Charlotte Tilbury is Available NOW! Here Cara Delevigne, Rob Sheppy, Wayne Goss, and Other Friends Raise a Glass to the Beloved MUA


If you’ve ever admired a stunning image of Kate Moss in your favorite glossy (who hasn’t?), or flipped through pretty much any magazine over the past 20 years, you know the work of Charlotte Tilbury. The London makeup artist and beauty icon has been taking the industry by storm as long as we can remember. But last fall, when Charlotte Tilbury—her own skin care and makeup line—launched in the U.K., Charlotte became a household name. Everyone from runway models to A-list celebs to top fashion designers have been raving about the woman herself and her accessible yet superglam products. (There has, perhaps, never been a more sought-after moisturizer in history than Charlotte’s Magic Cream.)

To commemorate the arrival of the line to the States—and to Beautylish!—we asked some of Charlotte’s most esteemed collaborators and colleagues to share their thoughts on what makes her so influential, and why they love her so much. Enjoy, and shop the line starting today, right here.


Bona fides: the Kardashian sisters’ go-to guru; has lead artistry for Victoria’s Secret runway shows and countless commercials, TV shows, and music videos

“I love Charlotte for her ebullient personality and passion for her work. Her use of color in makeup application is beautiful and captivating. Charlotte has created a product line that embodies the two things I look for: quality and great packaging.”

Follow Rob: @robscheppy


Bona fides: founder of the bestselling Wayne Goss makeup brush line; influential YouTuber with 1.7 million-plus followers and almost 7 million total views to date

“Having had the opportunity to spend time with Charlotte, I can tell you first hand the passion she has is unsurpassed. No one has more energy or enthusiasm than Charlotte. When I think of her line, I think of skin: it’s flawless, like porcelain. And eyes! Think feline, smoky, and always sexy. That’s the makeup Charlotte does: sexy but approachable. She’s truly one of a kind, and I’m so blessed to have worked with her.”

Follow Wayne: on Beautylish


Bona fides: has written four beauty books and authors the renowned blog British Beauty Blogger

“Charlotte is a force of nature! She electrifies a room with her effervescence, ready laughter, and constant movement—I don’t think I’ve ever seen Charlotte sitting still. In the UK, the Charlotte Tilbury line has taken us by storm. The words ‘overnight success’ don’t come easily in the beauty industry, but because such care has been put into the range, everything works above expected standards. I think it would be fair to say that Charlotte’s naturally dynamic nature is reflected in her products. Once you’ve tried the velvet lines of Rock ’N’ Kohl, you’ll never look back!”

Follow Jane: @britbeautyblog


Bona fides: has walked for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Stella McCartney, and many more; is a social media star with 6.3 million-plus followers on Instagram and 1.78 million-plus on Twitter

“As soon as I find Charlotte on a shoot, I’m cheered up. Not only cause I know my makeup will be impeccable, but also because she’s such a caring person! She’s a constant support to me both in and out of work, and just such a good person. She genuinely cares a lot about people. And she’s great to work with, so professional, and a brilliant makeup artist.”

Follow Cara: @caradelevigne


Bona fides: Beyonce’s most-trusted MUA; Charlotte’s former assistant; contributor; has worked with Prada, Givenchy, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton among many others

“What I love about Charlotte is that she’s totally obsessed and fully committed to glamour; it’s always been a lifestyle for her. As one of her former assistants, I can tell you first-hand Charlotte makes iconic and compelling visuals look easy. She’s synonymous with her brand and raises the bar on what a posh lifestyle REALLY is. Charlotte believed in me when I didn’t have the clearest idea of my own strengths. Her loyalty is something I’ll always be grateful for. Charlotte recognizes and celebrates individuality, so I’ll always have a Tilbury product close to my heart. It’s luxury from the inside out.”

Follow Sir John: @sjblife


Bona fides: Director of Artistry and Education for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group, and On Makeup Magazine; has worked in product development for MAC, Stila, Armani Beauty, YSL, and Make Up For Ever; clients include Courtney Love, Joan Jett, Liv Tyler, Reese Witherspoon, and Lady Gaga; author of our Building Your Kit series

“Charlotte is truly an inspiration to me as a makeup artist. She has managed to master the ability to use the power of makeup to enhance a face instead of covering or camouflaging it. Her makeup designs are both powerful and empowering, as she’s developed an application that feels strong, sensual, and iconic with every image. I remember seeing her work on Kate Moss and loving the way she managed to make the makeup almost feel alive. Sexy and sensual and completely responding to the beauty that existed—instead of covering it up with too much product. I recently had the pleasure to interview Charlotte for The MakeupShow in a live stream interview from London. Her passion and understanding about what makeup wearers want and what the professional artist needs is unmatched. You can look at her eponymous line and know this is a woman who understands the power and potential of perfectly applied makeup.”

Follow James: on Beautylish


Bona fides: work has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, V, among other renowned magazines; clients include Gucci, Burberry, and Dolce & Gabbana; has published seven books of his work

“Some makeup artists prefer to show their talent with makeup rather than caring about the effect it can have on the girl in front of them. Charlotte’s talent is that she works around the person. The makeup not only enhances the person’s beauty, but it changes the energy around them. A great talent, hence why so many superstars are always in the lineup to get her.”

Follow Mario: @mariotestino