We're Not Surprised, But Charlotte Tilbury Gives the Best Career Advice

The last time we saw Charlotte Tilbury, she was hosting an event at Nordstrom in Los Angeles, and the line of people waiting to meet her wrapped around the block—we’ve seen celebrities draw in smaller crowds. Which isn’t surprising, considering Tilbury is a celebrity in her own right—or perhaps the term “makeup royalty” is more fitting. With clients (and close friends) like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Sienna Miller, a hugely popular makeup and skincare and legions of adoring fans who look to her for beauty guidance, Tilbury is the definition of someone who has turned her passion into a burgeoning, blossoming business.

We caught up with the beauty guru and asked her everything we wanted to know about her career path—from her first job, to how exactly she started her business, and all the lessons she learned along the way. Keep scrolling to learn Charlotte Tilbury’s secrets to success!

This post originally appeared on Byrdie U.S. on March 23, 2015.

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