To the kind people at Instagram who decided to release longer videos on the platform starting on Tuesday, we must say a heartfelt thank you. Because of Instagram's new, longer feature, we were treated to a 60-second tour of makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury's workspace — and it was fabulous.
At the beginning of the clip, Charlotte opens her arms and welcomes her followers to the "secret makeup atelier," where no few are usually permitted to go. "This is where I go to create all of my magical makeup products," Charlotte explained. "Because I believe that if you give a woman the right makeup, she can take over the world."
Charlotte leads the camera around her workspace, which is festooned with a gallery wall full of magazine covers featuring stars who've had the honour of Charlotte doing their makeup. The video stops with Charlotte before a big poster decorated with all the colours of her upcoming Hot Lips lipstick line.
But as with any studio tour, the best part is getting to see the little personal touches around the room. Charlotte's atelier is filled with prized photos in frames, as well as art and colour swatches, one of the tools of her trade.