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What Charlotte Tilbury Can’t Live Without

Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

A version of this story originally appeared on the Strategist US.

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the stain remover pen and the tongue cleaner. We asked makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury about the candles, jade rollers, and hairbrush she can’t live without.

I have been using a jade roller on my face every day because I just love the cooling and calming effect it has on my skin. This roller is amazing for boosting circulation and blood flow, which helps to brighten your complexion. The one thing I will tell people who are using them: Remember to only ever roll upwards! You don’t ever want to pull your skin down (I see that being done all the time).

I’m obsessed with fragrance, and I have Bella Freud candles in nearly every room of my house. On top of smelling good, they look decorative, too.

I live for music. It just makes me feel good. I need a good speaker for listening to my artists (we’re talking about Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Primal Scream, the Weeknd, and Rihanna). This one’s my favorite because I can pack it in my suitcase and be anywhere — ideally Ibiza — dancing the night away.

I always carry a Mason Pearson hairbrush in my handbag because I love how genius it is. Unlike other hairbrushes, each time you use it, it stimulates blood flow to the roots of the hair and spreads essential oils to the ends, to create a gorgeous, healthy sheen. I always like to make sure I have plenty of volume in my hair, especially at the crown.

I take lots of homeopathic drops and I always have a magical menagerie of vitamins and herbal remedies to boost my immune system and keep my energy levels high. One of my favorites is arnica, which is great for jet lag and for bruises, actually.

I live in high heels. If I wear flats, my personality feels flat, too. My husband recently bought me the most heavenly pair of Aquazzura shoes which I LOVE. They’re 1950s-inspired silver-and-gold heels, and I call them my princess shoes. I often say that high heels and dancing are my only form of exercise. Even though I’m on my feet all day, I can’t function without some power heels.

[Editor’s Note: We found these Aquazzura platform sandals in gold, but with their metallic tone, they’re a convincing dupe for the moonlight textured pair.]

I have a fabulously quirky pair of Gucci sunglasses with red sparkles that are so fun. I can’t be without them. I wore them every day on my recent trip to the Middle East. There’s another pair of Dior sunglasses I love because they have a retro feel about them. They remind me of films like La Dolce Vita and The Italian Job.

[Editor’s Note: The pair of sunglasses linked here are with pink sparkles, but they’re every bit as “fabulously quirky.”]

I’m obsessed with my brand-new complexion heroes: the Magic Away concealer and Genius Magic Powder. They create the most gorgeous, flawless, poreless-looking complexion. What really sets these apart is their magic formulas — I have worked on them for years to ensure they are the BEST. With these and my Charlotte’s Magic Cream and Magic Foundation, everyone can achieve a magic skin day, every day.

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What Charlotte Tilbury Can’t Live Without