Charlotte Tilbury has quickly become one of the most famous names (and faces) in makeup. She has created iconic looks on celebrities including Kate Moss and recently launched her own award winning makeup line, arguably earning her the status as the world’s no.1 makeup artist. We decided to bring you her best makeup tips to help your wedding makeup to go a lot smoother, from choosing the right base to getting the perfect feline flick.
It can be so difficult to find the right colour foundation and yet it is extremely important to get this step right. When choosing the right colour make sure you apply it to your cheeks, neck and chest in natural light to make sure you get the right shade. It’s also worth considering what type of skin you have, dry, combination, oily to find a foundation that will suit your skin type as well as tone. If you’re planning on wearing fake tan on the day, it might be worth applying it and checking if you need to adjust your foundation tone so it matches your darker skin tone.
Tilbury suggests only applying a thin layer of light foundation to even out the complexion, especially in the T zone area and to spot correct where needed using a concealer.
For a subtle, glowing, lit-from-within look, Tilbury suggests applying bronzer over the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and temples—and then leave it at that. She also says beginners shouldn’t be put off by contouring, just suck in your cheeks and apply your shade colour into the hollows. Then apply a highlighter on top of the cheeks, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow to lift and shape the face.
3. Feline flick
Tilbury has her own signature feline flick, which can make a daytime look appear beautifully polished. Make sure you have a really sharp eyeliner pencil and a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover. To get the feline flick start by drawing a small v in your inner corner, then trace your eyelashes till the outer corner. Look straight ahead and work out where you want the eyeliner to be widest and start creating the outer V.
4. Matte Lipstick
Always line the lips to perfect the shape of your pout. This has the added benefit of ensuring the lipstick lasts longer. Tilbury suggests you find a lipstick that won’t dry out your lips too much and always carries around some Vaseline to make her lips look perfectly plump, moisturised and kissable.
This step comes last because the blush colour can often tie up the entire look, get it wrong and it looks… well wrong. Tilbury uses it as a final pop of colour on the cheeks. Placing the colour higher up on the cheeks can give a really youthful appearance, but placing it on the apples of the cheeks gives a classic English Rose appearance. Her personal suggestion is to smile and apply the colour at the highest point.
So there you have it, top tips from the world’s no.1 makeup artist. Let us know how your wedding makeup practices go by tagging us on instagram!