Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Rock Chick Look

Here’s just one of the reasons we love Charlotte Tilbury: She makes Hollywood glamour accessible to everyone. After all, not all of us can be the go-to makeup artist to a client list of supermodels, celebrities, and A-listers. Charlotte’s signature looks, all inspired by vintage beauty icons and her famous friends, make it easy to replicate red carpet radiance. In this tutorial, we break down one of our favorite Charlotte Tilbury looks: The Rock Chick, a Kate Moss-inspired look that pairs a sultry smoky eye with nude lips and luminous skin for an instant coolest-girl-in-the-room vibe.

Start with an Even, Luminous Complexion

Prep and Prime the Skin

Massage Charlotte’s Magic Cream into clean skin to create a plump, hydrated canvas for your makeup. Next, smooth a dab of light-diffusing Wonderglow over the skin and blend well.

Apply Foundation and Concealer

To even out your skin and blur imperfections, apply your shade of Light Wonder Foundation to the center of the face and blend outwards with the Charlotte Tilbury Foundation Brush. Conceal any blemishes, discoloration, or redness with a dab or two of The Retoucher, and pat lightly with a finger to blend.

Set with Powder

Using a fluffy powder brush, dust Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder over the T-zone and under the eyes to keep your makeup locked in place all day (or night) long.

Prime the Lid

Charlotte’s The Rock Chick Luxury Palette comes with everything you need to create a rockstar-approved smoky eye in minutes. Start by using a flat eye shadow brush, such as Wayne Goss Brush 18, to pat the Luxury Palette’s Prime shade across the lid.

Enhance the Crease

Blend the Enhance shade into the crease with a fluffy, tapered eyeshadow brush, like Wayne Goss Brush 03.

Define the Lower Lashline

Blend the Enhance shade into the lower lashline with a small blending brush, such as Wayne Goss Brush 04.

Smoke It Out

Sweep the Smoke shade into the outer corner and the crease with a small blending brush, like Wayne Goss Brush 04.

Add a Pop of Light

Using your finger, pat the Pop shade onto the center of the lid and blend out over the lower lid below the crease.

Finish with a Feline Flick

Use The Feline Flick eyeliner pen to line your inner corner and upper and lower lashlines, finishing with a cat-eye flick. You can also map out your eyeliner with a black kohl pencil (like Rock ‘N’ Kohl Bedroom Black) before tracing it over with liquid eyeliner. Curl your lashes with the Life Changing Lashes eyelash curler and apply a few coats of Full Fat Lashes.

Best Anti Aging Cream

If you’re a fan of Sisleÿa, the breakthrough anti-aging line beloved by beauty connoisseurs around the world, we’ve got big news for you. Sisley-Paris, the French luxury brand known for their plant-based skin care formulations, has debuted a new foundation that combines the tried-and-true anti-aging technology of Sisleÿa with lightweight, luminous coverage that looks and feels like real skin.

Sisleÿa Le Teint targets the skin at two levels to bring out a radiant, youthful complexion: instantly and over time. When first applied, Le Teint immediately blurs imperfections, evens skin tone, and imparts a natural, soft-focus glow with light-diffusing mica and hectorite. It feels noticeably weightless on the skin with a long-lasting, satin-like finish that’s never cakey or heavy.

With regular use, Sisleÿa Le Teint works like the most effective anti-aging cream you’ve ever used. Powered by the same botanical complex used in other Sisleÿa products, it targets the three types of aging (environmental, genetic, and behavioral) to visibly smooth, firm, and plump skin throughout the day. Think fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, increased radiance, and bouncier, more youthful skin. A foundation that does more than just make our skin look flawless? Sign us up.

A Glittery Life’s Trisha W. took Sisleÿa Le Teint out for a spin and loved how it covered redness and imperfections while still feeling light and breathable.

To see more before-and-after photos featuring Beauty Professor and TrendMood, check out our Sisleÿa Le Teint page. If you need help choosing a shade or want to learn more about this foundation, schedule a personalized consultation with one of our beauty advisors.

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream

Charlotte Tilbury fans and perfume aficionados, listen up: Charlotte is making her first-ever foray into the world of fragrance. Scent of a Dream, the celebrity makeup artist’s debut scent, combines intoxicating florals (think tuberose, jasmine, violet, and patchouli) with uplifting citrus and a sensual, musky base. It’s elegant, fresh, and beguilingly feminine—exactly what we’ve come to expect from Charlotte.

But here’s where the real magic of Scent of a Dream happens. According to Charlotte, one spritz can have a “mind-altering” and “hypnotic” effect, thanks to special ingredients that change the state of mind of those who smell it. Intrigued? Read on to discover a few other things you may not know about Charlotte’s highly anticipated first fragrance.

1. It’s based on a secret scent that Charlotte has mixed for years.

Many of Charlotte’s best-selling products started out as homemade secret weapons (hello, Magic Cream), and Scent of a Dream is no different. It began as a custom blend of oils mixed by Charlotte for herself and her clients.

“I have been mixing my own secret scent for years,” says Charlotte of the fragrance. “I have been fascinated by the idea that one’s perfume can attract others and also change the energy frequency of the people and environment around you.”

2. It’s an instant mood booster. 

Scent of a Dream does more than just smell great—it enhances your mood, too. According to Charlotte, the perfume’s mind-altering power comes from its ability to tap into the body’s energy centers, attracting “love, light, power, positivity, and sex” to the wearer. This concept, Charlotte explains, is based on the idea that the part of the brain responsible for our sense of smell is directly linked to the limbic system, the network of nerves that controls our emotions and instincts.

“I believe you can use Scent of a Dream to create an emotional pathway with someone else’s energy centres: their brain, heart, and sex receptors, igniting the senses,” says Charlotte. “You can directly alter their state of mind and body through this scent.”

3. It was developed by a world-class perfumer.

To make Scent of a Dream a reality, Charlotte worked with François Robert, 4th-generation nose and the president of the Technical Commission of the French Society of Perfumers. He’s the genius behind iconic perfumes from the likes of Hermès, Lanvin, Missoni, and Les Parfums de Rosine.

So what makes Scent of a Dream so special? According to François, it’s a one-of-a-kind hybrid of the floral and chypre fragrance families. “This scent smells amazingly unique and people fall in love with it,” he explains. “In my labs, people exclaim, ‘Ahhhh, it’s Charlotte!’ whenever I open it.”

4. The bottle design is based on sacred symbolism.

The bottle, a jewel-like flacon with a vintage glamour vibe, was designed with “sacred symbols” in mind. The spire-shaped lid, for example, represents your highest, purest aspirations. The faceted glass, inspired by the rays of a starburst, is a nod to positivity and the power of your dreams. Even if you don’t buy into the symbolism, Scent of a Dream is sure to make a gorgeous addition to your dresser.