Twiggy on Her Best Beauty Secrets, the Resurgence of Disco Makeup, and Why She’s Given Up Her “Dramatic” Eyelashes

The model stars in Charlotte Tilbury’s Studio Tilbury campaign.

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury)

Let’s be honest: Twiggy’s iconic eyelashes are somewhat synonymous with disco-era makeup. So it was only natural that the model was tapped as one of the muses for Charlotte Tilbury’s Studio 54-themed holiday campaign. While there was plenty of sparkle to go around, Twiggy's holiday eye makeup was noticeably a bit different than her status quo. “That dramatic look with the eyelashes that I started in the ‘60s? I don’t think I’d do that now,” the actress exclusively told Marie Claire. “These days, I want to use makeup to enhance my features rather than transform.” 

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury)

While clumped falsies may be MIA in her present day routine, rest assured Twiggy still “loves to dial things up” when there’s a holiday party involved—especially a disco-themed one. “It’s the perfect time to revisit the escapism of the amazing disco era. There’s nothing quite like the power of sparkle and a little glamour to put a smile on your face,” she says. “Makeup really can transform your mood and make you feel amazing.”

Naturally, her 2022 go-to look is still eye-centric. “I’m all about the eyes,” she jokes. “I love the smoky eye look that Charlotte created for me for the Holiday campaign using the Pillow Talk Luxury Palette and the Rock Chick Luxury Palette. And I always like to dial up my usual makeup routine with some sparkle on my cheekbones using Charlotte’s Pillow Talk Beautifying Face Palette.” In line with her “you can’t have too much sparkle” motto, she’ll also pop on a little extra highlight just below the brow bone for an “eye lift effect.” Add a swipe of the Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara and she’s party-ready.

You can't have too much sparkle for the holidays!

Makeup aside, Twiggy has a handful of other holiday beauty secrets. To get the low down on the palette that’s always in her bag, her post-party skincare savior, and the actress that inspired her iconic eyelashes, watch the exclusive behind-the-scenes clip below.

To recreate Twiggy’s look, and shop some of Charlotte Tilbury’s holiday makeup, keep scrolling. From the brand's amazing advent calendar to the velvet stockings, here’s everything you need to get ready for the holiday season. 

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.