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Charlotte Tilbury dazzles us with four bewitching looks for the festive season

Charlotte Tilbury’s approach when it comes to makeup for the holiday season is nothing shy of the maximalist school: think shimmer, drama and lush romantic hues that are as versatile as they are highly pigmented. But that doesn’t mean it needs to take a village to get your makeup done.

With the brand’s sparkling new winter holiday range that pays homage to the sparkle of the celestial skies, achieving a supermodel-worthy makeup look is an easy feat to replicate at home — thanks to the Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette, which already features four looks within, neatly organised for ease of use. There’s also the Limited Edition Filmstar Bronze & Glow Set, a crucial product that helps splash on that iconic Charlotte Tilbury glow, now available in a limited collectible design embellished with glimmering Swarovski crystals. Ahead of party season, let’s look at how these four new looks by Charlotte Tilbury can make you look like a million dollars with zero fuss.


Look One: Happy Glow

Using the ‘Happy Glow’ shades in the Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette, this look is all about golden glamour, helping to reflect the lights of the season to create extra sparkle. The perfect look for a night out on the town and for all those Christmas parties coming up — this glowing eye helps offset potential tiredness by brightening the under-eye area with a sweep of gold thinly outwards, just until the middle of the eyes. A sleek cat-eye flick of black eyeliner is the finishing touch. Make sure to sculpt those cheeks using Limited Edition Filmstar Bronze & Glow Set, then add a flush of rouge with Cheek to Chic in Ecstasy. Lips call for a sultry, lacquer-like pout, featuring the Superstar Lips in Sexy Lips, accentuated by the Lip Cheat lipliner in Pillow Talk.


Look Two: Love Glow

This dreamy, romantic look ‘Love Glow’ captures the sweetness of a budding romance. The angles of the face and shoulders are dusted with the Limited Edition Filmstar Bronze & Glow Set to accentuate the natural curves of the face. The eyes liberally use the warm rose gold hues within the Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette to create a soft, flattering look — while the subtle shimmer within the shadow helps to create the illusion of larger eyes without the need to layer dark smokey tones. Lips are in Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic nude pink shade Pillow Talk in the glossy texture of Superstar Lips, together with Lip Cheat in Supersize Me.


Look Three: Dream Glow

Channel your best manic pixie dream girl with this fresh, bright-eyed take on a smokey look that works for both day and night occasions. Using the next three olive hues on the Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette listed under ‘Dream Glow’, the soft bronze tones add a natural shadow to the eyelid crease while lighter golden shades add dimension and wake up the eyes — especially with just a touch of shimmer at the inner corners of the eyes.

The blush is also kept cool and natural with Cheek to Chic in First Love, while Limited Edition Filmstar Bronze & Glow Set adds a gentle shimmery glow to the skin as highlight. To finish, the Superstar Lips – Everlasting Kiss is a pretty tawny nude, enhanced with Lip Cheat’s rose pink shade of Hot Gossip.


Look Four: Seduce Glow

If you’re angling for a moment under the mistletoe with your crush, the final look on the palette ‘Seduce Glow’ is the secret ingredient to a seductive smize. Here, the matte midnight black hue is carefully swept towards the ends of the brows to achieve a dramatic eye look. The lighter shimmery taupe and silver shades are then layered over the lid to add dimension and lustre. Then, allow the gaze to pop by adding a smoked out eyeliner using the Rock ‘N’ Kohl in bedroom black. The cheeks are softly chiseled with the Limited Edition Filmstar Bronze & Glow Set, and Cheek to Chic blush in First Love gently tapped on the apples of the cheeks. Finally, a sumptuous glossy peach lip using a mix of Superstar Lips in Glow Kiss and Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude completes a sensual pout without competing with the eyes for the limelight.


Charlotte Tilbury - Christmas

Shop the season’s makeup must-haves — the Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette and the Limited Edition Filmstar Bronze & Glow Set at Charlotte Tilbury.


Production credits:
Hair: Nicky Won
Stylist: Jeremy Wong
Photographer: Lewis Ho
Makeup artist: Lily Yeong
Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury
Model: Aida Malybaeva


Wardrobe credit: Net-a-Porter

Look One: 16Arlington

Look Two: Alice + Olivia

Look Three: Stand Studio

Look Four: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Evelyn Lok
Managing Editor
When not trying out the latest beauty and wellness trends, Evelyn is likely enjoying a perfectly balanced negroni or exploring some of Hong Kong's best new places to eat and drink. At Lifestyle Asia she covers everything from the biggest events in town to interviews with Hong Kong specialists, with topics spanning art, food and drink, health, tech, and travel.
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