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“There are no unattractive women, just some that don’t know the power of makeup,” says Charlotte Tilbury, the go-to makeup artist to A-list celebs that include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Rihanna and Kate Moss. Tilbury is a big believer in the power of makeup and how it can boost your confidence to help you achieve your goals — something she discovered herself at the age of 13, after a tube of mascara showed her the way.
Feeling frustrated herself by so much choice and too little direction at the makeup counter, she set out to create transformative products and take the guesswork out of “making up” by creating 10 signature looks (from “The Rock Chick” to “The Golden Goddess” to “The Sophisticate”), inspired by past beauty icons and their modern day counterparts. All of the products in Charlotte Tilbury’s eponymous collection of skincare and makeup treat and transform your look. Available online, you can purchase a complete look or buy any of the products individually.
Here are our fave three best products and looks.
Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer ($95) is the perfect prep pre-makeup. It floods the skin with moisture to reduce the look of wrinkles and makes your complexion glow. It's rich formula is also packed with rose-hip oil, frangipani, hyaluronic acid, wild pansy, and transformative vitamins A, C, and E.
Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash ($52) -- (aka "Gisele in a jar") -- is a cross between an anti-ager and a light diffuser, You'll look lit from within. Collagen boosting peptides and patented wrinkle-preventing ingredients are fused with light-reflecting microspheres to fill in wrinkles and scatter light so that even dull, dry, sleep-deprived skin looks luminous. Try Wonderglow alone or mixed in with foundation for a relaxed, effortlessly dewy look.
Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara in Glossy Black ($29) leaves no lash behind thanks to a laser carved, 5-groove brush. The formula also adds curl, volume separation, and length so that you can easily cheat that false lash effect. Tilbury recommends you "always curl lashes before using mascara. It’s like a push up bra for the eyes! And, layer mascara for full effect! Use at least three coats and lift from the root to elongate and thicken."
This smoky eye and nude lip ensemble will have you exude the looks of Brigitte Bardot, Debbie Harry, and Kate Moss. Wear this sexy look as you hop from gigs to all-night parties.
Live your life like it's golden by using nudes, bronze, and rose-colored makeup to transform lackluster skin to this kissed-by-the-sun, beachy look.
Inspired by beauty icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman, your look comes off as effortlessly classy, by using chocolate, taupe, and tan tones.
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Make Up For Ever turned 30! Originally only for beauty professionals, it’s become a cult-favorite for makeup artists and consumers alike. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Make Up For Ever is launching a new limited edition exclusive eye shadow palette, a new eye shadow range and new eye liners.
Make Up For Ever has put together a limited edition 30 Years 30 Colors 30 Artists Palette ($250) featuring 30 curated Artist Shadows chosen from the ”best in the business” makeup artists in beauty & fashion, celebrity, film, television and theater. Their favorite colors are organized in 3 sets of 10: smoky shades, brights and neutrals. ”We saw this campaign as a way for us to thank the pro community for making the brand what it is today, and we hoped it would encourage the everyday woman to reveal her inner artist,” says Simone Ciafardini, Make Up For Ever Vice President of Education & Artistry. Available September 2, 2014 on Sephora.com and in MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques.
Also starting in September, for 30 days you’ll be privy to the personal stories from these top makeup artists via daily videos that will be highlighted on the brand’s social pages.
Make Up For Ever Creative & Artistic Director Dany Sanz worked for 3 years to to create a breakthrough formula with super-saturated color and easy blendability. The Artist Shadow ($21/single, $34/duo, $44/trio) is the most extensive range available to consumers to date. It’s a collection of 210 highly pigmented eye shadows that stay put all day. They’re easy to use, are super-blendable and have a great pigment payoff (88% concentrated pigment which is the highest in the market), plus it’s available in 5 finishes (Matte, Satin, Iridescent, Metal and Diamond) and can be purchased as singles or as customizable duos or trios. “What you see is truly what you get” says celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff who relies on Make Up For Ever for her A-list clients who need look fresh hours after their makeup has been applied.
Artist Liner ($19) is a twist-up, highly pigmented, silky eye pencil that makes it easy to get precise, long-lasting, defined eyes. It’s ultra-creamy and can be worn bold or blended out for a smoky effect. You’ll appreciate its smudge-proof, long-wearing formula. Available in 15 shades and 5 finishes.