There’s no denying that Kate Middleton Princess of Wales looked absolutely stunning at the Coronation of King Charles III today.
We can’t exactly recreate her outfit this time (the Alexander McQueen gown may look a little out of place on a night out). But her makeup? Challenge accepted.
You might be thinking that’s a glow that we can only dream of, but Sophie Pycroft, MUA and co-founder of Spectrum Collections has provided us with a step-by-step guide on how to get Kate’s look.
Sophie tells Metro.co.uk: ‘Kate’s signature makeup style of girl next door natural beauty with a touch of royal gloss has seen her shine through every occasion, especially this Coronation.’
Step one: Get the glow
Kate certainly isn’t a full coverage queen when it comes to her base makeup.
Sophie says: ‘Kate always goes for a natural, glowy complexion and never goes for full coverage.
‘The same can be said for her look today, instead she has let her skin shine through with a light to medium texture foundation.
‘In reverse of her masking her skin she goes for an even tone and covers any dark shadows or blemishes with a creamy concealer.
‘Cream and liquid products ensure she’ll never have a dry looking finish, and maintain that coveted glow.
‘My top tip is pick a hydrating primer to create a glowy base that you can build on with your other makeup products.’
Highlighter is also a staple for Kate’s fresh look.
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Sophie says: ‘A subtle highlight has also been added on the high points of Kate’s face, to catch the light and give a slightly sculpted look without any heavy contouring.
‘Add a small bit of highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones, brow bone and cupids bow to give more definition and that glowy complexion.’
Spectrum Glowful Primer, £16.99
This hydrating primer will leave you with the perfect champagne glow.
KYDA Highlighter Beauty Wand, £8.99
Apply this highlighter to the high points of your cheekbones for that effortless glow.
Step two: The peachy blush
It’s not a new trick but using your lipstick as your blush can really tie your look together – and it’s a nifty little hack that often gets forgotten.
‘You can see that Kate has gone for a peachy complexion for the royal celebration,’ says Sophie.
‘A peachy cream blush gives a youthful pop of colour, again without being too heavy or obvious.
‘Kate’s often smiling and a peach tone will naturally lift your complexion, placed
higher on the cheekbones rather than the apples is the modern way to wear
‘My top hack, double up your lipstick as a blush. Pick a colour that’s
going to suit your complexion, it could be a peach or pink tone and lightly use
your finger to tab the colour onto your cheekbones.’
Makeup Revolution Blusher Peaches & Cream, £3.60
Step three: The brows
Whilst the trends of the fluffy and laminated brows have proven they’re here to stay, Kate’s effortlessly groomed brows are pretty timeless.
Sophie says: ‘Groomed brows give a polished look, and Kate has naturally good brows but the shape has been enhanced slightly with a brow pencil, and finished with a clear brow pomade to set them in place.
‘This ideal for creating a clean and polished look.’
e.l.f. Cosmetics Brow Lift, Clear Eyebrow Shaping Wax, £5.70
This product will help you groom your brows just like Kate!
Step four: The eyes
While it can be tempting to go for a dramatic eye look when it comes to big occasions, Kate tends to opt for soft eye makeup.
Sophie says it’s ‘always softly defined around the lash line, making her eyes pop without appearing to be too dramatic’.
‘Today, her eye look is a little lighter than a smoky eye, and a dark brown eye pencil has given a softer look than black, which can be too harsh and easily smudge.Her Lashes have also been defined with black mascara.
‘My tip for creating this look is to always start with a little eyeshadow product at the end of your brush and look to build up the colour.
‘Start light then look to build heavy for a night-out look. When using
your mascara make sure to really lift your lashes upwards when applying the
product, this will help to achieve that long lash effect.’
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Professional Eyeliner Pencil in Sable Brown, £2.66
This pencil will help you to achieve that soft smoky eye look.
L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in Black, £7.20
Step five: The lip
Now, you can’t go wrong with a nude lip. It’s pretty classic and very natural.
‘This is easy to achieve by applying a lip liner all over the lips in a nearly nude
pencil with pink tones, and a clear gloss on top to soften and add that royal
shine,’ says Sophie.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Liner in 90s Nude, £3.00
This is the perfect peachy shade to create that soft natural lip like Kate.
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