Charlotte Tilbury’s Melt-Proof Makeup Secrets

by Charlotte Tilbury
A closeup of a model in Charlotte Tilbury's melt-proof makeup

From her cult-favorite product line (hel-lo Filmstar bronzer) to her years of experience perfecting the complexions of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Charlotte Tilbury is truly an expert when it comes to creating radiant, flawless skin. As the July days burn on, we turned to the British beauty guru for help mastering the art of the high summer, melt-proof glow. Charlotte’s quick tutorial, below.

Get Charlotte's Step-By-Step

Step 1: Shine-Reducing Primer

"Summer is all about gorgeous, sexy, glowing skin that’s protected from the blazing sun and sweat. Start with a nourishing primer to ensure your makeup is melt-proof."

Step 2: Sunscreen & Illuminator

"Opt for sheer, dewy textures rather than heavy, drying foundations on the skin - I find a beautiful, freckle-revealing illuminator with SPF works best. For the perfect summer glow, use a high factor protection, like Institut Esthederm SPF 50, and then blend with a little of my 'Gisele-in-a-jar’ Wonderglow. It makes you look like you're lit from within."

Step 3: Lightweight Powder

"To avoid unsightly shine, use a finely milled powder across your T–zone for a flawless complexion all day long."

Step 4: Primer & Cream Shadow

"For a long–lasting eye look, prime your lids, and then use a cream eye shadow or eye shadow crayon to swipe a sun-kissed bronze or a glimmering amber across the lid, and blend out."

Step 5: Waterproof Mascara

"You can still use your favorite mascara, just seal it in with a waterproof topcoat like Anastasia Beverly Hills' Lash Genius."

Step 6: Setting Spray

"For the evening use Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray to keep your makeup on until dawn."