For the first time in history, Selfridges in London held a beauty festival allowing world renowned makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury, to take over their concept store. She kicked off a week of events called, “Charlotte Tilbury’s House of Rock ‘N Kohl,” featuring a guest appearance by Kate Moss, makeovers and more. Since I've known Charlotte for years, I got the chance to chat with her to find out what the lucky ladies of London got to experience. Read on for details and a cool behind the scenes video. Congratulations on wrapping up your “House of Rock ‘N Kohl” at Selfridges in London! What was your inspiration behind the concept?
I am so honored and excited that I was able to create my House of Rock ‘n’ Kohl at Selfridges. I love the retail theatre, drama and history of Selfridges as it really was the first place to celebrate and put beauty on the map. I wanted to share all of my tricks and tips from backstage and throughout my career and create the first event where we could celebrate the world of beauty, fashion and make-up in the world’s best department store.
What was the highlight of the event for you and why?
There were so many from Cara Delevingne’s incredible drumming debut, unveiling Kate Moss’s portrait, being on the sofa with some of the most influential, inspiring and interesting people in the world of fashion and beauty, the amazing Tilbury Transformations and sharing my backstage tricks, tips and magic cream with some of the most passionate beauty fans.
When helping people clean out their makeup bags, what advice to you typically give?
Always make sure you clean your brushes. Brushes get dirty so quickly and easily and they are a real harbor for blemish causing germs. I use Isopropyl Alchohol but Mac has a great brush cleaner that really works to clean and maintain your brushes.
Out of all of the items in your makeup kit, which five are absolute must haves and why?
It’s so hard to only choose 5! I feel naked without mascara and eyeliner as they really open up my eyes and make me look more awake. A bronzer is a must have for getting that healthy glow, under eye brightener is essential after long nights and a nude lipstick for that perfect pout.