Charlotte Tilbury’s Melt-Proof Makeup Secrets


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

‘Photo Finish’ Foundation Primer



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."

No Sun Face Cream


Institut Esthederm

Wonderglow Soft-Focus Beauty Flash


Charlotte Tilbury

Step 3: Lightweight Powder

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

150 Large Powder Brush



‘Mineralize’ Loose Powder Foundation



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."

Color Chameleon in Amber Haze


Charlotte Tilbury

‘Backstage’ Longwear Eye Primer



‘Lash Genius’ Waterproof Topcoat


Anastasia Beverly Hills

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."

All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray


Urban Decay

Step 6: Setting Spray

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