The Desk To Dinner Beauty Collection You Need This Season

Stuck between desk and dinner? This brilliant quick fix from CHARLOTTE TILBURY will get you PREPPED AND PRIMED for the Christmas season, writes Beauty Editor SARAH HALLIWELL


Much as we love the idea of spending hours getting ready to transform from “desk to dinner”, as championed by endless magazines, the reality is more often a few minutes in an Uber or the wing mirror.

This isn’t impossible – you just need the right products and a compact with a mirror, such as Lancôme Miracle Cushion foundation, our current favourite for a quick tap onto skin with a minimum of mess.

Star make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury, talking to us in Dublin last week, recommends Mini Eye Wand, a serum and brightening concealer in one: “It’s ideal for using in the back of a cab,” says Tilbury. “It plumps beneath the eyes and gets rid of dark shadows in one.”


Her eye palettes are also ideal for when you’re in a hurry – just pop on the beautiful glitter shadow as a wash on its own with finger for instant glamour, since a touch of this very fine metallic is a good distraction when the rest of you is a bit thrown together.

I always keep eye cream in the car to smooth on at red lights (not that we’re recommending airhead driving), and also rate MAC’s new Prep+Prime Essential Oils Stick to make skin look glowing and highlighted in just one quick swipe.

Tilbury, naturally, has it all wrapped up with this one-stop glamour kit for on the go – the perfect capsule that makes any taxi ride a whole lot more elegant.

Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look in a Clutch, €108, at Brown Thomas. 

Sarah Halliwell

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