How Charlotte Tilbury created Amal Clooney's wedding makeup

Inspiration for Spring brides everywhere

George Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin arrive at Venice Town Hall to celebrate their wedding. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Corbis via Getty Images)
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When it came to Amal Clooney's wedding makeup there was only one person she trusted to give her that fresh bridal glow. And that was the legendary Charlotte Tilbury, her regular make-up artist for special events. Hailed as one of the most beauty brides of our time, next-to-natural product placement played a big part in Amal's picture perfect look.

With quarantine restrictions still in place, bridal beauty is set to be a very different affair this year. In fact, it looks highly likely that those with Spring weddings may have to do their own makeup rather than rely on an expert - hence this timely inspiration. 

US actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a taxi boat on the Grand Canal on September 28, 2014 in Venice. Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin married in Venice on Saturday September 27, 2014 before partying the night away with their A-list friends in one of the most high-profile celebrity weddings in years. "George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today (September 27) in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy," Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield said. The announcement came as a surprise as the pair were not expected to officially tie the knot until Monday, though they are still tipped for a civil ceremony at the town hall to officialise the marriage under Italian law. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)

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According to Tilbury's website, the makeup supremo started by prepping and plumping Clooney's skin - first with the Goddess Skin Clay Mask and then Charlotte's infamous Magic Cream. The base was a combination of three products: Light Wonder Foundation, one of the best foundations (opens in new tab) on the market, followed by The Retoucher to disguise dark circles and a light dusting of the Airbrush Flawless Finish down the t-zone.

To add definition to Clooney's brows, Tilbury used The Brow Lift pencil, "combing the colour through the hairs in the direction of growth."

On the eyes she swiped on Eyes To Mesmerise in Oyster Pearl, an antique gold hue. "Wash the product back and forth with your finger," advises Tilbury. "To brighten the eye use a touch of Champagne in the inner corners." Using The Classic Shimmering Brown Eyeliner, she then created a soft feline flick. "Run the liner along your lash line, extending the liner slightly on the outer corner to create a gorgeous elongated cat-eye. Then add lashings of Full Fat Lashes mascara to the top and bottom lashes."

Subtle contouring came courtesy of the Filmstar Bronze and Glow. Tilbury worked the darker shade it into the hollows of the cheeks, sweeping the highlight shade on to the tops of cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and over the Cupid's bow.

Next: lips. Tilbury used Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk for the outline and then to create pretty rosebud lips she layered M.I. KISS over the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of No Shame.

For the finishing touch, Tilbury swirled the aptly named Cheek to Chic: Love Glow to the apples of Clooney's cheeks..

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask, £38, John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream, $64 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, $44 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher, $35 (opens in new tab)

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher, $35 (opens in new tab) [£25, Cult Beauty (opens in new tab)]

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish, $45 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury The Brow Lift Pencil, $30 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Oyster Pearl, $32 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury The Classic Shimmering Brown Eyeliner, $22 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara, $29 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow, $68 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, $22 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of No Shame, $34 (opens in new tab)
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Love Glow, $40 (opens in new tab)

Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.