Kate Middleton is a style icon who is known for her classic take on elegant makeup looks. For the longest of times, the Duchess of Cambridge has kept her skincare and makeup routines — as well as her stash of makeup products — under wraps, until now.
Many people aren’t aware that Kate Middleton is a big fan of makeup, even doing her own makeup on her wedding day. Her makeup staples include the likes of foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and lip gloss.
So, which products are truly fit for a royal, and are any of them in your makeup bag right now? Today’s article will fill you in on exactly which products are responsible for helping Kate maintain her regal appearance.
To achieve her glowing complexion and flawless coverage, Kate uses the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Finish Foundation SPF 15. To hide any imperfections — not to mention any of the signs of fatigue that come with being a mother of three — the Yves Saint Laurant Touche Eclat Concealer is used.
You’re also likely to find Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer in Kate’s makeup bag.
Kate uses a pale pink shade of Bobbi Brown Blush called Rose Quartz to mimic the natural flush of her cheeks. In terms of bronzer, the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact is applied all over the face to make her skin look slightly bronzed and shimmering.
The royal loves to enhance her brown eyes, and does so by using complementary shades of eyeshadows in colors such as green, gold, and brown. According to Kate’s Closet, her favorite eyeshadow palette is the Urban Decay NAKED Palette and the most frequently used shades from the palette are the shades Toasted and Hustle.
In addition to her fondness of the Naked2 Basics Palette and Naked3 Palette, Kate is also a fan of Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadow range. In particular, the shades Ivory, Rockstar, and Slate, are her go-to’s to create a subtle smokey eye look.
Her eyes are defined with the help of Lancome’s Artliner Liquid Eyeliner Pen which she sweeps along her top and bottom lash lines. It is also thought that she dips a fine eyeliner brush into a pot of Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in the shade Black Ink.
For elongating, volumizing, and separating her lashes, as well as bolden her smokey eye, Kate reaches for Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara. To finish off her eyes, she uses the Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit to make her brows look groomed and ensure that not a hair comes out of place.
Being a member of the royal family who is constantly under the spotlight generally means that bold lip colors are a no-no, unless you’re the poised Princess Eugenie. Imagine Kate not noticing that she had a smudge of bright red lipstick on her teeth — the horror!
To avoid any potentially embarrassing moments, the Duchess keeps her lips painted in soft nude or pink colors. The shade Sandwashed Pink from Bobbi Brown’s range of lipstick is thought to be Meghan Markle’s sister-in-law’s favorite lip shade.
It has been confirmed that, along with Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Color Lip Gloss, Clarins’ Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector Lip Gloss is responsible for Kate’s glossy pout. Unlike other celebrities, at the time of writing, Kate does not have a personal Instagram account although you can catch glimpses of her looking stunning on the Kensington Royal Instagram page.
Duchess Catherine takes good care of her skin, but her routine is not as rigorous as you may believe. Since Botox is obviously not an option for the royal, she uses Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel — which she reportedly loves so much she even recommended it to Michelle Obama.
At nighttime, Kate uses a few drops of Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir which contains ingredients such as pomegranate seed oils, bitter cherry, strawberry, chia, and camellia. HRH was once spotted in Boots purchasing a tub of Nivea Pure & Natural Moisturizing Cream.
Lancome’s Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Day Cream and Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant are also thought to have a place in Kate’s skincare routine.
Kate started using Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil on her face while she was pregnant and seemingly hasn’t let up. It is also said that she uses the Karen Herzog Oxygen Swiss skincare line for quite some time and is a firm fan of the Vita-A-Kombi 1 moisturizer, the Professional Cleansing Gel, and the Oxygen Face cream.