At last night’s inaugural InStyle Awards, held in Los Angeles, the magazine honored the actresses, actors, and artists whose style defines our red carpets and editorial spreads. Lisa Bonet lauded her daughter Zoe Kravitz, Breakthrough Style Star of the Year. Julia Roberts joked about YouTube-filled nights with her longtime friend Serge Normant, Hair Artist of the Year. And Judy Greer gushed about her crush on Man of Style recipient Ansel Elgort. While many tried to counter fashion’s vapid reputation, Kim Kardashian brought us right back down to earth with her speech introducing Makeup Artist of the Year honoree Charlotte Tilbury, who is also the makeup artist of choice for Kate Moss and Penélope Cruz.
“I’m going to make this quick because my heartburn just kicked in, but Charlotte Tilbury is my hero because she has never let her husband see her without makeup on. She sleeps with her makeup on. She’s my idol. She’s inspired me when I am really lazy and I can’t do my makeup the next day, so I’ll sleep in my makeup. I know that’s probably the worst advice, but she has all the magic creams to put on the next day to make up for it.”
Having established the importance of never showing your husband your unadorned face, she went on:
“Charlotte is also one of the most energetic people. The person who is doing your makeup is so in your personal space, and she makes you feel like you’re her sister, but is so professional. She believes that makeup makes you feel empowered and confident, and I love that about her. Truly, if I wasn’t doing what I’m doing now, I would be a makeup artist.”