So, we’ve been fan-girling hard over Kate Moss since, like, forever. Who hasn’t? To put it simply, when it comes to all of our favourite things (style, fashion, beauty), Moss is just… boss. There’s no other way to put it.
And if we really try, for a moment, we can almost convince ourselves that we actually have things in common with her. We like to live by the words ‘work hard, play hard’, wear black Rayban Wayfares (so 90s), talk about Mario Testino and Naomi Campbell like they’re our BFFs, have a penchant for leather biker jackets and love a sultry, slept-in, kohl-rimmed eye.
The problem is, for us, most of the above is only reality in our dreams. 80% of the time we work hard (
play hard), Mario Testino: Portraits is our closest encounter with he and The Super of all Supers, and when we actually attempt said smokey eye, 9/10 we wind up looking like we’ve been in a punch up at a sample sale.
So when we got the chance to talk 1:1 with Charlotte Tilbury, Moss’s personal face painter (and actually one of the most inspiring women in the biz), excitement levels were at an all time high.
Tilbury’s tips – along with her namesake make-up range (FYI, now delivering direct to your hot little hands down under – just click here and select $AUD) – are industry gold. Guys, this is the woman tapped by Tom Ford to create his make-up line, not to mention one of the most sought-after macquillage maestros in the world right now.
Needless to say, no detail was spared. We got down to the nitty gritty – including how to master the Tilbury-approved ‘Feline Flick’ and find the best shape for your eyes.
Here’s what she had to say…
1. This palette pretty much makes smokey thing fool-proof. First, apply the ‘Prime’ shade over the entire eyelid up to the brow.
2. Then add a bit of grey, and blend upwards towards the socket.
3. To elongate your eyes and enhance the shape, apply a darker shade (‘Smoke’ in this palette is perfect) to the outer corners of the eyes in a sideways ‘v’ shape.
4. Using a liquid liner pen (this one is literally like a Sharpie = best. control. ever) draw a very fine line (as close to the lash line as possible), starting at the inner corner and working your way out.
5. Once you get 2/3 of the way along your eyelid, start to thicken the line and do a slight flick upwards and outwards at the corner. Your flick should end 2mm from the end of your eye.
Tip: If you struggle with the whole ‘flick’ thing, once you’re 2/3 of the way across, draw a dot where the flick should end, and use it as a guideline to connect the two.
6. To find the best shape for your eyes, Tilbury suggests keeping your eyes open – looking in the mirror the whole time.
7. Finish with a few thick coats of mascara and you’re pretty much Kate Moss.
Oh, and did we mention there’s free shipping to Australia until July 17th?
By Carmen Hamilton.