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Charlotte Tilbury admits she wears mascara and eyeliner to bed

Jess Hardiman

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Charlotte Tilbury admits she wears mascara and eyeliner to bed

Featured Image Credit: Stills Press/Doug Peters/Alamy Stock Photo

Makeup queen Charlotte Tilbury admitted she wears mascara and eyeliner to bed as she doesn’t want her husband to see her bare face as they settle down for the night.

Tilbury, 50, is the woman behind the cult makeup brand that bears her name, serving as founder, chairperson, president, and chief creative officer.

She was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2018 for her services to the beauty and cosmetics industry, and has also been honoured with other accolades including the 2012 Rodial Award for Best Makeup Artist and the 2014 CEW Achiever award.

Tilbury was even named Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year in 2016, showing there’s quite literally no stopping her.

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Being such a huge name in the cosmetics industry, we’re likely to listen to any advice she has.

Charlotte Tilbury with her MBE medal. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Charlotte Tilbury with her MBE medal. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

But there’s one tip she swears by that many of you might seem reluctant to follow – unless you mind mascara all over your pillow case, that is.

Speaking to the Daily Mail back in September 2021, she explained how she feels makeup is a powerful tool in all areas of life.

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“I come from this very VIP world and I want to give it to everyone; make everyone feel the most empowered, the most beautiful, because that's what the celebrities and models feel when I do their make-up,” she said.

“Now you can go to Tesco, or do the school run, and life is your red carpet.”

So determined to stick to her own ethos, Tilbury has never allowed either of her husbands to see her without makeup.

Tilbury wed film producer George Waud in 2014, and also has two sons from her first marriage.

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Tilbury with husband George Waud. Credit: Doug Peters/Alamy Stock Photo
Tilbury with husband George Waud. Credit: Doug Peters/Alamy Stock Photo

When asked if it’s true that she wears makeup to bed, the cosmetics guru replied: “Yes, I do, darling, I have my bedroom eye. I take off my make-up, do my skincare, then I put on my Colour Theory eye liner that lasts 16 hours and my mascara.

“George has never seen me without a bedroom eye. Never! I tell you, keep the magic alive.”

She added: “Never, ever, ever.”

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Tilbury also insisted she relies on makeup over anything injectable.

"I think you can tell I haven't had anything done — nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing! I use my products," she said.

"I go for facials. I'll do collagen waves, a laser, but I won't do anything invasive."

She added: "For years, I would use ice packs and the old Hollywood trick of chilled teaspoons on my celebrity clients to de-puff, brighten, lift, smooth and tighten the look of their skin. Ice is the skin's secret weapon."

Topics: Beauty, Celebrity, Make-Up

Jess Hardiman
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