10 Tips to Mastering Holiday Parties from Charlotte Tilbury and Team

From Charlotte’s mouth to all our ears: our friends over at the Tilbury offices put together her top ten brilliant ideas for looking our best (and surviving) this holiday season. Beauty advice and product recommendations from one of the world’s most sought-after makeup artists? We’ll take it!


1. Kick off your morning with hot water and lemon to remove toxins and give yourself a boost of energy. It’s a secret Charlotte learned backstage and is great for getting a clear, glowing complexion!

2. Pamper yourself with an at-home-facial using Charlotte’s gorgeous Goddess Skin Clay Mask for radiant, plumped-up skin. It’s a genius product that instantly gives you a poreless, flawless texture. Follow with the cult-favorite Charlotte’s Magic Cream, a magical mix of patented anti-aging, glow-giving ingredients, to flood your skin with moisture. Then sweep on Wonderglow for instant luminosity and a lit-from-within effect.

3. If you have any exposed legs or arms in your getup, applying Supermodel Body is a must. Working with the lighting techniques Charlotte learned backstage on shoots and at various Fashion Weeks, she found a way to bottle the secret to supermodel shimmer. Create instantly slimmer limbs by applying to the front of arms and legs. It’s like shapewear for the skin, or, as Charlotte says, ‘It’s Gisele in a jar!’

4. For an Instagram-ready complexion, ensure your skin-perfecting Light Wonder foundation matches your new red-carpet glow. Tip from the expert: if you’re unsure what shade to choose, opt for a shade warmer as camera lighting tends to wash out the skin slightly, and this will give an instant Instagram filter effect to your complexion.

5. Create killer cheekbones with Filmstar Bronze & Glow. Simply suck in your cheeks and follow the hollow with the natural bronze shade. You can also paint it along the jawline and temples for added definition. Then dust the highlighter on top of the cheekbones, down the nose and on the cupid’s bow.

6. If you’re into glitter, ’tis the season! Each gorgeous Luxury Palette has a ‘pop’ shade that’s very finely milled and feels like heaven. You simply apply a touch of it to the center of the eyelid for a seriously dramatic-yet-chic look that will make your natural eye colour ‘pop’.

7. If you want more of a metallic pop, the new Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise will give you an alluring, mesmerizing party-perfect eye. A Hollywood favorite, this eyeshadow-and-eyeliner duo is easy to choose and easy to use: simply swipe on and blend with your fingers for sexy, sultry eyes that have silver-screen-siren allure.

8. Dazzling eyes deserve to be paired with a perfect kissable pout. Charlotte’s Lip Cheat Liner is a great way to not only enhance your lip shape, but ensures color will last all night. Pair with K.I.S.S.I.N.G or Matte Revolution lipsticks for bold and beautiful lips, whatever your desired finish.

9. When the night is through, treat yourself to an overnight mask that nourishes and plumps the skin: Multi Miracle Glow Balm. Take it off in the morning with a hot cloth, and feel as if you spent a day at the spa. It’s a great supermodel secret that Charlotte’s celebrity clients love.

10. Wear the most fabulous heels you can find—they’ll enhance your posture and give you extra confidence—and of course make sure you are the last one on the dance floor.

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