7 Beauty Products That Get the K-Middy Royal Seal of Approval
You may not have access to the crown jewels, but that royal glow is well within reach. While it’s true that the Duchess is pretty tight-lipped about her beauty routine, plenty of insider sources (and a few brands) have spoken out over the years about her skin-care and makeup favorites. And the best part? You don’t need a royal bank account to look like a duchess. Here, seven of Kate Middleton’s go-to beauty products.
Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1
To keep her complexion clear, the Duchess has reportedly relied on this Swiss skin-care brand since her college days. The high-tech product line uses the power of oxygen to kill bacteria, promote collagen and strengthen skin. One of Kate’s top picks is the Vita-A-Kombi 1 day and night cream that is designed to reduce the signs of aging and minimize pores.
Karin Herzog ($75)
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Even though she has a team of professionals on hand, the Duchess is famous for doing her own makeup before big events (including her wedding day in 2011), and this cult-classic best seller is said to be one of her go-tos. Which should come as no surprise to any beauty lover—this portable palette with 12 bronze-hued shades is universally flattering.
Urban Decay ($54)
Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara and Artliner
According to insiders, Kate completes her signature smoky eye with a few swipes of Lancôme’s volumizing, non-clumpy, top-selling mascara and a stroke of the brand’s liquid eyeliner, Artliner.
Trilogy Rosehip Oil
For a glowing complexion, the Duchess favors this nourishing facial oil that she supposedly started using during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte. In just a few drops, the fatty acids and antioxidants hydrate the skin as the vitamin C and collagen smooth fine lines.
ConAir Think Big Mega Self-Grip Rollers
Want to know how Kate gets those enviable, bouncy locks? Think nostalgic. Her longtime stylist, Richard Ward, spilled all the details on how to achieve the famous “Chelsea blow-dry,” which includes wrapping strands in large velcro rollers. Princess hair for less than $10? Sounds good to us.
Bourjois no. 28 Rose Lounge and Essie Allure
A royal manicurist revealed that the Duchess sported a “special mixture of colors" on her wedding day: Bourjois no. 28 Rose Lounge and Essie's Allure. Kate is clearly taking a note from the Queen’s beauty book—Her Majesty has been wearing the same pale Essie shade (Ballet Slippers) since 1989.
Jo Malone Orange Blossom Cologne
Rumor has it that the Duchess is such a fan of this citrusy fragrance that she even requested that candles with the same scent be burned in Westminster Abbey during her wedding ceremony. The brand later confirmed that they were indeed “involved” in the royal event.
Jo Malone ($135)