When your client list reads like a who’s who of the top celebrities and models on earth, you know you’re probably doing a thing or two right. Earlier this month, Charlotte Tilbury, one of the most famous makeup artists out there (go ahead and google it!), came to visit our headquarters and Seattle flagship store. On a whirlwind trip, Tilbury managed to fit in private luncheons with customers, a meet and greet with local influencers and editors and a final in-store appearance, which packed our first floor with scads of fans waiting for her to descend the escalator followed by 10 models, each sporting one of Tilbury’s signature looks. Oh, and she even popped in at our Beauty Stylist call center to pick up the phone and answer a few live questions from customers.
One of the highlights of this gregarious British makeup guru’s visit was witnessing her master classes, where she and her most trusted artists demonstrated makeup looks as she offered tips, tricks and shared a serious wealth of knowledge about her products. Charlotte fell in love with makeup (namely mascara) at a young age and eventually began developing collections for some top brands. As a freelance artist, her talents soon became sought after by, well, pretty much everyone. Now, with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Tilbury half-jokingly says, “I’ve pretty much done everyone’s makeup but the queen of England.”