-inspired trends, complimentary beauty consultations with pro stylists, exclusive gifts and samples. Visit a store near you to reserve your spot and get complete event details.

Can’t make it to our Beauty Trend Event? Shop our favorite spring looks, and Live Chat with us or call 1.800.7beauty to book a free consultation with a Beauty Stylist.

 

You get to meet a lot of talented artists at Fashion Week, and today was no exception. We had an incredible experience watching one of the world’s top makeup artists, Charlotte Tilbury as she created the looks for M•A•C at Cushnie et Ochs.

With work appearing in Vogue, Vanity Fair, V—the list goes on—and a client list full of celebs that reads like a who’s who of the fashion industry, Charlotte is a well-established and widely recognized name in the world of beauty and glamour. Here’s what she created at the show.

Elongated, winged eyeliner was the call to action for creating simple but elaborate standout eyes at Cushnie et Ochs. Charlotte described it as the ‘feline flick’, and walks us through how to get the look.

“I used M•A•C Kohl Pencil in Feline to draw an elongated feline shape and added exaggerated intensity with M•A•C Gel Liner in Blacktrack over the top. The lashes were then curled, and mascara was applied along the top lash line. Last, I added the Feline pencil to the top waterline of the lashes to really build that hypnotizing, feline shape.”

Charlotte’s tip: Draw a dot on the outer corner of the eye where you want the flick to end. From the dot, draw a line downward to the lash line, which creates the perfect triangle every time.

Our Global Fashion Trend Reporter, Crystal Nicodemus, took a break from her street style coverage on The Thread to take us backstage at Topshop Unique.

Topshop Unique is one of London Fashion Week’s most coveted tickets, so it was a dream to be granted access to the backstage area. Witnessing the behind-the-scenes mayhem of a huge fashion show was a privilege, even if it was totally overwhelming!

There were a million photographers, models and stylists running around, and the vibe was chaotic and exciting. Then Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne jumped into the mix and the scene got even crazier! Watching the talented stylists prep all the models and seeing what goes into the making of a runway show gave me a new appreciation of Fashion Week.

I had a blast backstage, and I hope you all enjoy this little glimpse into the inner workings of one of London’s biggest shows!

xo,
Crystal

Shop the look with these Topshop Beauty Products:

Face: Topshop Bronzer was used to create a nice summer tan + a pop of Blush in the center of the cheek. The face was kept simple, as the look was all about the eye….



Eye: Metallic Eye Pencil in Pocket Money (spring ‘14) was applied in the inner corner—we love this inner-eye shimmer that we’ve been seeing for spring! Next, apply Grunge Stick in Unkempt (Spring ‘14) over Kohl Pencil around the eyes.

Then apply brown shadow (try Topshop Eye Duo in Woodland Walk) with a clear gloss across the lid, and top it off with Volume Lash Mascara.

Lip: With the emphasis on the eye, the lips were kept nude—try Topshop Lipstick in Nevada or Lip Bullet in There She Goes.




Nails: Metallic Nail Polish in Heart of Gold with Glitter Nail Polish in Ice Crush on top.

Get the full lowdown on the must-have Topshop Unique spring ’14 fashions on The Thread blog.

Photos by Crystal Nicodemus