Meeting Charlotte Tilbury!

We were so excited to attend the launch of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup at Holt Renfrew here in Toronto on June 24th. Let us walk you through our experience! 

KATHERINE: Charlotte arrived in a London taxi and was greeted by the president of Holt Renfrew. There were dancers there as well who gave a little performance. Charlotte spoke about the makeup line and her concept of creating looks that suit everyone's personality. She was so friendly, well-spoken and approachable. 


ERIN: We waited to meet Charlotte and were treated to mocktails, chocolates "kisses" and cookies shaped like lipsticks. Makeup artists were available to touch up your makeup – the Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette was a big hit.

ERIN:  Charlotte took one look at us and called out suggestions for which of her 10 makeup looks would suit us best. Katherine was declared a Bombshell and for myself, a Golden Goddess (you can see that in the second photo below). Having my inner goddess named by Charlotte herself was so confirming, haha!

ERIN:  I gushed that we were big fans (couldn't play it cool) and Katherine said that we loved her closet tour with Sali Hughes. If you need any more proof that Charlotte embodies the glamour and femininity of her makeup line, just take a look at the killer platform heels she wore to the event!

KATHERINE:  I had my makeup done by a wonderful makeup artist from the New York flagship store named Tommy (check him out on Instagram @tommynapolixoxo). He used one of the Eyes to Mesmerize eyeshadows all over the lid in the colour Jean. He also added a nice feline flick to my eye liner for some more bombshell drama. On lips we went for a classic red using K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in the colour So Marilyn. I really loved the eyeshadow and how easily it applied over the lids so I picked up the colour Marie Antoinette. I think this is going to be perfect in the mornings getting ready for work.

ERIN:  The atmosphere was excited without being frenzied, so I was able to wander around the counter. I took my time playing with all of the different products (those cream eyeshadows!) and decide what I wanted to take home. There were box sets available containing all of the makeup necessary for creating each of Charlotte's ten looks – wouldn't that be a fantastic gift?!

Erin: Wilfred dress, Michael Kors watch and Nine West flats
Katherine: Zara blouse, Banana Republic skirt, and Target wedges

Expect to see a full haul post very soon!

Check out our Instagram, @erinandkatherine, for even more pictures from the event or search #TilburyTakesCanada. Beauty lovers in Vancouver should definitely plan to attend the launch there in the fall! Charlotte Tilbury makeup is available in Canada at Holt Renfrew or on

Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury makeup?