Q: Your new Beauty Filters Collection aims to give that Instagram-filtered look in real-life—why did you choose this concept as your inspiration?
A: I wanted to take all of the positive elements of how you look and feel with a social medial filter—that feature-enhancing, share-inducing,
confidence-boosting love mentality—and turn it right into reality for every woman. My Beauty Filters collection is inspired by technology and brought to life using the best formulas, the best colors and the best artistry techniques for real-life beauty filters that give the appearance of enhancing, perfecting, lifting and blurring where you want it most, just like your favorite media filters. My Bigger Brighter Eyes palettes put the sparkle back in the eyes, the Pretty Youth Glow Filter gives the appearance of lifted cheekbones and Collagen Lip Bath creates the illusion of more pillowy lips.
Q: Your philosophy behind your makeup seems to be to give every woman the tools to be her most beautiful self. Why do you believe in makeup as such a powerful confidence booster?
A: I really believe makeup can change your life. It has this incredible power to transform and boost every woman’s confidence—I call it the psychology of makeup: if you look good, you feel good, you exude confidence and the world reacts to you in a powerful, more positive way. Makeup is so much more than decoration; it has this amazing ‘magic’ ability to completely change your state of mind.
Q: What will be the biggest makeup trend this summer?
A: It’s all about fresh-faced, effortless beauty with pops of romantic color! From just-kissed lips and cheeks, to bronze-y eyes and statement lips, it’s makeup that has a classic clean feel, with a modern twist. Five beauty trends that dominated the catwalks and are everywhere this season are brushed-up fluffy brows, softly flushed cheeks, glimmering metallic eyes, glowing skin and geranium matte red lips (my Hot Lips lipstick in Tell Laura was seen at the Temperley London show).
Q: If someone is new to your brand, what products would you recommend as a great introduction to your makeup?
A: My award-winning Charlotte’s Magic Cream is how this brand began. I always say you can’t have a beautiful painting without a beautiful canvas. This cream contains camelia oil, rosehip oil, Bio-Nymph Peptides and Hyaluronic acid. It instantly floods the skin with moisture. I never apply makeup without it; it gives me the perfect glowing base. My Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask is like having a facial on the go. The ingredients penetrate deep into the skin using a unique bio mimetic vector delivery system, providing nutrients where skin needs it most. It is the ultimate pick-me-up.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about your Chicago visit?
A: I am so excited to be visiting my amazing fans and followers in Chicago and to spend some time in this incredible city! The women of Chicago love makeup, beauty and following the latest trends, and I can’t wait to share the full Charlotte Tilbury experience and all of my makeup magic with everyone there.