Charlotte Tilbury's 5 golden holiday beauty rules

With a client list that includes Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian and Amal Clooney, Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in both Hollywood and the fashion industry. With a special face of makeup she wears specifically for bed and an unmistakable ability to draw the perfect cat eye (affectionately referred to as the "feline flick"), it was only a matter of time before the flame-haired phenom launched her own eponymous makeup line. We caught up with Charlotte in New York, whose love of old Hollywood glamour was translated into a thoroughly modern holiday product line. Here, she spills her five top tips for keeping your festive look of the moment.

Charlotte with gal pal Amal Clooney. Photo: © Instagram

  1. PERFECT LIGHTING
    “Makeup is about playing with texture to create a modern look that makes [your beauty] feel contemporary. I especially love playing with the finish on the eyes to create a glazed texture that has a really hypnotic kind of light. It’s like something you would see in an incredibly well-lit movie – but you get the effect in real life.”
  2. THE CLASH
    “Mismatched, clashy makeup colours that don’t work with your skin tone make you look older. You want people to say, ‘Wow, you look hot this evening.’ You don’t want to hear, ‘Wow, you’re wearing makeup.’ The best makeup is the kind that makes you look gorgeous without being obvious.”
  3. STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
    “I don’t mind coloured eyeliners that are subtle, like a midnight blue or teal, but the shade should be nearly black. You want the colour to be something you see in hindsight – it’s not like an ’80s electric blue, which I think is a little on the scary side.”
  4. TO THINE OWN SELFIE BE TRUE
    “Find your best side, hold your camera above you to make you look thinner and younger, smile in the eyes and then work out your best pose – some people have a mini facelift effect when they smile – and be sure to use the flash because it bleaches everything out and makes you look fabulous.”
  5. SILVER SCREEN
    “I love Old Hollywood glamour, but with everything I do, I take inspiration from the past and remodel it with a modern flair. If I think about the rock chick, for example, I think of Kate Moss, but seen through a Brigitte Bardot lens.”

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