Complexion perfection: How to get flawless skin

When you consider the phenomenal success of the brand, it’s hard to believe that Charlotte Tilbury makeup only launched in 2013. Already stationed in Fenwick Bond Street and Brent Cross, from today Charlotte is finally gracing Fenwick Newcastle with her signature rose gold and burgundy counter.

In honour of the launch, we’ve delved into the brand’s iconic products to discover how to get flawless skin…

Step 1: Cleanse

charlotte tilbury cleanse

Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow Balm, £45

Ask any skin care expert what the most important step in any regime is and the answer will always be the same: cleansing. Cleansing allows the skin to undergo thorough cleaning to provide the perfect base for your makeup, and Charlotte’s Multi Miracle Glow Balm takes this step to a whole new level.

Developed with a clever 3-in-1 formula, this cleanser triples as an anti-wrinkle wash, regenerating facemask and multitasking balm. Blended with soothing ingredients such as cranberry oil, rose hip oil and frangpani flower, you simply massage this ‘cashmere-soft’ cream into your face and allow it to transform into a nourishing oil upon contact with the skin, then wash it off for a baby soft feel.

What’s more, this handy product doubles up as a facemask – simply cleanse as above then apply a thin layer and leave it on overnight – as well as a handy nourishing balm for cuticles, elbows and heels.

Step 2: Moisturise

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, £70

Colder days can wreak havoc on our skin. With icy winds smacking our faces, our complexions are left dry and dull. Thankfully, Charlotte has created her own special formula that works to infuse new life into your skin.

For over 20 years, Charlotte mixed her own cream that she used on models and celebrities backstage and pre-red carpet. The stars became hooked quickly and the special blend soon became known as ‘Charlotte’s magic cream’. Answering our pleas, Charlotte decided to pot and sell her miracle cream. 

Packed with moisturising hyaluronic acid and glow-inducing vitamin E, this special cream re-plumps the skin and leaves you looking fresh. It also has beneficial ingredients, including protective SPF15, rose water and aloe vera to fight the ageing process. Simply work it into your face and allow it to decongest puffy skin for a healthier, dewy complexion.

Step 3: Eye Cream

charlotte tilbury mini magic wand

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Magic Eye Wand, £29

Our eyes give away how tired we really feel, so when it comes to skin care it’s important to remember proper (and gentle!) care for them. One of the newest launches from Charlotte Tilbury, the Mini Miracle Eye Wand helps you fake a good night’s rest in two simple clicks.

Click 1 distributes a hydrating eye cream that makes sallow eyes firmer and smoother. Hyaluronic acid plumps the eye contour, while rice proteins work to ward off signs of fatigue and ageing. 

Click 2 reveals Charlotte’s special light reflector concealer. Inspired by a photographer’s silver light reflector, this magical concealer delivers micro-particles to make under eye shadows appear illuminated and brighter. The wand comes in a choice of five colours, so it has the ability to colour correct blue and brown undertones. It’s handy packaging also makes it perfect for stashing on the go. We recommend using click 2 after the next step...

Step 4: Coverage

Charlotte Tilbury Magic FoundationCharlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £29.50

One of the most exciting launches in beauty this year, the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is the answer to any and all skin issues. This foundation was created with the aim of being suitable for all skin tones and types and took five years of laboratory work before Charlotte was happy with it.

Packaged in a gorgeous bottle with a rose gold lid, its formula packs full coverage without feeling cakey on the skin. Simply apply the lightweight foundation (begin with thin layers and work up your coverage) and watch as imperfections disappear in an instant. The texture blends seamlessly into your skin to leave a flawless finish.

As it’s been developed with protective benefits that are usually found in skin creams, its formula is also suitable for people with acne and rosacea. It comes in a wide range of shades, meaning you’re bound to find your perfect match.

Step 5: Powder

charlotte tilbury airbrush powder

Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless, £33

Though not a compulsory step – the Magic Foundation is enough on its own – those with oilier skin tones may like to apply a few dabs of powder to ensure they’re fully covered. For this, we recommend the Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish.

A finely milled micro powder, this product works to cover lines, imperfections and even out the skin to give you a flawless complexion. Thanks to nano particles, it glides on and provides instant results without weighing down the skin or collecting in facial lines.

Charlotte Tilbury is available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross and Newcastle.

By Hanna Ibraheem