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Drew Barrymore attends the 26th Annual Webby Awards on May 16, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for The Webby Awards)© Mike Coppola

Drew Barrymore is left overwhelmed after incredible transformation thanks to Charlotte Tilbury

The Charlie's Angel star couldn't believe her eyes

Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
June 6, 2024
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Drew Barrymore is throwing it back to the early 2000s. The TV personality, famed for her natural look and girl-next-door attitude was taken back 20 years with a major transformation from Charlotte Tilbury and hair stylist Chris Appleton on Thursday June 6. 

Beauty legend Charlotte stopped by the The Drew Barrymore Show to give the mom-of-two a gorgeous makeover, and later shared a fun behind-the-scenes video, revealing the products used including the Charlotte Tilbury Exaggereyes Eyeliner and the brand’s NEW! Pillow Talk Big Lip Plumpgasm for sultry, plump lips. 

Celebrity hairstylist Chris styled Drew’s hair in her iconic early aughts waves, using a blonde wig to call back to that decade. 

Actresses Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz attend the premiere of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003© Fairchild Archive
Actresses Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz attend the premiere of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003

She feels 'different' 

"Today I feel different about myself. I'm a little bit remembering who I am. You [Charlotte] have given me back something today I haven't been in touch with in years," Drew exclaimed as she looked in the mirror for the first time after Charlotte's complete overhaul, referencing the 2000 premiere of Charlie's Angels with a "Kate Moss rock look". 

"I feel like that girl again," an emotional Drew added, which you can see in the video below.

Drew Barrymore's head-turning transformation needs to be seen to be believed

Fans loved the look, calling on her to go blonde permanently, and celeb friends including Sharon Stone commenting with their praise; Sharon left several heart and kiss emojis, and called the actress her "love bug". 

"Drew darling, I’d take ANY era with you in it! Do you need a fourth angel?" joked Charlotte. 

On the dating scene

The makeover comes after Drew shared that she had been catfished while attempting to find love again on an online dating app. 

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Drew looked unrecognizable

"This guy on my dating app said he was the quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams," she explained on her talk show earlier in the year, adding that she quickly swiped right on the potential suitor to make her move.

"So I wrote to him and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I went to the first practice game. I was so frustrated being a girl from Los Angeles who loves football and we didn't have any teams, and then I moved away to New York and then we got two teams and—it's nice to meet you, my name is Drew.'"

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Chris recreated one of Drew's iconic looks

But she quickly realized he was not a quarterback for the Rams but instead "a musician that thought he was being cute". 

She said: "The guy was like, ‘Hey Drewski, and I was like, ‘I hate you. You pithy, deceiving, playful—you've made me feel stupid. I don't know who you are. I feel so dumb. Why did we have to get off on this foot? I hate you!'"


Off screen and away from the dating scene, Drew is also a mom to daughters Olive, 11, and Frankie, 10, who she shares with her ex-husband Will Kopelman.

She recently shared her personal struggles with her eldest daughter's eagerness to grow up too quickly. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: Drew Barrymore, Olive Barrymore Kopelman and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman attend Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By The Honest Company  on December 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)© Stefanie Keenan
Drew with daughters Olive and Frankie in 2014

“My daughter, who's about to turn 12, really wants to be 16… going on 25," Drew lamented, expressing a sentiment familiar to many parents.

That being said, they often have heartwarming moments at home, such as when she came home to find Olive in her wedding dress. 

Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore at the Cinema Society 'Miss You Already' film screening After Party, New York, America - 25 Oct 2015© Getty
Drew and her ex husband Will

"I came in the room and she was standing there in my wedding dress," she said during her show.

“And I looked at her and I was like, 'Oh my God, you look so beautiful!' 'I go, 'You know, that’s actually technically the second time you wore that dress because you were six months in my belly when I wore it. And I’m saving it for you and your sister.'”

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