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How to Recreate Kate Middleton Makeup Looks for Youthful, Glowing Skin, Plus Her Favorite Go-to Products

See the exact lip color she loves to wear

She is beauty, she is grace. Princess Kate has long been known for her polished, classic style, which tends to be full of A-line dresses, gorgeous hats and colorful pant suits. She also is beloved for her natural and simple, yet elegant and sophisticated hair and makeup — it’s even been said that she’s done her own makeup herself on many occasions. Here, we break down exactly how to achieve the Kate Middleton makeup look if you want to recreate it yourself — and feel like a real-life princess!

What is Kate Middleton’s classic makeup look?

Kate Middleton's makeup
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Again, Kate likes to keep it pretty simple when it comes to her makeup. Think a natural base — light foundation and concealer, with some contour and rosy cheeks — with a slightly smokey eye. The more dramatic eye look she wears works because of how simple she keeps her face makeup. She also likes a bit of a bolder brow with a pinky lip.

How to recreate the Kate Middleton makeup look

Many influencers and makeup artists have taken to social media to share their spins on the princess’ most iconic makeup looks. Keep scrolling to watch their tutorials on how to recreate Kate Middleton’s makeup, as well as what’s rumored to be some her favorite products she keeps in her makeup bag.

Kate Middleton at King Charles' coronation
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Kate Middleton’s makeup for King Charles’ coronation last year had everyone in awe. She looked absolutely gorgeous, and Kate essentially just elevated her classic makeup look with just slightly heavier/more dramatic flair.

TikTokers @kathleen.color and @VictoriaLyn shared their tutorials on how to recreate the coronation makeup that Kate Middleton wore:

@kathleen.color

How to do Kate Middleton’s makeup Kate Middleton looked stunning at the coronation. Her makeup look is natural, healthy, and effortless. I started her look with a good moisturizer, and for even skintone I used a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation for a light, hydrated look. I then used taupe shadows, lots of blush, and finished with a natural pink lip. Follow for more!🤩 #katemiddleton #makeuptutorial #makeup #tiktok #makeupartist

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@victorialyn

Princess Kate’s Coronation Makeup👑 I love her brown smokey eyes! So classic #makeup #beauty #katemiddleton #coronation #princessofwales

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The steps it takes to get Kate Middleton’s makeup look

  1. After priming face, apply a medium coverage foundation with a natural finish all over skin with a foundation brush.
  2. Apply a concealer in a slightly lighter shade than the foundation to the undereye area and on any blemishes, then lightly set with a setting powder.
  3. As Lyn explained in her TikTok above, Kate doesn’t do feathery brows, but she does fill them in to make them look nice and full. Use a brow pencil to fill in any sparse spots, and create an arch on the brow.
  4. Line slightly below the cheekbones, along the temples and top of forehead and the jawline with a cool-toned cream contour stick. Kate doesn’t usually do a bronzed look, but she does like contour to carve out features. This is why it’s important to choose a cool-toned shade rather than warm-toned, as a warm contour will just make skin look bronzed, not defined or sculpted.
  5. Kate never goes without a rosy pink blush on her cheeks. Use a blush brush and a luminous pink blush and apply on the apples of the cheeks, then blend slightly upward.
  6. For the eyeshadow, start with a light, shimmery shadow all over the lid and up toward the brow bone. Then, use a dark brown shade on the outer corner, then blending into the crease. Next, use a blending eyeshadow brush to create a slight wing with the crease shadow, and then use an angled eyeshadow brush to lightly line the lower lash line with a mix of a dark brown shadow and rust shadow. Lastly, apply false lashes or mascara to further define eyes.
  7. Finish off the look with a sweep of a pink lip gloss, and then mist entire face with setting spray,

What makeup products does Kate Middleton use?

Princess Kate on wedding day
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You may be wondering which exact products Kate uses to do her makeup. While her whole makeup routine is unknown, sources report that there are a few classic products that she relies on. Read on to see them below.

@antoniahigham

What makeup does Kate Middleton use? #katemiddleton #katemiddletonstyle #royalfashion #royalfamily #viral #foryoupage #tiktokmakeup

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Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15
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Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

This is the foundation Kate is said to have worn on her wedding day! It’s a medium to full coverage formula, and can last up to 16 hours. Plus, it contains skin-loving ingredients like glycerin, SPF and humectants,

Kate Middleton holding Clariin's lipstick
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Clarin's Lip Perfector Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Shimmer
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Lip Perfector Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Shimmer

Princess Kate was seen at Wimbledon in 2019 holding this exact lip product, which is Clarin Lip Perfector Lip Gloss in Rose Shimmer, a gorgeous, rosy pink hue. We love how it contains moisturizing shea butter for ultra nourishment.

Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Waterproof Mascara
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Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Waterproof Mascara

According to Town & Country, Kate uses this volumizing mascara to achieve her luscious lashes. Bonus: It’s waterproof, making it perfect for those with watery eyes or for the summertime.

YSL Touche Éclat Awakening Concealer Click Pen
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YSL Touche Éclat Awakening Concealer Click Pen

This concealer pen is also rumored to be one of Kate Middleton’s go-tos. The pen applicator makes it super easy to apply and very precise. And the concealer’s luminous finish makes undereyes look bright and awake. Plus, it does a great job at covering up any blemishes too.

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette
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Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Unfortunately, the eyeshadow palette Kate Middleton supposedly used — the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette — is no longer available, but thankfully, the brand still has very similar variations of the palette. As you can see, neutral shadows are what Kate loves to wear and they work on all skin tones and flatter all eye colors as well.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Blush for Lips and Cheeks
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Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Blush for Lips and Cheeks

We know Kate is a fan of the Bobbi Brown brand, so it’s not too far-fetched to think she may dabble in their blushes. This pink shade is very close to the hue on she’s usually wearing on her cheeks in photos. Best of all, the cream formula is hydrating and won’t seep into fine lines.

Pixi By Petra Natural Brow Duo
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Pixi By Petra Natural Brow Duo

You can’t forget the brows! While you can use whatever brow pencil you prefer — we like this duo by Pixi that not only has a pencil, but also gel to set brow hair in place. Just make sure to give brows a full, thick appearance like Kate’s.


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