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Award description: ‘MBE: Charlotte Tilbury - Makeup artist & entrepreneur. For services to the beauty & cosmetics industry’
Following Sunday's announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018, we are incredibly delighted to share the news that Charlotte Tilbury - makeup artist, entrepreneur and founder of Charlotte Tilbury - will be receiving an MBE for services to the beauty and cosmetics industry.
The honours system, which recognises the achievements of people in public life and their commitment to serving and helping Britain are decided by an honours committee and are awarded in the name of the Queen with approval from the Prime Minister’s office.
A British female entrepreneur and one of the most influential makeup artists of her generation, Charlotte Tilbury has distinguished herself as a true creative visionary and trail-blazer, whose impact on the fashion and beauty industry has been substantial.
Charlotte has had a considerable effect on the way women across the world perceive themselves through the use of makeup and has been responsible for the creation of several iconic beauty styles and trends. For Charlotte, makeup is about enhancing natural beauty, and she believes passionately in empowering and helping women feel better and more confident about themselves.
Working at the forefront of the beauty industry for over two decades Charlotte is held in exceptionally high regard by her industry colleagues for her visionary creativity. She has worked on over 100 Vogue covers and over 400 editorial and advertising campaigns, received numerous personal accolades for her influential work, including: Style Creator at the British Style Awards, InStyle’s award for Makeup Artist of the Year, and recipient of the everywoman Ambassador Award at the Natwest Everywoman Awards.
Renowned for her skill and endless creativity, as well as her expertise and knowledge as a business entrepreneur, Charlotte established her brand, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, in 2013 and in little under five years has transformed it into a record-breaking, best-selling makeup brand throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The brand has also received over 150 awards, globally, for products from her beauty collection.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty is widely acknowledged as the most successful independent beauty brand globally and one of the fastest growing beauty brands on record. Employing more than 900 people globally, Charlotte is flying the flag for British business and as a highly successful creative entrepreneur Charlotte’s determination and vision have enabled her to overcome the unique challenges facing creative talent when establishing a business. As a result, Charlotte is very committed to mentoring and helping drive forward change to remove obstacles for future generations of aspiring entrepreneurs in her sector and has actively mentored the next generation of entrepreneurs through her work as spokesperson for Creative Entrepreneurs UK.
Throughout her career, on a personal level and through the brand, Charlotte is very committed to supporting female-focussed charities including Women for Women International for whom she is also a global Ambassador, and the Lady Garden Campaign.
“I feel incredibly honoured and very proud to receive an MBE in this year’s Queen's Birthday Honours List. To be recognised for my services to the beauty industry as both a makeup artist and entrepreneur is an amazing personal accolade which means so much to me. I have been fortunate enough to work at the forefront of the beauty industry for over two decades which has allowed me to share my vision with the world, changing the way women, from 18-80, perceive themselves through the use of makeup. I have always been passionate about empowering women and helping them to feel confident and the most beautiful versions of themselves through the power of beauty, it inspired my philosophy ‘Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world! There are so many people I want to express my thanks and gratitude towards. From my wonderful industry peers who have supported me throughout my 25+ year career and who I have built such close relationships with, to my incredible team of limitless thinkers who helped me to create and continue to push the boundaries with my award-winning brand and of course my amazing family, who I couldn’t have done any of this without. I always say it takes a team to build a dream, and this is a dream come true for me.” – Charlotte Tilbury
About Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty has revolutionised the face of the beauty industry by de-coding makeup application for every woman at every age with an easy-to-use, easy-to-choose, easy-to-gift range. The brand mission is to share the power of makeup, using Charlotte’s digital platforms and award-winning products, to show every woman how easy it is to look and feel like the most beautiful versions of themselves every single day. This hybrid skincare, makeup and scent brand has won 150+ industry awards to date, and is recognised for challenging industry norms and bringing breakthrough innovation to market first. From the augmented reality “Magic Mirror” in Westfield and Covent Garden to the first ever Virtual Reality perfume experience starring Kate Moss, and the ground-breaking ‘Hot Lips x Women for Women’ collaboration… this quintessentially British brand continues to rock the beauty world.
Charlotte Tilbury employs over 920 people globally and is available to buy in over 65 countries via CharlotteTilbury.com, 100+ department store counters worldwide [UK, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Hong Kong] and four standalone stores: two in London, one in Qatar, a two-storey beauty wonderland in Kuwait, her largest store to date, and Dubai set to open in 2018.
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