Been wanting to get your hands on the makeup-artist-to-the-stars’ line for some time? Well, the wait is almost over.
Stocking up on our favourite nude lipstick is about to get a whole lot easier.
Instead of having to ship Charlotte Tilbury’s best-selling makeup line to the UAE, we’ll soon be able to shop the whole range right here in the UAE.
Yes, the British-born beauty brand is all set to open a Dubai-based store, meaning that guessing your perfect foundation match from online swatches will soon be a thing of the past.
Details are still scant at the moment, but it has been confirmed the shop will open in The Dubai Mall in early 2018.
We’ve also been able to confirm that the whole range will be available, rather than just a curated selection.
The Dubai branch will follow launches of Charlotte Tilbury stores in Kuwait and Qatar.
The eponymous brand was launched in 2013 by Tilbury, a leading makeup artist who’s worked with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few (seriously, her Hollywood client list is incredibly long).
Tilbury’s work has also appeared in magazines around the world, and she started out working with Mary Greenwell, makeup artist to Princess Diana and pretty much every 1990s supermodel.
Her range, which is stocked in London’s and the USA’s glossiest department stores, is also beloved by the A-list, with Sienna Miller, Miranda Kerr and Emily Ratajkowski counted amongst its customers.
Charlotte Tilbury is particularly famed for its all-in-one kits, which bring together a range of products to create one particular look.
Options include The Bombshell, all deep red lips and arched brows a la Dita Von Teese, The Dolce Vita which gives off a Sophia Loren-worthy beachy glow, and The Rock Chick, which includes a lot of eyeliner and ebony mascara.
Tilbury even visited Dubai earlier this year, where she met with many of the city’s social media stars, and filmed a makeup tutorial with Huda Kattan.
Darlings, watch the full video of when I met Makeup QUEEN @hudabeauty in Dubai earlier this year – link in bio! I finally got her in my chair after all these years!!! See how I transformed Huda into the ULTIMATE #DolceVita muse using my #DolceVitaLook, #MagicSkinClinic, Huda’s own lashes #LegendaryLashes and of course my #ScentOfADream ❤️ #CharlotteTilbury #MakeupByCharlotteTilbury #HudaBeauty #Dubai #DubaiBeauty #Love #Beautiful #Makeup #Beauty #Summer #YouTube #HowTo #GetTheLook
Ahead of the store’s launch, we’ve rounded up some of the cult buys to add to your shopping basket once doors open.
(To be honest, we’ve not yet met a product we didn’t like, but these are the ones we reach for on a day-to-day basis).
Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk
This creamy lip colour is one of – if not the – most iconic products in the range, with a pinky-nude hue that seems to suit everyone. From the office to the bar to even your wedding day, this amps up the glam without every feeling too ‘done’.
Light Wonder Foundation
This fluid, rather sheer base gives a radiant, supermodel-worthy finish without ever looking cakey or heavy. If you’re after a dewy but everyday foundation, this ticks all the boxes.
Cheek to Chic
This two-in-one blush blends together everything you would want from a cheek colour. High pigment? Check. Super blendable? Yes. A little sheeny but not at all glittery? Absolutely. A total winner in anyone’s book.
Filmstar Bronze and Glow
It can be hard to find a realistic-looking bronzer, but this contour and highlight duo delivers a beachy finish without looking fake (it does have a hint of glimmer, but it looks radiant rather than sparkly).
The tiny brush allows you to precisely beef up your brows with a tinted gel that creates a fluffy, youthful fullness.
Image: Charlotte Tilbury/Instagram