Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury has "always" worn make-up to bed.

The British make-up artist has admitted she commits the cardinal sin in beauty and re-applies a face full of cosmetic products before she goes to sleep, which she calls her "bedroom eye", because it makes her feel "sexy".

Speaking to New York Magazine about her beauty hacks, the flame-haired beauty said: "It's true. I always have a bedroom eye. I clean my skin, put my Magic Night Rescue Cream on, my Magic Eye Rescue, and then Wonderglow - it softens everything. But I take off all my eye makeup, and then I reapply it. I put on my eyeliner in Audrey, and then I put a little bit of mascara on my top lashes, and then that's it. I always say it's my bedroom eye because it just makes me feel sexy.

"Always. Always. Always. Forever.

"At 13, I understood the power of make-up and the way it changed my life. I understood how you could feel so empowered, confident, and amazing when you looked in the mirror and felt great about loving the way you look. I feel really great, and I don't look tired, and I don't look exhausted, and my eyes don't look small, they look big."

And the beauty entrepreneur - who launched her beauty brand in 2013 - has admitted she believes wearing beauty products is the epitome of happiness.

She explained: "Make-up is happiness."

Meanwhile the mother of two - who has son Flynn Forbes with ex-husband George Forbes and daughter Valentine Waud with her spouse George Waud - has revealed she has wanted to be a make-up artist at the age of 13.

Speaking previously about the inspiration, she said: "I remember being at school when I was 13 and thinking 'Wouldn't it be amazing if I could open a make-up shop - a place where you could go in and be told what colours suited you, which would make your eyes sparkle, or what lipstick would suit your colouring.'

"Since then I've had women coming to me after seeing the covers I've done for Vogue or Vanity Fair, or campaigns for Louis Vuitton or Gucci and saying, 'Oh my god, I love those colours that you used on that model.' And I just saw a massive white space in the marketplace."