Beauty queen Charlotte Tilbury comes to Bond Street

A black velvet carpet was rolled out to showcase its flame-headed star (red would have just clashed!) for the launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s new Beauty Booth at Fenwick Bond Street.

Lindsay Lohan, that other redheaded party queen, currently starring in West End show, Speed-the-Plow, was also there - wearing a gold mini skirt and gold tights - as well as models Laura Bailey and Daisy Lowe, while DJ Atlanta de Cadenet was on the decks.

Ten models, wearing short black silk robes and seamed stockings, showcased Tilbury’s 10 signature make-up looks, including ‘The Rock Chick’ and ‘The Golden Goddess’.

There was also a new 11th look for the evening, presented by Amber Le Bon, aptly named ‘The Supermodel’.

Stars keen to perfect their festive make-up included former reality star Millie Mackintosh, celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine and classical singer Camilla Kerslake.

Shoppers also enjoyed a little Tilbury magic with make-overs, a special beauty photo booth and Raspberry Rascal cocktails.

“I love that Fenwick has a boutique feel but is still a department store,” Tilbury enthused. “I love that it is a family and that it’s the only beauty proposition on Bond Street. There is such serenity in the store - you can think, you can talk, you can relax - [managing director] David Walker-Smith is really shifting the parameters. I’m really excited to introduce my collection to a new, savvy Bond Street customer.”

Mia Fenwick, buying manager of beauty and accessories, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Charlotte and her inspirational brand to Fenwick of Bond Street. She promises to bring even greater glamour and sparkle to the very festive season in store.”

Tilbury is currently the hottest name in make-up. Her client list reads like a who’s who of fashion, film and music. She most recently worked with Jennifer Aniston, as well as creating Amal Alamuddin’s bridal make-up for her wedding to George Clooney.

“The day was amazing,” Tilbury said last night of the wedding in Venice. “So easy, there was no stress. It was heaven.”

And her new beauty section in store, complete with red lip-shaped sofa, allows customers to also experience the “glamour of a Hollywood vanity table”.

Customers can find a complexion bar - where they can learn about how to sculpt and highlight their face, and enjoy Charlotte’s ‘five steps to five years younger skin’.

There is a gift bar to create bespoke gift sets for Christmas and shoppers can also book in for one of ‘Tilbury’s Transformations’ to explore the perfect look with a professional artist, (from £35, redeemable against any purchase).

“It has been designed with the five-minute, solo shopper in mind, as well as those looking for a personalised make-up artist service,” Tilbury explains.

We caught up with some of her glamorous guests to discover their festive beauty secrets, as well as their favourite Charlotte Tilbury make-up look, and what they hope to find in their stocking this year.

Millie Mackintosh

Fav look? The Bombshell.
Beauty tip? Charlotte Tilbury's Wonderglow primer - to help me get over all of my hangovers.
Stocking filler? Plane tickets to the Maldives.

Yasmin Mills

Fav look? Can I pick a product? I love the Kissing lipstick in Lovebite.
Beauty tip? Take an umbrella. I spend hours straightening my hair for it to turn to frizz in the rain.
Stocking filler? I'd love another puppy.

Camilla Kerslake

Fav look? The Dolce Vita.
Beauty tip? Lashings of false lashes - they finish everything.
Stocking filler? Maison Lejaby lingerie - I would love lots of beautiful underwear.

Gizzi Erskine

Fav look? I can't pick one.
Beauty tip? Put your hair up - mine takes me five minutes.
Stocking filler? More time and the ability to juggle things better.

Poppy Jamie

Fav look? The Golden Goddess.
Beauty tip? Moisturise, moisturise moisturise - it's cold outside. Oh and Charlotte Tilbury's Magic cream. It is the solution to life.
Stocking filler? A meditation DVD to help me to chill out.

Laura Bailey

Fav look? The Dolce Vita.
Festive tip? Choose a bright lip and bare skin or chocolate glitter shadow - it's either or - never have everything all going on at once.<
Stocking filler? A Polaroid camera.

Atlanta de Cadenet

Fav look? The Rock Chick.
Beauty tip? It’s always good to sparkle it up.
Stocking filler? A spa gift certificate - to treat myself.

By Claire Brayford