Charlotte Tilbury presents limited edition make-up featuring Norman Parkinson’s iconic images
Artist-inspired make-up ranges are hardly a rarity in the beauty world, but the charm of Charlotte Tilbury’s ode to Norman Parkinson is more than just skin deep – Tilbury’s limited edition make-up collection is a sincere homage to the prolific fashion photographer. The make-up artist has recurrently drawn inspiration from Parkinson’s images for her work and was invited by the photographer’s grandson, Jake, to visit his gallery and archive to select the right images for the collaboration.
With around 750,000 negatives and 3,000 original prints to choose from, Tilbury ultimately settled on four iconic images to grace her line of compacts and wash bags: photos of Jerry Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica and on the edge of the Black Sea; Carmen Dell’Orefice on Love Beach; and Wenda Parkinson (Norman’s wife and longtime muse) at Pigeon Point in Tobago.
The tribute doesn’t stop there; Tilbury has even developed new products to help achieve the particular aura of youth and glamour that Parkinson purveyed in his photographs. A dual palette of creamy bronzer and highlighter, newly formulated matt lipsticks in bright ’1975 Red’ (a la Jerry Hall) and a delicate ’Miss Kensington’ rose hue, and a multipurpose lip and cheek tint that bestows its wearer with a glow from within are just some of the tools that will do the particularly specific trick.