Beauty mogul Charlotte Tilbury is awarded an MBE
Makeup artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury risks a very plunging dress to receive MBE from the Queen
- Makeup mogul awarded an MBE for services to beauty and cosmetics industry
- Tilbury, 45, counts celebrities including Kate Moss among her inner circle
- Her range has been worn by everyone from Amal Clooney to Lady Kitty Spencer
- In 2013 she launched her successful beauty and skincare range in Selfridges
Makeup artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury has officially accepted her MBE at Buckingham Palace.
The London-based beauty guru, who launched her eponymous makeup line just five years ago, wore a plunging LBD and hat from couture milliner Victoria Grant for the occasion – calling the accolade a ‘dream come true’.
She wore head-to-toe black, teaming an Alice Temperley ‘Parachute’ cocktail dress with a Lara Bohinc belt and Jimmy Choo shoes.
Tilbury, 45, was accompanied by her husband George Waud and her parents, Patsy and Lance, for the investiture ceremony on Tuesday.
Charlotte Tilbury receives her MBE at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 13 November. The beauty guru, who launched her eponymous makeup line just five years ago, has gone from makeup artist to bonafide businesswoman with her range which is now sold across the globe
Charlotte Tilbury is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 13 November
Charlotte Tilbury with her MBE medal at Buckingham, Palace this morning. The beauty doyenne wore head-to-toe black, teaming an Alice Temperley ‘Parachute’ cocktail dress with a Lara Bohinc belt and Jimmy Choo shoes
Tilbury has gone from makeup artist to bona fide businesswoman with her beauty range, which is now sold in cities across the globe.
With 26 years’ industry experience, well-connected Tilbury, 45, counts Kate Moss among her inner circle and is close friends with the likes of Edward Enninful and Cara Delevingne.
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Her makeup range has been worn by everyone from Amal Clooney to Lady Kitty Spencer, while the Duchess of Sussex is rumoured to be among her fans.
Just this week, the brand was named as the exclusive makeup sponsor for the Victoria’s Secret runway show in New York.
And earlier this year Tilbury – who is widely regarded as the pioneer of the liquid eyeliner ‘feline flick’, was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018 for services to the beauty and cosmetics industry.
Charlotte Tilbury with supermodel Kate Moss in London, 2013. After working on some 100 Vogue covers, in 2013 she launched her beauty and skincare range in Selfridges, with the collection becoming the retailer’s biggest-ever beauty launch for turnover
In a statement on Tuesday, she said: ‘Today has been one of the most magical days of my life. I am so delighted and thrilled to receive this honour, especially from Her Majesty, the Queen who has been an endless source of inspiration to me.
‘She is not only an icon of this country, but of the world. To be recognized for my contribution to the beauty industry is a dream come true.’
And in a short video message to fans this morning, she said: ‘Darlings, it’s an incredibly exciting day, a dream come true. I’m going to Buckingham Palace to get my MBE.’
After working on some 100 Vogue covers, in 2013 she launched her beauty and skincare range in Selfridges, with the collection becoming the retailer’s biggest-ever beauty launch for turnover.
Earlier this year, her Pillow Talk lipstick – a universally flattering nude shade loved by everyone from Alexa Chung to Mariah Carey – was extended into eye and cheek products for the first time.
The lip liner is such a global success that one of the cult products sells every six seconds around the world.
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