NYFW Beauty: Tips from Kate Moss' Makeup Artist

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Model backstage at Edun's spring 2015 presentation

Backstage at Edun's spring 2015 presentation, Charlotte Tilbury tells us the tricks she uses on her celeb clients

For the makeup at Edun's spring 2015 show, Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, called upon in-demand artist Charlotte Tilbury, who paints the faces of stars including Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez and Gisele Bundchen.

"They wanted a fresh, neutral and glowing look to kind of juxtapose the clothes that were graphic. We went for more of a handsome aesthetic," says Tilbury, who created a tone-on-tone look featuring glossy eyes and dewy, super-moisturized skin using MAC cosmetics to play off the different textures and fabrics of the collection.

While the look definitely felt fresh and youthful, Tilbury admits translating it to the red carpet would mean adding mascara as well as doing more highlighting and contouring for definition. Highlighting and contouring, she says, are two of the biggest tricks when it comes to her celebrities, "to bring out killer cheekbones." On Jennifer Lopez, she loves doing just that with Filmstar Bronze & Glow, from her eponymous line.

Must-have products for the makeup artist include her own Magic Cream and MAC's Face & Body for the legs. Plus, "I could not live without eyelash curlers," she says.

When it comes to the beauties she works with, Tilbury says lip liner is key, even for a neutral lip color, to "even everything out," and swears by highlighting the inner corner of the eyes to widen and open them.

Perhaps her biggest secret is her method for making anyone look instantly younger. "A really good trick on celebrities is a feline flick," says Tilbury. "It immediately gives them an eye lift, as does adding individual lashes to the outer edges to open the eyes."

Follow these steps and just maybe you’ll get Kate Moss-worthy results.


MAKEUP MAVEN: Charlotte Tilbury on far left. (Photo courtesy of Kathryn Romeyn)