As part of the Queen‘s Birthday Honours List 2018, which recognises some of Britain’s top names for their services to the country, famed make-up-artist-to-the-stars Charlotte Tilbury will be awarded an MBE, one of the highest accolades in the United Kingdom.
“I feel incredibly honoured and very proud to receive an MBE in this year’s Queen's Birthday Honours List,” says founder Charlotte Tilbury. “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.”
Charlotte Tilbury at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of the Year Awards
“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,” she continues. “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!”
The make-up artist, who earlier this year painted Amal Clooney’s face for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, goes on to thank her colleagues, friends and family who have helped her achieve this milestone.
“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.”
Amongst the names of this year’s birthday honourees is Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Tom Hardy for their services to drama; Ms Dynamite for her services to the beauty industry, and luxury perfumer Jo Malone for her services to the beauty industry.