Beauty Makeup

Glowing, Luminous Skin with Strobing and Makeup Tips from Charlotte Tilbury


With spring finally here, it’s time to start perfecting that sunny-weather makeup and strobing technique. (Think of strobing as the opposite of contouring—using highlights on the “high areas” of the face rather than sculpting shadows to create depth and dimension.) Charlotte Tilbury and team are lending us a few tips and easy steps to help you bring your natural beauty to light with products designed to do all the work for you.


First, you need to start with the right base. For a dreamy, luminous, lit-from-within glow, start with the right skin care. Quench the skin with moisture using Charlotte’s Magic Cream, followed by Magic Eye Rescue to combat tired-looking eyes. These will also ensure your skin stays hydrated all day long.


Your next step is to create a matte finish before building that luminous glow. There’s nothing better than Charlotte’s new and soon-to-be cult favorite, Magic foundation. This demi-matte liquid foundation comes in 15 shades and delivers a perfectly flawless, poreless second skin. And it goes on so lightly that you hardly feel it. The secret to getting that airbrushed finish is the Magic Complexion Brush, created specifically for applying this foundation. The formula contains supercharged vitamin C to give your skin a gorgeous glow.

Pay your eyes a little extra attention by using the Mini Miracle Eye Wand—an brilliant illuminator that banishes any darkness from under the eyes.

bronze-and-glowNow you’re ready to get the glow. Use another of Charlotte’s best-selling products, the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. To catch light with every subtle movement, apply the highlight shade along the tops of your cheekbones (a little goes a long way, so no need to overload your sculpting brush!).

Finally, dab a little of Charlotte’s Wonderglow on the tops of cheekbones post-makeup. It reflects light from the face for radiance, while infusing moisture for a dewy finish.


To dial it up another notch and get a shimmery, ethereal glow: scrape a bit of Bar of Gold into your palm (using a disposable mascara wand or a scraper), then using a Q-tip mix with Charlotte’s Magic Cream. Apply on cheekbones, blending in an upward, circular motion. (Make sure to blend evenly so you don’t see any dry patches after the mixture settles onto skin!) The finely milled golden powder mixed with the moisture-rich Magic Cream makes for an absolutely gorgeous result.


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