Charlotte Tilbury

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Charlotte Tilbury, makeup artist
Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury is a British make-up artist, founder and creative director of her eponymous beauty and skincare brand, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd.

Early life[edit]

Charlotte Tilbury was born in London, England, to artist, Lance Tilbury and luxury production manager, Patsy Dodd. She and her parents moved to Ibiza when she was 9 months old.[1] When she was 13, Charlotte moved back to London to attend boarding school, where she started experimenting with make-up.[2][3]


Tilbury attended the Glauca Rossi School of Makeup, and began her career in makeup assisting Mary Greenwell, who she had previously met aged 11 in Ibiza.[4] She would later cite Greenwell as ‘an incredible mentor’.[5]

Tilbury’s work can be seen in some of the world’s biggest fashion magazines including British, French, Spanish, Italian and Brazilian Vogue, LOVE magazine, Vanity Fair, V magazine for cover shoots and editorial campaigns.[6] Tilbury has worked with world-leading photographers including Mario Testino and Mert and Marcus as well as high-profile celebrities such as Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian West and Gisele Bundchen. Tilbury also works Fashion Week, acting as show makeup director for brands such as Zadig & Voltaire, Mugler, Donna Karen and Hakaan. In the past, Tilbury has collaborated with designers such as Tom Ford and Burberry on high-profile beauty campaigns as well as acting as creative director for Tom Ford, Helena Rubinstein and Chanel amongst others.[7][8]

Tilbury has won many awards, including Rodial Award for Best Make-up Artist 2012,[9] CEW Achiever award in 2014,[10] as well as being nominated for Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year 2016.[11] Tilbury has also been featured in the Business of Fashion 500 since 2013.[12]

In October 2012, Tilbury launched her own YouTube channel and blog[13] providing makeup tutorials and tips and tricks, featuring high-profile celebrities including Kate Moss, Sara Sampaio, Olivia Culpo and Emily Ratajkowski. As of February 2017, the YouTube channel has 416,000 subscribers.[14]

Makeup Brand[edit]

In 2013, Charlotte Tilbury launched her own skin care and beauty brand, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd. at Selfridges in London.[15] This became the retailer’s biggest-ever beauty launch for turnover.[16] The brand is now stocked in department stores such as Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Fenwick’s, as well as Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom in the US.

In November 2015, Tilbury’s flagship store opened in London’s Covent Garden.[17] As of 2016, Charlotte Tilbury is available in the UK, the US, Canada and the Netherlands as well as online in 37 countries.[18]

The namesake company is based in Brook Green in West London.[19]


Since the brand’s launch, Charlotte Tilbury has won 84 awards, as of February 2017. These include the Walpole award for Emerging Luxury British Brand 2014,[20] CEW Best British Brand of the Year 2015 & 2016[21] and Best Health & Beauty eCommerce Website of the Year 2016.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Tilbury married writer and actor Charles Forbes in 2006. They have one son together named Flynn. Tilbury and Forbes divorced in 2014. Tilbury married film producer George Waud in June 2014, and they have a son named Valentine. They reside in Notting Hill, London.[23]


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  2. ^ Liverpool Daily Post
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  4. ^ "How Charlotte Tilbury became the Taylor Swift of beauty". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  5. ^ "One to one with Charlotte Tilbury". Harvey Nichols. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  6. ^ Singer, Natasha (2005-09-15). "Turning Mere Beauties Into Glossy Goddesses". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Tom Ford expands further into makeup and skincare". VOGUE India. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  8. ^ "The Cosmetics Creator: Blending Art and Commerce -". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  9. ^ Ferguson, Gilly (2012-03-06). "It’s official: The Le Bons are Beautiful but are Yasmin and Amber your winners?". mirror. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  10. ^ "2014 Achiever Awards | CEWUK". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  11. ^ "Charlotte Tilbury nominated for Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award". Harper's BAZAAR. 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  12. ^ "Charlotte Tilbury | #BoF500 | The Business of Fashion". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  13. ^ "Home - Charlotte Tilbury". Charlotte Tilbury. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  14. ^ "Charlotte Tilbury". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  16. ^ "How Charlotte Tilbury became the Taylor Swift of beauty". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  17. ^ "Behind the scenes at the launch of Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Boudoir in Covent Garden, London - Charlotte Tilbury". Charlotte Tilbury. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  18. ^ "Stockists | Charlotte Tilbury". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  19. ^ "Charlotte Tilbury Conctact Page". Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  20. ^ "And the winners of the 2014 Walpole Awards are... | Walpole". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  21. ^ "THE 2015 CEW BEAUTY AWARDS WINNERS | CEWUK". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  22. ^ "Winners 2016 | eCommerce Awards for Excellence". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  23. ^ "She's got the look: Charlotte Tilbury on how glamour and gloss changed". Evening Standard. 2014-11-21. Retrieved 2017-03-29.