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“In life, you can have it all” and that’s exactly where Charlotte Tilbury draws her inspiration from.

The Festival Magazine team is excited to catch up with the iconic Charlotte Tilbury for an exclusive interview – an internationally renowned beauty guru adored by many. Being an expert on the red-carpet glow, she is revered for creating memorable makeup looks and expertly masterminding fashion campaigns. Charlotte launched her eponymous makeup range in 2013, and it has since become one of the best-selling beauty brands across the world thanks to her astute formulas, universal shades, and sharp-as-a-tack innovation.

“Beauty trends are forever changing – but that’s what makes this industry so much fun! I always say that I am an innovator, not an imitator! Necessity truly is the mother of all invention – and my passion is innovating easy-to-choose and easy-to-use products that the world really needs and that are solutions to beauty problems!”

The Queen of Glow sent happy thrills among all beauty lovers recently by debuting her Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter for a guaranteed and distinguished radiance, immediate glow, and a flawless front-page look. In her 29 years of a flourishing career working with eminent photographers and towering videographers, Charlotte was enthralled by the genius lightning tricks used in Old Hollywood Cinema, which instantly transformed the performer’s facial features enhancing them to appear glistening, soft-focused, smooth, and argent. Charlotte being the maestro she is has now bottled this gorgeous golden age light tricks glamour into seven glowing shades for the generations to come.

A combination of the rich pigment of a pressed powder with the satin texture of a liquid highlighter, Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters brighten, smooth, blur, sculpt, and lift the facial architecture of the skin for achieving a model-like image at home without the fear of caking, creasing, or interrupting fine lines giving you a confidence-boosting glow. As for the shade range, there’s Moonlit Glow, Champagne Glow, Gilded Glow, Sunset Glow, Rose Gold Glow, Bronze Glow, and Pillow Talk Glow which is an ode to the iconic and award-winning Pillow Talk Makeup Collection.  In Charlotte’s own words…

“The one-of-a-kind glow glide texture behaves differently to anything you’ve seen before – it’s not a powder, it’s not a liquid – it’s like painting on satin light! Never cakey, never drying, and doesn’t sit in fine lines or pores! It’s infused with Light Flex Technology and Smoothing Emollients to illuminate and blur the skin like Hollywood lights! Now everyone can feel and look like a Hollywood star, wherever they are!”

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Social media is ablaze with Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters instantaneously becoming a fan of the product’s otherworldly luminosity. The beaming sculpting effect it leaves on the cheekbones, jawline, eyes, nose, brows, and lips glides differently creating a multi-dimensional glow. Smoothing emollients blur the pore to replicate a soft focus, satin finish imitating the incandescent power of Hollywood lights for a megawatt glow.

Her award-winning Hollywood Flawless Filter from the collection is making waves with multiple shades which can blur, smooth, and illuminate carrying a line for light to deep skin tones. Wear alone, underneath, mixed with, or on top of foundation to attain the most magical glow of your life. Her globally adored sell-out sensation dreamy rose-gold liquid highlighter named Hollywood Beauty Light Wands from the digitally remastered tricks of Hollywood and the flawless filters of social media. With light-reflecting particles for a natural glow, this product is easy to use, super blendable, and mimics the soft, natural hue of the beauty light creating a luminous candle-lit glow look.

Her best-selling and award-winning Magic Cream and Holiday Collection are revolutionizing the beauty industry already with champion formulas, supercharged skincare ingredients, and magic matrix compounds for an ultimate transformative, smoother-looking plumper skin that gives instant causatum and long-term results.

“MAGIC CREAM IS MAGIC SKIN – I never do makeup without it! It hydrates, retexturizes, plumps and smooths the skin so everything you apply after just glides on!”

She has always dreamt of revolutionising the beauty market with ground-breaking and pioneering products breaking all records, creating a competitive environment, elevating inclusion, and inspiring with her passion. 

Doha Festival City has established itself as a popular destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. We are committed to hosting exciting events which would give Qatar residents and tourists a glimpse into the latest trend while celebrating the presence of diverse local and international brands. At Doha Festival City, her makeup studio boutique holds a key position of having award-winning products related to skin and beauty which have been a massive success in this industry already. “I cannot wait for everyone in the Middle East to try my latest glow innovation.”

What makes this mall amazing is its diversity because Qatar is a melting pot of people from around. Due to its brimming expat community, Doha Festival City has made sure to add international brands from many continents to make the visitors feel at home. Since its inception, the mall has not stopped growing or expanding with several new store openings every year contributing towards an exceptional shopping experience and a diversified range of retailers.

My dream team and I are always evolving, always disrupting and forever game changing. I bring new innovations to the market, bottling my tips and tricks from my career working across editorials, runways, and red carpets all around the world – from the Met Gala to the Fashion Awards!”

In this new year, the Charlotte Tilbury brand is planning to continue its beauty world revolution, breaking more records, and remaining at the forefront of the industry. “From new products to beauty-tech innovations to incredible partnerships, I couldn’t be more excited about the future!”