How the Experts Prepare to Party Charlotte Tilbury, Make Up Artist

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WrittenbyKatie Campbellon01/11/2008


How the Experts Prepare to Party: Charlotte Tilbury, Make Up Artist

Seen at all the cool parties, runway make-up artist and Myface Creative Director Charlotte Tilbury has getting party ready down to a fine art. Here are the secrets behind her smouldering party style.

Seen at all the cool parties, runway make-up artist and Myface Creative Director Charlotte Tilbury has getting party ready down to a fine art. Here are the secrets behind her smouldering party style.


My 'getting ready' routine

I always have a bath and pamper myself with face-masks and body scrubs using my favourite products. I then do my make-up - I wear lots of make-up in the evening, similar to my day look but stronger. I tend to do my hair in the same style but more plumped and more exaggerated. Everything is a bit more glamorous for the evening look. I then choose an outfit, usually one of my dresses and high heeled shoes to go with it - the higher the better!


Favourite getting ready tune and tipple?

Michael Jackson's Billy Jean, it's such an upbeat party tune and it always puts me in a good mood. If I am getting ready to go out I love to have a vodka tonic whilst getting dressed and made up.


My evening make-up look is?

My signature look is a smoky, feline eye with a nude lip. I apply eyeliner along top and bottom lashes and pull the shape up and out slightly to really get that sexy, elongated shape and apply a few coats of Myface Upload Mascara. This is the most amazing mascara around as it curls and elongates lashes. It's the closest thing you can get to false lashes. I use Myface Lipstick in Brown Sugar and Lipgloss in Glamorous from the Fair range.


The secret to minimising touch-ups is?

If you spend a bit of time doing your makeup properly before going out, you will only need to do really quick touch ups through the night. Myface makeup is long lasting which really helps when you're going out for the night. Plus the packaging is really slim and fits perfectly in your clutch bag.

My favourite scent is?

I have worn the same fragrance since I was 13. It's my own secret mix of scents and it's my secret. I never tell anyone what goes in it.


I won't leave the house without?

Myface Upload Mascara. You can reapply it several times thanks to the incredible formula, it never clogs! I always carry Myface Eyeliner Pencil to make sure my eye makeup up can be retouched whenever needed. A blusher from Myface's Fair range is great to have handy for a quick pick-me-up, for example Paradiso Pink which instantly gives you a fresh-faced look. It's also great to carry some pre-soaked cotton buds to make eyeliner touch-ups quicker and easier.


My favourite party outfit is?

My ultimate party frock is a Roberto Cavalli Seventies-looking, rock chick dress. It's got a tiger pattern in black and brown and the sleeves are so incredible with a wing-like shape. It's just so fabulous.


Heels or flats?

I only do high heels! I don't even own a pair of flat shoes. For me a flat shoe is more uncomfortable than a high heel. I would recommend a wedge or a platform type heel if you're going out for an all-nighter with lots of dancing.


My evening hair style

I would describe it as a rock 'n' roll Bridget Bardot, at least that's what I'm trying to emulate. Lots of height on the crown which gives proportion to my head and adds va-va-voom. I use Vichy Nutri Reparateur Shampoo and L'Oreal Intense Repair Nutrition Mask which work wonders for my hair. It gives it the perfect texture and lots of volume, then I style with Elnett Hairspray.

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