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Look red carpet-ready in minutes with these make up must-haves

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert7 years ago
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Get ready for your close-up with Charlotte Tilbury's phenomenal new make up offerings - ideal for adding glamour quicker than a camera flash. With tools to sculpt, define and make your lips look enviably luscious, the gorgeous {Hollywood Collection} is essential for a budding femme fatale or 'big screen' siren. Marrying minimal effort with maximum impact, the collection of contouring, highlighting and long-wear lip-enhancing pigments is not advisable for shrinking violets; solely for all those who crave their moment in the spotlight, this quartet guarantees you're always photo-ready... strike a pose!

Essential if you love a smattering of glamour, Charlotte Tilbury's {Hollywood Contour) and {Hollywood Beauty Light} wands work to coax reluctant cheekbones out of hiding. The creamy formulas add depth to hollows - blending seamlessly to grant the most convincing grey-toned shadow - before enhancing 'high points' with a gorgeous, opalescent veil of subtle glimmer.

Incredibly easy to wield, each ingenious tube boasts a 'puff' to dispense and diffuse just the right amount of pigment - ensuring targeted application and a seamless, airbrushed finish. Apply the contour shade just underneath your cheekbones (pout and suck your cheeks in to identify the 'hollows' if you're struggling to find them), then use your fingertips or Charlotte's {Hollywood Complexion Brush} to 'buff' the creamy colour and eliminate all trace of tell-tale tidelines.

The highlighter is beautiful applied to 'high points' - tops of cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow and brow bones... anywhere the light would naturally strike. With a delicate, rosy-toned champagne shimmer, this heavenly hue grants a beautiful, soft focus lit-from-within look (that lasts). It's stunning in 'real life' and caught on camera - lending skin a chic, sophisticated sheen without a trace of give-away glitter.

And if you like your lips to do the talking, lacquer up with the indelible {Hollywood Lips} liquid lipsticks. A pigment-packed, non-drying formula, this suede-effect lipstick applies and dries in seconds, cloaking lips with kiss-resistant pigment that hydrates as it enhances. We're totally obsessed with 'Charlotte Darling' - the ultimate barely-there peachy-hued 'nude' - and are also besotted with 'Best Actress' (an understated, toffee apple tone)...

You'll be picking up your 'best (make up) artist' gong in next-to-no-time.


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...