A Make-Up Artist’s Favourite Charlotte Tilbury Products

A Make-Up Artist’s Favourite Charlotte Tilbury Products

When it comes to luxe beauty brands, Charlotte Tilbury needs no introduction. One of the most iconic make-up and skincare lines out there, it’s full of high-performance products – from silky eyeshadows to decadent glow-givers. So, if you’re in the market to top up your make-up bag with some new essentials, we asked make-up artist, Lisa Potter-Dixon to share her 10 favourite buys from the brand.


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Lip Cheat In Iconic Nude, £17.50

Why It’s Cult: Lip liners have often earned themselves a bad rep, but newer formulations mean they are easier to work with than ever before. Cue Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat Liners which are known for their creamy, malleable textures. Use them along the lip line, or scribble them onto lips for all-over colour – whichever you choose, you’ll love the velvety finish they lend lips – not mention the fact they don’t feather or flake come 4pm. 

Lisa’s Top Tip: “The lip cheat liners come in brilliant, suits-all nudes, so there’s something for everyone. My go-to is ‘Iconic Nude’ and I like to apply it just above and around the lip line for a full, 90s effect. Apply it across the centre of the lip, too, as this will emphasise your cupid’s bow.”Available here


Beauty Light Wand, £29

Why It’s Cult: Formulated to sculpt skin and give good glow, this highlighter suits all skin tones and offers a luminous, dewy finish. There’s zero shimmer or glitter, so it’s ideal for anyone that prefers low-key luminosity. You can use it all over, too – on the body, face and around your eyes.

Lisa’s Top Tip: “My favourite shade for this is ‘Spotlight.’ It has the same sponge top as the concealer, so it’s really easy to apply. Plus, you can use it on your face, neck and chest. You only need a tiny amount, too. Try dotting it along the cheekbones, then use your fingers to press it into the skin. It has a sheer, liquid-y texture, so you’ll find it blends beautifully, no matter what it’s sitting on top of. Put a little bit above the arch of your brown bone, too. It’s one of the highest points of your face, so it’ll catch the light for that youthful glow.”Available here


Airbrush Matte Bronzer, £39

Why It’s Cult: Available in four sun-kissed shades, this popular bronzer can be used to contour the skin and bring out some warmth. Unlike other powders, it’s silky and lightweight, so it melts into the skin without leaving behind a cakey finish, as hyaluronic acid and smooth pigments work to blur the appearance of pores. 

Lisa’s Top Tip: “Bronzer is a tricky thing to get right, but this one ticks all the boxes. I use shade ‘medium,’ and swirl it onto the skin in a figure of three on either side of the face, and the forehead. What’s so great about this formula is you can sheer it out, or build it up for more of a vacation-like glow.”Available here


Luxury Palette In Copper Charge, £40

Why It’s Cult: Inspired by social media filters which help create the illusion of brighter-looking eyes, these palettes contain a flattering mix of shimmer and matte shades to create a number of suits-all looks. They’re easy to use, too, with each shade categorised as ‘prime’; ‘enhance’; ‘smoke’; and ‘pop’, helping you understand the right order in which to apply them. 

Lisa’s Top Tip: “I own every single eye palette that Charlotte Tilbury makes – they are in my own make-up bag and my professional kit. They’re so easy to use, with four different colours and a step-by-step guide on how to apply them, so even novices can create smokey eyes with ease. Use them alone, or on top of other colours – they’re so versatile.”Available here


Rock ‘N’ Kohl In Bedroom Black, £19

Why It’s Cult: One of the best-selling eyeliners on the market, this inky kohl lasts for hours, but is still creamy enough to let you smudge it and play around with different looks. It’s available in several different tones now, too – ideal if you want to experiment with something other than black. 

Lisa’s Top Tip: “This rich, jet-black kohl pencil has long been a go-to. Use it on the upper and lower lash line – paying special attention to the top will result in thicker-looking lashes and a more intense finish. My biggest tip is to use a brush on the tip of the liner, then use that brush to flick your colour out from the outer corners of your eyes, up to where the brow ends. This will extend your eye and give you a smokey, wearable feline flick.”Available here


Collagen Lip Bath, £25

Why It’s Cult: Brimming with marine collagen, this lightweight gloss provides lips with a hydrated, plumping finish. Added coconut oil works to lock hydration in, while the wash of colour is ideal for daytime. We love the glossy sheen they lend lips, too. Lisa’s Top Tip: “I love these glosses and the heart-shaped applicator helps you apply the gloss flawlessly. It also allows you to get right to the edge of the mouth for a full, plump, too. It’s high-shine, but without any of the traditional stickiness that glosses often leave behind.”Available here


The Air-Brush, £32

Why It’s Cult: Brushes don’t get more versatile than this. With a kabuki-style, you can use it with creams, powders and liquids to push product into the skin for a more flawless finish. It has a chunky, ergonomic handle, too, which allows for proper control when you apply your make-up.

Lisa’s Top Tip: “Fully retractable, this brush is great for chucking into your bag when you’re on-the-go. It’s soft, fluffy and never loses its hair, either. Use it to buff products in, like cream and powder bronzers, for a seamless finish.”Available here


Hollywood Flawless Filter, £34

Why It’s Cult: Dubbed a ‘digital filter’, this silky complexion booster bridges the gap between a primer and glow-giving highlighter. It smooths imperfections, brightens dullness and imparts a dewy, soft-focus finish to the skin that’s unlike anything else on the market. 

Lisa’s Top Tip: “Apply this after your skincare and SPF application. I use shade three, blending it in with my fingers all over. You can wear it solo – it gives skin a beautiful glow on its own – or underneath foundation, which is my preference. Tap a little bit on top of your base make-up, too, over the cheekbones and across your décolletage to catch the light. You can run a little along your shins, too.”Available here


Cheek To Chic Blush, £30

Why It’s Cult: With nine colour combinations, this universally flattering blush will help enhance your bone structure, as well as giving skin a healthy flush of luminosity. It’s rich in pigment, with colours that are believable and natural – never too theatrical. 

Lisa’s Top Tip: “This clever blush includes both lighter and darker colours, so when you mix them together, you get an  even glow. Use your brush to swirl all the colours together, tap off any excess, then apply the formula directly onto the centre of the cheeks. Precise application means the colour doesn’t sink into any fine lines around your eyes when you smile. Keep it central on your cheeks, then sweep upwards.”Available here


Magic Away Concealer, £24

Why It’s Cult: This lightweight, but full-coverage, concealer was designed with longevity in mind. It hydrates with glycine, while wild indigo extract counteracts redness and enhances luminosity. You only need a tiny amount to cover all imperfections seamlessly – whether it’s redness or darkness, breakouts or fine lines. 

Lisa’s Top Tip: “Not only is this brilliant for concealing, you can also use it to brighten the skin and add luminosity. Use it to contour if you invest in a darker shade, too. The sponge tip allows you to get right into every little area, and it’s best to buff the formula in using a fluffy brush. Try it on the eyelids, too – it acts as a great base for eyeshadows which are applied on top.”Available here

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