Five ways to get in the summer glow zone with makeup mogul Charlotte Tilbury

 For make-up legend extraordinaire Charlotte Tilbury: "Summer is all about gorgeous, sexy, glowing skin" writes Sarah Stacey You magazine columnist and co-founder of Beauty Bible. Every year Charlotte spends all of August in Ibiza: "It’s where I grew up and I love spending time with my family and friends there for a solid month – it recharges my batteries and I come back refreshed and ready for work!"  

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Charlotte’s creative approach to summer colour cosmetics stems from her childhood, where her father is still a painter. "Growing up in that environment had a huge influence on my interest in tints, tonality and contrasts," she explains. "The light, colours and energy of Ibiza are still constant sources of inspirations for my work."

Charlotte’s Ibizan Summer Sirens’ Collection gives you summer in a bottle, she promises: "So you look prettier, healthier, younger, rested and all round happier!" Yay! Here are her top tips for effortless summer gorgeousness, whether it’s for beach, sun and sand or picnics in the park.

Watch out for Charlotte Tilbury now available at Fenwick Brent Cross 


"Give your skin an instant lit-from-within glow."
Start with Wonderglow nourishing primer, which Charlotte calls "Gisèle in a jar". The breakthrough Fluorescent Core Technology re-emits natural light so skin looks luminous, whether you go nude or apply foundation (it makes that melt-proof, by the way).

Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash, £38.50/40ml.



"Brighten lips and cheeks with sheer buildable colour pops – summer glow in a stick."
For no-fuss dewy colour on lips and cheeks, Charlotte’s Beach Sticks do double-duty-beauty. These cream-turned-balm twist-up sticks nourish and plump your skin too, so they always look fresh – no sinking into pores, lines or scars. Just stroke on with a finger.

Beach Sticks, Lip-to-Cheek Dewy Colour Pop, £30.



"Enhance your natural best assets - your eyes."
Glam up your eyes for evening (or earlier...) at a stroke with these long-lasting, smooth-as-silk pens, infused with soft-focus synthetic sapphire. Blend, smudge, dab, draw – they’re so easy you can create a perfect smoky eye in five minutes flat, Charlotte promises.

Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil, £19, in eight shades for different eye colours.



"Paint your way to a supermodel body!"
Anyone can be a beach goddess with Charlotte’s must-have, ‘slimmer shimmer’ cream, Supermodel Body, which subtly enhances contours and disguises flaws. Simply roll it down your décolletage, arms and legs and blend out for that glossy, A-list-limbs look. The summer equivalent of shapewear lingerie, she says.

Supermodel Body, £45/60ml.


"Always curl your lashes –it’s like a push-up bra for the eyes – and layer on the mascara."
Charlotte’s Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara was specifically designed to curl and separate lashes, then add volume, length – and drama. Zigzag the brush up from the roots of the lashes then, at the outer corner, pull the brush up and out to lengthen the lashes and also elongate your eye.

Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara, £22, in Glossy Black

Available at Fenwick Bond Street and Brent Cross

By Sarah Stacey